Saturday, 24 May 2014

Love Me for Me by Jenny Hale

Publication 23rd May 2014.

What They Say:

Sometimes you find perfect where you least expect it…

Libby Potter has just lost the perfect job, the perfect apartment and the perfect boyfriend. Moving back to the same home town that she couldn’t wait to escape when she was younger was definitely not on her to-do list. Especially as it means running into the man whose heart she broke when she left.

Pete Bennett can still walk into a room and make Libby’s world stop with just the sound of his voice – even ten years on. Only now, she is the last person in the world that he wants to see.

As everyone else welcomes Libby home with open arms, she realizes she’s missed that special closeness that comes from lifelong friendship. And, as Libby tries to make amends with Pete, she begins to wonder whether she made the right choice in leaving all those years ago.

When an amazing career opportunity gives her the chance to leave again, Libby will have to decide what her version of perfect is… and where she really belongs.

What I Say:

I would like to thank Kim  at Bookouture for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Before I start my review I would like to mention the lovely cover for this book, for me a cover is a big part in deciding if I want to read it or not, as soon as I saw this one I wanted to look inside.

Libby ends up moving back to her home town of White Stone, when she loses both her job and boyfriend in New York, not really wanting to be there she tries to make the most of the situation and do up the cottage she purchased with her ex.  Obviously devastated by what has happened Libby's opinion in life is a little skewed and at first she can't wait to leave.

We follow Libby in Town, meeting old friends, some are happy to see her, others not so.  We find that it was her mother who gave her a determination to succeed, telling her not to make the same mistakes that she had getting stuck in a small town, but had Libby ever thought well you could leave mum why haven't you?

Saying all that you can't help but like Libby, wanting her to realise what's important, material things come and go, family and friends are what's important.

Pete is lovely, but distant from Libby, you can't really blame him she has broken his heart. They are the love of each others lives but it takes time to realise this.  A lovely romantic story that involves the reader from page one.

Jenny made you love the town and people, but would Libby realise this.   I was fraught at the end, willing the right decision to be made. Excellent,  I haven't read Jenny's other book but will do now.

5 out of 5 Stars

About Jenny Hale

When she graduated college, one of Jenny’s friends said “Look out for this one; she’s going to be an author one day”. Despite being an avid reader and a natural storyteller, it wasn’t until that very moment that the idea of writing novels occurred to her.

Sometimes our friends can see the things that we can’t. Whilst she didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children and hundreds of thousands of words later, Jenny finished her first novel.

Coming Home for Christmas went on to be a Kindle hit on both sides of the Atlantic – reaching the top 20 in the UK.

Love Me for Me is Jenny’s second novel and you can visit her at:



1 comment:

  1. I've just purchased this book, I can't wait to read it!