Author: Amanda Prowse
Publisher: Head of Zeus
There are two sides to every love story…
Anna Cole grew up in care, and wants to start a family of her own. Theo Montgomery had a loveless childhood, and wants to find his soulmate.
Then, one day, Theo meets Anna, and Anna meets Theo.
Each shows the other how to love. And each shows
the other what heartbreak feels like…
This is Theo’s story.
I love Amanda Prowse’s writing and characters, and Theo is no let down! Anna was a great read so I was really looking forward to getting back into their world, and seeing their relationship from another perspective. This novel filled in the (important) gaps in a satisfying way… but left me still wanting more.
As with Anna, the characters are great, but I felt I actually connected more with Theo than Anna, once I read both their stories. Not because of a similarity in background with Theo – I really don’t have much in common with either character, I’m very lucky to say. More because I prefer Theo as a character – though Anna was truly sweet and lovely, she sometimes felt a little too naive and I didn’t feel as much of a connection. In Anna I didn’t feel like we got to know much about Theo, so this novel corrects that and I’m so glad – Theo is a great, but suitably layered and interesting, character.
There are parts of this story which are upsetting and shocking, just as in Anna’s story, and even having finished them both I’d happily read more about either character.
This is an easy, enjoyable read which isn’t all light and fluffy – there are certainly darker parts – but which left me feeling satisfied. I can always rely on Amanda Prowse’s novels for fantastic characters and genuinely interesting storylines, and both Theo and Anna are no different. Definitely recommended.