She has just two weeks. Two weeks to teach him how to fall in love – with his own life.
Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together late one night, when Christine is crossing the Halfpenny Bridge in Dublin. Adam is there, poised, threatening to jump. Adam is desperate – but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His 35th birthday is looming and she bets him she can show him that life is worth living before then.
Despite her determination, Christine knows what a dangerous promise she’s made. Against the ticking of the clock, the two of them embark on wild escapades, grand romantic gestures and some unlikely late-night outings. Slowly, Christine thinks Adam is starting to fall back in love with his life.
But has she done enough to change his mind for good? And is that all that’s starting to happen?
My opinion: I absolutely loved this book from the very first page.
We meet Christine after she has tried to save the life of a man who she finds trying to commit suicide, only for him to pull the trigger anyway. When she gets home following the incident she leaves her husband and tries to get on with her life.
Whilst walking along the Ha’penny Bridge she comes across another man, Adam, who is threatening to jump. She manages to persuade him otherwise, but at a cost. She has to convince him that life is worth living in only two weeks, otherwise he will go ahead and end his life on his 35th birthday.
It sounds like quite a morbid premise for a book, but I was intrigued by the blurb and am so glad that I was sent a review copy. The book was absolutely fantastic and didn’t feel depressing in any way. I couldn’t wait to pick it up in every free moment I had and then didn’t want to put it down! Just one more chapter…
When I finished the book I was both smiling and crying. Partially because such a wonderful book had come to an end. This was the first Cecilia Ahern book I have read and will not be the last. It is published in November and I urge you to read this book! It is definitely worth it.
My rating: A HUGE five stars!! If I could give more than five stars I would!
I received this book for review from http://www.lovereading.co.uk in exchange for an honest review.