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Almost Love
Almost Love | Louise O'Neill
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From the ground-breaking, bestselling author of ASKING FOR IT and ONLY EVER YOURS comes an unforgettable new novel about how dangerous, painful and addictive love can be. When Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard. So it doesn't matter that he's twenty years older. That he sees her only in secret. That, slowly but surely, she's sacrificing everything else in her life to be with him. Sarah's friends are worried. Her father can't understand how she could allow herself to be used like this. And she's on the verge of losing her job. But Sarah can't help it. She is addicted to being desired by Matthew. And love is supposed to hurt. Isn't it?
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Kalalalatja
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When Sarah meets Matthew she is instantly attracted to him. But as time and their relationship move along, Matthew starts to pull back saying “I can‘t #letyouloveme”. However, Matthew still wants the convenience of having Sarah around. What follows is an exploration of the dynamics of an abusive relationship, which moved me and had me gripped all the way through.

#AnglophileApril

Mdargusch Sound heartbreaking. 💔 3mo
TrishB Have on the pile! 3mo
Reviewsbylola Ugh, that sounds all too realistic and heartbreaking. 3mo
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Cinfhen What @Reviewsbylola said 😥😥😢 3mo
emilyhaldi An age old story.. 😕 3mo
Kalalalatja @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi it did a great job of portraying the damage and dynamic of a mentally abusive relationship, and I read it at a time when mental abuse was very discussed in the Danish media, so it gave the discussion an extra dimension for me. @TrishB you‘ll get through it in no time with your reading speed. It is tough, but really good! 3mo
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Kalalalatja
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Book 5 for #24in48 and probably my favourite read of the readathon so far 🙌

I love Louise O‘Neill for not shying back from difficult subjects, and in this book she tackles obsessive, painful and abusing relationships. While I don‘t really like Sarah, the MC, I like how O‘Neill makes me care for Sarah and her situation in spite of her being unlikeable. And Sarah‘s thoughts and feelings to the mental abuse are way too real, but so relatable.

Kalalalatja Had you read this @TrishB ?? 6mo
TrishB No - I have a lovely signed copy but haven‘t got round to reading it yet! Great review- you‘ve definitely revived my interest!! 6mo
MicheleinPhilly This sounds brutal. So of course I had to stack it. ☺️ 6mo
Kalalalatja @TrishB it wasn‘t what I expected, but it was really great! @MicheleinPhilly I didn‘t really leave you a choice, did I? 😉 6mo
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Kalalalatja
Almost Love | Louise O'Neill
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I‘m back in my apartment again, and I feel completely spent after five days of family time. Now I‘m ready to just relax and read 👌 and with my stack of books I got for Christmas, I‘m pretty much set!

And look @ephemeralwaltz I finally got a copy of Room!! 😄

#ChristmasPresents #BookHaul

ephemeralwaltz Oooh and you got the special Picador edition! 😍😍 Lovely stack 7mo
Julsmarshall Lovely haul! 7mo
Reviewsbylola Room and Girl Interrupted are great. Enjoy your relaxation! 7mo
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kspenmoll Glad you have time to relax, recharge, & read! 7mo
mreads A false Report is great but a tough read 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Looks like a great stack, though I have read none! 😆 Enjoy your #metime 💕 7mo
JennyM What a stack! Rest and read up! 7mo
Kalalalatja @ephemeralwaltz it isn‘t the pretty black and white cover, but the simple blue one. Still pretty, though 👌 @Julsmarshall @Reviewsbylola @kspenmoll @erzascarletbookgasm @JennyM I feel so spoiled! And now the only difficult thing I have to do is picking the next book to read 😄 @mreads I saving it for a time when I‘m mentally prepared for it! 7mo
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dreabooksit
Almost Love | Louise O'Neill
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I love Louise O'neill so I had high expectations for this book. It unfortunately didn't quite meet them. I had a hard time relating to Sarah. I thought she was selfish and very unaware. I didn't leave the book certain about how her unhealthy love of Matthew actually shaped her in real ways other than becoming like Matthew, in a way, in her next relationship. But the book is wonderfully written so definitely not a waste of time

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KarenUK
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A great #bookhaul week this week.... #bookmail post #1 arrived today from the UK 🇬🇧 💕📫

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Scarlett_ohara
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Louise O'Neill can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, and this book is no exception. I think every woman should read her first two novels, Only Ever Yours and Asking For It, and then read this brutally honest tale of obsessive love. Although Sarah, the main character, is deeply unlikable (but I think that's the point, somehow) her story will speak to all of us.

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Scarlett_ohara
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Louise O'Neill is officially awesome.

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Scarlett_ohara
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Gotta love Louise O'Neill. She's a great feminist writer!

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ElaineHowlin
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Just got a package from Book Depository 😍
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#bookhaul

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Oryx
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#bookmail
Lovely signed copy of Louise O'Neill's new book from Waterstones. Really looking forward to read this. Her other two books, Asking For It and Only Ever Yours, are fantastic, and I highly recommend them if you haven't read yet.

Jess7 Why did she cross out her name in print? I‘ve never seen that before? 1y
RadicalReader @Oryx thanks for introducing me to a fantastic author cannot wait to check out this book as well as her two others!! My TBR list is ever growing 1y
Oryx @Jess7 yeah me either. Strange. 1y
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Jess7 Gotcha. I only own a handful of signed books so I was just wondering if maybe that was a thing for most authors or something lol 1y
TrishB I got this one too 👍🏻 want to get to it soon! Hopefully in next couple of weeks! My copy is the same with her name crossed out. 1y
Oryx @TrishB Maybe it's symbolic and it will all become clear when we read it...? 1y
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Rhondareads
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From the UK to me lovely cover wonderful author made my day.

Mdargusch I‘m always intrigued by that pottery. Who is it made by? 1y
Rhondareads Thanks they are Rookwood. 1y
BookishClaire I‘m dying to read this!! 1y
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ScorpioBookDreams
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My Waterstones signed copy arrived early! 🎉🎉🎉

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TheLondonBookworm
Almost Love | Louise O'Neill
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New book from Louise O'Neil who popped by the shop yesterday- I haven't read any of her others but they sound interesting anyone know where I should start? What genre does this fall under? 🙄🙄

Itchyfeetreader I have read one of hers - it was an (old) YA distopian riff on the handmaiden tale with some pretty interested comments on. Entity and female friendship. I'd recommend 2y
TheLondonBookworm @Itchyfeetreader hmmm interesting I'll give that one a go :) thanks! 2y
Scarlett_ohara Did you end up reading it? I just finished it today and I loved Louise O'Neill's books "Only Ever Yours" (which I'm guessing is the one @Itchyfeetreader was talking about) and "Asking For It", which is a heartbreaking story about rape and how quick people are to blame the victim. "Almost Love" is just as good as the first two. 11mo
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