Rachel's brother Cal drowned several months ago. She's moving back to the city where she will see her old love, Henry. Henry's also down in the dumps. His girlfriend left him, his family is going through tough times and their bookshop is in trouble. Will they find their way back? Could they find happiness in the stacks?
Another book-related book seemed like it might be a good read and as a YA novel I thought it might be a good chance of pace (plus with recent events I just wanted something a little lighter). But cue my dread when I saw the book alternates between POV, which is a technique I can't stand. Some authors do just fine with this and some stories actually do very well when told by multiple narrators. This wasn't one of them.
But it just didn't do much for me. It's not as romance centered as this book could have been and while I was sympathetic to Rachel and her loss the book was just boring. Framing Henry as a lovesick young man who got dumped to start his story off was pretty much a huge turn-off for me. The dynamic between Rachel/Henry/Amy also bored me since we know where this is going.
Clearly didn't work for me. It's too bad because I had been waiting to read this one for quite a while. I'd skip it or make sure you get it from the library instead.