When did I write I Need to Read More? A month ago, maybe two. After posting that blog I decided to reach out to an author that I’ve been following on Instagram for a hot minute. I told her I’d love to review her books and she was kind enough to refer me to her publicist who sent the books within a week.
If you’ve been reading my blog then you know This Close To Okay has been on my reading list for a longggggg time. When I finally got it, I just sat and admired the book for a hot minute. Honestly, it is truly one of the best hardcover books I’ve seen. The book jacket is BEAUTIFUL, I think it’s the orange vibe that has me captivated. It lights up my room and I can’t help but stare at it from time to time. Add dye my hair bright orange to my list of things to do.
Leesa Cross-Smith is an amazing writer, let’s start off there. The book flowed and every word that turned into sentences and little descriptive paragraphs kept me turning page after page dying to get to the end to see if it would be a happily ever. The hopeless romantic in me loves happy endings.
THIS CLOSE TO OKAY . . .
The book follows Tallie and Emmett. Tallie a divorcee meets stranger Emmett on a rainy Thursday afternoon on a bridge. Emmett is about to jump off said bridge but Tallie stops him. Did I mention she’s a therapist so she had an advantage? The story follows the two as they confide, divulge and make amends with a lot of personal issues going on in their individual lives. It’s one of those books that has a realistic feel to it. You can relate to the characters and their struggles. Well, at least I could.
It’s easy to get engulfed in this book. The author did a great job with character development, plot and creating an immersing experience. Disclaimer: the book does tackle mental health and issues. It is INTENSE!
This Close To Okay is definitely in my top 10 favourite books. I enjoyed most of it and the bits that didn’t win my heart weren’t bad. The hopeless romantic in me is just never satisfied you know.
The paperback version is currently available (came out last week Tuesday). Definitely purchase a copy and let me know your thoughts on the book when you finish it. I love dissecting books with others, the different perspectives are stimulating.