Title: Truly, Madly, Like Me
Author: Jo Watson
Genre: Contemporary romance
It all started with a faulty elevator…
When social media influencer Frankie Paulson’s followers turn on her after an embarrassing public break-up with her perfect #couplegoals boyfirnd, and she almost plummets to her death with two strangers in a faulty elevator, all she wants to do is hide.
A town with no internet is the ideal sanctuary, but Frankie has never done anything without sharing it on one of many apps she can’t live without. After all, surely it’s much more satisfying to take the perfect photograph of her breakfast than eat it?
When Fate, in the form of a new four-legged companion, plays a hand in keeping her in town, Frankie starts to make tentative but genuine connections with the people she meets. Suddenly every rule she’s been living by seems far less meaningful and she begins to wonder if her apparently #blessed life wasn’t as real as she thought…
Jo Watson gets it right again.
Fun, inspiring and insightful.
Those are the words that comes to mind when I think of Truly, Madly, Like Me.
The whole addiction to social media and your phone is a very relevant subject in this digital age and it’s actually just getting worse. Stop and smell the flowers – not take a photo of them to post on Instagram.
It’s hard, but it’s all about a healthy balance.
Once again, like her previous 8 books, Watson hits the sweet spot of humor, romance and outragous happenings that sucks you in and makes it impossible to put the book down.
Watson is an author to watch – she brings something new to the table and with the stunning settings of Johannesburg in South Africa, we add a new location on our travel bucket list.
And if you’ve read her previous book, You, Me Forever, you may spot some familiarities (which I did, but it took way too long). Like with her Destination Love series, these two books (and with another one coming) are part of their own series, but not in a way that you’ll need to read them in the correct order.
Frankie is a character you kind of want to yell at because you know just how ridiculous her views on life are, but throughout the story she gradually matures and we see her character develop into a very likeable person.
Throughout the book, Frankie keeps mentioning how Mark seems familiar and I had several theories running through my head, but when it was finally revealed… it was definitely NOT what I had expected. But in a good way.
The reason why I’ve only given this 4 stars and not 5 is that I felt like something was missing, but I can’t quite put my finger on what exactly (don’t you just hate when that happens?). It just needed a little bit more.
Have you read this or any other books by Jo Watson?
Let me know and I’ll tell you my favourite.