The book blurb:
Two strangers on the same path.
It was a rainy, winter night when Kabir saw her for the first time.
A mysterious woman in a red dress seeking shelter came inside my bar.
Night after night, drink after drink, she comes back to the same spot.
Hundreds of men try to speak with her daily, but she dismisses them.
She’s always reading, always surrounded by books and booze.
He didn’t want to disturb her peace.
And, he didn’t want to be her next reject.
So, he decided to leave her books anonymously with notes.
Just as he was about to put another, a voice behind him says,
“So you’re the one leaving me books?”
This was an enticing and rather stylish read that kept me hooked from the very first page. Elif is an enigmatic, well-dressed woman who goes to the bar every night to read a book and laugh by herself. Her combination of beauty and quirkiness makes her difficult to get to know until she attracts a mysterious stranger who leaves books for her at the bar with a note inside each one. When she figures out who the mystery man is, the game changes and they’ll never be the same again.
This is a read that begins as sweet and light hearted, but beneath the surface is a lot of pain and sadness in every character the book follows. It demonstrates the effects of grief, alcohol addiction, and sexual assault. The ending was sad, but satisfying as well. I’m impressed with this story and it’s a great one for those who love a good drama or romance.
My rating: 5/5 stars
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