Paper Swans

Paper Swans❰Epub❯ ➚ Paper Swans Author Jessica Thompson – Bluevapours.co.uk Ben Lawrence seems to have it all the hot job, the flashy car, the luxurious apartment But one tragic day in his past mars his futureSince the events of that day he hasn t truly got close to anyoneHe Ben Lawrence seems to have it all the hot job, the flashy car, the luxurious apartment But one tragic day in his past mars his futureSince the events of that day he hasn t truly got close to anyoneHe made a promise that love was the price he would pay for his mistakesWhen Effy Jones a bright, ambitious charity founder walks into the PR firm where Ben works, neither realise that their lives are about to be turned upside downPaper Swans tells of how love can conquer all, and how when everything is broken one person can help to put the pieces together.

Jessica Thompson is an author living in LondonBorn in Yorkshire in the late eighties, she then lived in France and Kent, before moving to the big city she loves so muchHer very first novel , written in her early teens, is so old it was stored on a floppy disc She spent most of her childhood reading her latest poems and stories to her long suffering but inspirational parents, who encouraged her to continue sharpening her skills as a writerThis passion for writing continued and flourished, and she eventually trained to become a reporter with the National Council for the Training of Journalists She was a reporter for two major newspaper groups for six years, before working in charity communications and digital marketing while writing novelsJessica loves singing, running, eating out and spending time with friends She is currently studying with the Open UniversityJessica s debut novel This is a Love Story was published by Coronet, Hodder and Stoughton, in February Her second novel Three Little Words was published on August Jessica s third book will be published during the summer of , and her fourth in .

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  • Paperback
  • 441 pages
  • Paper Swans
  • Jessica Thompson
  • English
  • 08 June 2019

10 thoughts on “Paper Swans

  1. Rikke says:

    I really can t help it I love romance novels I love mushy love stories about meaningless forevers whispered in the dark, I love the idea of soulmates and coincidental meetings, endless night spent wondering what would have happened if he hadn t said hi, or she hadn t been late for work I am a hopeless romantic, and my heart is easily touched by these stories of soulmates and happy endings.But even with my preference for sugary clich s and people who were meant to be, Paper Swans was simpl I really can t help it I love romance novels I love mushy love stories about meaningless forevers whispered in the dark, I love the idea of soulmates and coincidental meetings, endless night spent wondering what would have happened if he hadn t said hi, or she hadn t been late for work I am a hopeless romantic, and my heart is easily touched by these stories of soulmates and happy endings.But even with my preference for sugary clich s and people who were meant to be, Paper Swans was simply too much It really is bad So, so, so bad.Even the premise of the story is hollow A rich playboy with a tortured past and an ambitious girl who sees right through him a jealous and complicated ex boyfriend a secret that is kept too long an emotional scene in an airport.While it wouldn t result in a five star review, I could have lived with all of the above I would have sighed, at once irritably and content, with the well known formula of the story.But, oh, the writing style The writing style only makes bad worse The character s speaks like ancient creatures from one of Maeve Binchy s novels, despite them being 28 years old and supposedly trendy The symbolism of the swans paper and real is stupidly obvious, and worst of all, the main character s inner examinations of their feelings are so wretchedly corny.What a disaster

  2. Sara says:

    I had high hopes for this book But it was boring Clich , predictable, and dramatic The characters didn t stir anything within me Ben was supposed to be handsome, richyada yadabut I didn t feel anything of the sort He seemedlike a cute idiot, who blushed all the time Effy was not the heroine I hoped for, too The book featured a lot of cliched elements, like a jealous ex boyfriend, a cool best friend, a smart but beautiful heroinebut of course she had no clue about how gorgeous I had high hopes for this book But it was boring Clich , predictable, and dramatic The characters didn t stir anything within me Ben was supposed to be handsome, richyada yadabut I didn t feel anything of the sort He seemedlike a cute idiot, who blushed all the time Effy was not the heroine I hoped for, too The book featured a lot of cliched elements, like a jealous ex boyfriend, a cool best friend, a smart but beautiful heroinebut of course she had no clue about how gorgeous she was , and a handsome, rich man with a tragic past But in this book it was all too much I did like the mental illness concept, but it could have been executed in a way better and refined way All in all, WHAT WAS THAT

