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Tasha loves Jamie. Jamie loves Helen, his wife. In fact he absolutely adores her. He loves his daughter, Beth, too. Well, a girl can look, can't she? When Helen dies in a car crash, the question arises again: can she look now? Jamie is consumed by grief. This is a delicate situation. Jamie is in torment. If Helen was a saint in Jamie's eyes before, she is so much more now....more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published June 8th 2011 by Createspace (first published June 12th 2010)
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Jan Ruth

This book has all the ingredients of a classic chick lit read, and it is not original that the central female character has a crush on her boss, Jamie. However, this novel has hidden depths.
It is written as a blog, so it is in chatty diary form which is rather like a series of gossipy telephone conversations, and it works really well because I felt I already knew Natasha on a personal level.
As the story unfolds and a series of truly awful events happen to Jamie, Natasha is drawn to his side, ini...more
Mardy
Aug 03, 2011 Mardy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Mardy by: a friend
I first read this book on kindle some time ago. I instantly fell in love with Tasha as she starts a very honest blog about her not so perfect life. Most of us has fallen in love, one time or another with someone unattainable. But unfortunate circumstances suddenly makes her dream come true. What starts out as Tasha helping Jamie see through his fog of grief becomes tentative steps to a real and lasting love. It's real. It's messy. Sometimes painful but that is how life is. The author did not ma...more
Eleri
Really struggled to put this book down! Partly I think because of the way it isn't written in chapters but blog entries - and it just flows and you can't see the harm of just reading a little bit more ...
I loved the being in Tasha's head and seeing it all throught her eyes. Loved Jamie, and found all he had to go through horrendous. Maybe at times it may have been nice to see inside his head too. But this was the way the suthor chose to tell the tale and I enjoyed both the story and the way in w...more
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I have been passionate about reading and writing since early childhood. Prize-winning stories in primary school led to hours writing fanfic (long before the phrase was invented) as a teenager, and I wrote my first novel in my twenties. Life got in the way of my dream of becoming a best-selling author, but writing and reading have remained life-long pleasure pastimes.

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