It Must be Love by Caroline Khoury @penguinrandom #ItMustBeLove #NewRelease #NetGAlley #BookReview

It Must Be Love: The new, heartwarming and gorgeously romantic love story to curl up with this winter by [Caroline Khoury]


Fourteen days together. Fifteen years apart.
Their love story isn’t over yet…

When Abbie met Oz they were young, idealistic students from different backgrounds, but their connection was unmistakable. Then Oz went home to Istanbul and life moved on.

Years later, Abbie and Oz meet again – a chance encounter that could change everything.

Despite leading very different lives, they find themselves drawn to each other once more. But they have commitments, jobs and families that take priority – and too much time has passed… Hasn’t it?

From London to Istanbul, Paris to Beirut, It Must Be Love is a heart-wrenching story that will leave you believing in the power of fate and destiny. Perfect for fans of Josie Silver and Sophie Cousens.


It Must Be Love


Abbie fell into the arms of Oz at a protest they were both at in London. It was an instant attraction for both of them, and they stayed together for a perfect day before Oz had to return to Turkey. But they made a deal, they would meet up again in ten years, if they were still free and see how they felt about each other. They both got on with lives until Abbie went calling on him when she was with a friend in Turkey, but things hadn’t stood still.

I must say that the pages certainly had a buzz when these two were together, no matter who else was around. But on each occasion that they came across each other, there was always an obstacle. Now obstacle in this instant is another way of saying, partner. I felt torn. I wanted these love birds to be together but felt guilty too. Each time they parted, fate had a way of bringing them back together time after time.

The setting is beautiful, making it even more romantic, but it isn’t just their love lives that are the problem. They each had other commitments that kept them apart. I enjoyed the chase in this story, they couldn’t stay apart or keep their hands off each other. But everything always seemed against them.

A great novel, It will make a perfect holiday read.

I would like to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book that I have reviewed honestly.


Caroline Khoury was born in Beirut to a Lebanese mother and Welsh father, and grew up in suburban London. She recently returned to the UK after more than a decade in Hong Kong, Japan and America. IT MUST BE LOVE is her debut novel.

It Must Be Love: The new, heartwarming and gorgeously romantic love story to curl up with this winter by [Caroline Khoury]

2 thoughts on “It Must be Love by Caroline Khoury @penguinrandom #ItMustBeLove #NewRelease #NetGAlley #BookReview

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.