I'm kicking this week off with a review of Courtney Walsh's upcoming novel, Just Look Up. I read it in two days only because I made myself go to sleep. I hope you have it on your wish list. If not, read below to find out why you should. Just Look Up releases the 4th of July.
About the Book
Ryan Brooks never expected to settle down in Harbor Pointe, Michigan, but after his final tour of duty, it was the only place that felt like home. Now knee-deep in a renovation project that could boost tourism for the struggling town, he is thrilled to see Lane, the girl he secretly once loved, even if the circumstances of her homecoming aren't ideal.
Their reunion gets off to a rocky start, however, when Ryan can't find a trace of the girl he once knew in the woman she is today. As he slowly chips away at the walls Lane has built, secrets from his past collide with a terrible truth even he is reluctant to believe. Facing a crossroads that could define his future with Lane and jeopardize his relationship with the surrogate family he's found in the Kelleys, Ryan hopes Lane can see that maybe what really matters has been right in front of her all along--if only she'd just look up."
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From the moment I read the opening line I was hook. Ms. Walsh effectively created tension on the very first page. I knew something was coming, but what? Side note: I don't read blurbs, unless I have to.
Every part in the story created more tension, more intrigue. Lane seemed to have a heartbreaking background. I empathized with her and wanted to give her a hug. :)
And Ryan was the perfect hero for Lane! Perfect, I say!! His wit, charm, and loyalty was refreshing. Even more interesting, her family loved him like their own.
Y'all, there is so much more to this book than just the romantic feels. Although, Ms. Walsh wrote them in spade! Ryan and Lane both have a past to overcome and a God who can put it all into perspective. You'll love Just Look Up.
*I received an ARC copy via NetGalley. This is my own, honest opinion.