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All About Us All about us by Tom Ellen is a beautifully written stor.y about love, laughter, friendship and loss.This is modern day story of the Christmas carol If you had the chance to go back in time and change the wrongs you made in your life, would you Ben is at a crossroads in his relationship with his wife Daphne He wonders that if he had made different choices in his life would he be still be married to her or would he be now in a relationship with Alice who he met at Uni.It s Christmas Eve 2020 aft All about us by Tom Ellen is a beautifully written stor.y about love, laughter, friendship and loss.This is modern day story of the Christmas carol If you had the chance to go back in time and change the wrongs you made in your life, would you Ben is at a crossroads in his relationship with his wife Daphne He wonders that if he had made different choices in his life would he be still be married to her or would he be now in a relationship with Alice who he met at Uni.It s Christmas Eve 2020 after an argument with Daphne he heads to the pub Where he meets a man, who wears a tatty blue suit and a reindeer tie The resemblance to his grandfather is uncanny He leaves a broken wristwatch When he tries it on, he transfers back and forwards in time Showing the life, he had with Daphne, his friends especially Alice and his late mother While he looks on wishing that he could change things and what can he do to improve the life he was dealt with.Thank you NetGalley and HQ for a copy of All about Us I will make sure I will look out forbooks from this author I really enjoyed this thought provoking book It was little bit hard to get into at first, but then it had some good humour and surprising twists I highly recommend All About Us by Tom Ellen a magical five star read If you have ever had a what if moment, then this story is for you Tom Ellen has a way with words that brings magic to the page, when you read Ben s story incidentally I am so glad that Ben is the lead, his battle and self doubt should make him appear weak, but he is so strong It was nice hearing the male perspective, hearing him tell his story and hearing him tell it just made it so much better The watch seller added a light heartedness in All About Us by Tom Ellen a magical five star read If you have ever had a what if moment, then this story is for you Tom Ellen has a way with words that brings magic to the page, when you read Ben s story incidentally I am so glad that Ben is the lead, his battle and self doubt should make him appear weak, but he is so strong It was nice hearing the male perspective, hearing him tell his story and hearing him tell it just made it so much better The watch seller added a light heartedness in an odd way, as he isn t a light hearted character This isn t a light hearted story, but there are light hearted moments, this is however a compelling story and one that you need to read if you have ever had a what if moment, have you ever wished you could go back and re live one moment, wonder what if I hadn t made that decision, what if I took a different path This may just be one of those stories that will be read and re read several times as I know on each read, I will find a different aspect to this amazing story I am so excited to see what Tom Ellen will come up with next What an amazing book Full review to follow on my website. I really enjoyed this modern witty take on Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, it was an engaging warm and funny read Ben was easy to identify with, even as a male character and it was easy to relate to the very modern problems he was experiencing, All in all a fun and heart warming read Thank you to Netgalley and HQ for this copy in exchange for an honest review. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I managed to get an ARC of this book, which is due for release in October 2020 Despite the fact that it didn t seem like the usual sort of book I d read I tend to stick to urban fantasy or crime and this is a strange twist on A Christmas Carol, Sliding Doors and Groundhog Day I really enjoyed it This is a book that is about those moments in life which actually turn out to beimportant than you ever imagined About decisions we make and how we see the world and why Would we make the s I managed to get an ARC of this book, which is due for release in October 2020 Despite the fact that it didn t seem like the usual sort of book I d read I tend to stick to urban fantasy or crime and this is a strange twist on A Christmas Carol, Sliding Doors and Groundhog Day I really enjoyed it This is a book that is about those moments in life which actually turn out to beimportant than you ever imagined About decisions we make and how we see the world and why Would we make the same choices again What if there was something that we missed at a certain point which may have made us view something differently How does our view of ourselves match up with reality and do we like either Ben is wallowing in his mistakes teetering on the precipice of an even larger one in what he thinks are missed chances and opportunities What would have happened if he d made a different choice on the night he met his wife Daphne Should he have he acted on the frisson he felt for his old university friend Alice Which woman was right for him Are his marital issues with Daphne because they were never right for each other all along, and would his life have been better with Alice He meets an old man selling knock off Rolexes in the pub on Christmas Eve 2020, after yet another tense discussion with Daphne He s supposed to be decorating the Christmas tree and wrapping the presents while Daphne attends her works do alone, because he doesn t want to make the effort with her workmates, but has decided to get drunk with his best mate Harv instead, as self pitying man babies like to do While he is toying with the idea of telling Harv all about his emotional issues and marital woes, the old man offers to sell him a watch He refuses, but the old man insists and ends up gifting him a broken as it turns out watch After doing some wallowing and not talking about his feelings, he goes home and decides to crack open the expensive