Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn is a romance story of the forced proximity trope. It’s a story about trust, love, and letting go of the past.
Georgie Mulcahy was a long-time personal assistant to a Hollywood producer, until the day her job suddenly ended. Suddenly, Georgie was left jobless in Los Angeles and with no new job prospects at bay. A trip back home to Virginia, she figured, would be best for her to figure out her life. What better opportunity to find her bearings at her parents’ home, as they were touring around the country in an RV? Unfortunately, her parents had also agreed to let Levi Fanning stay at their home while they were away. So, imagine her surprise when she arrived at their home and realized he was staying there too!
While at her parents’ home, Georgie found her teenage journal with a list of things she’d planned to do. She immediately became convinced she needed to do all those things. That would be her way of reclaiming the person she’d dreamed of becoming. A lot of the activities on her list involved her best friend, but since she’s pregnant Levi volunteers to help her. So, not only are Georgie and Levi roommates but they also become partners in completing her teenage list.
What I liked:
- Small town charm
- Dual POV (Georgie and Levi)
- Close relationship with her best friend
What I didn’t like:
- Georgie’s obsession with doing everything in her teenage journal
- The characters and situations were clichéd
Overall, this story quite what I’d expected. The storyline wasn’t as interesting as I thought it would be, and the writing style felt much different from what I’d expected. To avoid spoilers, I’ll leave it at that.
This was a highly anticipated book for me, and I was really expecting to love this story. Instead, I just liked it ok and found it to be pretty forgettable. While I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I’d expected, I know others have, so I think it’s worth a try. My suggestion, though, would be to skip the audiobook. I didn’t enjoy the audiobook narration, so I can’t recommend it.
This book is part of My Spring 2023 Reading List.
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