I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.If You Were Me by Sheila O'Flanagan
Published by Headline Review on July 3, 2014
Genres: Chick-lit, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Buy on Amazon
From Sheila O'Flanagan, the Number One bestselling author of Someone Special and Things We Never Say, comes an unputdownable, heart-searching new novel for every woman who still remembers her first love...On a sultry summer evening in Seville, anything can happen...
Carlotta O'Keefe is happily engaged, and the wedding plans are coming together. She's clear about her future path, both personally and in her busy career. Maybe Chris doesn't make her heart race every time she sees him, but you can't have that feeling for ever. Can you?
Then, on a trip to Seville, Carlotta runs into Luke Evans. Luke broke her heart so long ago she'd almost convinced herself she'd forgotten him. Now, he's not that boy any more, but an attractive and intriguing man. And he can explain everything that happened way back when.
Suddenly Carlotta's not so sure of anything any more. Except that what she decides now will shape the rest of her life...
If You Were Me is another amazing book by Shelia O’Flanagan, and is one of my favourites.
Carlotta is more focused on being successful both in terms of her career and personal life than what will really make her happy. But having a chance encounter with Luke, her childhood friend has left her with a feeling that cannot be explained. Suddenly Carlotta is aware that there are some things in her life that are not quite perfect. Soon Carlotta has a big decision to make.
Is she just in a muddle because of wedding stress? Can she really put it down to wedding nerves or is it something more? Or such she throw everything away based on a feeling from a long time ago? And can you really plan your future?
This is an extremely enjoyable read (much like other novels by Shelia O’Flanagan), while there is some predictability in the story regarding some aspects of the plot, there are also some unexpected twists. Throughout If You were Me we see different aspects of Carlotta – Lottie to Chris, friends and family, Carlotta in the office and Carly to Luke. She also acted differently with different people making you wonder how much she is being herself in these relationships – who is the true Carlotta?
If you Were Me is about dilemmas, uncertainty of the future and how everything does not have to be perfect. Sometimes only by taking a chance can you experience something memorable.