Author: Hayley Doyle
Narrator: Hayley Doyle
Publication Date: January 7, 2021
Chloe and Jack are soulmates. But life has other plans…
Chloe is deliriously in love for the very first time. But when Jack, her boyfriend of five months, is killed in a tragic accident, she is left reeling. Their relationship was amazing – but it never really had the chance to get started.
Grieving but determined, Chloe decides to live life for the both of them and makes her way through the list of things they’d planned to do together – this time on her own.
A heartwarming read about falling in love and coping with loss.
Love, Almost by Hayley Doyle is a great book about love, loss and moving on.
Chloe is happily dating her boyfriend of a few months Jack and hoping for a future together when Jack unexpectedly dies. After dating a few months, they moved in together but hadn’t said I love you yet. Jack’s family doesn’t know about her. This causes Chloe to question their relationship and whether she actually knew him.
Love, Almost is emotional and heartbreaking. The reader quickly is brought into Chloe and Jack’s happy romance to have it shattered by tragedy. Chloe is grieving and contemplating their relationship throughout the book. Chloe has to move on from the future she wanted while wondering if that future was ever going to happen even if Jack was still alive. Chloe turns to her family and friends. Some are trying to be supportive without knowing what to do while others think the relationship wasn’t serious so she should get over it. I liked how both sides were shown. Chloe is thirty six, so her family wants her to get married and have kids. Chloe is left wondering what she wants.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Hayley Doyle, and she did a great job. The narration fit the story well, and Doyle was the perfect voice for Chloe. I love when authors narrate their own books.
I recommend Love, Almost to fans of JoJo Moyes and Josie Silver.
Thank you Avon Books UK, Harper Collins UK Audio and NetGalley for Love, Almost.
About the Author
Hayley Doyle was born in Liverpool, and graduated with a BA (hon) in Acting from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.
She pursued a career in acting, making her West End debut playing Ali in Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London. During this time, Hayley wrote her first novel ‘Lazy Days and Lullabies’.
After graduating from Brunel University with a Masters in Creative Writing, ‘The Day She Met Shirley Temple’ was chosen as the winner of the Curtis Brown Award 2010 for a Brunel MA Student.
Hayley currently lives in Dubai where she runs her own children’s theatre and creative writing company, Hayley’s Comet, and can be heard as a presenter on Dubai Eye radio.