Waiting For You by Catherine Miller
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Waiting For You is a contemporary romance and focuses on pregnancy and infertility. Fliss Chapron is an interior designer, she already has a daughter and is desperate for a second child. Husband Ben lives away from home during the week because he works in London and Fliss leads a lonely existence. She is obsessed with internet forums about pregnancy.
Fliss is persuaded by a social media friend to sign up for a TV documentary on infertility, even though Ben is against the idea. The TV producers want Fliss to start a 3 month video diary about her feelings and everything she is going through for the programme. Fliss is immediately attracted to Leon, the assistant producer. They quickly become friends when he asks her to help renovate his flat that has been damaged by fire.
Leon has family secrets which Fliss is keen to share as the pair begin to become more than just good friends. When Ben drops a bombshell on Fliss, it’s Leon and Ange she turns to for support.
The main theme of this book is the pregnancy and infertility, Fliss is often an angry character and she rebuffs the reader from empathising with her. At times I felt her actions immature and selfish too. I warmed to her when she was helping Leon with his own problems, this took the focus off of herself and revealed a softer side. I preferred Leon, he was patient, generous and kind. This is a light romantic read.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley.
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Sounds a light read about a delicate subject. 🙂
Infertility is heartbreaking. If the author found a way to deal with the subject in a lighthearted manner, I give her credit! Thanks for sharing, Rosie. 🙂
Sounds like it had aspects you both liked and disliked a bit. 🙂
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