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Love Almost

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  139 ratings  ·  110 reviews
Chloe and Jack are soulmates. But life has other plans…

Chloe is deliriously in love for the very first time. But when Jack, her boyfriend of five months, is killed in a tragic accident, she is left reeling. Their relationship was amazing – but it never really had the chance to get started.

Grieving but determined, Chloe decides to live life for the both of them and makes he
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ebook, 423 pages
Published January 7th 2021 by Avon Books UK
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Jessica | JustReadingJess
Dec 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Love, Almost is emotional and heartbreaking. The reader quickly is brought into Chloe and Jack’s happy romance to have it shattered by tragedy. Chloe is grieving and contemplating their relationship throughout the book. Chloe has to move on from the future she wanted while wondering if that future was ever going to happen even if Jack was still alive. Chloe turns to her family and friends. Some are trying to be supportive without knowing what to do while others think the relationship wasn’t seri ...more
Nilufer Ozmekik
Nov 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Could a book can be so sad but also so promising, inspiring at the same time ? Ye, it can. Just like this one!

Grieving after losing someone who really matters to you is a tremendous, ugly process it never leaves you in your whole life! Sometimes it lessens. But at the most vulnerable times of your life, a smallest thing makes you remember that person and in the meantime you feel like the small glass pieces stabbing you deeply. You never stop bleeding. You never stop caring or crying. But in som
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Tea Jovanović
Dec 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
New novel by this wonderful new voice in English literature just proved that the new star is born (who had the bad luck that both novels are published under pandemia so now book tours and book signings). This novel has A class scene in church that will stay with me for years to come... The scene you are living while reading the book... Powerful novel... Serious, humorous... And what fascinates me with both novels from Hayley Doyle... they don't have predictable happy ever after endings... :) Aut ...more
Fiction Addition Angela
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Imagine grieving after someone who really matters to you passes away, Now imagine how it is after you've only just realised you've fallen in love and the feeling is beyond belief and imagine you've only being dating five months and then he dies..
What a loss and we know the loss will never leave you in your whole life!

We know sometime times grieving gets easier but at the most vulnerable times of your life, the smallest thing makes you remember that person and in the meantime you feel like crawl
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I must be a sadist or something, reading this sad "made me cry" book during these trying times. Maybe it was because I loved the cute cartoon cover, I always seem to go after books with this kind of cover.

Love, Almost is heartbreaking, following Chloe's journey through loss and grief, and her inability to move on from her boyfriend, Jack...so she decides to complete a list she and Jack made and as she does so it leads her on a journey of discovery. The novel is quite hopeful in some ways too bec
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Sarah Dobson
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

This book. THIS BOOK. I don’t think I have the words to describe how emotional and impactful this book is, but I’m writing a review so I’m going to try 😅

Chloe Roscoe and Jack Carmichael have been together for 5 months when Jack is unexpectedly involved in an accident and passes away. How do you move on from the person that was the beginning of the rest of your life? The book follows Chloe as she learns to navigate a life on
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Anj
Nov 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
"I reckon I love you, Chloe Roscoe"

OH. GOD. This line broke me. The significance of these words...

What would you do if the person you're with suddenly passes away while still in the honeymoon phase of your relationship? What would you feel like when you find out his family doesn't know anything about you or that you have been their dead son's secret? How do you stay cool when everybody tells you that your short-lived relationship shouldn't have that much impact in your life? How do you move on w
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Avani
Jan 16, 2021 rated it liked it
Love Almost by Hayley Doyle is a contemporary romance novel about Chloe and Jack. They have dated for mere five mothers, and have made so many lists and plans to do things together. But life has different plans and Jack meets with an accident. Chloe is left all alone and doesn't know what to do.

I am usually not someone who prefers reading books like these. Dealing with grief and loss, I am not very emotionally expressive towards these things when it comes to books. But I really enjoyed reading t
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A Paperback Life
Jan 03, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
Chloe and Jack were together for 5 months before he died. Chloe is left reeling from the loss, and in order to find closure, she sets out to tick off all the plans that she and Jack made when they were together.

I’m a sucker for books that will leave me sobbing, and when I read the synopsis for this book, I knew I had to give it a try.

