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- Print Length: 304 pages
- Publisher: HQ Digital; 1 edition (31 May 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N7ZCURN
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,917 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Right Here Waiting for You: The best laugh out loud romantic comedy for summer 2017 Kindle Edition
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‘Right Here Waiting For You’ has a storyline which is pretty much centred around a ‘best friend’ style relationship. Magda and Sophia were, once upon a time, sisters from another mister, but due to growing up and making wrong choices, their friendship went from 100-0 in a flash.
Sophia is a single mother with her whole life dedicated to her daughter; some might say that she hasn’t lived her life as she didn’t move away like the others did, or make comments about her dreams having drastically changed. But then there’s Magda; married with a lifestyle to envy. However, are the lives of the two women as they seem? Or is there more to it that meets the eye?
Sophia and Magda’s friendship broke apart due to miscommunication and a sense of feeling betrayed. Sophia had her reasons as to why she felt hurt about the situation, yet Magda seems to see things differently.
I am going to sound like a right youknowwhat here, BUT, most of the novel was spent describing the rawness of the betrayal, Sophia’s emotions, and her black and white outlook at the situation; yet when the situation arose for the two women to come face to face, those emotions remained for all of five minutes and it was as though Sophia turned into a ‘yes person’. Before you start thinking I am a judgemental person who holds grudges (cough), let me explain; Sophia had her views and seemed to chisel them in stone, yet when she was able to have a conversation with Magda, Sophia’s views remained with such urgency I thought she was going to be all Peggy Mitchell-esque. What surprised me was the drastic change oh so suddenly. Don’t get me wrong, I know that its unhealthy to harbour grudges and moving forward is the mature thing to do, but bosom buddies two seconds after being at loggerheads?
For me, Sophia went from bulshy and black and white, to sickly nice and a yes person in such a short space of time. It was TOO nice. Like I said above, I don’t mean to come across like a youknowwhat myself, but I really wanted to tell her to woman up and grab a pair of balls! I didn’t like the fact that Sophia lost her edge and her individuality towards the end. I would love to see her come back in another storyline with some fight, but that is just my opinion on the character, not on the author’s style of writing.
I enjoyed the overall concept of the novel as it covered such modern, and relatable topics which, in my opinion, a lot of readers of different ages will most likely be able to associate with. Rebecca Pugh’s light-hearted and unique sense of humour, gave the storyline the entertainment factor, making it a good book to sit and curl up with.
Even though the storyline didn’t blow me away, it warmed my heart and made me extremely envious of anyone with a best friend. I could definitely see what Pugh had set out to do with this novel, especially as the world is full of such hate and divide, the authors storyline tried to fill the world with happiness and life. I can’t really fault the author for writing a storyline with other people’s happiness at the forefront of her mind.
An entertaining and heart-warming novel, ideal for putting the smile back on your face.
Never mind ‘Right Here Waiting For You’, Pugh has delivered a ‘sunshine on a rainy day’ style novel.
This is a sweet and quite short story about friendship and love. I’m not sure why it’s being marketed as “a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy”, but there you have it. Romantic: yes. Comedy: No.
The writing is very simple. It’s a little underdeveloped and easy to skim over, which made it a nice, quick read but not particularly engaging. The plot itself isn’t bad, if a little annoying in places because of how obvious and predictable it is. For some reason the author insists on trying to act like what’s happening isn’t totally obvious (e.g. the way each woman’s POV refers to the other as “her” instead of giving the name even though we clearly know who they mean). It isn’t a brilliant or especially original story but it’s entertaining nonetheless. I breezed through it very quickly and it didn’t drag at any point, despite its flaws.
I confess this is not my usual genre and not a book I might have otherwise picked up but I am pleased I did. It does exactly what it says on the cover - it is laugh out loud and it is a feel good comedy. And let's face it, sometimes we could all do with just that! I read it on a long train journey the other weekend and it was the perfect way to pass the time. This is a great lazy afternoon or holiday read!
I wasn't quite prepared for the opening chapter! It is entertaining and relevant to the story, but also quite graphic and explicit! All I will say is that Pugh writes in detail for several pages about this rather intimate encounter her protagonist is currently embroiled in! It leaves little to the imagination but I guess it's an original and engaging way to open a novel - it works in Bridesmaids and it works here!
Pugh's writing is fluent, well paced, well judged and her characters feel relatable. I think the premise of a school reunion is immediately compelling and also allows her to force her characters into uncomfortable situations which mean they have to confront things they've tried to run away from. It's also a great way to force characters to reveal more about their past to people that they have just met or have only seen one side of them. Above all it is also a story about friendship and I think this is really well captured and written about with the perfect balance of drama, emotion, tension and humour. It is a heartwarming and happy story.
Pugh has a light turn of phrase, knows what she is doing, structures the plot very well and delivers all that she promises from her delightful front cover and inciting blurb. It's a quick read and perfect to slip into your suitcase or overnight bag this summer. One reviewer on Goodreads said the book was "full of sass" and I really like this description!
I don't want to write too much in this review - not because I can't or that I'll give anything away, but more because I think the book can speak for itself. I would recommend it to anyone who loves this genre and loves reading about the dynamics between young women and the dilemmas and problems that face them.
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