Book Review: What Might Have Been by Holly Miller

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I received an E-ARC of this book via NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton in exchange for an honest review.

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Is Lucy’s life ‘meant to be’ . . . or meant to be different?

Lucy’s life is at a crossroads. She’s just walked out of her unrewarding job and has no idea about her next step: use her savings to pursue her dream of becoming a writer, or move to London to try and revive her career? It almost seems like fate that on that same night she meets Caleb, a stranger in a bar, and runs into Max, the one-time love of her life.

Should Lucy stay in the seaside town she grew up in, and in doing so, get to know Caleb better? Or should she go to London and reconnect with Max again after he broke her heart a decade ago? It’s just one decision – but sometimes one decision can change the course of your whole life . . .

WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN is a sweeping and unforgettable novel for anyone who has ever believed in destiny and soulmates – or paused to wonder what your life might look like if you’d made a different choice.

My Thoughts

After reading (and really enjoying) Miller’s debut The Sight of You , I was made up when I got an E-arc of her new book What Might Have Been. I didn’t know what to expect from this one but, long story short, I wasn’t disappointed.

This book follows Lucy after she walks out of her job and has two chance encounters: one with the one that got away and another with a stranger in a bar. Following this, the book covers two “what ifs” – what if Lucy follows Max to London and what if she stays put at home with Max?

Through alternating “Stay” and “Go” chapters, the reader is taken on an exciting, and not entirely predictable, ride. Though it took a bit of time for me to get used to, once I did, it was easy to follow and flowed well.

There were pros and cons with each romance, each life and each man which made the read interesting- just when I picked my favourite leading man, the other surprised me!

It’s difficult to follow up from an impressive debut but Miller certainly does with this book. As much as we all try to practice being content, there’s no doubt we all have these “what if” moments…Miller is just brave enough to put it into words.

You can follow Holly Miller on her website , Twitter and Instagram .

You can buy this book here.

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