Love Me for Me by Jenny Hale
Sometimes you find perfect where you least expect it…Libby Potter has just lost the perfect job, the perfect apartment and the perfect boyfriend. Moving back to the same home town that she couldn’t wait to escape when she was younger was definitely not on her todo list. Especially as it means running into the man whose heart she broke when she left.
Pete Bennett can still make Libby’s world stop with just the sound of his voice – even ten years on. Only now, she is the last person in the world that he wants to see.
As everyone else welcomes Libby home with open arms, she realizes she’s missed that special closeness that comes from lifelong friendship. And, as Libby tries to make amends with Pete, she begins to wonder whether she made the right choice in leaving all those years ago.
When an amazing career opportunity gives her the chance to leave again, Libby will have to decide what her version of perfect is… and where she really belongs.
I kindly received Love Me for Me in exchange of an honest review by the Publisher.
With eighteen years of age, Libby Potter left White Stone for going to collage in New York. She could’t wait to escape from that little town to live her life in the big city. Libby knew she was destined for something bigger. Now twelve years later, Libby is living in Manhatten. Her life is perfect and she loves everthing about it. Great job, a wonderful boyfriend who she just got engaged to. Libby’s world is crushing down when she loses her job and Wade dumbs her in her lowest moment.
Libby and Wade had bought the cottage together in White Stone. After their break up Wade wants to get rid of the cottage and Libby is on her way to to her hometown to sell it. When Libby left White Stone so many years ago, she also left Pete Bennett, her childhood best friend and high school boyfriend. How could it be any different, Pete is the first person she bumps into when she arrives in White Stone. Now, seeing him after all those years being away, it hit year. All the memories and feelings are coming back. Libby is off to a journey to figure out what is important in life, what she wants and where she really belongs.
Love Me for Me has been one of my favourite reads of the year so far. Beautiful is the first word that comes to mind when I think of this treasure of a book. The cover couldn’t look more beautiful. It was like instant love when I saw the cover for the first time. I was hoping the story would match. My wish had been fulfilled.
This book wonderful is such a heart-warming feel good read. It’s about family, friendship, second chances, and finding yourself. Jenny Hale created such an amazing world of characters and a wonderful setting. The book is full of love and hope, and shows how important families are when you need them the most. It’s wonderful to see how Pete is looking after his grandfather, who suffers ofdementia. You get so drawn into the characters world that you don’t want to stop reading. I couldn’t put it down. The third person narrative from the author makes it easy for the reader to follow the story.
It’s a really emotional book which will touch your heart. Brilliantly written and a joy to read – I highly recommend it.