Title: You’ll Think of Me
Author: Lucia Franco
Published Date: August 26th 2014
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
With his thick southern drawl and seductive charm, Luke is the country boy everyone adores. He has his future mapped out, but his plans with Olivia are suddenly derailed when she makes a decision that blindsides him, changing the path they both envisioned.
As Luke struggles to keep everything in check during a difficult time in his life, he must put his trust in the one person who broke it to begin with. The last time they saw each other, Olivia busted his heart wide open, turning him into the man he is today.
When Olivia returns to her roots, just like Luke said she would, he is shocked for more reasons than one. Nine years have passed since they’ve seen each other, and when their roads collide unexpectedly, Luke can only push his worry and misgivings away for so long.
Things are different now—they are strangers—and the rope that once bound Olivia’s heart to South Fork, Georgia is pulling her back in, forcing her to remember how it used to be all those years ago.
When I picked up this book for review, I hoped it would be as good as it sounded. Sadly, for me it fell short.
Let me start with what I did enjoy about this story. I enjoyed that Olivia followed her dreams of becoming a doctor and that she struggles with her job. She doesn’t struggle with it because she’s a bad doctor; I think she struggles with it because she’s so passionate about helping people she’s overwhelmed and she portrays a real doctor. I liked that she’s independent and that she made a better life for herself.
I enjoyed the idea that you can have a second chance at love with the first love of your life. It happens in our society and when it does, it’s a beautiful thing. I like that the author has Olivia try to move on with her life by dating another man. Her struggle with that relationship and whether or not her heart was in that relationship is very easy to relate to. Olivia’s feelings for the man she’s dating and her old feelings for Luke become muddled when Luke reappears in her life are feelings I think most women can understand; how does one move on when the heart is still stuck on someone else? I enjoyed that we saw Olivia go through that. I also enjoyed the flashbacks that are put in so that some of the past is explained. Having Luke’s flashbacks helped to understand what he was feeling and play a role in how he feels in the present. They were written wonderfully.
So, why did the book fall flat? Honestly, the endless game of cat and mouse that Luke and Olivia played throughout the book. Neither one of them wanted to admit that the other person’s feelings were justified. When Olivia started dating Nate, it felt like the author was trying to push Nate onto her. The conversations and interactions between the two of them didn’t flow well. Then you add Luke into the picture and things get muddy for everyone. It felt like the same arguments between Olivia and Luke repeated themselves every other page. I think had their been less repetitiveness, the story would have flowed smoother.
And in case you’re wondering, there is no cliffhanger and there is a happily ever after for this book for those who want to read it.
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