Published by Penguin UK on May 23, 2022
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When Simon reconnects with his first love Sylvie - the French pen pal he never met - he is determined to not let her go again.
Life may not be as straight-forward at sixty as it was at sixteen, but that won't stop him.
Together with old school friend Ian, he sets off on the same bike ride - from Bristol to Bordeaux - that they attempted all those years ago.
But while they now have better bikes, more acceptable haircuts, and Google Maps, some things never change.
And it soon becomes clear that this trip will have even more bumps in the road than the first . . .
Ah, the nostalgia is strong with this one!
A love story with 2 big differences, the main characters are in their 60’s AND it’s told from the male POV.
This book has made my holiday, I’ve been led on a sun lounger in Majorca absolutely loving this. I’ve recommended it to the other mums around the pool and it’s currently being passed around. This paperback is being shared until it falls apart (which given it’s currently 32 degrees, won’t be long)
I live a second chance romance and I loved the humour in this book. Life in middle age isn’t all parties and how you look, it’s a he’s and pains and having a connection. This is the perfect romance book for me.
This book gave me all the feels, not just the romance but the friendship and the humour. I have laughed, I’ve cried. I can’t recommend it enough!!
If you don’t know what OHP stands for or who Kevin Keenan is … ask your mum (and buy her this book)
I really enjoyed James Bailey’s The Flip Side, and this one sounds just as good and fun to read. Can’t wait to check it out. 🙂