Summary: Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s 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 reached for this book because I loved Rowell’s book Eleanor and Park (read my review here: http://feelinbookish.com/book-reviewseleanor-and-park). As I read the cover, I knew this was more of an adult book than a young adult book. But I still wanted to read it. I wasn’t pulled in as quickly as I was with Eleanor and Park, but I DID get pulled in and wanted to know all about Georgie and Neal’s history and if they would have a future. In fact, I was more frustrated than anything else. There was so much miscommunication or things that were just not said. Most of the issues could have been circumvented if the characters just talked. How could Georgie have thought that everything in her life was okay? That Neal was perfectly fine with the way things were when they barely talked? I did like how this book ended, but I hope, by now, Georgie has bought herself a new phone!
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 310 pages
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Source: purchased from Amazon.com
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