‘Loneliness is the worst reason to go chasing more heartbreak.’
Much thanks to NetGalley and Hachette Books Ireland for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own.
📚 Series: No.
📚 Genre: Women’s Fiction
📚 POV: First person.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.
If Only is my first read from Melanie Murphy, who is a Youtuber/Online Personality I am not familiar with. I had high hopes with this book because of the cutesy cover and the intriguing blurb.
Unfortunately, I can some up my reading experience in this four words: I didn’t like it.
The story of a 30 year old newly single woman with an opportunity to answer her life’s “what if”s and “if only”s sounded good. Sadly, I did not feel the promised humor and lightness. I don’t know if it’s a cultural divide or I just find the characters, especially the main one, quite boring.
Even the execution of the “if only”s were served a little weak. Which was sad because it is the books main premise.
I loved the 80s song recommendations, though. I’m a 90s baby through and through, but I always go crazy for the music of the 80s.
I guess, all in all, this was not bad. It just was not for me, and I can see that some GR reviewers loved this. Maybe, I’ll love the next one?
☁ THE CRITERIA ☁
🌻 Support Characters:⭐⭐
🌻 Writing Style:⭐⭐
🌻 Character Development:⭐⭐
🌻 Page Turner:⭐⭐
🌻 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐
☁FINAL VERDICT: 2.45/5 ☁