bottle of red wine that Daphne has bought for Christmas Day with her family rather than fulfil his promise to get the house ready He eventually decides to take himself off to the attic for the decorations and stumbles, quite literally, upon a box of Daphne s possessions from the play they were doing when they met at uni Inexplicably angered by this proof that his wife loves him, he ends up passing out in the attic When he awakes he finds himself back in his dorm room from his first term at uni, on the day of the play, which is the night he meets, and kisses, Daphne for the first time He stumbles through the evening, somewhat in shock, as you would be had you travelled back in time 15 years and were a gangly 20 year old again He experiences his first encounter with Daphne again, and relives the excitement and joy he felt back then He remembers how the night didn t go exactly as he d always pictured it He d believed that his kiss with Daphne had been fate, that he could easily have ended up kissing Alice that night, but he realises that he actually knowingly made a choice which would lead him to kiss Daphne Afterwards, rather than awkwardly leave, as most 20 year olds would, he manages to prolong the evening until they innocently fall asleep in each other s arms in his dorm room When he awakes he s in his childhood bedroom, on Christmas Eve the next year, the day that Daphne and his mum meet In the present Ben has lost his mum, and is guilt stricken at the circumstances and how he d treated her beforehand, so he s ecstatic and emotional to see her again The pain and joy is palpable, as he sees this memory throughmature eyes, as he starts to recognise his failings and how they have contributed to the problems he has faced over the years When he s sent on an errand by his mum he stumbles across the watch seller , who urges him to return home As he returns earlier than he had in reality, he overhears an anecdote from his mother which starts to offer an alternate perspective to his past He takes the opportunity to really talk to his mum, ask her questions about her life, her ambitions, and he begins to see her as a human being with her own hopes and aspirations, along with her own disappointments He had lived most of his life without his father, who had cheated on his mother and left them, and he feared that he was predestined to make the same mistakes, due to some hinted indiscretion with Alice, and the plan to meet up for further mistakes He failed to ever really consider his mum s feelings about her marriage, and her feelings as she watched her son desperately struggle for a relationship with an absent and uncaring father, one who just happened to be a successful playwright to whom Ben desperately wishes to live up He spends the evening truly learning about things he d never even considered, and dreads 11.59pm arriving as he knows that s when he will jump to the next point in his history Ben jumps to other moments from his life, where he either sees thingsclearly, or from a new perspective, and he begins to see that the issues he feels have plagued him are entirely of his own making His selfishness and self pity, his fear of turning into his father, yet his desperate need to live up to the man who had never really shown him anything to live up to, leading him to dwell in his own misery and ignore other people s pain and triumphs He realises that he didn t even know some of Daphne s successes as she was too busy helping him through his perceived tragedies, and that he never even considered her pain at losing his mum despite knowing how much she loved her He starts to realise how he has pushed her away, how he has withdrawn into himself and wallowed in his self pity and it is actually that which has caused him the most problems He also relives the night that he slept with Alice while he and Daphne were spending time apart, due to his reluctance to get married after nine years due to his fear of turning into his father He finally realises the excuses he made for his choices, and how his fears became a self fulfilling prophecy He thought he would become like his father, so he did despite not really knowing the man in any meaningful way He finally realises that Daphne is the one for him, that she always has been and always will be That she was there for him whenever he needed her, but he was never there for her When he wakes up on Christmas Day 2020 he thinks he has another chance to make things right with Daphne, but he s still in the middle of his lesson Despite finally starting to make an effort, it s all thwarted when Daphne finds his phone, and sees the chain of messages between him and Alice, she is heartbroken at his betrayal and asks him to leave In his next jump he gets to see the future he seemed to want He s engaged to Alice, with a successful career at her dad s firm, and living in a swanky flat By this point though he has already realised what he truly wants, and it s not this sterile, bitter and loveless existence He wants Daphne Unfortunately she is now with somebody else, and it seems that his fate is sealed Luckily for Ben debatable about it being lucky for Daphne he wakes up back in the attic in 2020, with Daphne asking him why he s sleeping in the attic perfectly valid question He takes the opportunity to tell her everything that has held him back for years, his feelings about his mum and the awful things he said to her before she died, how he felt about his dad and his failed career, and about Alice Predictably Daphne does not take this news well and the couple spend time apart while she decides what she wants which for once Ben actually cares aboutthan his own desires I won t tell you how it ends, suffice to say it s a very satisfactory conclusion, if a little predictable, but this book was never meant to break new ground It s a great modern spin on an age old tale and idea, of getting the chance to see your life and your choices, good or bad, mistakes and triumphs, through new eyes What would you do if you could change things Are you as happy as you ever could be or is therethat you missed along the way I have to say as someone who was cheated on I wasn t expecting to like Ben at all, and at times I found his self pity to be irritating beyond