A Way Back Into Love By Veronica Thatcher
Title: A Way Back into Love
Author: Veronica Thatcher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Notion Press
'A Way Back To Love' is a love story that is relevant in current times, where fast-paced lives lead to more doubts and misgivings than happiness. There is sensible humor in the story, making it a breezy read. I completed reading the book in about 8 hours, in one go. The settings, plot and the characters appealed a lot and though the storyline was predictable, the narration had its grip. Veronica Thatcher has created a beautiful narrative of childhood friendship, repressed feelings of love and longing, and emotions of yearning. The characters are genuine, relatable and feel familiar. Flashbacks in between chapters provide context and depth to the overall story. It's in short, a story of first love cut short due to misunderstandings and circumstances; reuniting of the forlorn souls again after five long years to pick the pieces of their friendship that they left behind; fighting attraction and sentiments while trying in vain to let go of each other; and finally confronting the truth deep in their hearts. And in short, I loved the theme, and the way the story progressed.
Emily works as an intern in the Neurological Department of the hospital where her parents are renowned surgeons, after completing her graduation in medicine and returning home after five years. She tries hard to escape from the shadow of her parents and prove her mettle in the medical world. She is ambitious, kind, loving and hopelessly in love with her best friend of fifteen years Derek. To make matters worse, Derek is engaged to her half-sister Emma, and they are just three months away from marriage. Derek too works as an intern together with Emily. He has his own turmoils regarding his feelings towards Emily. He has missed her a lot in the past five years and her absence has affected his life very much. They rekindle their friendship and make up for the lost time through shared lunches, chats over coffee, apartment hunting and furniture fetching for Emily's new home. Sparks reappear and the tension is evident. Time helps put pieces together but would they be brave enough to confront their true feelings? Would their story have a happy ending? Do read the book to find out.
I would recommend the book to all readers. My rating: 3.5/5