You Again by Amanda Waters ~ Book Review

September 5, 2021


About the Book 

Book: You Again
Author: Amanda Waters
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 5, 2019

The summer before her senior year of high school, Rosalee fell in love with George. By the next summer, George had broken her heart, and Rosalee was sure she'd never see him again. 

Forty years and a lifetime later, Rosalee's quiet, predictable life is turned upside down when she runs into George at a restaurant and discovers he's moved to town. George wants to reconnect, and while Rosalee's head isn't sure that's a good idea, her heart is saying something different.

It's a story about first love and second chances, family, friendship, and living life to the fullest

My Thoughts

This is one of those stories that you are either going to love a lot or just have an okay love to it. I am in the latter of these emotions. This is a dual time line which I absolutely love to read so that was a plus for me right away. It did move kind of slow and I found myself making myself read it and sticking with it which obviously not a fun thing for a reader. In this story we meet Rosalee and George and we see how they are as a couple when younger, break-up and later we see how they come together once again as older adults. So their story sort of comes full circle. 

I could not relate to Rosalee and perhaps that's why it was hard for me to get comfortable with the book. I also thought that George was sort of a jerk. He was constantly persuading her to go a bit further and she stands by her beliefs which I applaud her for. Present day Rosalee I felt sympathy for. She has lost her husband, feels alone and frankly has not known who she is as a woman for a long time.  When she sees George again it's a shocking experience for both. I won't divulge much more as it would give the story away. 

I think the author did a great job in her writing and the generational relationships that she was trying to convey definitely were on point. She however lost me as a reader when the mild cussing was written in. I'm not a prude but I just don't think its necessary. I am not sure if this was considered a Christian book but it had no elements of faith whatsoever. 

My Rating: 3 Stars/ It was good

I received a copy of this book through Just Read Tours. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Amanda Waters is a former journalist-turned-librarian. She’s a midwestern girl currently living in Houston, Texas with her husband and their two children. When she’s not writing or hiding from the humidity, you can find her reading, drinking way too much coffee, or playing endless games of UNO and Go Fish.

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