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Kalopsia – (n.) The delusion of things being more beautiful than they really are.
They say you never know what goes on behind closed doors, but do you really know what goes on outside your front door either?
Kate is a twenty-something, successful woman. Funny, attractive and independent, she seemingly has everything going for her. But when it comes to love, Kate wouldn’t know a good idea if she stopped at a zebra crossing and watched it pass by in front of her.
Suffering at the hands of her mentally abusive partner, she doesn’t quite have the gumption to leave. That is, until Greg shows an interest.
With Greg by her side and offering her everything she has ever wanted, Kate thinks she has finally met her prince. But will temporary feelings have permanent consequences?
Excellent holiday read.
This is exactly the type of book I would like to pick up and read at the side of a pool or on a beautiful balcony, its short snappy and quick to get into.
The story is much more character driven than plot driven. The plot is quite simple its about Kate and her relationships – her emotionally abusive partner and a tempting man at work. However, this really allows you to get into the characters to see how Kate experiences the flawed romances, the emotional rollercoasters and you really feel for her. The book has plenty of humour and its fun to read Kate’s innermost thoughts on her partners.
This is the first book in a long while where I stayed up reading late into the evening. I was really invested in what was going to happen – although I guessed what the ending would be and could see where the story was going I was completely engrossed in exactly how it would play out, how Kate would deal with the situations and what the fall out would be.
One of the other things I appreciated about this novel was that it highlights how easy it is to be pulled into an abusive relationship without realising it and one day wondering how on earth you ended up there.
All in all its light hearted, funny, sad in places and a great read. If you are in the need of a book for an upcoming holiday by the pool I would definitely recommend Kalopsia.
4 out of 5 biscuits.
About Lucinda Lamont:
Lucinda is 31 years old in lives in Hampshire. Born in Aberdeenshire, she spent the early years of her life in a small fishing town before relocating with her mother to the South Coast. She is the middle child and only girl with four brothers. Lucinda began her higher education in studying Performing Arts and then began a degree in Law (but dropped out). She is a qualified hairdresser but the arts always drew her back in and she took up an interest in writing which she now plans to continue to make a career out of. Mother of one, a baby boy, she works part time for a Business publication and spends her spare time soaking up the Hampshire countryside and plotting her next stories.
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