Half The World Away by Rebecca Banks #BlogTour

Half the World Away

Divorced and keeping a heart-breaking secret, Abbie Potter is sleep-walking through her life as a publicist at a London football club. She seems to spend more time covering their scandals than celebrating their wins, and has had enough. Though she’s already prepared for a fresh start, some shocking news pushes her to take an opportunity even further from home – in Salt Lake City.

The first morning of her new life, Abbie bumps into Kyle Miller. He’s persistent, and Abbie’s more than intrigued by him. Everything else seems to fit into place too: she has a fulfilling job, is on a journey of self-rediscovery, and has revived her love of music thanks to a new-found friendship.

She can’t risk losing what she’s built for herself, but how can she stop it from slipping through her fingers without shattering the façade she hides behind?

My Thoughts

As soon as I read the description for this book I knew it would be a story I would fall in love with!.

Abbie is a PR/Marketing agent who lives and works in London. However following her rather messy divorce, she finds herself trying to navigate her way through an incredibly rough patch in her life, so when she receives some news that tips her over the edge, Abbie knows she can’t carry on like this.

Luckily, Abbie has an incredible group of friends who always have her back and support her through these difficult times. When she is presented with an opportunity to leave London behind and start a fresh in Salt Lake City, Utah, she knows it is an offer she can’t possibly refuse.

On her first day in her new job, Abbie crosses paths with Kyle, and despite their initial encounter being far from perfect, there is certainly a spark between them. But with Abbie being far from ready to open up her heart again in a desperate attempt to save herself from getting hurt again they start to build a tentative friendship. With Kyle wanting to be more than friends, their relationship is far from smooth sailing.

This is such a delightful read that I found myself unable to put down!. The storyline is wonderfully written and so perfectly structured, it really draws you in to the heart of it all and makes you feel as though you are experiencing everything alongside Abbie as she navigates her way through this journey. Both Abbie and Kyle are such well fleshed out, relatable characters that secure a place in your heart from the very first time you meet them. They each have their own flaws, but that is what makes them all the more relatable to the reader, and allows you to really feel a connection to them as the story progresses.

With a cast of intriguing characters who help Abbie learn to love herself once again, and add some truly heart warming moments to this wonderful story, there isn’t a single chapter that doesn’t bring a smile to your face. This is one of those books I could happily read over and over again.

You can purchase a copy of this book by following the links below:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08Y6VMNBQ

US –  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Y6VMNBQ

About the Author

Rebecca Banks owns a boutique public relations agency specialising in sports and entertainment, and has 20 years of experience in PR and events.

She is also a freelance journalist. For over a decade she has written features from celebrity interviews and human profile pieces to motoring and travel reviews. Half the World Away is her debut novel.

Check out her website: www.rebecca-banks.com

Social Media Links

Instagram: @rebecca_banks

Twitter: @rebeccabanks

*Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and Rebecca Banks for providing me with an ARC of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*

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