When I read Jill Santopolo's The Light We Lost last year, I was blown away, the love story and the context of the relationship felt so real to me and the book made my top 10 of 2017 list.
Fast forward to now, I see than Santopolo has a new book coming out - lo and behold, I'm lucky enough to score an ARC. Said ARC is not out for months, but my eager heart couldn't wait even find minutes before I started.
More Than Words is a totally different book from Light, but equally amazing. Words focuses on Nina Gregory, a financially privileged woman who has had too much loss in her life, and is coping with the impending loss of her father to cancer. Nina is dating her oldest friend, Tim, who's father is business partners with Nina's father and the families are over the moon about the relationship. However, with this tragic loss nearing and secrets coming to light (and let's not forget the sexy boss who is stirring up all sorts of emotions in Nina), Nina is left to face whether she's living the life she wants or the life she thinks is expected of her.
I loved the character of Nina and enjoyed watching her growth and development as I progressed in the book. She was smart, but cautious and I truly felt for her in all of her struggles. I can honestly say Santopolo is now officially a must read author for me (okay, she already was after Light) but I'm thrilled to share that her sophomore effort was just as much of a hit for me.
Thank you immensely to G.P. Putnam Books for an advanced copy. All opinions are my own.