Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review for Rachel Ryan’s Resolutions by Laura Starkey today. With thanks to the publisher for my copy via Netgalley. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
In January, Rachel Ryan’s New Year’s Resolutions are fairly predictable. Exercise more, put money into savings before spaffing it all on clothes, remember ridiculous rule that potatoes don’t count towards your 5-a-day…
Before long, though, the year ahead of her is very much not going to plan. When the creative agency Rachel works for is taken over, one of the new suits in the office is very familiar. And very handsome. Surely it can’t be… Jack Harper. The man she has spent years trying to forget. Not only is Rachel now working with him, she has regular sightings of the gorgeous woman Jack cheated on her with – who happens to be plastered to the side of every London bus.
Thank goodness for Tom, who is always there to listen (and pour wine). But when work stirs up her most painful memories, her best friend makes a major announcement and Jack dials up the charm, Rachel starts to question everything.
As life throws her a world of crazy, will Rachel have to make some very different resolutions?
In Rachel Ryan’s Resolutions we meet Rachel as she tries to navigate big changes at work. One of these changes is the reappearance of her ex, Jack. Luckily she has her close friends to help her along the way.
I really enjoyed getting to know Rachel and her friends. Especially wondering how her New Years resolutions would work out for her. There were plenty of moments that made me smile and this provided a lovely escape. It was very easy to get caught up in Rachel’s journey, hoping she would get her happy ever after.
There is a kind of love triangle woven through the story. Sometimes in books these can be a little hit and miss in how they play out. However I think in the case of this story it provided the right amount of drama to create something that kept my attention throughout. Rachel Ryan’s Resolutions also had a good mix of minor characters that complimented the main characters. They all played their part whether it was from a friendship, dramatic or romantic side. It’s safe to say there was both a fun and a sweet aspect to this book that worked well.
Rachel Ryan’s Resolutions had a gentle charm that made for a wonderful read!