Title: Miss You
Author: Kate Eberlen
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publish Date: April 4, 2017
Source: TLC Book Tours and HarperCollins
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Tess and Gus are meant to be. They just haven't met properly yet. And perhaps they never will . . .
is the first day of the rest of your life is the motto on a plate in
the kitchen at home, and Tess can't get it out of her head, even though
she's in Florence for a final, idyllic holiday before university. Her
life is about to change forever - but not in the way she expects.
and his parents are also on holiday in Florence. Their lives have
already changed suddenly and dramatically. Gus tries to be a dutiful
son, but longs to escape and discover what sort of person he is going to
For one day, the paths of an eighteen-year-old girl and boy criss-cross before they each return to England.
the course of the next sixteen years, life and love will offer them
very different challenges. Separated by distance and fate, there's no
way the two of them are ever going to meet each other properly . . . or
My Two Cents:
In "Miss You," Kate Eberlen explores the idea of whether or not there is a person for everyone, a person that matches them so well that any other relationship will pale in comparison. Are our relationships fate or happenstance? We meet Gus and Tess in this book and the readers can see that they would be perfect for each other. They don't know each other and they will spend the entire book crossing paths but not knowing each other. Will true love be found?
I don't necessarily believe in fate when it comes to relationships. I believe that there can be a lot of different combinations in the world that work. Being very happily married to a guy where it feels like we are such a team and we are sooo on the same wavelength, I can easily see how one could believe in fate intervening and leading you to your perfect person. I loved exploring this in this book. I thought that it was really cool how the author shows us both Gus' and Tess' lives and how they keep crossing paths. At first they don't realize that this is happening. I loved that readers got to be in on this secret. It pulled me in a little more!
Throughout the book and Gus and Tess crossing paths over and over again, you find yourself wondering if this will be the time that Gus and Tess realize that they should be together. The author keeps you guessing. I like that love doesn't come easy in this book; it's worth the fight and the main characters realize this and they keep going.
This is the kind of book that you want to get lost in. This is a book for those that believe in the truth that love brings. I loved these characters and would love to see what else Eberlen comes up with!