Author: Camille Pagan
Publisher: Lake Union
Source: Amazon ( Netgalley )
Goodreads: Aly Jackson has waited her whole life to become editor in chief of All Good magazine. But six months into the job, she overhears her coworkers belittling her. Aly’s clapback? A very public, career-jeopardizing meltdown. To undo the mess, she agrees to a monthlong unpaid leave.
Reluctant but determined to turn misfortune into opportunity, Aly retreats to the Lake Michigan beach house her brother, Luke, left to her when he died nearly a year earlier. Except when Aly arrives, she discovers Luke’s slacker best friend, Wyatt, inherited the place, too.
Wyatt is unkempt, unmotivated, and totally uninterested in Aly’s desire to sell. Yet as battle lines are drawn, Aly wonders whether she and this wild card have more than Luke in common. But is she willing to swap her lifelong dreams for a shot at healing her broken heart?
Ope’s Opinion: I do not understand how Aly could have blackout moments and no one seemed to worry or question it except Harry – and he only mentioned that maybe she should see someone about it. I didn’t like the way the story started out at all, but I kept reading hoping for improvement.
I was disappointed that Aly didn’t seem to grow and change. She started out what felt like to me as weak, but I thought once she left her boyfriend and job, she would become independent and strong. I just found her whiney and irritating. She did have a lot to deal with, but it felt like there wasn’t any progress, then it was all better at the end.