I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Me Before You #2
Published by Penguin Books on September 29th, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Family, Love & Romance
How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?
Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started.
Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding—the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future. . . .
For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await.
There’s this version in my head where the actions from the previous book Me Before You is irrelevant. Readers who have read the book know exactly what I’m talking about, that moment in the end where things could have ended differently. Way differently. And then I realized there was going to be a sequel. How would life go on after everything that happened? How would each and every one of the characters move on? I couldn’t fully comprehend the need for a sequel, but my friend pushed me to read it, so I ended up requesting it on NetGalley.
I knew from the moment I read the first paragraph I wouldn’t stick to reading it for too long. This one would be read quickly and devoured. Hoping that I would be released from the clutches of emotional turmoil Me Before You entailed. I was wrong of course. Jojo just knows how to stick her hands into your heart and wrench it. There’s one part where I couldn’t bare to read that I literally left my iPad on the table for twenty-four hours because I had to come to grips with what just happened or what was said. It brought up all the emotions that I felt for the characters and I couldn’t help but cry. Yep, I knew I wouldn’t last long. Moyes delivers a story that will have you nodding your head along and making sure you’ll be the cheerleader the characters need. I love her writing. I will forever cherish this book only because I remember feeling all the feels for one particular character. I have to remind myself that Will isn’t real, but the thing is, this person could be anyone in my life, and in a little way it could even be me.
Get ready to be brought into a new whirlwind romance, but that doesn’t stop there either. There’s more family, friendship and obviously a lot of healing needed to be done. This is the story of what happens after someone you love has passed away. Don’t say I didn’t warn you that it has its twists and turns.