Tuesday, 24 January 2017

#BookReview no.4 on CHASING PAVEMENTS (#SoulmatesSaga Book 1)

If you haven't downloaded the Soulmates Saga yet, or have but have yet to begin reading this series, hopefully this review (I gave Charlotte Lynn from A Novel Review a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review) will convince you to delve in. Let's start with the blurb and cover:

Book: Chasing Pavements (Soulmates Saga, Book 1)
Author: Neha Yazmin
Reviewer: Charlotte Lynn from A Novel Review
Rating: 5 stars
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Would you recognise true love if you saw it?

Singer and songwriter Jamie York is suffering from writer's block. When he meets Mukti, suddenly his creativity knows no bounds and he feels torn. He has to keep seeing her, but what will she make of his tortured soul?

Little does he know that Mukti has her own secrets and is just as troubled as he is. Her name translates as 'freedom' in her native tongue Bengali, but she is anything but free.

Recent graduate Mukti Khan has started a new job in the City and is determined to work hard and keep others at bay. All that changes after a chance encounter with the mysterious Jamie. He fascinates her like no one ever has and she just has to get to know him better.

But is truly capable of letting him in?

As an unlikely friendship develops between the two, will Jamie and Mukti be able to help each other come to terms with their pasts and move forward together, or do some ghosts haunt us forever?

Set in contemporary London, Chasing Pavements is a unique love story between two unique characters that will stay with you long after you have turned the last page.


(Spoiler-free version of) REVIEW:
"This is a story of two people with many secrets.

Meet Jamie. When the love of his life, Sarah, publically humiliates him, he becomes somewhat of a recluse. Jamie pretty much stops living, doing just enough to get by. He even suffers from writer’s block, unable to write his beautiful lyrics and music. That, is until he meets Mutki.

Mutki has her own secrets. Being a middle child she feels her family, except her younger sister, ignore her. Mutki gets a new job and starts taking her lunches outside by the needle. This is where Jamie and Mutki first meet and start their friendship.

This is not your typical chic lit book. There is no sloppy romance and no mushy words. This is truly a one of a kind book.

I loved how Jamie and Mutki’s secrets were not told at the beginning of the story. Little by little the story was told to me and it was told perfectly.

Jamie started out being the character I was not sure I would ever really like or understand, of course I ended up truly loving him. I mean, how could you understand someone who would not communicate with anyone, even when asked a direct question.

Mutki was a character I felt sympathy for. I felt sorry that her family ignored her and did not offer her the support she needed and deserved. But I also was in awe of her strength.

I cannot believe this is Neha’s first book. It is perfect. This is definitely a must read!"

Also, check out this lovely review from author I.C. Camilleri and check out her books here. Her characters are just as interesting and complex as the ones in the Soulmates Saga. Even though I read The Blake Soul a few years back, I can still remember the story and some scenes are still vivid in my memory! I can't explain how I feel about her liking my book :)


Book Details

Length: 110,000 words
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Clean Romance / Diverse Romance / Interracial Romance / Romantic Drama / Women’s Fiction

Mood: Inspirational / Feel Good / Coming of Age / Dark
Content: Sexy but No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: New Adult & College / Adult / Female Readers

Recommended for: Readers that enjoy romance novels with serious issues and characters with depth. This is a story about life, love, friendship, family, music, art, destiny and soul mates.

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