The Shape of Us by Drew Davies – review.


In a city of 8.8 million people, you’d be surprised. Surprised at how many times your path crosses with that stranger you spotted on the other side of the street. Surprised at how lonely living in a busy city can feel. Surprised that falling in love – against all the odds – is just about possible.

One day in London…

Daisy is rushing to work when a stranger on a bicycle almost knocks her over – and then asks for her number.

JoJo, a wife in her sixties, is trying desperately to win her beloved husband back from his mistress.

Adam has recently lost his job and lies to his housemate about where he goes every day.

Dylan, a teenage boy, lives with an illness which means he can’t leave his bedroom – but which hasn’t stopped him falling in love.

These four total strangers – whose paths cross in the charming and crazy city of London – have one thing in common. They’re all looking for love and they’re totally hopeless at it. But that’s about to change.

A hilarious, uplifting and heartfelt novel about love, life and finding happiness. If you’ve ever made a mistake, suffered a break-up, waited by your phone for it to ring or loved someone from afar, then The Shape of Us is for you.

My thoughts:

What a surprise! I don’t know what I expected when I started reading this book, but I didn’t expect to spend half of it rolling around in laughter. It’s witty, fast-moving and endearing. I loved the characters, the insights into their lives and such an honest slice-of-life – or should I say, four slices of life? Why stop at one, when you can have four? I feel like I’ve eaten all the cake (#stuffed)! Chocolate, lemon drizzle, red velvet and spotted dick. This book gave me that level of variety without compromising on quality.

Each of the four main characters had a story to tell, baring their hopes and fears, and as the description says, they are all looking for love in their very individual ways. I can very much see this being made into a film, sort of ‘Love Actually.’ Different stories all crossing paths at a moment in time.

If hilarious romantic comedy is what you seek, you won’t be disappointed. There was one scene, I’m struggling to write about it without chuckling, where Daisy’s date is prepping his body (just in case he’s to get lucky) and it involves shaving (not his face), I’ll say no more – you’ll just have to read this laugh-out-loud novel for yourself. (Giggles to self, one last time).

By Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl. 💕💕💕


About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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