“I looked up through gritty eyes and there it was across the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan, shining like a million jagged shards of light, awe-inspiring, glossy, impossibly condensed and beautiful, a sight that was so familiar from television and films that I couldn’t quite accept I was seeing it for real.”
Louisa, Louisa, Louisa! Never change girl, keep doing you. Louisa Clark will forever remain one of my favorite book characters. You can always count on her to make silly decisions and get herself into sticky situations that make you laugh out loud. She doesn’t falter though on who she is even when looked down upon for her silly tights and loud outfits. In Still Me, we pick up back where we left her. She is happily in love with her handsome “Ambulance Sam” and getting ready to venture off to NYC to start her new job. Louisa will be working as a personal assistant for Agnes Gopnik, a polish woman who recently married into the wealthy Gopnik family. Agnes is Leonard Gopnik’s second wife and she has stirred up quite a lot of family drama by marrying him. The staff hates her, her husband’s daughter and ex-wife hate her, and all of the women at the high society events she must attend are ruthless. So when she meets Louisa, a girl who is sure of herself and confident, Agnes quickly gets along well with her. Well enough to share secrets that Louisa is required to keep, even at her own expense. Lousia’s life rapidly changes as she grows accustom to life in the “City That Never Sleeps” and she finds her relationship with Sam hitting some speed bumps. It doesn’t help that she meets a man who resembles someone she loved once, very deeply. Louisa’s story continues in this book in a relatively predictable manner, but I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. I have heard some saying that Jojo Moyes should stop writing books in this series so she doesn’t ruin the charm, but I disagree. As long as she can keep writing fresh and funny chapters in Lou’s life, I say keep em’ coming! This book was a breath of fresh air for me after reading some dark books recently and I was so happy to find myself laughing and even crying happy tears at times. This was the light-hearted Rom-Com I needed and I was so happy to have read it.
I also really need to compliment the audio book narrator Anna Acton. She did a phenomenal job with this book! Great with Louisa and her silly thoughts and wonderful with the Polish and American accents. 5 Stars for her!
From the sensational #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, a new book featuring her iconic heroine of Me Before You and After You, Louisa Clark.
Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the super rich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world.
Before she knows what’s happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. In Still Me, as Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets–not all her own–that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?