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The First Touch of Sunlight – Len Webster

My Josh. His Beth. Someone else’s Meredith.

Destined to fall apart before their lips have even touched, Samuel Michaels and Meredith Driessen have seven years of almosts between them.

Seven years ago, a night by the river would bind them together. Seven years ago, Sam’s entire world blew up before his eyes.

His only saviour …

She saved his life, exposing him to what it could be like to be with her. But that wasn’t Life’s plan. Because deep down, his secrets will destroy their lives and separate them. His secrets will break both their hearts until the day he finds her standing on the edge of the train platform, completely lost.

He did this to her.

And Sam knows that if he doesn’t go to her, he’ll lose her forever.

Will seven years be enough to mend their scars? Or will the secrets they both keep deny them once more?

One thing is certain …

You may never know tomorrow’s sunlight if you’re drowning in yesterday’s storm.

I would like to thank Give Me Books Promotion and Len Webster for sending me this ARC. This is the first book I’ve read of Len Webster I have known of her books and did want to pick one up but never got around to it until now. I am so glad this if my first Len Webster book I have so many feelings and just how beautiful this book is. It takes you on a whirlwind of emotions and it’s just fantastically brilliant.

The story is told from two points of views Meredith and Sam and it also goes from the past to the present. I really loved the way this story was told I couldn’t imagine it told in any other ways it really complimented the story and plot and I honestly loved going in the past and present of the story. It hooked me from the start. The way we discovered the story and how we learned things from each of these points of views it was a range of emotions and I really did love it.

The plot I don’t want to give anything away so of course, this review is non-spoiler, the plot was about Sam and Meredith and how they have 7 years of almosts between them and it’s about them dealing with the issues that happened to them in the past that led to them meeting again in the present. I loved (random note: I think I’m still in gushing mode) everything about the plot and the story. I did guess something that happened I kind of knew from the offset of what it was but although I guessed it I didn’t think it took away from the story as there was still surprising aspects that happened in the story and I also didn’t guess how it was going to end which is always good.

Meredith is such a kind-hearted character, she had her own problems through the book and yet she was still willing to do everything for other people. She was always willing to do stuff for people as well as forgive someone even if they didn’t deserve it. I did begin to wonder when she was going to start putting herself first, I loved her character.

Sam’s character he carried so much on his shoulders and took so much responsibility on and some of what he did it made my heart melt he was so sweet and he really cared about his family (his father excluded). The way he took care of his son I really loved those they were my favourite out of the whole book those small scenes I kind of wish they were more.

His relationship with his son’s mother Beth, they had such a nice relationship and it was very healthy relationship especially with the fact they had a son too. I loved the fact her character was so supportive of Sam and that she was willing to do anything to make sure he was happy. Especially as Sam did everything for her when she was 18 and he was willing to give up everything he wanted for Beth and the baby.

I want to go into so much more detail but that will be spoiler erm so I am going to leave this review here and maybe do a video spoiler review so I can gush. I am definitely going to read more of Len Webster’s work because she is a beautiful writer and I loved her writing. She also made me cry the ending was beautiful and it was just perfect. Amazing.

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