I’m on a bit of an Erin Lawless roll at the moment, after reading Somewhere only we know (http://compellingreads.co.uk/somewhere-only…w-erin-lawless/), I had to check out The Best Thing I Never Had, so I bumped it up my now rather long Kindle list.

In the Best Thing I Never Had Nicky & Miles are getting married and out go the invitations on a long ago made promise to their friends to be best man and bridesmaid.  There’s just one problem, 5 years ago they were all the best of friends enjoying Uni life, but then a secret came between them all and the fall out was messy and painful and led to some of the group not speaking to us since.  it’s only Nicky that has remained a constant between the group and with a wedding bringing them back to their old University groups and face to face with each other and the memories from that time it’s sure that drama can ensue.

This has been my favourite Erin Lawless book so far I was transported along with this group of friends into their world and carried along in their group.  The friendship between Harriet and Adam was beautiful and *spoiler alert* I was rooting for them throughout the novel, so I was a bit disappointed that there wasn’t a definate outcome to them… I need more, I want to know if they lived happily ever after & ashamedly I want Leigha to get more of a comeuppance. A sign of an excellent book that left me wanting more of the character!  Well done Erin!

Best Thing I Never Had Book Cover Best Thing I Never Had
Erin Lawless
HarperImpulse
5th December 2013
Kindle
360

Five years ago at university they had been seven friends that laughed hard and loved harder.

Nicky and Miles were the couple that were always meant to be… Leigha and Adam, not so much…

So when Adam and Harriet grew close during endless days in the library, they did the one thing that changed everything – they kept a secret. And when it came out, it all fell apart.

When the day comes for bridesmaids to be chosen and best men to fulfil drunken promises, Nicky and Miles’ wedding isn’t just a wedding, it’s a reunion – loaded with past hurts, past regrets, past loves…

The Best Thing I Never Had is in turns funny and sad, but always honest, about friendship in all its forms and the practicality of second chances.

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