Tuesday, 22 April 2014

IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME by NICOLA DOHERTY

If I Could Turn Back Time
by Nicola Doherty
Published: 1st January
Publisher: Headline Review
Genre: Adult, contemporary

"What if you found The One, then lost him again? 
Or not so much lost him as became the neurotic, needy girlfriend from hell. The girl who tried to make him choose between her and his job, and got seriously paranoid about his relationship with his best female friend...Zoe knows she doesn't deserve another chance with David. But if there's the tiniest possibility of making things right, she'll snatch it. Even if it means breaking the laws of physics to do so..." -taken from Goodreads.

I knew this was something that I would most probably not enjoy about this book because its not really my cup of tea.


The plot was predictable and Zoe was one of the most irritating females I have ever read about. She was the most feeble woman ever and her internal struggle over David and Max is pathetic. Honestly I know this is supposed to be light reading, but COME ON all I wanted to do was slap the girl. She kept referring back to 'The Rules' and used all of the clich├Ęd rules about what to do when dating, it was like she couldn't think for herself and just needed to please David, when it was obvious from the reader's perspective that she was clearly not being herself and I just found myself thinking what's the point?

I thought it was pretty obvious about who she was going to end up with because in these types of books its obvious that she will end up with at least one of the men. I originally requested this book because the prospect of the time travel was intriguing, I thought that it would be very much like Step Back in Time by  Ali McNamara, which I very much enjoyed because although being predictable the time travel and different time zones added something different. It wasn't though and I was pretty happy to be finished. The ending was such a cop out and just made the entirety of the book pointless.


Although I will say that whilst I wasn't a massive fan of this book that's not to say I didn't enjoy reading because I did, it was light and fluffy but the plot was just lacking. People who enjoy this type of book would love it though.



2.5/5 STARS


*I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review*

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