Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Art of Forgiving by Anna Bloom (A Uni File Shortie for Christmas)

The Art of Forgiving -A Uni Files Short by Anna Bloom
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Source: Received from author for review :)
Goodreads:  Benjamin Chambers found the girl, won the girl, and then lost the girl all in two months. It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t that girl. The one that had already got away once.

Left to his own devices, wallowing in self-pity, drinking whiskey and killing ballads on his guitar Ben is looking forward to the worst Christmas in history. That is until an unexpected offer of help arrives.

Given the best Christmas gift he could ever wish for, the chance to spend one more day with the girl that got away. Ben knows he just has one day to convince Lilah that they are meant to be together, before he has to make some big decisions about his own future. Just one day to set right the mistakes that he has made, but will it be enough?

Ben may end up finding out that The Art of Forgiving isn't something you can teach, it is something that you have to earn.


Okay, so if you've read my blog lately you'll know that I am just enamored with this new series by Anna Bloom, the first book being The Art of Letting Go. The characters are funny, college students trying to find themselves in the world. The attend Uni and the two main characters, Lilah and Ben have happily found each other living in the same dorm. This story is written by a British author so things are different, the wording might be different, but if you love British humor, you will love this novel and the others that go along with it. The love story is fantastic and Ben is so swoony.  

Anyway, this is a review of The Art of Forgiveness. It takes place during The Art of Letting Go and is told from Ben's point of view. I can't get enough of Ben's point of view! I love the way he thinks. He is so in love with Lilah and I love how he thinks about her every minute, how to win her back. You have to have read The Art of Letting Go to understand this novella so make sure you do. And also there is a another novella The Saving of Ben Chambers that you need to read. Anyway, back to reviewing this one.

Ben has made a big mistake and try as he might, Lilah is not taking his explanation as the truth. Being the jealous woman I am, I wouldn't either, though I would not be able to stay silent. There would be screaming, lots of it. But Lilah gives him the silent treatment like no one I have ever seen for months. She's got some staying power. With the way she feels about Ben it's amazing she can do it. But this story shows how Ben is handling his separation from Lilah during Christmas. He's mopey and morose and it's Christmas. But Lilah's brother kidnaps him and they go to Lilah's flat that she shares with her brother to save Christmas. It's funny watching them as they descend into drunken debauchery and try to cook Christmas dinner and listen to Ben's self talk as he tries to figure out how he can get closer to Lilah.
It is a great story that will leave you smiling for the Christmas holidays!

About the Author
Anna Bloom

Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series she also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art.

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  1. I just downloaded these books the other day. I can't wait to read them!

  2. I love your enjoyment for this series. It really has peaked my interest. Hm.. I love something that leaves you smiling!


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