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Ten Years

Pernille Hughes brings an enemies to lovers story of two people who must navigate their shared loss and grief together.

Ten Years by Pernille Hughes

Charlie and Becca hate each other. They bicker constantly. Their only shared connection is Ally. So when Ally dies, both are shattered. After Ally's funeral, they assume they'll never have to see one another again. But Ally left behind a bucket list of experiences she wanted them to complete annually for her and scatter some of her ashes at each location. Over those years, we see the ups and downs of both Charlie and Becca's lives, how they process their grief, and the slow thawing of their feelings toward one another as they are forced to spend time together.

The concept and plot are interesting; this is part dramedy, part enemies-to-lovers rom-com. Well-written and easy to read, its slow-burn romance takes several twists and turns over the course of a decade. Told in dual POV, the story sensitively deals with loss and grief and the different ways people cope with it. There are some funny moments in it to lighten things up. If you are looking for a bittersweet enemies-to-lovers story, this one is for you! Thank you to NetGalley, and Harper Collins, UK, One More Chapter, for gifting me this ARC. All opinions are my own.

My steep was iced Persimmon Moon by Club Magic Hour. It is a blend of butterfly pea flower and white teas with apple, mango, black currant, and persimmon. Butterfly Pea Teas is fun because it brews a blue color but turns violet when lemon juice is added!

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