Before I Saw You Pdf Summary Reviews By Emily Houghton

Before I Saw You Pdf Book is a Contemporary Romance novel By Emily Houghton which is a story of how two patients fall in love as they recover from traumatic injuries in the same hospital ward…all without seeing each other.

Before I Saw You Summary

Alice Gunnersley and Alfie Mack sleep just a few feet apart from one another. They talk for hours every day. And they’ve never seen each other face-to-face.

After being in terrible accidents, the two now share the same ward as long-term residents of St. Francis’s Hospital. Although they don’t get off to the best start, the close quarters (and Alfie’s persistence to befriend everyone he meets) brings them closer together. Pretty soon no one can make Alice laugh as hard as Alfie does, and Alfie feels like he’s finally found a true confidante in Alice. Between their late night talks and inside jokes, something more than friendship begins to slowly blossom between them.

But as their conditions improve and the end of their stay draws closer, Alfie and Alice are forced to decide whether it’s worth continuing a relationship with someone who’s seen all of the worst parts of you, but never seen your actual face.

A tender novel of healing and hope, Before I Saw You reminds us that connections can be found even in the most unexpected of places—and that love is almost always blind.

Before I Saw You Book Reviews

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About Emily Houghton Author of Before I Saw Pdf Book

Emily Houghton
Emily Houghton

Emily Houghton Author of Before I saw you Pdf is an ex digital specialist and full-time creative writer. She originally comes from Essex but has been living in London for the past 8 years. Emily is a trained yoga and spin teacher, completely obsessed with dogs and has dreamt of being an author ever since she could hold a pen..

Houghton’s debut novel, BEFORE I SAW YOU, is a commercial love story and will be published by Transworld in the UK in January 2021 and by Simon & Schuster in the US. Her latest book Last Time We Met is released in the UK this summer (2022). Translation rights have also sold in Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Israel and Poland.

Before I Saw You pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information

Before I Saw You Pdf
Before I Saw You Pdf
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Gallery Books; First Edition (May 4, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1982149507
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1982149505
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.31 x 1.3 x 8.25 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #542,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #180 in Medical Romance (Books)
  • #6,225 in Women’s Friendship Fiction
  • #19,920 in Contemporary Women Fiction
  • Customer Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars    743 ratings

Before I Saw you Book Reviews (Amazon.com)

Beckyrae99 (Becky Wise)

4.0 out of 5 stars simply beautiful
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2021

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Before I Saw You is simply beautiful. I really enjoyed reading this one. This is all about falling in love when you do not expect it. Alice is stronger then she thinks and has had a tough go of things. From the unsure of how her scaring will turn out to nearly giving up you will see a lot of transformation from this girl behind the curtain. Then there is Alfie who is learning how to get around again mine a leg. He has survivor guilt and really tries to be the uplifting support for the rehabilitation floor. I loved the meeting behind curtain Alice and Alfie have. They build this beautiful connection as they share a wall and never seeing each other with the curtains between them. Alfie lifts Alice up so much during her recovery and it is a beautiful thing. There is such a wonderful connection and slow build that goes on in this one. I could not get enough of Alice and Alfie.

ladreader1

4.0 out of 5 stars 41/2 stars
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2021

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This book just flowed and was so easy to get wrapped up in. A good read. Loved the ending when Alfie asked her what took her so long to come to him.

Steph Warren

4.0 out of 5 stars A self-discovery and self-recovery story, with hints of romance on the side
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2021

*I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*

This is technically a romance, but is really more of a self-discovery and self-recovery story, with just hints of romance on the side.

Alfie and Alice, the two main characters whose viewpoints we follow, have very different personalities but both are struggling with recovery from some very serious physical injuries which have resulted in even more serious emotional and mental scars. Alfie has lost a leg in a car accident, but is haunted more by what else he lost at the same time, and Alice has severe facial burns and has lost all confidence in being seen or heard or valued in any way at all.

The ‘unseen love’ tag line makes it clear that the two are destined for some form of HEA, but I’m not really sure I felt much in the way of romantic chemistry – it felt like more of an intense friendship and protective bond that was forming between them. Still, I really liked that the author didn’t fall into the easy trope of love ‘fixing’ them or their problems. Instead, she makes it clear that the issues Alice and Alfie face – trauma recovery, loneliness, depression, self-doubt, people-pleasing – are all long-term issues that they need to keep working on and struggling with for the foreseeable future. The only difference is, having someone there to hold your hand.

I enjoyed reading this story and the characters in it, but I never quite felt like I fully engaged emotionally in the way I would like to. It is a brilliant concept for a story and well-written, and while not an ‘easy’ read in terms of content, it was a quick and smooth read with some sensitive insight into trauma and the path to recovery. Review by Steph Warren of Bookshine and Readbows blog.

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