Annie is settling into life with her baby daughter when she discovers she can’t trust her partner, Luke. And anyways, Annie is not so sure she wants to settle anymore – she used to be a colourful character who worked in fashion photography and partied with the in-crowd, embracing her large nose by calling herself Barb after her idol, Barbra Streisand. Maybe she’ll have a chance at a more glamorous lifestyle again when she lands a job taking photos of prestige property listings.
Annie is a relatable protagonist trying to come to terms with the gap between her past life and her not-so-picture-perfect present. There’s plenty of humour, some romance and a raft of characters. However while the writing style is good, the storyline did get lost and unfocused in parts, leaving me with more than a feeling that this had the potential to be so much better.
More Than a Feeling, by Cate Woods, is about a woman needing a fresh start at life.
The synopsis says: "Life isn't turning out quite how Annie expected. In her twenties, she had a dream job, an amazing social life and bags of confidence. Now, she's living with her boyfriend Luke and is a stay-at-home mum to their baby daughter. The promising career has petered out, and along with it, her confidence and creativity.
And then Luke does the unforgivable. Annie will need the help of her group of loyal friends more than ever. Is old Annie gone forever, or could this finally be the chance to find herself once more?" More Than a Feeling is out in October 2018.