This was one of the books I recently read that absolutely kept me up at night, devouring the words on the pages until my eyelids grew too heavy to read another line. It certainly helped that Mike has been working a lot of night shifts, and I found myself staying up way past an acceptable bed-time for a mom of two little kids who wake up at the break of daylight every.single.day. It was worth it.
There were several moments in the book, where I plain old didn’t like the characters, and typically, that’s the kiss of death for me with any book. Somehow, though, Santopolo kept my interest, and I found myself needing to know what happens to these star-crossed, albeit flawed, characters.
The New York Times Bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he meant to be the last?
Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story—their story—at the very beginning.
Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated—perhaps they’ll find life’s meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other’s hearts.
This devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending, is Love Story for a new generation.