Review: Paper Swans by Jessica Thompson

Posted November 12, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 1 Comment

Paper Swans by Jessica Thompson

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.

Review: Paper Swans by Jessica ThompsonPaper Swans by Jessica Thompson
Published by Coronet on July 31, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 441
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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Ben Lawrence seems to have it all - the hot job, the flashy car, the luxurious apartment. But one tragic day in his past mars his future.
Since the events of that day he hasn't truly got close to anyone.
He made a promise that love was the price he would pay for his mistakes.
When Effy Jones - a bright, ambitious charity founder - walks into the PR firm where Ben works, neither realise that their lives are about to be turned upside down.
Paper Swans tells of how love can conquer all, and how when everything is broken one person can help to put the pieces together...

I was so excited to receive this book. I had such good feelings for it and with its beautiful cover – wow. Paper Swans blew me away. The title Paper Swans is, really, a hint about the book.

Ben may look like a high flyer, but essentially he is a mess, and has a tragic event in his past which he is unable to let go of. Effy, however is strong and determined to succeed with her new charity helping families in Uganda. Both Effy and Ben seem to be worlds apart but when their paths cross they are instantly attracted to one another, can their relationship would, or will Ben’s secret tear them apart?

While primarily a love story, Paper Swans touches on the issues of mental health, it shows how easy it can be to hide mental health problems from the outside world and how hard it can be to admit there are problems to yourself.

While the ending was predictable, it didn’t spoil my enjoyment of the book and if it hadn’t ended the way it did my review would probably not be as high. Sometimes there is a need to be predictable in order for something to be considered excellent.

Paper Swans is a stunning read which somehow is emotional yet extremely satisfying at the same time!

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