Congratulations to C. J. Connolly on the publication of THE LOVE I COULD HAVE HAD. This is a brilliant romantic read with a twist that I thought was absolutely awesome.
THE LOVE I COULD HAVE HAD
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 11th July 2023
Genre – Romantic Fiction
Author – C. J. Connolly
THE MUST-READ ROMANCE NOVEL OF THE YEAR.
‘Original, heartfelt and absorbing, I read it in one sitting.’ JOSIE SILVER, bestselling author of One Day in December
What if you could do all the things you never did . . .
Meet Olivia. Her life is just about perfect. She has a great job, a close-knit family — and she’s marrying the love of her life this summer.
So what’s missing? She’s twenty-eight years old and she’s never left her hometown. And Jake is the only boyfriend she’s ever had. Her friends tell her how lucky she is — and Liv believes them. But there’s still something bugging her.
After a romantic lakeside picnic to celebrate their one-year engagement, Liv takes a stroll to figure it all out. She slips and loses her balance, plunging into the cold lake water . . .
When Liv wakes up, she’s in a hospital bed. The nurse tells her she was brought in by a dog walker who found her unconscious.
But Liv has no scratches or bruises. And there’s no engagement ring on her finger.
No one knows who she is. Not her family, her friends, not even her fiancé. And Jake is about to propose to somebody else.
So now Liv has a chance to do all the things she never did. But maybe she doesn’t want to. Maybe she wants Jake to fall in love with her all over again . . .
The Love I Could Have Had is an extraordinary and unforgettable novel for anyone who has ever believed in destiny and soulmates — or paused to wonder what your life might look like if you’d made a different choice.
This powerful love story is perfect for fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, Audrey Niffenegger, Jojo Moyes, David Nicholls, Colleen Hoover, Laura Barnett, Rebecca Searle and Holly Miller.
READERS LOVE THE LOVE I COULD HAVE HAD:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG, I loved this book so much! I loved the main characters, and the story was sooooo heartwarming. 10/10 recommend!’ Alejandra F.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely devoured the story of Jake and Olivia and felt so invested in them . . . I just enjoyed every second of this book. I cannot wait for her next one.’ Sarah R.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Sliding Doors meets Gone Girl. A great book that I couldn’t put down and read in one sitting.’ Emma N.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG, this book! . . . A very powerful love story.’ Amber R.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book was so good! Boy, did it put me on an emotional rollercoaster, but I wouldn’t have it any other way . . . I could not stop reading. I loved this!’ Lori C.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an incredible read! This story was engaging and heart-wrenching through and through. Highly recommend.’ Jennnifer T.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book was an incredible, emotional, unique multi-universe story that will have you intrigued right from the very beginning.’ Kala C.
ALSO BY C.J. CONNOLLY
Book 1: THE LOVE OF MY OTHER LIFE
Book 2: THE LOVE I COULD HAVE HAD
Olivia and Jake have been together since childhood and now the wedding is approaching. Although they are madly in love Olivia can’t help wondering if she is missing out or is Jake missing out? A few years down the line will Jake wonder what it would be like to be with another woman? Then a freak accident and she was transported to her life in a different timeline one where she doesn’t exist. Now she can do all the things she thought she may miss out on.
This is a brilliant story that had me hooked. The characters fit the story well, some I liked and some I didn’t. Some I would have liked to know more about. Deb the friendly server flits in and out of the story without knowing much about her likewise Savanna. However the main characters were realistic and developed well.
I like the theory of alternate timelines but this one didn’t seem to work for me I suppose in my logical mind I am willing to believe there may be windows to another time but for me those windows would need to be accessed in strict criteria – the same date and time etc whereas in this book just falling from a cliff could cause you to end up in a different timeline.
also felt the ending left too many unanswered questions.
However, a very enjoyable read.