You First, an artfully written novel by Stephanie Fournet, explores how life altering events can rewrite your priorities and trusting love can expand your world.
Meredith Ryan, a nineteen year old with a young son, is trying to put herself through nursing school when she sees a flyer for a job as a personal assistant. She would be working for Gray Blackwood, a famous writer who is trying to finish his latest novel. Unfortunately, he doesn’t want a personal assistant, but she was hired by his brother so that he would not be alone because of his recent illness. Meredith was a heroine that I could like, rally for and want to know more about. She has led a pretty rough life up to this point, and the money she’d earn as his assistant is more than she’d ever received before, and the timing of the job was perfect. When Gray see’s Meredith for the first time, he is smitten, and for the first time he starts thinking of someone else first in his life. Not that he was selfish, but he was very driven by his writing. It was fun to read their exploration of their working relationship, and as they became friends, their relationship started to change.
This book surprised me with its thoughtfulness and intensity. Some serious subjects were explored in a way that was both realistic and emotional. Meredith and Gray’s journey together was well written and at the end I was left wishing the book had been a little longer.
Stephanie Fournet, author of Fall Semester, Legacy, Butterfly Ginger, and Leave a Mark lives in Lafayette, Louisiana—not far from the Saint Streets where her novels are set. She shares her home with her husband John and her daughter Hannah, their needy dogs Gladys and Mabel, and an immortal blue finch named Baby Blue. When she isn’t writing romance novels, she is usually helping students get into college or running. She loves hearing from fans, so look for her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and stephaniefournet.com.
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