I'm not even sure where to begin with this book.
I may be the only one.... but I got serious 13 Going on 30 meets The Devil Wears Prada vibes from this book. Which makes no sense, so let me try to break it down for you.
But why 13 Going on 30?
Love Will Tear Us Apart is told in alternating eras, starting with Kate and Paul as kids. They quickly became best friends and did virtually everything today. Kate was truly part of the Loxton family and planned to keep it that way from many, many years. Another alternating era we see is Kate in her early 20's without Paul. She's done with school, she's got a great job, she's kind of living her best life. But then a turn of event leads to her helping Paul get a job in her office, thus pulling him back into her life. The last era we experience is the two of them together, living out their marriage pact from 15 years earlier; if they were both single in their 30's they would get married.
Now I'm sure you're wondering where The Devil Wears Prada ties into this...
Kate's mom was artsy, very into the London fashion scene, which inspired Kate to go into the design industry in college. That was her dream, a dream she never truly got to accomplish. But while she's doing this and working her office job she's kind of losing herself. She's not the same girl she was when she and Paul were kids and they both know it. She's been through so much and has sacrificed her own well being to come out as top dog at her job only to get it all thrown in her face and realize she lost everything.
I was thrilled for this book and was so excited when it finally came in the mail.
Now I'm beyond excited for you all to be reading this review!
It was fantastic and Holly Seddon doesn't disappoint!!
Huge thanks to Holly for sending me a signed bookplate!
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