Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. This is the first book I have read by Catherine. I really liked the cover and the blurb so jumped at the chance to be involved in the tour.
The book follows Keisha and Clive as they strike up an unlikely friendship. The story flicks between Keisha and Clive.
Keisha has a lot of anxiety which is brought on by her past. She is such a sweetheart and has truly been through the mill. She likes regularity and doesn't like new places or people. I really wanted to help Keisha. I wanted to find a way to easy er anxiety and help her live rather than exist.
Clive's story was so heartbreaking. I just felt so sorry for him. It was also inspiring. Clive seems like he would make such a fantastic grandad. I'm glad that he makes friends with Keisha and her friends. He really does become like a surrogate grandfather to them. It's so sweet to see.
There was also a great side cast which involved Lucy, Tess and George. I loved all of these characters and would love to see another book about Tess.
This book was written in 4 parts just like the 4 chambers of the heart. I loved the little notes at the beginning of each part. The pace of the book was spot on. The beginning was slower letting us get to know the characters and then it really gripped me or the last half. I was unable to put it down. I really needed to see if this story had a happy ending.
This story will bring tears to your eyes but also a touch warmth in your heart.