Learning to love yourself

The Ground Beneath Our Feet


You know you’ve connected with a book when you’re in tears, messaging the author with all the praise in the world … The Ground Beneath our Feet by Leslie McAdam is that book for me. The story of Jessica and Mikey is so much more than a curvy woman and a fit man, of a lawyer and a veterinarian… this story will make you confront some harsh truths about the way society views women and in particular, what a “perfect” woman should look like. The inner voices and self criticism Jessica has is something that I really identified with – which was actually a very emotional and cleansing experience for me. I love a book that pushes me emotionally and this is one that definitely did that.

I don’t wish to spoil the plot line and key themes too much because they are something that are best experiences first hand by reading the book (and I could never do them the kind of justice Leslie does anyway). So instead I’ll tell you that this is a book that might make you feel uncomfortable, this is a book that will either resonate with you or will feel so far removed for your life experiences that you just won’t “get it”… and know that anything you feel is fine. That’s the point – one which both Jessica and Mikey have to come to terms with – until you learn to love yourself, to own your past, to own your body, to own the person you are right now… you can’t possibly be ready to let anyone else in.

(And on a totally different and “fun” tangent….as I’ve just read all four books in the Giving You series I LOVED LOVED LOVED Jessica meeting all the women from the previous books – Amelia, Marie and Lucy – and the friendship she formed with them… it was PERFECTION!!!! And I’m such a fan of authors who are able to link their books like this so we can get little updates on previous couples as well as have them connect authentically with the current storyline).

I implore you to go and read this book, to fall in love with Jessica and Mikey… and I hope, fall in love with yourself a but more too along the way.

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