Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2019
Oh my goodness I loved this book so much. This has very much the same kind of tone and mood of It Started with a Kiss and I fell in love with the characters in the same was as I did with Fairytale of New York. I loved it.
I love that fact that we meet Sam and Phoebe and then they go their separate ways, off to have life adventures and agree to meet again in exactly as year. They are really quite different from each other and so reading their respective sides of the story made for a page turning novel. You want to find out where Phoebe is going to be heading next and which of Sam's friend's he is going to encounter next. I also love the fact that we got a novel set in parts of Scotland I love but haven't really read about much before. I did do a little swoon when Sam steps out of Glasgow Central station for the first time because I could just picture myself right there.
Obviously Phoebe's travel to Europe means lots of food and lots of coffee so make sure you have both to hand when you're reading this one. I loved the description of all the different ways you can serve and eat fried dough and I really had to go out and make another coffee just to get me through.
In terms of a love story this one if so frustrating, you can't help but fall in love with It yourself. There is the long distance thing, the chance they might meet other people, what is going to happen when they meet again, the list of things that could go wrong is endless and so it keeps you reading on and on because you have to find out what obstacle is going to be thrown at them next.
I loved this read, it was compelling and so utterly romantic. I loved the characters, I loved the settings and of course I loved the food. I highly recommend but just make sure you clear your schedule because you're not going to want to put it down!