Hello friends! Happy February!
I am so looking forward to this month for a few reasons:
- January is over!!
- Its the month of LOVE
- I get a super duper looooong weekend during the Valentines weekend which I am SO looking forward to
So to the book and my review – a few things first. I do not read these types of ‘chick-lit’ books and I have to be honest, the only reason I even read it was because it was $1.99 on my Kobo app haha. BUT, I have to say that I was so SURPRISED by how wonderful the book was and how much I loved reading it! So thank you Kobo for making this book so cheap which led me to finding out about this wonderful genre of books that I now love!!
If there’s one thing worse than being fired from the grottiest restaurant in town, it’s coming home early to find your boyfriend in bed with someone else.
Reeling from the indignity of a double dumping on the same day, Georgina snatches at the next job that she’s offered – barmaid in a newly opened pub, which just so happens to run by the boy she fell in love with at school: Lucas McCarthy. And whereas Georgina (voted Most Likely to Succeed in her school yearbook) has done nothing but dead-end jobs in the last twelve years, Lucas has not only grown into a broodingly handsome man, but also has turned into an actual grown-up with a business and a dog along the way.
Meeting Lucas again not only throws Georgina’s rackety present into sharp relief, but also brings a dark secret from her past bubbling to the surface. Only she knows the truth about what happened on the last day of school, and why she’s allowed it to chase her all these years…
WOW! I was really surprised by this book and my heart was so full by the end, I ACTUALLY cried a bit which is not normal for me!!
I do not usually read these types of books and to be honest I wasn’t really sure what I was going to think about it. But I was shocked by how much I enjoyed this!! My heart was on a roller coaster ride of love, sadness, tragedy, confusion, more love…. the list goes on.
Georgina – the main character: I really felt for her. She didn’t finish college, worked at a bar, had bad boyfriend after bad boyfriend, a poor relationship with her family, and of course, some background relationship trauma. BUT, that being sad, Georgina was strong and independent and a good friend. I respected her for those qualities
Lucas – the love interest: I LOVE HIM. Literally my favorite character in this entire book. I couldn’t get enough of him. Like seriously, dream boyfriend style stuff here. He is like the kind of boy who would stand on the mountain tops and confess his undying love for you, he is like the kind of boy who would wait a lifetime just to be with you….. he is THAT boy!
I won’t spend much time with the plot because really it is your typical love story. However, I reallllyy enjoyed the twist of how Lucas comes back into Georgina’s life. I was a little shook, not going to lie. It was an interesting turn of events that I was all for!
I liked how the characters actually grew quite a bit throughout the story. Not all of the characters were just flat and always the same. Georgina’s mother and Georgina’s sister really grew as people and I liked the relationship transformation between the family. It was heartwarming and felt real and like something many people could relate to. I also liked how there was some real life situations spoke about such as harassment, manipulation, and sexual assault. It was not so heavy that it was hard to read but it was emotional and created this connection with the characters and the story. It again, felt real, like something MANY women have experienced, especially in that age of high school and young adulthood!
The ending of the book was magical. It made me feel things I didn’t know I could feel. It was amazing, loving, sweet… so many words for it. I am SO HAPPY I got the ending I soooo wanted and needed. It really was the perfect ending for Georgina’s story.
It was a wonderful read. Really the only reason it didn’t get 5 stars was because I found the beginning to be a little slow and dragged on. However, once I got going I could not be stopped.