Friday, April 15, 2016
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
I was so excited to receive an advance reader's copy of First Comes Love from NetGalley! Ms. Giffin is actually one of my "automatic" authors. I loved her earlier work so much, that whatever she comes out with, I read.
I was super hooked into the story when I first started. It revolves around Josie, her sister Meredith, Meredith's husband, Nolan and how their lives interact. On top of that, Josie regrets losing her last long term relationship with Will and fears that she will never marry or have a family of her own.
The story also focuses on how Josie and Meredith have been coping since the loss of their brother, Daniel, fifteen years ago. Nolan's struggles with the loss as well, since he was Daniel's best friend.
Josie has a new set of problems when Will's(her ex) daughter is assigned to the first grade class that Josie teaches. I thought that this was really going to be the bulk of the story, but it wasn't, which to me, was disappointing. I just felt that the story just sort of veered off from there into different subplots.
There's a "secret" involving Daniel's death that, at first, made me really want to find out what was going on, but in the end, the "secret" was really kind of underwhelming and, to make matters worse, it was set up to be kind of earth shattering for the characters. Maybe I just didn't get it.
Also, the story just started focusing on Josie and what she planned to do with her life (I won't post it here) and, no, it had nothing to do with her ex, Will.
I don't want to complain too much, because it really did keep me interested and invested in the characters. So, pick it up or check it out at your local library! Comes out June 28!
I would like to thank Netgalley for the advance copy in exchange for an honest review.