“I love you more than I hate everything else.”
Genre: Chick Lit.
Number of Pages: 310.
Location: LA, California & Omaha, Nebraska.
Georgie and her husband are at odds when Georgie chooses to miss her family’s Christmas vacation in order to prepare for an important work meeting. While her family is away, she discovers a phone that allows her to talk to her husband when he was over a decade younger. This might be the key to rekindling their broken relationship. For a complete summary, you can go here.
This is probably my least favorite Rainbow Rowell book, but it was still pretty enjoyable. My ranking of her books now is Eleanor and Park, then Fangirl, then Carry On, then Landline. This book was so different from her other books because it was an adult book about marriage, rather than a young adult book about blooming love. Her voice was still present, which is what made the book enjoyable.
This was a quick read and the premise was interesting. But I felt gipped by the ending. I had too many questions left and none of the loose ends were really tied up. But I guess that’s life.
Rainbow’s strength is in creating realistic and relatable characters. I liked most of the characters, but holy hell, can you make a husband sound any less appealing? He is several times described as a hobbit and never smiles or laughs. Oh, and he hates everything. Hard to root for ya, buddy.
Overall, I think loyal fans of Eleanor and Park may be disappointed in this book. But lovers of adult chick lit would really enjoy this. If you are interested in buying the book, you can buy it here. After you have read it, leave a comment and let me know what you think!
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