Nothing Comes Close

Nothing Comes Close

by Tolulope Popoola

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ISBN-13: 9780957186606
Publisher: Accomplish Press Ltd
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.63(d)

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Nothing Comes Close 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Nothing Comes Close is the debut novel by author author Tolulope Popoola, who weaves an intriguing romantic suspense tale about love, life, friendships and relationships. Set in London and written in an alternating first person narrative, the reader follows the story of Lola and Wole, who meet at a party and embark on a whirlwind romance, only to have Wole's dark past catch up with him, causing their budding relationship to have numerous obstacles that stands in their way of love and happiness. Can Lola and Wole's love overcome the obstacles, or will their relationship come to an untimely end? I really enjoyed this story which is written in an African style that reflects the author's heritage. I was fascinated with the storyline as it is different from what I am used to reading. With a three-dimensional cast of characters; witty dialogue and interactions; and a storyline that mixes romance with a mystery that provides a lot of intriguing drama, suspense, twists and turns; Nothing Comes Close engages the reader to follow along as the tumultuous relationship of Lola and Wole unfolds. Interwoven throughout the story are normal life issues that Lola and her four girlfriends are dealing with, they are normal career and personal issues that are believable and easy for the reader to relate to. What captivated my interest the most was Wole's story, his complicated and dark past full of secrets is riveting and keeps you guessing as it comes to light, but deep down you know that he has a good heart and you can't help but feel for him. I loved how the author delves into the complications of life challenges that arise in love relationships, that is the crux of the dilemma that Lola and Wole face, and it makes this a classic love story with a twist of mystery and suspense thrown in the mix. Nothing Comes Close is an enjoyable romantic suspense novel that will keep the reader entertained!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An entertaining and intriguing read. Made me laugh and cry. Set in London and Nigeria; this novel is the story of Lola and Wole, the protagonists in the novel, their friends and the romance between them. Lola and Wole met at a friend's birthday party. They are immediately attracted to each other. But Wole's cool and handsome exterior hides some unpleasant and shocking secrets that threaten to ruin their relationship. Their romance seems a little whirlwind-like and Popoola has them having their first lovers’ fight before the status of their relationship has been firmly established.  “Nothing Comes Close” tells a story of sisterhood and brotherhood that would not survive the pricking needles of DNA tests but would loom large when viewed through the microscope of love and friendship. It shows how love and friendship births families. Mark, Kene, Eloka and Wole on one hand; Funmi, Temmy, Titi, Maureen and Lola on the other hand. In Wole’s own words, “They’re still my family…my white mother and father…their son is my brother. Mark.”  Nothing Comes Close is a novel that will break your heart with the death of Maureen who was the boisterous of the five friends and very full of life. It will ease your face into a smile with the silliness of the girl dramas, the boyfriend sagas and the petty fights. When your gaze has travelled the length and breadth of its last page, you will be wishing Lola and Wole a happy married life in advance.