This Chick Read: Now That It’s You by Tawna Fenske

Now That It’s You had moments of laugh out loud humor yet also was poignant and tender.  As I was reading this book, my husband saw me run the gamut of emotions, and probably thought I was having some sort of emotional crisis.  Nope!  I was just enjoying Tawna Fenske’s clever dialog and emotional drama.

The opening scene of this book set the stage for what turned out to be an unputdownable (is that a word?) novel.  Two years ago Meg had left her fiancé at the altar after he had confessed to one night of infidelity.  She cut ties with his family and didn’t speak to him again, but she wanted closure, and was ready to make a gesture of forgiveness.  She goes to the hospital with some balloons and finds out that he’d had a heart attack on the operating table and died.  Obviously not a good moment to show up with balloons, but it sets the stage for her to re-establish her relationship with her ex fiancé’s brother Kyle, who had been in love with Meg the entire time she was dating his brother.  Yes, that trope has been done before, but this novel uses humor to disguise some pretty serious subjects.

As the book moves forward, Meg and Kyle are grieving, but trying to move on at the same time.  Not everything runs smoothly, and the fact that they develop feelings for each other create some pretty funny scenes, also some that required a box of Kleenex.

I really enjoyed this novel and the only reason I held back a half point is because I thought the end of the story didn’t live up to the beginning and middle.  However, it’s been awhile since I’ve been so touched, and very few books make me laugh out loud, so I recommend this one highly.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher, Montlake Romance, through NetGalley, for my honest review.


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