After finishing a TON of edits on my own books last week, reading a new book I’ve been waiting for since January was my reward. And holy hell, was it a good reward…
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.
Maybe that was always besides the point.
Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.
When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.
That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .
Is that what she’s supposed to do?
Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?
Oh, my God, y’all, this book. THIS BOOK! To say I loved it, is an understatement. It is beautifully written and has a voice that draws you in from the first sentence, just like all of Rainbow Rowell’s writing. But these characters burrowed so deep into my heart, it almost hurts. Georgie and Neal’s story is so effing epic it makes me want to curl up with this book and cry. From all the pain and frustration they suffered through, but also from the love between these two that is absolute, so far deep inside them it has merged with their DNA and physically changed who they are and made it impossible for them to live without each other. They’re not perfect, and they’re definitely not always nice to each other, but that’s what makes them so real, so relatable. This could be me and my husband (minus the kids) and if something ever happened between us, you can bet I’d buy every old school phone I could get my hands on in hopes that one of them would be magic and save us too.