Hello Friends!! I am here today with an ARC review! I hope everyone is having a great week so far!
This is the 7th book in the Wildstone series and the great thing is that you can read them in any order because the characters do not overlap. In this book we are following Emma who was just released from the hospital after spending 2 months in a coma and then almost a year in recovery relearning how to walk and use her arm. Also upon waking up Emma learns that her best friend and her fiancé decided to start a relationship, after being there for two weeks she has had enough! With no job or income her PT Simon helps her get a place in the same building he lives in. Through some weird turn of events Emma and her high school nemesis Ali decide to go into business together to operate a doggy daycare that also takes the elderly.
This book gave me all the feels and I binged it so fast! I think the books in this series are some of my all time favorites and this one might be at the top of that list. I loved Emma and how she never gave up on what she wanted, yes she struggled at times because of guilt but it never really stopped her. Simon was great in this book, not only as her PT but also as her friend encouraging her to get what she wants. Although he frustrated me at times because he has his own issues to deal with. I also loved the other relationships in this book, Jill writes all her characters so well that you feel like you know them all by the time the book is finished. Ali was a great partner for Emma because the two are so different and they compliment each other so well. But I think my favorite character in the book was Simon’s dad. He reminded me of Marty Crane from Frasier, very surly but lovable at the same time.
When I first started this book it gave me major How To Walk Away vibes. Both are about a woman recovering from a horrific accident and learning to move on with their new life. So if you liked that book I would highly recommend this one! Both books were 5 Star reads! Thank you William Marrow and Netgalley for my gifted copy for review!
Each chapter had a step in the beginning at they were steps on how to have a relationship, I took for all kinds not just romantic. These are a few of my favorites along with one quote that I loved!
Step 1: Get over yourself, the fear is all in your head.
Step 3: Be aware of your RBF—resting bitch face.
Step 5: Don’t give in to the fear.
“I don’t think you understand the difference between want and need,” she told Emma. “Like, I want a nap, but I need to work. Another example—I also want abs, but I need food.”
The Other 6 Books in the series.
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I love the Wildstone series too! Can’t wait for this one, it sounds really good 😊