Thursday, April 8, 2021

Book Review: Half the World Away



By Cindy Roesel

Abbie Potter is really good at her job, but it’s sucking the life out of her. In Rebecca Banks's debut novel, HALF THE WORLD AWAY, Abs is the head of marketing for a UK football team, what we call soccer here in the US, and things aren’t looking up. Her ex-husband of two years, who wouldn’t have a baby with her, has announced he’s having one with his new wife. And one of the bad boys of the team threatens her. What’s a girl to do? Get a new job across the pond in (drumroll, please) Salt Lake City, Utah. I was surprised too, but a story set in SLC felt kind of fresh!

Abbie arrives in “the crossroads of the west” and her PR attributes make the Utah Saints known to all of Utah. She’s considered a rock star, when she introduces a new half time show for the home games that increase attendance. You know there’s a guy involved, who’s one of the most delicious characters I’ve read in a long time. Of course, Abbie and Kyle have to have a falling out.

“It’s not you, it’s me…”

They eventually make up and we readers are happy. I challenge you not to fall in love with Kyle Miller. But problems arise when one of Abbie’s coworkers turns out to be nothing less than a psychopath and all kinds of baggage, she hasn’t taken care of surfaces.

HALF THE WORLD AWAY is about finding yourself and leaving behind feelings and circumstances that are weighing you down. It’s all about female friendships and how you are able to keep each other in check by being honest, laughing together, being angry and even crying tears together. I loved HALF THE WORLD AWAY and I hope you do, too.

Thanks to Rachel's Random Resources for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Purchase Links:
Amazon UK * Amazon US

Rebecca Banks owns a boutique public relations agency specializing in sports and entertainment, and has 20 years of experience in PR and events.

She is also a freelance journalist. For over a decade she has written features from celebrity interviews and human profile pieces to motoring and travel reviews. Half the World Away is her debut novel.

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1 comment:

Scott@ScottKauffman.net said...

I'll need to pick this up!