Ok so, it didn't make me cry, BUT it was still a pretty touching story. We get to follow Chloe as she grieves a relationship that was just getting started, so not
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Jodie (That Happy Reader)
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love, Almost is a beautiful story about love and relationships. Told from a woman’s perspective, it is very intimate and relatable. This is the first book I have read from this author, but I hope to read more from her in the years to come.

Chloe is a 36 year old woman who is head over heels in love with Jack. The romance has been intense since the two met five months ago. Indeed, the couple travelled together to Thailand and now live together. Tragically, Jack is killed in an accident and Chloe’s
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Eloise Smith
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, arcs
"So, word of warning to anybody who - like me - has fallen into the habit of taking photos of a rainbow salad; two wine glasses by candlelight; f***** feet on a f***** beach: don't. Take photos of people. You will never, ever, ever care about your toes painted neon pink on the sand, ever. But you'll wish you had more photos of the person you loved."

As one of the many people who loved Cecelia Ahern's "P.s I Love You", I read the description of "Love, Almost" and thought it sounded right up my str
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Tani
Sep 25, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley.
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Sara Oxton
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love, Almost by Hayley Doyle a devastating five-star read. I have just finished another emotional read and then wasn’t sure if I should start this one as I didn’t know if I had any more tears in me, but I am so glad I did. I don’t know if it was that my husband moved from Liverpool to live and marry me after we had only been dating a short couple of months, so I could imagine what he would have felt if he had lost me like Chloe loses her Jack, I could understand the depth of her love in such a s ...more
Natasha Ellis
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I met, moved in and married my husband within a year. Maybe this is why this book moved me so much. Chloe met someone and moved in with him in 5 months, someone who she thought was the one. Then he died.
Well written, great characters. I really enjoyed it.
Sam
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Michelle Claypot_Reads
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tissues-needed
This book is special. It’s the kind of story I know I will think about for a long time.

Chloe and Jack’s time together is over before it really began. This is not your average love story but it’s definitely a story about love. Its unpredictable. Its emotional and it’s about moments we share with those we cherish. It’s also about healing and finding yourself and a future you can be happy with.

I cried a few times in this one. It made me pause and think about mortality, about family and about happ
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Snezana
Jan 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
''I RECKON I LOVE YOU, CHLOE ROSCOE.
This is what we were. What we will always be. Not love. But almost. ''

Chloe and Jack were in love. Just moved in together. But then he died. Jack hasn't spoken about Chloe to his parents or his friends yet, and nobody knows who Chloe is and how serious they actually were. But Chloe is 36 and after all that time she has found her true love. Only for it to be taken away from her.

I love how the story progressed. It starts off with Chloe learning how to come and
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Fay Flude
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tilly Mint as her Dad calls her, or Chloe Roscoe as most people know her, is a 36 year old teacher, recently moved from Liverpool to London, mourning the sudden loss of her boyfriend Jack. The trouble is Chloe has only known Jack 5 months and this seems to exclude her from any proper status in the grieving stakes.
Via the life depicted on their fridge door, where photos, bills, tickets and invites reside, Chloe slowly, painfully and haphazardly embarks upon a mission to live out the life she was
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Jennifer Li
Jan 05, 2021 rated it liked it
"I reckon I love you" - Jack and Chloe meet and journey on a whirlwind romance which seems to be blossoming. After 5 months of dating and as Chloe is just about to move into Jack's flat, Jack is involved in a road accident and is killed. We then accompany Chloe on her journey to process the news and cope with the loss of someone she thought she had a future with, and continue to live her life without him. Should she just forget about him? Should she carry out the plans she made with Jack without ...more
Chloe Davies
Dec 31, 2020 rated it liked it
This story follows Chloe Roscoe, a thirty-something, who's been in a relationship with the man of her dreams Jack Carmichael for five short months. The pair travel together, 'reckon' they love one another and have just moved in together when Jack is killed in a tragic accident. Armed with a list of plans the pair had in place, Chloe decides to go ahead with them in honour of Jack. There's a hilarious skiing incident, an Italian meal, and an adventure to find the meaning behind a photograph to ke ...more
Misfits farm
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Chloe has been seeing Jack for a while and has not long moved in with him. Although not together for very long she realises that she is in love with him- could he be the one? They had a fantastic holiday in Thailand where he asked her to move in. One day at their flat, which Jack rents off his parents, Chloe is rather startled by his father's appearance. He has some devastating news- Jack is dead. He has been hit by a van in an accident and died at the scene. His parents don’t know about Chloe b ...more
Jocelyn
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC of Love, Almost in exchange for an honest review.