belief, but I like the fact that he started to own his mistakes and his feelings, and stops putting his own needs first and, well, only Daphne isn t especially prominent despite her large role in the story, but I actually like that tactic, because at the root of it this is about Ben finally standing on his own two feet and living his life without relying on everyone else to carry him through Daphne is important, as are the other characters, and we see enough of her to know she deserves much better than she s endured with Ben for 15 years, but the focus is very much not on her actions but his We see a similar amount of Alice, just enough to contrast her with Daphne to see Ben s choices, but again, this story isn t about Alice and her good points and bad points It doesn t really matter because Ben is the person who really needs to figure things out for himself The fact that he starts to see both womenclearly, and doesn t romanticise a possible flame any, is exactly what s needed to help him move on from his long lists of what ifs to realise that the problem has lain with him all along He would never have been happy with Alice for the same reasons his relationship with Daphne was failing, his own issues and unwillingness to open up to the people he loves This is a book which manages to juggle light hearted pop culture references with some quite heavy themes, all sprinkled with the light and hope of Christmas, the backdrop to so many successful stories It s really a perfect setting for a stories about hope and despair, about finding the right path and the light at the end of the tunnel, and yes, the pain that we feel missing loved ones at this time for family and love Christmas can be a lonely time, but it can also be a time of hope and this book really encapsulates that This doesn t feel too heavy, it s a nice read and provokes some questions without being preachy or making excuses for its protagonist I d highly recommend giving it a read and letting yourself answer the questions it poses, and seeing if you fall into any of the traps that Ben does I d bet we all have at some point in our lives I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review Thanks to NetGalley and HQ for the ARC I never thought that I would give a romance five stars, but here we are.This is a fantastic read that I m managed to devour in an afternoon as I just couldn t put it down.We follow Ben whose marriage to Daphne isn t going very well and he keeps thinking about how things could ve been different What if he had fallen in love with someone else On Christmas Eve, Ben is given a broken watch by a stranger whilst in the pub with a friend and suddenly he is thrown back into the past He begins to reliv I never thought that I would give a romance five stars, but here we are.This is a fantastic read that I m managed to devour in an afternoon as I just couldn t put it down.We follow Ben whose marriage to Daphne isn t going very well and he keeps thinking about how things could ve been different What if he had fallen in love with someone else On Christmas Eve, Ben is given a broken watch by a stranger whilst in the pub with a friend and suddenly he is thrown back into the past He begins to relive Christmases from his past and slowly figures out where everything went wrong.Despite the premise being rather simple, I felt that it was done to perfection It had the perfect level of romance, whilst also being sad and heartbreaking Nothing felt too cheesy and I thought the time travel was executed perfectly.Overall I absolutely adore this book and cannot wait to pick up a physical copy upon release in October 2020 If you are a fan of contemporary romance, or if you re thinking of giving the genre a try, I recommend that you give this one a go Many thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley for sending me a copy of this book in return for an honest review I love a time travel book and if you add in a smidge of A Christmas Carol I ll be hooked.and I was This is told from the point of view of Ben He s not happy with his life which hasn t turned out the way that it was supposed to He thought that he was going to be writer who would changed lives and make people sit up and take notice Instead he seems to be falling in and out of jobs that he has no interest or passion for His marriage to Daphne seems to be on the rocks too They re constan I love a time travel book and if you add in a smidge of A Christmas Carol I ll be hooked.and I was This is told from the point of view of Ben He s not happy with his life which hasn t turned out the way that it was supposed to He thought that he was going to be writer who would changed lives and make people sit up and take notice Instead he seems to be falling in and out of jobs that he has no interest or passion for His marriage to Daphne seems to be on the rocks too They re constantly sniping at each other and Ben wonders how his life might have been if he had just made a few different choices when he was younger To the point where he has planned on meeting up in a couple of days with Alice who he met at university and who he had planned hoped to get together with at the end of his first term Ben meets his best friend in a pub on Christmas Eve and is thinking of all the times that he should have made a different decision in life If he could go back, things would be SO different and his life would be perfect instead of the floundering mess that he feels he is in now It is while he is in the pub that Ben is given a watch from a stranger Unknown to Ben, this watch will allow him to go back to pivotal moments in his life where he can revisit the choices that he made the first time around and he has the option of making a different choice It is during these moments that we understand the rationale behind the decisions that Ben has made in the past Showing us how much our emotions are involved in making the right or in some cases, the wrong decisions and the words that we use I really loved this book and it was lovely to see things from a male perspective with regards to relationships and feelings It took me a while to warm to Ben He really was just a whiny bloke who just wasn t happy with the way that his life had turned out but seemed intent on