Book Review and Blog Tour: Merry Go Round by Sarah Toll

Posted August 6, 2021 by WendyW in Blog Tour, Bloglinks, Book Review / 9 Comments

Merry Go Round
Merry Go Round
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by Sarah Toll
Publication Date November 11, 2020
Published by Wrate's Publishing
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Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Romance, Women
Pages: 298
Format: ARC

Lily Montrose has endured a white-knuckle ride during her on-off affair with Nathaniel Deighton. She is sitting alone in a coffee shop when a brief but devastating call brings the whole thing to a crashing halt.
Fleeing her job and flat in London, she retreats to a farmstead on the shores of the north Devon coast to repair her broken spirit and regain her sense of self. Here she finds an unlikely soulmate in Adam, a somewhat homespun but handsome local with unexpected qualities.

As the months pass by, Lily begins to put her troubled past behind her and – despite harbouring the most intimate of secrets – her relationship with Adam deepens. But when Nat suddenly resurfaces, the malevolent merry go round begins to revolve once again, revealing the ugly truths that lie deep within Lily and unleashing a chain of events that will threaten not only her sanity, but everything she holds dear . . .

My Review:

Four and a Half Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭒

Merry Go Round by Sarah Toll is a testament to the extreme damage a dysfunctional relationship can cause a person. This book examines the difficulty of breaking free from controlling people, no matter how much you know it’s bad for you.  I’ve always wondered what goes on inside the head of someone who is being abused, and knows she’s being abused, but continues to take it, and this book gives me this insight.  

Lily Montrose has finally ended her dysfunctional and abusive relationship with her boyfriend Nathaniel Deighton (Nat) after learning about his marriage.   In order to escape the dysfunction of their relationship, she moves to a farmstead on the North Devon coast. There she meets Adam, a nice wholesome man who she is drawn to, and he is also interested in her. They find friendship and the beginnings of love together. But, when Nat contacts her again, can she keep away from his controlling nature and enjoy the burgeoning love she feels for Adam. 

The author wrote this in first person, and we listen to Lily and hear her fears and thoughts as she attempts to remove herself from this abusive relationship with Nat. Her thoughts are chaotic and seemingly unreasonable most of the time, but it’s also realistic and terrifying how controlled she is by this past relationship.  I recommend this book.  I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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