I’m not sure if I’ve said this before but I LOVE Alexandra Potter.She has an amazing way of writing- that I, especially am a fan of.
Do You Come Here Often was the first that I read of Alexandra. Let me start by saying that these are for those who are inclined to reading about romance and hope.
The story is about two Brits- Grace and Jimi. They were in the same school together but haven’t been in touch for a very long time. There’s also his best friend Clive, and her best friend Rhian and work mate Maggie. With these host of characters, it’s easy to find one to identify with and easily love all of them.
They’re not perfect characters- they are flawed but still lovable. The story jumps from characters and their storylines, which could be confusing but it isn’t. It’s been very well written and actually aligns really well to the climax of the book.
It is one of those books you just can’t put down and HAVE to find out what happens in the end. I read it straight for 2 days till I finished it. But, that’s the magic Alexandra has.
It’s really funny, emotional, relatable, real, refreshing and very excellently written. The only thing I quite didn’t enjoy was the reason Jimi didn’t call Grace back in the flashback- that was really stupid. But, 18-year-old boys are really stupid..so, I would give it that.
All in all, this book is about fate, chances, and destiny. It gives hope to the heart and tears of laughter, joy, and sadness. It’s one of my favorite reads that I go back to time and time again.
My favorite quotes:
“Forget about your ego. Forget about making a fool of yourself. Forget about getting hurt. Bare your soul and tell her how you feel.”
“But what good are hundreds of women, when I only want one?”
If like me, you are a hopeless romantic, read it!