The bit on the back…
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 to-do list. Especially as it means running into the man whose heart she broke when she left.
Pete Bennett can still walk into a room and 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 was really lucky to be sent an ARC of this gorgeous book from Kim at Bookouture. Jenny’s first novel was “Coming Home for Christmas” which I read at Christmastime, funnily enough, and I totally adored it. The book was easily one of my favourite Christmas reads and I was so excited to hear about book two.
Love Me For Me is all about main character and narrator Libby Potter. Libby is used to living the high flying life in New York after working hard to get there but when it all comes crashing down she finds herself going back to her hometown and everything and everyone she left behind in the first place.
I absolutely fell in love with Libby’s hometown White Stone straight away. I love America anyway and I loved the totally laid back community feel the town had. It’s quiet and sounds like somewhere I would love to live but it’s everything that Libby doesn’t want and she doesn’t make any bones about the fact that she feels it holds her back.
Libby’s character is strong and independent and she seems like she might even have been a little bit selfish when she left for New York, but actually as the story develops you get to understand more fully her reasons for leaving and can’t help but empathise with her.
The story is warm, funny and romantic. It’s skilfully written exuding an easy charm that allows you to escape completely. I cannot recommend Jenny’s novels enough for chick lit fans, the characters are easy to love and the writing will sweep you away to another place.