Since childhood, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But they’re suddenly separated when Alexx and his family move from Dublin to America.
Their magical connection remains but can their friendship survive the years and miles?
Misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck have kept them apart – until now. But will they gamble everything – including their friendship – on true love? And what twists and surprises does fate have in store for them this time … ?
This is a very sweet romantic “When are they finally going to do it” story. Alex and Rosie have been best friends since the age of five and their story here spans a period of 50 years. They adore each other and would do anything for each other and sometimes it seems as if they are the only people in the world who haven’t cottoned on to the fact that they belong together. or if they have realised it then they don’t seem to get the message at the same time and fate always seems to be throwing a spanner in the works to spoil the moment anyway.
The story is told entitely by written communications, starting with the notes that they used to pass to each other at school, text messages, letters, emails and instant messages. We also see the story unfolding through the eyes of their friends and families in the same way. It is not my favourite method of storytelling but in this case it did work. It kept me intrested and wanting to know more, although I did sometimes think that the instant messages were a little too long- instant messaging in my experience has always been short and snappy and some conversations that unfolded by instant message here would have been better by email or letter.
Now, they do start using electronic communications at an early stage and therefore the story must unfold at some point in the future although there are no real cultural references to date it definitively. For that reason it did feel as if the story had date already. The emphasis is very much on instant messaging which really is “Old hat” now. Where is Instagtram, Snapchat, Facebook and Skype in the story?
On the whole though this is a really good read one that you can get lost in and really feel as if you get to know the characters