Title: Still Us
Author: Lindsay Detwiler
Publication: May 19, 2018
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
Luke’s life began when he met Lila—and in many ways, it ended when she left him. Drowning in regrets, Luke is determined to give Lila the space to be happy. The sexy, singing roofer quickly realizes, however, he really shouldn’t have let her go.
After their breakup, Lila moves back in with her family. The twenty-nine-year-old veterinarian’s transition to a life without Luke isn’t as easy as she expected. With the help of her wild Grandma Claire and her high-heel-loving sister, Maren, she starts to play the field… but she isn’t sure she’ll ever stop loving the curly-haired man from her early twenties.
Luke and Lila’s love story ended, and their individual boxes have been packed. But as they explore the single life and the dating world, both discover sometimes the love you leave behind is exactly what you need to be happy.
**A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**
When the author asked me to read her next book I was truly excited. I love, love, love her books. They are fun to read and a real breath of fresh air. This book was no different!
Luke and Lila are soulmates. The only problem is that Lila wants forever with a ring and Luke can’t give it to her. Luke has a bad history with marriage and love. His dad stepped out on his mom one night and never looked back. He is scared that he will do the same with the one he loves even though his sister says that he is nothing like their father. Lila has a life plan. One that has marriage and kids in it. When Luke and Lila, who is a veterinarian, meet it is over Luke’s sick cat Floyd. Three years into their relationship Lila hears Luke telling her future brother-in-law that there will never be a ring in the future as he isn’t the marrying kind. This devastates Lila. This eventually reaches a boiling point and they break up, split their life down the middle and separate. They try to move on with their new lives and find new partners. Will they finally figure out they are “still us”?
Oh this book. The author kept me guessing the whole way through it about whether or not they will get back together. I found myself getting exasperated with Lila and her life plan. I mean its good to have one but if you have found your soulmate and he has issues, bend your life plans. Luke was on my last nerve with his regression into a what I can describe as a reckless, careless new life. Eventually taking almost the appearance of a homeless man. The characters are relatable. You can see yourself as Lila with the life plans or as Luke with the commitment issues. I wish the author would write a second book about these characters, as I loved them that much.
STAR RATING: 5/5
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