We meet Chloe and Jack, who have recently started dating and decide to move in together after vacationing together. A few weeks after Chloe moves in, Jack dies in a car accident in which he was a pedestrian. Chloe is then thrown into the throws of grief, meeting his parents for the first time and having to explain that her boyfriend whom she's dated for half a year — someone her parents hadn't y
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Dani
Jan 07, 2021 rated it liked it
This was both emotional and heartbreaking. The book gets straight into it - with the reader only just introduced to Jack and Chloe and beginning to learn about their relationship before it is shattered by tragedy. I wasn’t sure how I felt about this as the reader isn’t really given time to become invested in the characters or their relationship before they’re torn apart.

However, the novel is really about Chloe’s grieving process as she mourns the loss of the future that she and Jack would have
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Jade aka MrsTosh
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
First of all let me say how much I love this cover. So simple but yet so effective and thought provoking a little like the book. This is the story of Chloe who meets Jack her soulmate and falls head over heels, in love with in.

Imagine meeting the one, moving in with him or her and then it all being taken away from you, within five months. You're still so wrapped up in the initial honeymoon stages and can't get enough of each other that, your friends haven't met you or each other yet, his parents
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Aline Horvath-Franco
Nov 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It started off a little slow for me to get into, however once I got going I could not put it down!

It centres on Chloe Roscoe and her love and loss of her boyfriend Jack. However it also touches on her own self worth and her feelings of hopelessness, not only at her situation without Jack but other aspects of her life - her career, her relationship with her parents and friends and ultimately trying to survive her grief.

Chloe’s adventures take her all over to find
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Sue
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
From the moment I started this book I was hooked! I’ve not read any of Hayley Doyle’s books before but was intrigued by the premise which is a slightly different take on coping with the loss of a partner as Chloe and Jack have only been together for five months when he is tragically killed in an accident. I ended up reading this in two sittings and couldn’t put it down. As Chloe herself acknowledges they have no real history and have not shared many normal things such as Christmas and her birthd ...more
Christie Savage (ravenclaw_accio_bookss)
✨Book Review: Love, Almost✨
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Thank you so much to @netgalley and @avonbooks for providing me with an e-arc in exchange for an honest review.
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I just finished this book in two sittings. It was a tale of love, loss, grieving, and finding oneself.
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This book is emotional and raw, as we join Chloe on her journey of self discovery, following the unexpected loss of her boyfriend.
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For me, I really enjoyed the side characters. I always enjoy a book that portrays more than just romantic relationships. This
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Emma Watson
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book wasn’t quite how I would imagine it didn’t quite grip me but was nice.

We have Chloe and Jack in holiday in Bangkok having a lovely time. Then they move in together and after a few months Jack is tragically killed and this leaves Chloe to try and grieve. The only problem Jack never told his family and friends about Chloe. She wonders did he truly love her.

This takes Chloe on a journey to discover whether he loved her or not. She even went on holiday back to Bangkok but that di
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Born To Read
Nov 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Well, after reading reviews from other readers, I must be crazy. The book is OK, but it was not for me.
I don't know what happened. I found the story a little bit slow, honestly. I didn't connect with Chloe. And everyone's attitude, people around her, was disappointing.
I reckon that in another moment of my life, I would have found this book to be fantastic. But not now. Sorry.
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Hayley Doyle was born in Liverpool, and graduated with a BA (hon) in Acting from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

She pursued a career in acting, making her West End debut playing Ali in Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London. During this time, Hayley wrote her first novel 'Lazy Days and Lullabies'.

After graduating from Brunel University with a Masters in Creative Writing, '
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