Take Me Home by Daniela Sacerdoti

Title: Take Me Home
Author: Daniela Sacerdoti
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Source: Library
Rating: Not for Me (3 out of 5)

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After spending the night with the man of her dreams (Alex), Inary wakes up to the news that her sister, Emily, is dying. It’s something she has always known was coming but never wanted to really consider. Before rushing to Scotland to be with Emily and her brother Logan, Inary just has time to tell Alex their night together was a huge mistake.

It’s not because she doesn’t love him but because the last man she gave her heart to broke it and she has promised herself never again. There’s more to the break up than meets the eye though, it’s just Inary can’t bear to tell Alex the truth. Instead she heads to Scotland and sits by her sister whilst she dies.

It all sounds a bit tragic so far and yet – for me – what should have been full of emotion wasn’t at all. Instead, Emily’s death just seemed like a way to get to the main parts of the story, Inary’s visions and her rather weak love “will they won’t they” affair with Alex. The latter mainly took place by text and email and fell completely flat for me. The story around the visions was much stronger and more interesting and I wish it had been the main focus of the book.

Instead it had to compete not only with Alex but with Inary being pursued by a handsome American, trying to rebuild her relationship with her brother who drank too much, and with the fact Inary had lost her voice. Confused? I was. Just as I settled into one storyline, another came along.

Adding to my confusion was how the story was told – primarily through Inary but also Alex and her brother Logan. There was no rhyme or reason to when they joined the conversation and not that much difference in their voices. For me, it all became a blur.

You can probably tell by now, I won’t be recommending this one to people. A shame really because I really liked the author’s first book. This doesn’t mean I’m right though. Others on Goodreads raved and cried over this book. Maybe more of a love it or hate it one?

Emma x

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