Before I Saw You
A joyful read asking ‘can you fall in love with someone you’ve never seen?’
'A charming page-turner of a romance' Laura Jane Williams, bestselling author of Our Stop
'A heart-warming tale . . . sure to tug at your heart-strings' Woman's Own
Alice and Alife couldn't be more different.
He's charming, talkative and outgoing. She's reserved, efficient and a workaholic.
Forced together by circumstance, they can't see each other but they can talk - and as Alfie slowly brings Alice out of her shell, they start to get to know each other better.
The connection between them feels real, but can you really fall for someone you've never seen?
Readers are falling in love with Before I Saw You:
***** 'One of the must-reads of 2021! It is beautifully written with characters that have such great depth.'
***** 'An absolute joy and a love story about falling in love and allowing yourself to be loved.'
***** 'A funny, heart-wrenching and beautiful love story. Absolutely loved it.'
Houghton creates a unique meet cute in this debut contemporary romance brimming with heart. Alice Gunnersley is on top of the world, with a job she loves and a penthouse flat in London. Then disaster strikes in the form of an office fire, leading to burns on 40% of her body and landing her in the hospital. There she realizes that, having devoted all her time to her job, there's only one person her best friend, Sarah whom she can call on in an emergency. Luckily, the recovery ward is home to a cast of colorful characters who barge into her life, though Alice refuses to let any of them see her, as she's embarrassed by her burns. Alfie Mack, who's recovering from a leg amputation and has appointed himself the ward's Chief Entertainment Officer, is fascinated by Alice but breaking through her walls requires that he first reckon with his own trauma. Though the story drags on a tad too long, Alfie's enthusiasm is infectious and the romance is sweet. Equally humorous and tender, this tale of triumph over adversity is a moving celebration of the bravery it takes to show oneself to another. Agent: Jenny Bent, The Bent Agency
I absolutely loved this book . Such a heartbreaking journey, yet full of so much humour. I definitely recommend this story .... just make sure you have all the time in the world to read it because you won’t want to put it down.
Before I saw you
Fantastically written & a heart warming read. Totally recommend this book.
Really enjoyed this book - so sad but happy at the same time, very uplifting and a lovely ending!