A touching forced proximity summer romance about healing and taking chances. Charly Johnson created a bucket list when cancer left her mother with less than a year to live. They didn’t make it all the way through the list before she died, but she made Charly promise to finish it and live her life to the fullest. Spending the summer in a coastal mountain city in Maine is next on her list. The scenic town is perfect for finding adventure, and the quirky inn owner makes her feel right at home in the guest house. Except for the fact that her new living quarters belongs to the owner’s grump of a grandson. Bryce Holden was an NFL player before sustaining a career-ending spinal injury. The people he thought would stand by his side left him when he was longer a football star. Now he prefers to live his life as a recluse, keeping outsiders at arm’s length where his heart is safe. The last thing Bryce needs is to fall for a beautiful woman who will leave him like everyone else. But when he sees Charly’s incomplete bucket list, and the bruised heart she wears on her sleeve, he resolves to help her on her journey. Even if it means losing her at the end of it.
I really enjoyed Someone You Love. The way that Charly wanted to carry on and live her live for her mother was beautiful to read. Charly and her best friend has an interesting friendship and I loved there conversations.
When Charly travels to the bed and breakfast I love how welcoming everyone was and the instant connection she formed with the place.
Bryce was an interesting character and I loved reading about his story. The way he and Charly interact was lovely. I really enjoyed how their relationship grew.
Someone You Love was a great, quick read and I will be reading more from Kristen Granata in the future.