Summary

Elsie Porter is an average 20-something, and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year's Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn't expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Within weeks the two are head over heels in love. By May they've eloped. Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. At the hospital she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met - and who doesn't even know Elsie exists.
©2013 Taylor Jenkins Reid (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Critic reviews

"Touching and powerful...Reid masterfully grabs hold of the heartstrings and doesn't let go. A stunning first novel." ( Publishers Weekly)
"A moving novel about life and death." ( Kirkus Reviews)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-07-17

Not up my street

This is not my usual sort of book. I found the plot quite slow and never really found myself gripped. I do however think this book would be a good read for someone recently bereaved of a son or husband. A heartwarming account of finding ways to make sense of life again following loss.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Katpearl on 14-02-16

Wish someone had warned of the HORRIBLE narrator!

The story was probably ok, but I could not get past the awful narrator. Seriously, if you are thinking of getting this book, listen to the sample first, something I very much regret not doing.

She did horrible male voices (ok, let's face it, we get used to this, so I can get past a female who can't quite nail down make voices) but ALL of her female voices pretty much sounded the same. Half the time, I could not tell who was who. Very confusing. Oh, and did I mention that she drifted in and out of this weird Fran Drescher nasal (very annoying) whiny thing?!? What the hell?

The story itself is actually good. It sounds like the author has actually been through the pain of losing a close loved one. Too bad the pretty good writing gets totally lost on really, really, really bad narration. I would recommend this book but NOT on audio. Just read it with your eyes. Otherwise your ears will bleed

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5 out of 5 stars
By PCD on 02-10-16

Bitter sweet

What a great story....such a unique premise. Really enjoyed it!!! Looking forward to more of this author's books.

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