- Source:Booklist; 12/15/2018, Vol. 115 Issue 8, p25-44, 20p, 57 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph
- Document Type:Book Review
- Publication Information:American Library Association / Booklist Publications
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Booklist Reviews 2017 December #1
*Starred Review* As promised at the end of After You (2015), Louisa is pursuing adventure in New York City even though it means leaving her current love, the gorgeous Ambulance Sam, behind in England. In a closet-sized room on the Upper West Side, she takes a job as assistant to the mercurial Agatha Gopnik, a rich man's second wife who needs a friend almost as much as she needs the approval of the ladies' philanthropic circuit. Louisa finds she can either manage Agatha's life or her relationship with Sam, especially when Sam gets a cute new paramedic partner and Louisa meets a New Yorker who is the spitting image of Will Traynor, her former charge. An elderly neighbor with a vicious pug and a hoard of vintage clothing becomes an unexpected ally when things inevitably go wrong. This installment won't quite rip your heart out the way Me Before You (2012) did, but an over-the-top cinematic finale may elicit some happy tears. Louisa is the perfect mix of daffy and brilliant, a sartorial risk-taker with a knack for solving other people's problems. It is utterly satisfying to watch her tackle her own. Readers of Sophie Kinsella and Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project (2013) will want to start at the beginning.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A big marketing campaign—and a cliffhanger ending in After You—will ensure that Moyes fans will be clamoring for the return of Louisa Clark. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
LJ Reviews 2017 September #2
A late January title I've just confirmed, this new work from blockbuster author Moyes stars the beloved Louisa Clark from Me Before You and After You. She's working for the wealthy Gopnicks in New York, swearing to maintain her relationship with Ambulance Sam back home, when the Gopnicks' social whirl introduces her to a man reminding her of her past. Now what?Copyright 2017 Library Journal.