  3. Rea Cobb says:

    I absolutely loved This is a Love Story and Three Little Words by Jessica Thompson so I have been eagerly awaiting her next release, so when I finally set my eyes on the gorgeous cover for Paper Swans I just couldn t wait to get wrapped up in this authors literary world again.Ben is the definition of success, he has it all the high flying job, the bulging bank account, the cool apartment and the gorgeous looks to go with it but his package isn t complete as underneath all that he is hiding a tra I absolutely loved This is a Love Story and Three Little Words by Jessica Thompson so I have been eagerly awaiting her next release, so when I finally set my eyes on the gorgeous cover for Paper Swans I just couldn t wait to get wrapped up in this authors literary world again.Ben is the definition of success, he has it all the high flying job, the bulging bank account, the cool apartment and the gorgeous looks to go with it but his package isn t complete as underneath all that he is hiding a tragic event from his past that he just cannot lay to rest.Effy has very strong values and is a very ambitious woman who is the founder of a new charity to help the families is Uganda Effy and Ben are poles apart and yet when their paths cross when Ben is put forward to help with the fundraising for Effy s charity the two soon find an attraction between them but like with many relationships it is never plain sailing and will this couples relationship be able to ride the storm or will it just sink Once again this wonderful author has brought us yet another fabulous read The author has created such full bodied characters that seem so life like, they are both completely different characters but they both seem to be workaholics and they have their flaws I loved Effy as it was nice to have such a determined and ambitious female lead Ben is a great character who I couldn t help but swoon over I loved how he comes across as this picture perfect hot blooded male that any woman would fall for and yet underneath he is a very broken man It was great how the author managed to keep us in suspense throughout a lot of the book as to what the actual event was that had occurred earlier in Bens life and we were giving parts of the event in dribs and drabs so our attention was held all the way through the book waiting to find out the whole picture of the event.The reason why I loved this book so much was because of the main topic of the storyline which was about mental health I could really relate to this topic which is another reason why I think I enjoyed the book so much especially because the author has shown that someone with mental health can easily hide their problems so nobody has any idea that anything is wrong but it also shows how important it is not to bottle it all up but to talk about it The author writes about this delicate subject beautifully and with such knowledge and skill.I often find that the title of the book has little relevance to the storyline but I love that little paper swans do actually feature in the book This really was a lovely moving read that flowed at a slow pace and I enjoyed every minute of it, I cannot wait for another book by this author she is fast becoming one of my favourite authors

  4. Zarina says:

    Jones is an ambitious young woman Formerly she worked in the fashion industry, but recently she made her dream come true by setting up a charity to help the victims, children especially, of a major oil disaster in Africa Her boyfriend finds it difficult to accept that Effy s priorities have shifted away from fashion and him and their relationship is on the edge of falling apart.Ben Lawrence is a hotshot at a PR company He s young, rich and very amb Jones is an ambitious young woman Formerly she worked in the fashion industry, but recently she made her dream come true by setting up a charity to help the victims, children especially, of a major oil disaster in Africa Her boyfriend finds it difficult to accept that Effy s priorities have shifted away from fashion and him and their relationship is on the edge of falling apart.Ben Lawrence is a hotshot at a PR company He s young, rich and very ambitious He lives for his work and with a pay check to match he seems to have it all But a traumatising event from his adolescence follows him wherever he goes and because of that he struggles to connect with people onthan just a superficial level When his company chooses to sponsor Effy s charity and he is assigned to be her contact person, it seems this might finally change.Paper Swans has one of the most eye catching covers I ve seen all year the cheerful bright yellow really pops, making is not only stand out amongst a wealth of other books on my shelves but it also made me want to read the novel as soon as I got my hands on it Props to the designer The story itself focuses in alternating chapters on Ben and Effy, first separately and later on at the same time as they start to get closer and their arcs intertwine It was a very predictable set up of boy meets girl and their inevitable romantic entanglement, but this wasabout the how than the when and while the ending was perhaps obvious from the first few chapters, the road to get there was a difficult one and very emotional for the characters as well as the reader.While I instantly loved Effy and her mission of doing good in the world, I found itdifficult to sympathise with Ben All throughout the novel a horrible event from his past is alluded to which has shaped him as an emotionally distant adult who gets through life by keeping everyone at bay and drowning his sorrows in drink The fact that despite the years of therapy and support from family he still focuses single mindedly on how terrible his life is, made him come across as a weak and rather unsympathetic character.While Ben s story of coming to terms with his past was dragged out and repetitive for the better part of the novel, I did came to like and understand him towards the end However, it was the strong willed and inspirational Effy who was the real star of this novel and rather than giving the two main characters almost equal amounts of page time, for me it would ve worked better if the story had been told solely from her point of view 2.5 stars

  5. Nathalie says:

    A bit different way of reading this for me I listened to the audio book Really enjoyed the story and I adored the characters I always do enjoy books by this author.

