Sometimes you just know that you are going to really enjoy reading a particular book. So much so that I put it to one side and went back to read the start of Maya and James’ story – The Note. This sequel picks up straight after where the previous book stopped. Now a couple and living together in Maya’s Victorian maisonette life has been pretty hectic for the dynamic duo.
Maya has retrained as a pastry chef and James is now a freelance photographer. His portfolio is growing by the day and he is THE in demand wedding photographer. Maya has been dreaming of backpacking round the world for some time so when James is booked to be photographer at his old boss’s celebrity wedding in India it seems like to perfect way to kick off their travels.
All of the old favourites from the first book are here again. Best friend Nena is now happily married to Tom but struggling to come to terms with motherhood and what she perceives to be a lack of a bond between herself and baby Eva. Lack of sleep and feelings of inadequacy are starting to break up the strong bonds that she felt with Tom and his son Arlo.
Not long into the trip Maya begins to realise that she doesn’t really want to travel. She wants a baby, her own baby. And she knows that James really doesn’t. A series of adventures follow that are all punctuated by Maya treading on eggshells and not talking to James about what she really wants.
If you enjoyed The Note – and a lot of people did. It was Amazon Prime’s most read book of 2018 – then there really isn’t any choice. You need Maya Elizabeth Gloria Flowers and Train Man in your life!
Supplied by Net Galley and Aria in exchange for an honest review.
UK Publication Date: Aug 1 2019
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.