*I Can’t Tell You Why by Elaine Robertson North

So I should probably be sacked. I was convinced this was due to be posted on August 1st – where I have got that from I’ve no idea because it was due yesterday. My apologies to Rachel and Elaine about that. I’m lucky I caught my flight last week as I thought I was flying later than I was. My heads all over the place at the moment, so please bare with me.

ICTYW_CoverAnyway, what should have been yesterdays, today is my review of I Can’t Tell You Why? By Elaine Robertson North. Keep reading to see what I thought of this book.


Having an affair is inconceivable to Dani and yet she’s having one with Alex. He’s married, he’s an actor and she’s his agent.

Then Dani meets Sean, a paparazzi photographer with a formidable reputation. It’s a profession that makes him unpredictable at best. A dangerous trait when his motivation to expose becomes personal. 

Dani knows she’s made mistakes. She also knows she’s not the first person who wilfully hurt someone they love and is simply unable to explain why.



I really like the background colour of the book cover but other than that I’m not really sure about the cover. I’m a little on the fence as to whether I like it or not. As most of you know I really like bright colourful book covers.


I think we can all relate to this story in some way, even when you know something is wrong and you shouldn’t do it sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you make the wrong choice, and of course that has consequences. Reading about Dani’s past you can’t help but wonder why an earth she would get herself into a relationship with a married man but sometimes things can’t be helped.

Dani has a lot going on and with everything, something must come to an end but will it be her relationship with Alex or with Sean. Dani really has to dig deep to figure out what’s best for her.

The book is pretty fast paced just be aware of that and you should get through it just fine. Time seems to moved quicker than you might first think.


At first I didn’t really like the fact that Dani was seeing a married man, but the story as a whole made up for this and actually made it an enjoyable read. The only thing I can say I disliked is probably the cover.

I Cant Elaine Robertson NorthABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elaine spent 25 years working in marketing and communications in the media and entertainment industries. This included seven years marketing national newspapers and a variety of senior executive roles in TV, radio and film. I Can’t Tell You Why is her first novel.

Elaine lives in North London with her husband and their two sons. When she’s not writing, she can be found looking harassed on the school run, cheering on the side lines of her sons’ football matches or singing her heart out at her local branch of Popchoir.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this review. I’d love to know your thoughts if you’ve read this book.

* I was gifted this e-book in exchange for an honest review.

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