‘Becoming You’ is one of those novels that you don’t want to let go. Even though I knew what I wanted to happen to Airlie, I didn’t want it to finish. This book packs an emotional punch and I needed to sit and ponder what exactly I was feeling. Airlie and her friend Hannah travel from Australia to Ireland and meet married woman Olivia on the flight. They become friends and accept an invitation to stay with her and her husband in Galway. Airlie can’t put her finger on why she is so drawn to Olivia and becomes uncomfortable. Airlie’s story is of finding out who and what she is. It is about accepting herself. People have to be true to themselves and decide to be happy. Michelle Grubb has written a sexy and powerfully emotional tale that had me entranced. It was passionate and gut-wrenching at times but so uplifting and beautiful too. If you’re not in tears at some point I’d be surprised. A truly exceptional read.
I was given this ARC free by Netgalley and Bold Strokes books in return for an honest review.