Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

The Cactus
by Sarah Haywood
-Contemporary, Romance, England
The Cactus
by Sarah Haywood

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Published: May 2019
Publisher: Park Row
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, England
Paperback: 384
Rating: 4

First sentence(s):
I'm not a woman who bears grudges, broods over disagreements or questions other people's motives.

For Susan Green, messy emotions don't fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal for one, a job that suits her passion for logic, and an "interpersonal arrangement" that provides cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is realized. She is losing control.

Enter Rob, the dubious but well-meaning friend of her indolent brother. As Susan's due date draws near and her dismantled world falls further into a tailspin, Susan finds an unlikely ally in Rob. She might have a chance at finding real love and learning to love herself, if only she can figure out how to let go.

My two-bits:

Cute cover. This is one that grew on me. The character growth was so good that I came around to liking her in the end as she was very much of the prickly sort.


* Listened to audiobook version.

* part of Reese's Book Club 2019 (here)


  1. Haha! Fun that she grew on you after being so prickly.

  2. Sounds like a cute book and I absolutely adore the cover!

  3. Gotta love when characters and books just grow on you. So weird how that happens.


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