This is another winner from Tammy Robinson. Set in New Zealand, with evocative descriptions of the sea and landscape, this is the story of first love – for Skye and Tai.
Skye still longs to see her father again, after he was lost a sea. She is rescued from the cliff top (where she is marking the sixth anniversary of his death) by the enigmatic Tai, who has taken refuge in the abandoned lighthouse.
Despite (or because) that he’s everything her mother would hate in a boy, Skye begins a friendship with Tai and we discover more about their respective childhoods, their hopes and dreams — and the beauty of the night sky.
Whilst the book contains the usual teen angst due to the ages of the protagonists, it has some great narrative and lots more besides (with some Maori cultural references too).
The Insignificance of You is thus a deeper tale yet an ultimately light-hearted and easy read.
MetLineReader rating 4* (Piccadilly)
About this book
“You’re thinking about kissing me,” he says perceptively.
“What?” I stammer, thrown. “No I’m not.”
“Are you sure about that?”
“Weird,” he says. “You had that look on your face.”
“The same one I feel when I look at you.”
After the death of her father when she was twelve years old, Skye Levene finds it easier to stick to her daily routine and keep her heart firmly closed against love. Without love, there is no possibility for hurt. At least so she thinks.
However, when she falls off the edge of a cliff and is saved by the mysterious Tai, routine goes out the window and suddenly she’s feeling things she never even knew were possible. Tai, fascinating, funny and sexy as hell, has his own burdens to bear, the reason why he’s camping out in the old abandoned lighthouse on the top of the cliff.
As snow falls and winter deepens, he introduces her to new experiences; card games, hot chocolate and the magic of stargazing. Most of all, he introduces her to love.
But when his past catches up with them, Skye is left wondering whether love is worth risking your heart for after all.
The Insignificance of You is published by Amazon Media EU and is available to purchase from Amazon.