Author: Rainbow Rowell
Series Status: Stand Alone
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Page Count: 310
Synopsis: Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.
Maybe that was always beside the point.
Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her. When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.
That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts. Is that what she’s supposed to do? Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?
Review: I really enjoyed this book. I found it to be very entertaining and hilarious. I love Rainbow Rowell’s writing. She truly knows how to tell a story. She knows how to make you fall in love with the characters, like I fell in love with Georgie, Neal, Seth, Petunia, and Heather. She writes incredible love stories that have you gushing over characters, and laughing until you cry. Her dialogue is so well written. It doesn’t feel forced, it comes very easily. I think this is Rainbow Rowell’s best novel, and maybe because it’s my favorite of hers. This is a very unpopular opinion, because most people loved Eleanor & Park and Carry On, but this does it for me. I adored this story, it just called to me. My only problem with this was that I wished there was more of an ending. It felt very open to me, I would have liked a bit more closure. Also, I wanted to know a bit more about Seth and Scotty. I loved each of them, but I would have loved them more if I know more about them. She should write a novel that follows Scotty, I would love that. Anyways, this was extremely adorable and fun to read, and it was so close to 5 stars.
I give this novel 4.5/5 stars and would highly recommend it to fans of contemporary romance and Rainbow Rowell.
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