July 10, 2014 | by Stacia | Faithful

by Louise Bay
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)on April 7th, 2014

Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, New Adult



*** Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content and language.***

Leah Thompson’s life in London is everything she’s supposed to want: a successful career, the best girlfriends a bottle of sauvignon blanc can buy, and a wealthy boyfriend who has just proposed. But something doesn’t feel right. Is it simply a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’?

Uncertain about her future, Leah looks to her past, where she finds her high school crush, Daniel Armitage, online. Daniel is one of London’s most eligible bachelors. He knows what and who he wants, and he wants Leah. Leah resists Daniel’s advances as she concentrates on being the perfect fiancé. 

She soon finds that she should have trusted her instincts when she realises she’s been betrayed by the men and women in her life.

Leah’s heart has been crushed. Will ever be able to trust again? And will Daniel be there when she is?

Leah has been with her boyfriend for 6 years and after giving him an ultimatum, he proposes. But things with Charlie haven’t been great in awhile. Truth be told he’s a total douche and she just doesn’t see it. He works long hours, says out all night, isn’t affectionate with her at all and he is clearly getting sex elsewhere because they will go weeks without.
Lonely one night, Leah decides to look up an old crush from high school. Daniel was the one that got away and from her cyber-stalking he seems to have gotten even better with age.

After an intense reunion where the sparks fly, Leah has to decide what and who she really wants for her life. Charlie, who seems to be hiding something and appears more embarrassed of her than anything else or Daniel who wants her from the moment he lays his eyes on her.

When Leah is betrayed by one of these men in the worst way, she must decide how to trust and move on and open her heart again.

“I learned what love was. Real, earth-shattering, heart-stopping, world-changing, love.” 

I think Louise Bay did an amazing job with her debut novel. The characters were likable, funny, and well developed. I think the editing was done extremely well (which sometimes with first time authors this isn’t the case) and the story flowed beautifully. I look forward to more from this author!