  6. Dominika says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I was so excited for this one and ended up disappointed I m so so sorry but this was just BAD It made me CRINGE so hard Ultimate clich Corny Predictable I do enjoy love stories even if they are clich bc most of them are but this one was simply too much.The story itself reminded me so much of a classic fanfic Rich, handsome playboy with tragic past who s afraid to love again Beautiful and smart girl who makes him see things differently plus she has a complicated boyfriend Overly dram I was so excited for this one and ended up disappointed I m so so sorry but this was just BAD It made me CRINGE so hard Ultimate clich Corny Predictable I do enjoy love stories even if they are clich bc most of them are but this one was simply too much.The story itself reminded me so much of a classic fanfic Rich, handsome playboy with tragic past who s afraid to love again Beautiful and smart girl who makes him see things differently plus she has a complicated boyfriend Overly dramatic The way the characters overthink and act He never loved anyone since the tragic accident and suddenly there is this girl he barely knows something about maybe except the fact that she s so sexy but classy realizes he s in love with her She thinks he s a prick but now, out of blue, she falls for him There was just ZERO BUILD UP If there is someone like Ben affected by a traumatic past, it just can t be this easy Would havereal if he realized he loves her and finally admits his feelings at the end for example Classic airport scene Love hate love pattern She calls him, his sister picks up, she thinks he has a girlfriend already.I appreciate mental illness concept in books, but this one was so silly you almost can t take it seriously I read so many books on mental illness and depression and the fact that he wanted to jump off a bridge again no build up, I know towards the end of a book he was depressed and all, but this is not how it works, poorly described and his thoughts i just and she comes to save him oh god Poor Ben gave up his job for the woman he loves and now he wants to kill himself because he can t take it any I find it funny how the word cringe was used multiple times in this book while the book is a cringe itself But okay, let s ignore the story What makes this book really that bad is the writing style I m sorry, no hate to the author, but I don t recommend it Just my opinion Also sorry for my english, it s not my native

  7. Zoe says:

    This was a slow burner for me a book I didn t think I d be particularly bothered about, but I m so glad I gave it a chance Halfway in and I was gripped by this moving story Ben, a successful flashy businessman has it all The job, the car, the women in abundance. But there is a tragedy hidden in his past and the memories of that terrible day haunt him They prevent him from falling in love and instead he lives a life of materialism Until he meets Effy Jones, a bright ambitious and inspirin This was a slow burner for me a book I didn t think I d be particularly bothered about, but I m so glad I gave it a chance Halfway in and I was gripped by this moving story Ben, a successful flashy businessman has it all The job, the car, the women in abundance. But there is a tragedy hidden in his past and the memories of that terrible day haunt him They prevent him from falling in love and instead he lives a life of materialism Until he meets Effy Jones, a bright ambitious and inspiring charity founder and both of their lives are turned upside down I feel that this book was wonderfully researched in terms of Mental Health and I found this whole story very touching

  8. Misty Boyd says:

    I got this book free on audible, I thought it was the book I needed to read for my book club, sadly it was not, but I decided to read it anyway This book was long, and the same 2 problems occurred throughout the story, the main male character had mental issues to say the least, self loathing through the entire book, and the main female character wasself righteous The whole I love you, I hate you, and inner turmoil was confusing and irritating I don t like giving bad reviews but couldn I got this book free on audible, I thought it was the book I needed to read for my book club, sadly it was not, but I decided to read it anyway This book was long, and the same 2 problems occurred throughout the story, the main male character had mental issues to say the least, self loathing through the entire book, and the main female character wasself righteous The whole I love you, I hate you, and inner turmoil was confusing and irritating I don t like giving bad reviews but couldn t hold my tongue on this one, I couldn t wait for the book to be over

  9. Naz says:

    I liked the many characters and the role they played in making the end happen I did find the beginning half a bit tedious but the end made it worth it There are some fantastic sentences that J Thompson uses that I read over and over because I loved them so much However, this wasn t consistent across the book There were times when I rolled my eyes at the main female character As an easy read, I did enjoy this overall.

  10. Samantha says:

    I normally read crime novels so this was quite different for me I actually liked it though, the story was good, the premise of the book was good and it was entertaining enough.

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