Book Review – What Could’ve Been ‘Us’ In Another Time & Place (What If? #1)


** Provided on behalf of the author for an honest review **
** Review by Gayle from Bloggers From Down Under **

I have to be completely honest and tell you that I have no idea where to start with this review. 
This is a debut novel from this author, so I had no idea what I was getting myself into by picking this novel up.
I guess the first thing for me that comes to mind is this….The author is ONLY 19 years old…..Yes that’s right 19 years old. That to me is just mind blowing. 
But what has me completely at a loss is the sheer depth and emotion that came with this read.
Her talent far exceeds her years, it was like picking up a novel from an author that had been writing for years.
It was so detailed, the depth took my breath away, the emotion left me speechless. You could feel every tear, every laugh, every emotion with every page turned. 

This is a story about your first love, your only love.
Aurora has loved Nicholas since forever, but never did anything about it.
Their day before graduation, Aurora finally gets brave enough to write a letter to Nicholas declaring her feelings. 
But it all goes horribly wrong.
Nicholas shuts Aurora out, ignoring her the very next day.
Not one word is said.
Aurora finally knows what Nicholas feels and it cuts her deep.
He doesn’t feel the same.
It’s time for Aurora to move on……

Fast forward 6 years and Aurora is about to be faced by the very man that crushed her heart all those years a go.
Nicholas enters the hospital that Aurora works in.

But what happens when these two are re-united?
Can Aurora admit that her feelings have never really changed?
Can Nicholas see himself being with Aurora?
Will they ever be a ‘we’ or will they just be Aurora and Nicholas, just friends?
And the letter?
Was it read?
Where did it end up?

I just adored this novel. Such a powerful read that I couldn’t put down. It was raw, gritty, sinfully delicious and all things naughty. It was breathtaking and heartbreaking. It was everything I could’ve asked for in a novel and so much more. It’s was so very real. 
Overall a highly recommended read.
Congratulations Cassandra on such a thought provoking read.

5 stars.

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