This year started off great! I've already read the first paperback of the year! And what a good one it was! This month's pick is How to Love by Katie Cotugno.
I will definitely be reading more by Cotugno. I liked how the book is told in "before" and "after" chapters. The writing was fantastic. I was sucked in from the start and I loved how the missing pieces of the story were slowly filled in as I read. I wouldn't have minded seeing a little more at the end, but I find myself happy about where it ended as well. It was such a good book.
Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember: as natural as breathing, as endless as time. But he's never seemed to notice that Reena even exists until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind.
Almost three years have passed, and there's a new love in Reena's life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena's gotten used to being without Sawyer, and she's finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again. Reena doesn't want anything to do with him, though she'd be lying if she said Sawyer's being back wasn't stirring something in her. After everything that's happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?
In this breathtaking debut, Katie Cotugno weaves together the story of one couple falling in love—twice.