Joe Goldberg is done with cities, done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now, he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cosy island in the Pacific Northwest. For the first time in a long time, he can just breathe.
He gets a job at the local library – he does know a thing or two about books – and that’s where he meets her: Mary Kay DiMarco. Librarian. Joe won’t meddle, he will not obsess. He’ll win her the old fashioned way . . . by providing a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand. Over time, they’ll both heal their wounds and begin their happily ever after in this sleepy town.
The trouble is . . . Mary Kay already has a life. She’s a mother. She’s a friend. She’s . . . busy.
True love can only triumph if both people are willing to make room for the real thing. Joe cleared his decks. He’s ready. And hopefully, with his encouragement and undying support, Mary Kay will do the right thing and make room for him.
I have to admit I haven’t read any of the previous books but I have watched the Netflix series, and loved it. I wouldn’t normally read something before I watched it but I couldn’t miss an opportunity with this book. Even the cover looks creepy but oh so good. We follow Joe as he leaves the City and goes and lives on an island, who will he set his eyes on next? Joe has been written very well as a character you get the unease and creepiness from him, from watching the Netlix series I can see him and hear his voice too. If you haven’t read or watched the previous series I suggest you catch up before even attempting this book as you will get the back story. He starts working in a library where he meets Mary Kay. Can he win her over or does she have skeletons in her closet like him? The ending was superb and left me feeling shocked, but as this is my first read by Caroline I wasn’t sure what I was expecting but I rather enjoyed this story, complicated characters mixed in with a sexy and crazy storyline works wonders and makes it a highly recommended read from me.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you to Jess Barratt at Simon & Schuster for sending me a copy.
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