On the blog today our voice from across the pond Kimberly Livingston gives us her review of Still Me by Jojo Moyes. The third and final instalment featuring Lou Clark.
LOU CLARK IS BACK in the BRAND NEW Jojo Moyes novel Still Me, the follow-up to the Number One international bestsellers Me Before You and After You.
Lou Clark knows too many things . . .
She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London.
She knows her employer is a good man and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him.
What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to meet someone who’s going to turn her whole life upside down.
Because Josh will remind her so much of a man she used to know that it’ll hurt.
Lou won’t know what to do next, but she knows that whatever she chooses is going to change everything.
It is with giddy excitement that I get to write the full review for the third instalment of the Me Before You series a full week prior to the Still You release date. (Notice I did not say final instalment, one can always hope). Having tasted the first chapter back in November I was not one bit disappointed after the preview copy arrived on my doorstep with its stripy bumblebee on the cover, reminding us who Louisa Clark is, even if she isn’t ever quite sure herself.
I am sworn by the owner of this blog not to give one single hint of what is in the book, not because it hasn’t been released yet, but because she doesn’t want to know! So without possibly giving anything away, I will say this: I loved the book, Lou is, in fact, still Lou, and it had me guessing until the very end where her life would land her. The story also had some pretty strong undercurrents that touched me maybe more at this particular time in my life than they would have at another. The message was clear – you only live once, live for who you are, don’t mould yourself to be someone you’re not regardless if it seems like it’s the right thing to do.
Ms Moyes lovingly brought back most of the characters from the first two novels in one way or another while adding in a full new cast. With New York City as a backdrop, the story takes on its own new element. For those who have waited patiently, I think you will not be disappointed.
Review by Kimberly Livingston for Love Books Group
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