Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love…well, that makes everything complicated. And when you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned.
Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life gets turned upside-down when she realizes she’s in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home…to the man she left behind?
In my opinion:
Thatcher has made it a point to tell us that her book is about to express how un-perfect the world can get as she promises to explore the unflattering elements of human relationships. While the book lies on the fine line between the genres of mainstream adult romance and a beautiful, authentic love story: it’s left up to the reader’s maturity and perspective to judge how they like the book. The story revolves around Derek, Emily and a mysterious time in Boston. It’s interesting to read how Thatcher blends in romance with intrigue and tries to portray ‘love’ in modern day. While ‘love’ is a pretty interesting topic and attracts the fancy of many, Thatcher’s ‘A Way Back Into Love’ promises to be interesting, warm and a comfortable Saturday night read. What adds to the novel is that Thatcher has allowed an aspect of her personality to slip in, giving her readers something new and exciting to try out. The book’s blurb also suggests the presence of a mystery man. Oscillating between Emily’as past, Derek’s hero-like presence and the ‘what-happens-in-Boston’ suspense, Thatcher promises to take us on the journey of Emily and Derek : tow individuals who we can relate to.