This Bird Has Flown: A Novel by Susanna Hoffs

 This Bird Has Flown: A Novel by Susanna Hoffs

Title:  This Bird Has Flown: A Novel
Author: Susanna Hoffs
Publisher:  Little, Brown and Company
Genre:  Women's Fiction 
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  368
Date of US Publication:  4 April, 2023
My Rating:  5 Stars

My Thoughts 

Okay, I’ll admit that for the first 5%, I totally had Friday I’m in Love running in my head. 

Then I just really got into this story. 

This Bird Has Flown was delightful from start to finish. I loved Tom Hardy (Oxford professor Tom Hardy, that is, and, really now, what bookish classics-loving woman hasn’t fantasized about an Oxford professor, who just happens to teach the romantics 😍) I loved Jane, who was so vividly real. Susanna Hoffs has written a debut novel with warmth, humor (I cringe laughed out loud during a certain scene with Tom’s housekeeper), beauty, and, l imagine, love for these fictional characters (I’m absolutely including secondary characters as well)  who just jump off the page, so realistic and evolving are they. I utterly adored this novel. 

I am already looking forward to reading what Ms. Hoffs writes next.

I truly enjoyed my reading of this and definitely recommend.

Thank you to Little, Brown & Company and NetGalley for the DRC!


A delightfully funny and steamy debut novel about music, fate, redemption, and love from beloved songwriter and Bangles co-founder Susanna Hoffs that is "part British romcom, part Jane Eyre, and one hundred percent enjoyable" (Tom Perrotta).

Jane Start is thirty-three, broke, and recently single. Ten years prior, she had a hit song—written by world-famous superstar Jonesy—but Jane hasn’t had a breakout since. Now she's living out of four garbage bags at her parents’ house, reduced to performing to Karaoke tracks in Las Vegas. Rock bottom
But when her longtime manager Pippa sends Jane to London to regroup, she’s seated next to an intriguing stranger on the flight—the 
other Tom Hardy, an elegantly handsome Oxford professor of literature. Jane is instantly smitten by Tom, and soon, truly inspired. But it’s not Jane’s past alone that haunts her second chance at stardom, and at love. Is Tom all that he seems? And can Jane emerge from the shadow of Jonesy's earlier hit, and into the light of her own?
In turns deeply sexy, riotously funny, and utterly joyful, 
This Bird Has Flown explores love, passion, and the ghosts of our past, and offers a glimpse inside the music business that could only come from beloved songwriter Susanna Hoffs.

"In this sexy, page-turning treat, Susanna Hoffs writes as engagingly as she sings.” —Helen Fielding, author of the bestselling sensation Bridget Jones’s Diary

“A little bit romance, a little bit rock-and-roll—this isn’t just a book, it’s a love song.”―Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners

“Satisfied the part of me that loves a hot rock-and-roll romance as well as the part that loves a tender love story . . . such a fun read.” —Jasmine Guillory, 
New York Times bestselling author of Drunk on Love


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