After spending one life-changing day in Paris with laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter, sheltered American good girl Allyson “Lulu” Healey discovered her new lover had disappeared without a trace. Just One Day followed Allyson’s quest to reunite with Willem; Just One Year chronicled the pair’s year apart from Willem’s perspective. Now, back together at last, this delectable e-novella reveals the couple’s final chapter.
First of all, let me start off by saying that I used to not be the biggest contemporary fan. I used to see a contemporary book and I’d scoff because ew, romance is cheesy.
But then, in just one book, that all changed. I read Just One Day, and I breezed right through it in a day. I then read Just One Year the next day, and it was even better. This series made me love romance books!
Whenever I see a romance book now, I’m completely excited!
Saying goodbye is less fraught this time. They have done it now once, like normal people: leave, come back. It builds confidence.
It was so new that day: the liberation of being honest, o being brave, maybe a little stupid.
But today it feels as though home has come to him.
When Allyson smiles, Willem is reminded of a sunrise. A bit of light, then more of it, then a burst of brightness. A sunrise is something you can see all the time and still marvel at. Maybe that is why her smile feels so familiar. He has seen many sunrises.
This isn’t about her. It was catalyzed by her, and she’s woven up in it, but this is ultimately about him and his life and what he needs to do to make himself whole. He’s stopped drifting, he’s stopped being tossed around by the wind.
The truth and its opposite are flip sides of the same coin.
There is so much to say. It is like shoving all the sand of the world into an hourglass. Or trying to get it out.
Have you read this novel? I’d love to hear your thoughts!