Title: You, Me, Forever
Author: Jo Watson
It all started with faulty elevator – and a love letter…
Writer Becca Thorne needs an idea – fast! She might have a huge bestseller to her name but, with the deadline for book two approaching, Becca knows she’s in danger of losing the career she cares so much about. But Fate has other plans for her when she almost plummets to her death with two strangers in a faulty elevator.
Although Becca emerges in one piece, her precious vintage handbag doesn’t, and that’s when she realises that inspiration has been with her alll along. Hidden inside the bag’s now-torn lining is a set of beautiful love letters.
It might not be her story, yet Becca can’t seem to get the romantic words out of her head and feels compelled to discover who wrote the letters. But there’s more waiting for Becca than the tale of a romance from long ago – it might be the chance to live her own love story and follow the path Fate has always intended her to…
Jo Watson has done it again. Her latest laugh out loud romantic comedy hit that sweet spot. I had to put the book down from laughing too much.
This book has pretty much everything from steamy romance to breaking and entering to cow dung toilet paper..
Oh yes you heard me!
But it also has so much more. It’s full of life, discovery, sacrifice and family.
There were a few times I felt that it went a little over the top with the ridiculous scenarios our lead Becca got herself into. A lot seemed to happen over a span of a few days and it was a bit much to process, but nevertheless it was fun to read.
Becca or Pebecca (you’ll get the backstory of her weird name in the book) is a writer and already we know that Jo Watson relates to the character and some of us do too (not the bestselling aspect, I wish), but the mind of a writer, the sometimes crazy and absurd thoughts that crosses our minds and how we may act sometimes (but no where near anything Becca gets herself into, I hope). Oh what we don’t do for inspiration to strike.
I do wonder, as I sometimes do with books that focus on a main character that is a writer or in the literary business, about how much the writer puts themselves into the character and if they draw on personal experience in some scenes. If Jo herself has been in any of these situations I will be surprised.
We have Becca and hottie policeman Mike as main characters and the chemistry is strong here. Like seriously. It’s a total roller coaster, but I was all in for this ride. Becca is definitely an act-before-you-think person, which she mentions herself and it’s funny most times, but there were a few times when things started to escalate that I found her a little.. tiresome? Is that the right word? I got a little fed up with her never stopping to think what kind of consequences her actions would have. You will have to read it to find out.
Mike… well Mike is just an all-round perfect guy. He’s the good and calm soul that balances out Becca’s craziness and in that way they seem perfect for each other. Right?
I felt like I was missing something at the end. Not that I didn’t like it, because I did and it wasn’t completely obvious about how it would end, which I enjoyed, but, I don’t know, I guess I just needed more. I was left wanting more of these people and this story. I was not ready for the book to be over.
As she proves with every new book – to me, Jo Watson is the reigning Rom Com champion. I look forward to whatever comes next.