#BookReview – Never Greener by Ruth Jones @TransworldBooks @alisonbarrow #RuthJones #NeverGreener

Never Greener is a ray of sunshine, a breath of fresh air, and everything in between.  It is highly addictive, tackles issues well and ultimately shows you that the grass might not always be greener, but a chance is worth taking, right?

41as7evTdfL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_‘The past has a habit of tracking us down. And tripping us up.

When Kate was twenty-two, she had an intense and passionate affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak.  Kate thought she’d never get over it.

Seventeen years later, life has moved on – Kate, now a successful actress, is living in London, married to Matt and mother to little Tallulah.  Meanwhile Callum and his wife Belinda are happy together, living in Edinburgh and watching their kids grow up.  The past, it would seem, is well and truly behind them all.

But then Kate meets Callum again.

And they are faced with a choice: to walk away from each other, or to risk finding out what might have been.

Second chances are a rare gift in life.  But that doesn’t mean they should always be taken…’

Goodness me, I loved and despised Kate all at the same time.  She is a wild ride of a character; a self destructive, confident, attractive, risk taker of a lady, who just can’t get over her one true love.  That one true love who was happily married until Kate waltzed into his life all those years ago.  Things didn’t work out then, and I couldn’t help but hope that things don’t work out now.

Kate is married to Matt – a kind, gentle man of whom his world revolves around his love for his wife and daughter, Tallulah.  To be fair to Kate, she was happy in this little family unit until a chance encounter with Callum, throws her whole life up into the air.  Kate is very professional when it comes to her career, and Callum even appears to be having an effect on that part of her life too.  The lengths Kate then goes to, to see Callum, is unbelievable.  I couldn’t be as gutsy as that – lying just becomes too easy for her.

Ruth writes beautifully. She has extracted a common-day problem in the world and submerged it into a wholesome tale, creating characters that are oh so believable.  It is hard to think that this is Ruth’s first work of fiction, but being as talented and creative as she is anyway, I believe that this is not the only time we are going to hear from her in the world of literature.

Never Greener is an easy read that will be loved by all who crosses its path, and the way Ruth tackles such a subject with love and sensitivity, you cannot help but devour it and fall for its differing characters.  There are tears and laughter a’ plenty.

Thank you to Alison at Transworld for sending me such perfection in return for my honest opinion, and just like everyone else, I struggled to put it down.

Never Greener is available to buy now.

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