Review of If I Could Turn Back Time by Nicola Doherty




What if you found The One, then lost him again?

Or not so much lost him as became the neurotic, needy girlfriend from hell. The girl who tried to make him choose between her and his job, and got seriously paranoid about his relationship with his female best friend…

Zoë Kennedy knows she doesn’t deserve another chance with David Fitzgerald. But if there’s the tiniest possibility of making things right, she’ll snatch it. Even if it means breaking the laws of physics to do so…


Thank you to BookBridgr for kindly sending me a review copy.

Zoe has a second chance with her boyfriend David. She’s gone back in time to six months ago before the break-up. Not only that but she gets a do-over with her life, her family, her friends and her career.

The narrative is wonderful from the very first page until the end. It’s chick-lit at it’s finest. But for me, on the odd occasion, Nicola over explained a few little details. Because she’d gone back in time, Zoe didn’t appear as her usual self. She didn’t make the same mistakes. Mistakes are to be learnt from and she certainly learnt a lot.

When readers meet Jenny for the first time, be aware, be very aware. You’ll want to slap her with a wet fish, believe me. Her snide, rude, pathetic comments were at the standard bitch level and it was brilliant. Nicola, if you wanted readers to hate her, congratulations because you’ve succeeded. Any girlfriend would react like that if the boyfriend’s best friend was a bitch.

As the plot thickened, Zoe’s life went a little bit wobbly and for me, I knew how it was going to end. I’m not calling the book predictable, but I had a hunch about what would happen and it happened… Perhaps I’ve gone to the future?

With themes of time, love, friendship and happiness, this is a brilliant chick-lit book which you’ll happily indulge in.

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