Saturdays At Noon by Rachel Marks
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I loved this book so much. Filled with so much more than just romance, it has everything you need from a book that will stay with you long after you read it. Read on for my full review.
SATURDAYS AT NOON – THE BLURB
Emily just wants to keep the world away.
She doesn’t want anyone to know all the ways her life is messed up.
Going to anger management every Saturday, talking to strangers, was not part of the plan.
Jake just wants to keep his family together.
Somehow, he’s messed everything up.
Going to anger management is now his best hope to save his marriage and bond with his six-year-old Alfie.
Emily can’t understand why Jake – who seems to have it all – is there.
Jake can’t understand why Alfie – who never likes strangers – lights up around spiky Emily.
Everything they think about each other is about to change.
But can they change how they feel about themselves?
WHAT I THOUGHT
I loved this book. As in LOVED it.
It was exactly what I needed at the right time. It follows both Jake and Emily’s stories as they meet in anger management class and their lives start to twist and entwine thanks to a very special boy named Alfie.
Neither Jake nor Emily are perfect which really resonated with me. Both are understandably human and as a mother who sometimes also has that anger / despair / feeling of hopelessness rise up within her from time to time, some of the passages with Saturdays At Noon really struck a chord. It really showed that sometimes it really is possible to love your child completely but hate their behaviour. I was with them every step of the way on their journey to understanding Alfie and I loved how hard it worked to normalising some of his challenges.
Saturdays At Noon is far more than a romance. It is filled with love, anger, understanding, acceptance, individual growth and personal connections. Beautifully written and filled with emotion, I genuinely couldn’t recommend Saturdays At Noon enough.
Saturdays At Noon will be released on 6th February and is available now to pre-order on Amazon (affiliate link).
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided with a digital copy of this book through NetGalley for the purposes of this review. As always though, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the posts which make this blog possible.