If I Could Turn Back Time by Nicola Doherty


If I Could Turn Back Time
By Nicola Doherty
Published: 10th April 2014
Publisher: Headline Review


What if you found The One, then lost him again?

Or not so much lost him as became the neurotic, needy girlfriend from hell. The girl who tried to make him choose between her and his job, and got seriously paranoid about his relationship with his female best friend…

Zoë Kennedy knows she doesn’t deserve another chance with David Fitzgerald. But if there’s the tiniest possibility of making things right, she’ll snatch it. Even if it means breaking the laws of physics to do so…

I must begin this review by saying a big thank you to Headline Review for sending me a copy of this book. I’m so grateful to be a part of the Bookbridgr family, and have the opportunity to read this book because I loved it!

I was definitely intrigued by the blurb, and then was hooked by the prologue. It was mysterious and left me needing to find out what has happened to this character. The prologue urges you to turn the page.

The story focuses on Zoë, a feisty Irish-born lady, who is living in London. She’s feeling blue following a break up with her boyfriend, David. As you can gather from the blurb, she turns back time to the point just before her relationship went wrong. I immediately empathised with Zoë, she feels stuck and wants to progress in life. She’s ambitious and passionate, and I felt like she was a friend. I have to say, I loved the characters in this book – especially Jenny! She’s a complete psycho – I loved her! Mainly because I would hate her with a passion. She was really well written! She was one of those characters that I gasped over, and rolled my eyes at.

I loved the way this book was written. What I loved about this was that Zoë is conscious of what happened in the first timeline, so she is able to manipulate situations. I love the situations she end up in, and how things turn out for the character. I really loved the concept of this book. I quite liked the idea that we could go back and redo a part of our lives, it intrigued me.

This is what I loved most about this book, it’s extremely thought provoking and I was thinking about it for days – musing about what I would redo, especially if I could remember what happened the first time I lived it.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It’s an addictive story with a really interesting concept. I think this would be perfect for anyone going on holiday, and I think it’ll be a lovely read for the summer. This book is definitely a ‘be careful what you wish for’ kind of book, and it quite thought provoking. I will definitely re-read this book, and I’m interested to see more from this author.

I would recommend this book, it’s a lovely read.

If you’d like to get yourself a copy: Amazon link


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