Kalopsia was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Author: Lucinda Lamont
Publication date: 31st August 2018
Rating: 3 STARS
Kalopsia – (n.) The delusion of things being more beautiful than they really are.
They say you never know what goes on behind closed doors, but do you really know what goes on outside your front door either?
Kate is a twenty-something, successful woman. Funny, attractive and independent, she seemingly has everything going for her. But when it comes to love, Kate wouldn’t know a good idea if she stopped at a zebra crossing and watched it pass by in front of her.
Suffering at the hands of her mentally abusive partner, she doesn’t quite have the gumption to leave. That is, until Greg shows an interest.
With Greg by her side and offering her everything she has ever wanted, Kate thinks she has finally met her prince. But will temporary feelings have permanent consequences?
Going into this story I thought it was going to be a really hard hitting story discussing abuse and that’s not what I got.
For the first little bit of the book we do follow an abusive relationship but ended very quickly and are just following the main character falling in love again. Very quickly I might add.
I’m not a huge fan of the main character at all. Although I sympathize that she has been through a very emotionally abusive relationship with her partner.
Kate is a very annoying main character and some things she ended up saying and thinking in this novel were things I did not agree with at all.
Although I have had some negative thoughts on this story I did enjoy reading it. It was very fast paced and a very quick read.
About the author
Lucinda is 31 years old in lives in Hampshire. Born in Aberdeenshire, she spent the early years of her life in a small fishing town before relocating with her mother to the South Coast.
She is the middle child and only girl with four brothers.
Lucinda began her higher education in studying Performing Arts and then began a degree in Law (but dropped out). She is a qualified hairdresser but the arts always drew her back in and she took up an interest in writing which she now plans to continue to make a career out of.
Mother of one, a baby boy, she works part time for a Business publication and spends her spare time soaking up the Hampshire countryside and plotting her next stories.
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