Book Review: MEET ME IN BOMBAY (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) by @jennyashcroftauthor
Genre: Historical Romance
At a New Year’s Eve party in 1913, Maddy’s entire life changes as soon as she locks eyes with the dashing Luke Deveraux. “It was a space of moments. But nothing was ever the same again, after that.”
Set in Bombay, India, the story was immediately atmospheric and immersive. Once Maddy meets Luke, she’s swept up in a whirlwind love affair that unfortunately coincides with the start of World War I and Luke is forced to leave just as their relationship is heating up. He’s promised to return to her, but after being injured and losing his memory during a horrific battle, will he be able to fulfill his promise?
While Maddy and Luke were busy falling in love, I was equally enthralled with their developing relationship and the gorgeous Bombay setting. The love and grief portrayed in the story was palpable, and my heart ached for Maddy as time marched on without her knowing where Luke was, or if he’d ever return. The story developed in ways both expected and surprising and even had a suspenseful element sprinkled throughout. Meet Me in Bombay was a fabulously sweet and romantic escape from reality, and even after it ended, I was left wanting to know more about the characters.
Location: Bombay, India
I received an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.