Title: Still Me
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Publish Date: January 30, 2018 (Yesterday!)
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Louisa Clark arrives in
New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this
new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across
several thousand miles. She steps into the world of the superrich,
working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou
is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself
into her new job and New York life.
As she begins to mix in New
York high society, Lou meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a
whisper of her past. Before long, Lou finds herself torn between Fifth
Avenue where she works and the treasure-filled vintage clothing store
where she actually feels at home. And when matters come to a head, she
has to ask herself: Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a
heart that lives in two places?"
My Two Cents:
"Still Me" is the third book in the the "Me Before You" trilogy. This book follows Louisa to New York City, where she hopes to finally make somewhat of a career or at least come into her own a little bit. She wants to shake up her routine, even if it means leaving behind her boyfriend, Sam. If she doesn't try it, she knows that she'll regret it.
After reading "Me Before You," I didn't think there was any way that Louisa's story could be satisfactorily continued where it wouldn't fall terribly flat. I was wrong. After reading "After You," I still wasn't sure that the series could be continued but I was proven very wrong by this book. You should definitely read these three books in order or you'll miss out on the connections between the characters.
The characters are the reason that you read these books. Louisa has been one of my favorite characters to follow and it was so great to see what she was up to in this book. She is certainly not perfect but she is smart, funny, and most importantly, kind. Her kindness has a tendency to help her get both into and out of scraps. I think it's her flaws and the way that she always at least tries to do things right is what really keeps drawing me to her.
The romance between Louisa and Sam is so sweet and really felt real to me. They go through a lot in this book but it only makes them stronger as a couple. I really liked how realistic Moyes made their relationship feel! And I don't want to ruin anything but the ending scene between them is absolutely tear-inducing, movie-quality perfection!
Even after this third book, I know that Lou and Sam are very much going to stick with me and have me hoping that somewhere in a fictional universe that they got their happy ending!