blaming everyone but himself for this There is a fantastic cast of secondary characters, all of whom are well developed and have something to bring to the story A beautiful modern day A Christmas Carol retelling.I was a bit sceptical about starting this one as I haven t read a good romance book in so long However, I was pleasantly surprised with how this one turned out.We follow Ben as he has hit a rut in his life The relationship between him and his wife has deteriorated over time and he is worried that they are falling out of love with each other On Christmas eve 2020, he is sitting in the local pub with his best mate, wondering what it would be A beautiful modern day A Christmas Carol retelling.I was a bit sceptical about starting this one as I haven t read a good romance book in so long However, I was pleasantly surprised with how this one turned out.We follow Ben as he has hit a rut in his life The relationship between him and his wife has deteriorated over time and he is worried that they are falling out of love with each other On Christmas eve 2020, he is sitting in the local pub with his best mate, wondering what it would be like if he never married his wife Unbeknown to him, he is about to find out as a mysterious man presents him with the classic past, present and future of his life Showing him what would happen if he had lived his life differently.This book was wonderful I was fully engaged in the book from start to finish I wasn t expecting to feel quite as emotional as I did when reading this book, especially with the heartwarming and heartbreaking moments with his mum Even though this book took the ideas of the ghost of christmas past, present and future, it definitely had it s own spin on things.This book really makes you think and opens your eyes to living in the present and not the past I enjoyed the family relationships in this book and how Ben deals with his different social groups The future part of this book was by far my favourite, because this is when Ben starts to realise what his life could become and really starts to turn things around.I enjoyed The watchman and his crazy tie haha The only thing I would like to point out that deducted my rating slightly was the constant references to The walking dead and Love actually I m not a massive fan of referencing from other films, books or actors in books but that is just something personal to me, nothing bad on the author.Overall, I would highly recommend this book to others and it was a lovely christmas read A Chance Encounter Leads To The Journey Of A Lifetime In This Powerful And Emotional Love Story, Perfect For Fans Of One Day, Me Before You And In Five Years Magical And Beautiful Josie Silver I LOVED It Holly Bourne All Of The Feels Gorgeous Clare Pooley Achingly Romantic Miranda Dickinson If You Could Turn Back The Clock, Would You Choose A Different Life Ben S Always Loved The Month Of December, But This Year, With His Relationship With Daphne On The Rocks, It S Missing Its Usual Magic And Then His Old Friend Alice Gets Back In Touch Ben S Always Thought Of Alice As The One That Got Away, And He Can T Help But Wonder What If He D Done Things Differently All Those Years Ago He Never Imagines He Might Get To Find Out But When A Stranger Sells Ben A Mysterious Watch One Freezing Winter S Night, He S Astonished To Wake Up The Next Morning On Th December The Day He First Kissed Daphne, Leaving Alice BehindNow Ben Must Make The Biggest Decision Of His Life, All Over Again But This Time Around, Will He Finally Find The Courage To Follow His Heart All About Us Is A Captivating Novel Of Heartbreak And Loss, Friendship And Hope And How The Choices We Make Throughout Our Lives Will Shape Our Destiny A Heart Warming Story Of What If Laura Jane Williams Tugged ALL My Heartstrings Cressida McLaughlin An Outstanding Story I Loved It Roxie Cooper Magical, Compelling And Thought Provoking CJ Skuse So Captivating I Couldn T Put It Down A Gorgeous Story Emma Cooper Clever, Funny And Romantic I Hope The Netflix Adaptation Comes Soon Melinda Salisbury Funny, Warm And Touching Suzy K Quinn Oh My Gosh, It S Wonderful I Cried So Much Polly Crosby Phenomenal I Absolutely Loved This Book Breakfast At Shelby S All About US is an absolutely delightful, poignant, profound, and modern day love story, that I simply could not put down.It is a unique tale with a very clear message woven throughout If you don t like your life, you can change it Told from the POV of Ben, we are taken on a journey that will see him transported to the most significant moments in his past, and then he ll take a frightening and enlightening glimpse into his future.Ben is married to Daphne, and they have been together since un All About US is an absolutely delightful, poignant, profound, and modern day love story, that I simply could not put down.It is a unique tale with a very clear message woven throughout If you don t like your life, you can change it Told from the POV of Ben, we are taken on a journey that will see him transported to the most significant moments in his past, and then he ll take a frightening and enlightening glimpse into his future.Ben is married to Daphne, and they have been together since university He is seemingly very troubled and very unhappy in his marriage and has lots of regrets, one of which is that he thinks he may have chosen the wrong woman An unlikely encounter with a chap in a pub on Christmas eve 2020, takes him on a journey of self discovery A journey that will remind him of why he made the decisions he made Along the way, his eyes are opened to some very important things that he missed along the way, or maybe chose not to see His journey is one of forgiveness and redemption Of finding oneself, amidst the everyday chaos and cacophony of your inner thoughts This is an emotional, real and very poignant story that tugged at my heartstrings.I can t wait to readfrom Tom Ellen His writing is wonderful and I have a feeling that this book will not only fly off the shelves, but may possibly be made into a movie I highly recommend this novel Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher, for providing me with an early copy for review purposes

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