When We Were Young By Richard Roper

When We Were Young By Richard Roper


Theo has been living in his parents’ shed, nursing a broken heart and a wounded ego, convinced life can’t get any worse. Then he gets evicted on his 30th birthday. Theo thinks he’s done with the real world – until it shows up on his doorstep…

Joel is a successful TV scriptwriter, still in love with his teenage sweetheart. A proper grown-up – and yet he’s falling apart at the seams. He’s headed home to reconnect with best friend Theo – except they haven’t spoken since the summer they turned 16.

One of them is keeping a secret, and the other is living a lie. But can the promise they once made to walk all 184 miles of the Thames Path help them find their way back to the truth – and to their friendship?

My Thoughts:

I previously enjoyed Richard’s first novel something to live for, so was looking forward to reading this book, it is about Theo and Joel, they are old childhood friends who lost touch a long time ago but are leading very different lives now. But are they happy? do they wish they could of stayed friends? When they meet for the first time in a long time, what happens when a secret is spilled? will it be happy ever after? I enjoyed reading this book, I thought it showed warmth and tenderness but was also funny at times. It made me reminisce about my childhood friends and what they are up to now.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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