Thursday, June 29, 2023


As a twenty something young woman living abroad in London, Adelaide would appear to have the world at her fingertips. She is smart and attractive, has a great group of friends and caring family back home in Brooklyn. As her graduate courses are coming to an and, Adelaide has a job offer and is moving into her very own apartment. Although she should be ecstatic, a soft gray cloud seems to hover over her happiness. And then she meets Rory and she is instantly smitten. Rory is handsome and intelligent and she cannot get enough of him. At first busy with school and work and moving, it is easy for Adelaide to control her natural  inclination to overcompensate when it comes to relationships. The giving and nurturing is part of her DNA, but she can be a lot. Rory seems to come and go. Adelaide doesn’t intend to push too hard as his romantic history is still unclear. But more often than not, he doesn’t reciprocate. For over a year and a half the push pull of their relationship is quite exhausting and Adelaide starts to fade. She is not flourishing at work and certainly not caring for herself at all. Her extreme insecurity leads her down a dangerous path. This read can feel very dark but its also scary real. Is it abuse or unrequited young love gone awry? Much of our wisdom is gained slowly over time and growth. It is only upon reflection that we can say - If only I knew then what I know now. Friendship, romance and mental health, this is a solid good debut novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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