When Georgia is stood up on a first date with a man she has connected with via a dating site, never did she think that on the same night she would meet the man of her dreams. After getting her life back on track after a few years of some personal struggles, Luke comes into her life at the right time. Charismatic, charming, funny and attractive, Luke is everything that Georgia could want in a partner, and after everything she has gone through, Luke most importantly makes her feel safe.
But then there is Cadence, Luke’s ex girlfriend, and she does not want to let Luke go, which is also made worse by Luke still sharing a flat with her. At first Georgia can sympathise with Cadence. Knowing how wonderful Luke is, her heart goes out to Cadence, but when she starts to become a nuisance texting Luke all of the time trying to get him back, her patience starts to wear thin. Then Cadence steps it up a notch and her obsession becomes next level, leaving threatening notes for Georgia and stalking her which makes Georgia afraid for her life, and she now wonders how far Cadence is willing to go to get her out of Luke’s life!
There are a few characters in this one but I will just touch on the main ones. I really liked Georgia’s character. She has been through a lot in her past and you were rooting for her throughout. I also like how she was sensitive to Cadence at the start over her loss of Luke until Cadence started to make her fearful.
Luke, the perfect man is just who Georgia needs to move on from a painful past. I did have some reservations though, towards his treatment of Cadence but could also understand his frustrations with her when things started to get out of hand.
In saying that, I did feel sympathy towards Cadence and her struggle to let Luke go. Everyone handles breakup’s differently but you could just feel her pain and her desperate need to hang onto to Luke.
I loved the main setting of the book in Sydney Australia. I read a lot of books set in the UK and the US, but being an Aussie girl myself it is nice to read a book where you know of the places that an author refers too.
This is definitely a fast paced suspenseful book. The reader is thrown in straight away with two paragraphs that are so chilling you know that you are going to be taken on a wild ride. They set up the tone of the book perfectly. After reading them, I got goosebumps and I knew that I was going to love this book and I am happy to say I was not disappointed.
Nicola has mastered the “just give the reader a little bit” to keep you wanting more and in suspense right up until the end.
WOW, a perfect ending with a twist which is just how I love my books to be. About half way through I pretty much figured out how the story was going to go, but it did not ruin the story or the enjoyment of it for me and there was still some surprises that caught me off guard.
I loved Nicolas writing style and her ability to keep the reader hooked and enthralled throughout. One more chapter I kept telling myself but one chapter turned into another then another so that I was reading well into the night. It is an addictive read so be prepared for that. You won’t be able to put it down. I liked that it had just the right mixture of light-hearted moments to off set the darker side of the story.
This is the first book I have read from Nicola. She is a fantastic storyteller and I look forward to reading more books from her.
This book is fantastic and has it all. Love, betrayal, secrets, revenge, and a jaw dropping twist. These are the perfect ingredients to make a story in the suspense genre great. If you also love these things in a story, then this book is definitely for you.
Thank-you to NetGalley, Harper Collins Publishers Australia and Nicola Moriarty for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Ex in exchange for an honest review.
All opinions are my own and are not biased in any way.
When Georgia meets Luke, she falls in love. He’s considerate, he’s handsome and he makes her feel safe. Could he be the man of her dreams? Georgia has had a difficult few years, and meeting Luke seems perfect.
But Luke’s ex-girlfriend Cadence is not going to let him go quite that easily. She sends Luke text messages and then starts leaving notes on Georgia’s car. Luke says he’ll sort it out, but things get worse. Georgia ends up in trouble at work and decides to confront Cadence.
And what happens next?
You’ll need to read it for yourself. While some aspects of this story are predictable, others took me by surprise. If you enjoy well-crafted characters dealing with some difficult issues, if you enjoy love stories with a twist, you may also enjoy this. To write more about the story would spoil the read.
I enjoyed it and will be looking to read Ms Moriarty’s other novels.
Note: My thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins Publishers Australia for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes.
The Ex by Nicola Moriarty - wow! First of all how is this the first book by the author that I have read? I seriously need to fix that - this book was fantastic!! I had absolutely no idea where this was going and had me reeling in the final chapters. I read this book in an afternoon, very difficult to put down.
I am not going to say too much about the plot for this story - to do so would be to spoil it for anybody wanting to read it. All I will say is this - who can you trust? Georgia meets Luke and thinks that her bad run of men has finally ended. There is a catch though - he still lives with this ex who is struggling to let go. For any more than that you will have to read the book! I can't recommend this book more.
Thanks to Netgalley and Harper Collins Australia for my advanced copy of this book to read. All opinions are my own and are in no way biased.
Life is great after Georgia finds her perfect match in a bar, just after she’s been stood up on a tinder date. There’s only one catch with this relationship, his ex is still in the picture and it seems she’s not happy he’s found someone else.
I really enjoyed this book, I suspected the direction of the novel early on but there were enough surprises to keep the pages turning fast. I thought the storyline was quite realistic and scary to see the level of manipulation that can happen. Highly recommended and had my heart thumping in a few places.
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for a copy to read