Published by Viking Adult on December 31st 2012
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They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
Saw the movie trailer and KNEW I was going to watch this movie…um Sam Claflin (Hunger Games) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), no question, MUST SEE. Of course being the book nerd that I am, I had to read the book before the movie, right?
Louisa (Clarke) is an adult living at home, trying to find a new job to help out her parents. William (Claflin) is a quadriplegic who has promised his parents 6 more months of life before he leaves for a death with dignity facility. With William at home his parents need someone to care for him, other than his nurse; they hire Louisa. She has no idea what she is doing and that is what makes her perfect for the job.
At first William is standoffish and a pain in Loiusa’s ass, but eventually she opens up and gives what she gets. This is exactly what William is needing, someone to not pity him and walk on egg shells around him. As soon as they start to really get to know each other and enjoy each others company, the 6 months date is looming. Louisa will try anything to get William to change his mind.
I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. It is so heartwarming and heartbreaking. Louisa and William are written with so much depth, personality and back story you cannot help to feel like part of their family. When they start to really dig into each others history, I was totally sold on their story. I could not help but to fall for these characters. You can also read the companion novel – After You.