Author: Zoe Folbigg
Publication Date: 21st September 2017
Format: ARC eBook
Note: This book was received from the publisher in return for an honest review
About the book:
The note changed everything…
One very ordinary day, Maya Flowers sees a new commuter board her train to London, and suddenly the day isn’t ordinary at all. Maya knows immediately and irrevocably, that he is The One.
But the beautiful man on the train always has his head in a book and never seems to notice Maya sitting just down the carriage from him every day. Eventually, though, inspired by a very wise friend, Maya plucks up the courage to give the stranger a note asking him out for a drink. Afterall, what’s the worst that can happen?
And so begins a story of sliding doors, missed opportunities and finding happiness where you least expect it.
Based on the author’s true story, The Note is an uplifting, life-affirming reminder that taking a chance can change everything…
What I Thought:
The premise of The Note caught my attention when I saw it in a list of upcoming book releases so I jumped at the chance to join the blog tour. I spent two years commuting on the particularly stressful Thameslink line from Luton into London, and one of the few things that kept me sane on the over-crowded often late trains was reading The Metro – in particular The Metro’s Rush Hour Crush section. Now I’m in Fife and the commute into Edinburgh is a little less stressful, but I still pick up my copy of the Metro every morning.
The ARC I had wasn’t formatted particularly well so it was difficult to get into at first but I’m glad I persevered. Zoe creates a wonderful world, that as a commuter I connected with immediately. Maya is a wonderful main character, I warmed to her straight away, and enjoyed learning more about her relationships with her best friend and family. There’s a number of secondary characters within the book, some you will love, and others you will love to hate, but I enjoyed following Maya through a year in her life, the ups and downs of her career, her relationships and while I think it ended perfectly I’d be happy to pick up a sequel to see what happens next.
Would I Recommend?
Yes! The Note is a great read that I think everyone will be able to connect to. Especially all the commuters out there. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s spotted a cute guy on the train and wished for the courage to say something or leave a note, or reads Rush Hour Crush every day secretly hoping to see someone pop up who could be you. So grab this book, curl up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and enjoy!
Want To Buy It?
The Note by Zoe Folbigg was published 21st September by Aria, available as an eBook now the paperback is due for release in November
Be sure to check out the other posts on the tour and if you read The Note drop me a comment and let me know what you think!