ARC REVIEW – Safety in Numbers by Sophie Penhaligon.

A big thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the advanced copy of this book to read for free in return for an honest review.

Safety In Numbers by Sophie Penhaligon, published on 3.1.22. Read the synopsis here.

Overall rating – 4 out of 5 stars.

From the description of this book on NetGalley I knew I was going to be in for a treat and I was completely right! Safety In Numbers was a great read and one that I will definitely be purchasing properly once it is is published!

Straight away I loved the layout of this story, the chapters were split between Milo and Seraphina (our two leading characters) which allowed the author to bounce backwards and forwards between the two and give us an insight into their thoughts and feelings.

My only minor disappointment with the two leading characters is that it took a while for us to learn things about them, they weren’t really developed until later in the book which meant that some things mentioned early in the story didn’t make sense until much later.

That being said, I LOVED reading these two characters, they really were interesting and brought the whole story to life!

The whole book itself was incredibly entertaining too, everything from the plot to the atmosphere just made Safety In Numbers into what it was.

The plot wasn’t too much different to other romance novels I have read, but the way the author incorporated women in science (BIG SHOUT OUT TO WOMEN IN SCIENCE!!!) and took the time to craft the science setting, it really gave this story a modern feel. It just had that something a little bit different.

I also couldn’t fault the writing, the author has worked and created this story that was so easy to read and get drawn into, it left me feeling warm and fuzzy inside, with a few happy tears streaming down my face at the ending! It was so perfectly done.

And, the way the author included details of Seraphina’s memory loss and her the subsequent difficulties she faces in life and how she overcomes them was done wonderfully. It was handled with real care and sensitivity.

I don’t think I could have enjoyed this book anymore than I did, Safety In Numbers was truly worth the read!

Happy reading bookworms! Until next time, Em xxx