Happy publication day to Right Here Waiting for You by Rebecca Pugh! I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this book from NetGalley. I really enjoyed it, so here’s my review!
We used to be best friends…
Magda used to be the girl everyone wanted to be – most likely to achieve her every wish. That is until suddenly her perfect life seems to be anything but!
Sophia has never regretted her life, sure it isn’t perfect, but being a single mum to a daughter she loves is pretty great. Perhaps she never moved away from home, or got to live out her dreams, but what she has right now isn’t so bad.
That is until an invitation to their school reunion arrives, throwing both their lives into a spin – because these two used to be friends and it might finally be time to face up to that one big mistake that happened all those years ago…
Review: Right Here Waiting for You by Rebecca Pugh
Sometimes, you just want a really lighthearted, pretty short book in amidst all of the chaos going on in the world. This is one of those books: it transports you to a sunny world where you can escape and read about someone else’s pretty regular life for a couple of hundred pages. Nothing major happens; there’s nothing too tense or crazily dramatic; it’s just a fun and easy read. That’s why I liked it!
I enjoyed having a quick glance into the lives of Magda and Sophia. The book doesn’t follow them over a very long period of time. I’ve mentioned in other reviews, I like to read snapshots into character’s lives, and we leave them to carry on with the rest of their lives outside the pages of the book. The characters were well-written and although they didn’t have a great deal of depth, that wasn’t important. You had enough to form an opinion of them and want them to succeed, which I think is all you need in a good book of this genre!
It did have a couple of things I’m not a huge fan of in books, but to be honest, they didn’t bother me too much. The first thing I’m not a fan of is skipping big chunks to move on to the next part of the story (e.g. “a week later, I…”). The other is dialogue that I don’t find very realistic, like huge dramatic monologues and always using the name of the person they’re talking to. These things cropped up a couple of times. However, they are just little personal things, and they didn’t greatly affect the book as a whole.
Overall, I really enjoyed it! It was lovely to have a nice easy read where everything works out well, and everyone ends up happy. You really need that in a book sometimes!
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