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The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves is available for purchase on April 2nd! If you enjoy touching love stories, keep reading to learn more about this new book by New York Times bestselling author, Tracey Garvis Graves!
The Girl He Used to Know
Annika (rhymes with Monica) Rose is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations where she finds most people’s behavior confusing, she’d rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess.
Jonathan Hoffman joined the chess club and lost his first game―and his heart―to the shy and awkward, yet brilliant and beautiful Annika. He admires her ability to be true to herself, quirks and all, and accepts the challenges involved in pursuing a relationship with her. Jonathan and Annika bring out the best in each other, finding the confidence and courage within themselves to plan a future together. What follows is a tumultuous yet tender love affair that withstands everything except the unforeseen tragedy that forces them apart, shattering their connection and leaving them to navigate their lives alone.
Now, a decade later, fate reunites Annika and Jonathan in Chicago. She’s living the life she wanted as a librarian. He’s a Wall Street whiz, recovering from a divorce and seeking a fresh start. The attraction and strong feelings they once shared are instantly rekindled, but until they confront the fears and anxieties that drove them apart, their second chance will end before it truly begins.
If you enjoy contemporary love stores, The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves was an amazing read. The characters are realistic and their interaction is believable. Annika and Jonathan fell in love in college but like a lot of college relationships, it didn’t last. Years later, they meet again and realize the feelings are still there. But, they need to deal with the past in order to have a future together.
I spent the weekend reading this book and it was so hard to put down. Their story was just so touching, that it was hard to stop reading. I so wanted to see what the next page brought. So, I don’t want to give away any secrets of the book but the topic of the story is very touching. I hope that more authors will bring this into stories in the future.