You And Me, Always by Jill Mansell | A book review
Hey guys! I’m very very behind with my book reviews and I want to blame it all on me moving out, because that finally happened! I will be posting about that soon.
I’m trying to get back at posting reviews regularly, because since the last one I’ve read a ton of books that still need a review. Today I’m talking about Jill Mansell’s book You And Me, Always. I read the book a while ago, but I like it enough to still make a book review.
First things first: the synopsis. On the morning of Lily’s twenty-fifth birthday, it’s time to open the last letter written to her by her mother, who died when she was eight. Learning more about the first and only real love of her mum’s life is a revelation. On the same day, Lily also meets Eddie Tessler, a man fleeing fame who just might have the ability to change her world in unimaginable ways. But her childhood friend Dan has his own reasons for not wanting Lily to get too carried away by Eddie’s attentions.
The book review of You and Me, Always
Let’s change things up a bit and start with the positives this time. The book title already promises a whole lot of feelings and it definitely delivered that.
I liked that Lily was 25, close to my age. Usually Jill Mansell’s books are with women who are a little bit older. That makes it harder for me to relate. Though I must says that Lily is very mature for her age.
Besides her age, Lily is the perfect main character of the book. Not naive, enough sass and stubbornness to make some situations kind of awkward. I also liked that she wasn’t really looking for love. In other books the main character can sometimes be desperate. Lily was totally at ease with herself being single and I admire that!
Same goes for the other characters, the mix is perfect for a feel-good romance novel like this one. The fact that one of those character is a movie star just add a little magic to it, in my opinion.
What I always love about Jill Mansell’s books is the fact that there are quite a few characters. Sometimes there are a few loose ends, but in the end everything is knotted together.
The only thing I can think of is that is was predictable, but who am I kidding, I LOVE predictable!
Final rating of You And Me, Always
I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. It was a great, heartwarming read, but just not enough for an extra star.