That’s when she breaks. She breaks just like I have. Soon, she’s on the floor. There are no more tissues in sight to save the linoleum from her tears.

Page 16

In a nutshell


On a rainy New year’s day, Elsie heads out to pick up pizza and unexpectedly meets Ben. Their chemistry is instant and within weeks they’re head over heels in love. A few months later they’ve eloped.

Nine days later Ben is hit by a truck and dies on impact. At the hospital Elsie meets Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met and who doesn’t know she exists.

Book Club Notes


Picking this up I expected it to be an easy fluffy read with not much substance behind it. I’ve never read Taylor Jenkins Reid before but know her books are popular so was expecting a Suspects-by-Danielle-Steele-esque reading experience.

I was pleasantly surprised. It was an easy read and somewhat fluffy, but the storyline and character creation had weight to it. It was well written, engaging, heartbreaking yet heartwarming and overall, a really enjoyable read.

Read If


You love romdramas like The Notebook and Grey’s Anatomy.



Storyline – 7/10
Writing – 8/10
Character Development – 8/10
Plot Twist – 2/10
Shareability – 8/10
7.0Overall Score
A note on our book ratings

Storyline: How good is the storyline? Is it believable and complex or does it make you shake your head in its ridiculousness?

Writing: How well written is the book? Do you find yourself wowed by the writing or unimpressed?

Character Development: Do the characters evolve and grow through the book and are they multi-dimensional?

Plot Twist: Were you able to predict the end, or did the author give you some surprises along the way to keep you on your toes?

Shareability: How likely are you to share the book?

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