Girl Well Read
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A special thank you to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This book was a combination of One Day, and something by Liane Moriarty — really a fun read!
My criticism would be maybe with the genre? Is it me, or are the leading ladies in these types of books often a bit pathetic? From affairs, to accidental pregnancies, to self-sacrificial situations that boarder on martyrdom. Ugh... Too much of this stalls the story, and makes the female lead (and in this case, male lead as well) rather weak and at times unlikable. Speaking of unlikable, I really had a hard time with Gus. Why did he have to cheat on his lovely girlfriend with his dead brother's fiancée, Charlotte, who is incredibly frigid and appears to be out of his league?
What I did like was the premise of the book. Chance meetings, fated lovers, and the unwavering belief in romance. There were parts that were simply delightful and endearing, and I would definitely read more by this author and recommend this book for a fun summer read.