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Tug of Love by Allie Spencer – Reviewed by Debs Carr
Lucy Stephens is a hard working, put upon, divorce barrister, who understandably is also a cynic when it comes to romance. She meets Mark, the man of her dreams at a party, and immediately hits it off with him. However, unaware of many details of his personal life, she is soon horrified to discover that they are connected both professionally as well as intimately, and when her mean-spirited boss gives Lucy an ultimatum to make a choice between being with Mark, or landing a once in a lifetime case, she feels she has to be sensible and is justified in the her decision. But is it the right one for her?
Just when she thinks that life could not get more complicated, Jonathan, her gorgeous and confident ex, reappears and seems intent on picking up where they left off several years before when he unceremoniously dumped her. As well as her conflicting feelings towards Mark, there is also the matter of her flatmate, Hez, who seems to be more troubled than Lucy had realized, and although her loyalties to her friend is sometimes strained, they still have to find a way to work and live together.
This book drew me in to the story straight away. The writing is brilliant, the characters well rounded and entertaining as well as complex, and the twists and turns of the plot held my attention from beginning to end. In fact I lost part of a weekend, as I was unable to put this book down.
Having laughed out loud in parts, and been taken aback at events I didn’t see coming, I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this book.
Definitely a well-earned 10/10
Note from Kirsty– I also thought this book was excellent, very funny and engaging. Really looking forward to see what Allie Spencer comes up with next – one to watch!