Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis-Graves

When offered this book I was sorta scared to read it. I mean how in the world do you top one of this author’s other books? On the Island Or why would you want too? That sucker was perfection. But jump up and down and squeeing happened and I did decide to read it.

Meet Annika. She is shy, awkward and doesn’t do well around other people. There is something special about Annika in the fact that you can’t help but love her.
She might not hit those social graces just right but who cares anyways?

 

In college Annika tries to come out of her shell and meet some people and she just happens to meet Jonathan at a chess match. Jonathan accepts Annika as who she is and knows that just being around her is good for anyone’s soul. (See how sweet I sounded there?)

 

Then the romancey book thing happens and something super bad happens to tear them apart. Why do all romance books have to have that angsty big reveal anyways? I think a book like this one just didn’t need it. But what the heck do I know? I don’t sell millions of books. I just gripe and whine about them.
Anyways…like I was saying…That stuff happens and I still liked their story.

I LOVED both these characters. I rarely do that. Even in real life.

It is a sweet little story. I think if that ending hadn’t irritated me with throwing in even more angst I would have rated it higher.
But well..when you wake up like this in the mornings what more is expected of you?

 

3.5 stars

Booksource: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for review. Thank you!

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