Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Review: Something Old by Rebecca Connolly

My rating: 4 stars / I really liked it



From this day forward...

Thomas Granger has been married to his wife Lily for five years. The marriage has been proper, but without much affection, and the fault for that lays squarely on his own shoulders. He married her for her fortune and has hidden his true feelings until he felt redeemed enough to truly love her. Now his fortunes have been salvaged, so he aims to take the next major step in his life: wooing his wife.

Lily has been living with a broken heart from the day she married Thomas. What hope she had for a marriage of love has long faded, and she sees no reason to dream otherwise. When Thomas asks that she come with him to Cornwall to try a new adventure together, she takes the chance on one last hope in finding love in her marriage. Wrapped in the beauties and magic that only Cornwall can provide, she finds new life breathed into her, and into her feelings for her husband.

When their walls come down, when their pretense is gone, will they find the love each of them has sought? Or will the life they have known be all that remains?

My Review

Thomas and Lily drove me a little crazy in this book! I know it's hard for some people to communicate, but these two take it to another level. I loved seeing them reconcile once they got out of their comfort zone and found a new place to renew their relationship. It's hilarious that Thomas has to go to his friends for help and the ensuing advice that follows. He and Lily are both flawed, but as they work on expressing themselves, their trust grows slowly while they heal. There is quite a bit of inner dialogue that can get repetitive, and I would have liked more showing rather than telling. They have a sweet chemistry and I was happy to enjoy their rocky journey back to each other.

Disclosure statement: A complimentary copy of this book was provided from a tour group, publisher, publicist, or author, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, OR borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, OR purchased. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are unbiased and my own.

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