Hiya friends. Another day, another book review.
Today’s book is Something to Live For by Richard Roper.
*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Below you’ll find the description of the book provided by NetGalley, followed by my review and star rating. Enjoy. 💛
Sometimes you need to risk everything…to find your something.
Andrew’s been feeling stuck.
For years he’s worked a thankless public health job, searching for the next of kin of those who die alone. Luckily, he goes home to a loving family every night. At least, that’s what his coworkers believe.
Then he meets Peggy.
A misunderstanding has left Andrew trapped in his own white lie and his lonely apartment. When new employee Peggy breezes into the office like a breath of fresh air, she makes Andrew feel truly alive for the first time in decades.
Could there be more to life than this?
But telling Peggy the truth could mean losing everything. For twenty years, Andrew has worked to keep his heart safe, forgetting one important thing: how to live. Maybe it’s time for him to start.
My Review :
This was another book that was so hard for me to get into. At times, finishing felt like climbing Everest.
The premise of the book was good – but the pacing was slow and, to be honest it was pretty anticlimactic.
The whole course of this book we follow Andrew as he’s living his daily lie – but then he finally tells everyone and…the book falls flat, in my opinion.
He meets Peggy, and we start to see him open up and kind of blossom for the first time…for me that was the highlight.
Trauma and loss have followed him his whole life, so to see Andrew finally get a sense of hope was beautiful to see.
Unfortunately, the rest of the book was pretty boring to me.