Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn is one of the most anticipated romance books of 2023. Check out my Georgie, All Along review and summary below to see if this is a book worth reading.
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Georgie, All Along Summary:
Longtime personal assistant Georgie Mulcahy has made a career out of putting others before herself.
When an unexpected upheaval sends her away from her hectic job in L.A. and back to her hometown, Georgie must confront an uncomfortable truth: her own wants and needs have always been a disconcertingly blank page.
But then Georgie comes across her teenage diary with its simple, small-scale ideas that become a lifeline—a guidebook for getting started on a new path.
Georgie’s plans hit a snag when she comes face to face with an unexpected roommate—Levi Fanning, onetime town troublemaker and current town hermit.
But this quiet, grouchy man is more than just his reputation, and he offers to help Georgie with her quest.
As the two make their way through her wishlist, Georgie begins to realize that what she truly wants might not be in the pages of her diary after all, but right by her side—if only they can both find a way to let go of the pasts that hold them back.
My Georgie, All Along Review:
I admit, this is one of those instances where the book blurb on its own got me to read this book.
Georgie, All Along is my first Clayborn read, so I didn’t even have past work to go on, but I’m so glad I went with my gut because I so enjoyed it.
I can totally commiserate with Georgie who is in a bit of a quarter-life crisis because her boss up and retired leaving Georgie without a job, moving home, and not sure who she is or what she wants next.
She’s moved home with the goal to help her pregnant best friend, but doesn’t find much clarity about her life path until she finds the journal she wrote as a teenager with a list of all the fun she wanted to do at that age.
I loved Clayborn’s writing, which seemed effortless, as she crafted and moved the story along.
I enjoyed all the characters, but I was honestly more taken with Levi’s character arc and change over Georgie‘s. Georgie‘s “aha moment” wasn’t that gripping to me, but I adored her.
Levi, however was this blend of a hardened man with such a gentle soul underneath. I love how he saw Georgie and how he grew out of his shell of pain from his past.
*I received an advanced reader copy from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.