Jasmine loves two things: her sister and her work. And when her work is taken away she has no idea who she is.
Matt loves two things: his family and the booze. Without them, he hits rock bottom.
One New Year’s Eve, two people’s paths collide. Both have time on their hands; both are at a crossroads. But as the year unfolds, through moonlit nights and suburban days, an unlikely friendship slowly starts to blossom.
Sometimes you have to stop still in order to move on…
I got this book as a Christmas present from a family member and couldn’t wait to get stuck in. There is just something about the way Cecelia writes that is magical, I have loved all of her books. This story is about a woman called Jasmine, who during the course of a year is forced to examine her life more closely. I found Jasmine’s use of you when referencing Matt interesting and different. Halfway through she begins to use you a lot less. I think this was a good idea as it shows a change in the relationship between Jasmine and Matt. I loved Jasmine’s sister Heather who has down’s syndrome which I loved reading about as it is close to my heart as my cousin has it. Nothing stops him from doing what he wants in life and neither does it with Heather. The ending I felt was very reflective and I thought it as a fantastic way to end the book.