Her (Him & Her #2) by Carey Heywood


Her (Him & Her Book 2)

Synopsis:

You know her side of the story, now learn his.

"It was useless. I felt branded beneath my skin by a girl who left without even saying goodbye."

When Will Price was assigned a partner for a sixth grade class project he had no idea she would become his best friend. After years of friendship, she eventually became so much more. Then, one day she left with no explanation. 

Will’s life shattered right before his eyes and he was left alone to pick up the pieces. Floundering, Will must figure out a way to carry on, to find a way to exist without her. 

Seven years later, a chance encounter leaves him desperate to get her back. He has one week to make her his again. Not everyone gets a second chance with the love of their life and Will is determined to never lose her again.

Review:

I read Him a while back, before Her was even out, and I remember not really enjoying it. **I should say there will be some spoilers so if you haven't read Him yet and don't want to know what happens don't continue reading.**

I didn't like Sarah in Him. I hated her poor me, Will broke my heart I am the victim routine. She got on my nerves especially since she is the one who left! If anything I felt like poor Will, not poor Sarah. I also didn't like the alternating flashback and present day chapters. It just didn't work for me. When Her came out I just thought no thanks, I will pass on that one. Then someone in my book club said I might enjoy it more, Will is amazing, so I got it and put it on my to-read list. Well I finally decided to give it a try as I have been seeing it pop up all over the place and I am glad I did. I loved Her so much more than Him. Will is amazing and I loved him! Still didn't care for Sarah, but I loved Will enough that it didn't matter as much.

If you read Him then you know the basic story. Will and Sarah have been friends forever and they both like each other as more than friends. It takes forever for them to get together in high school, but they were so cute once they were.  It takes him forever to work up the nerve to tell Sarah how he feels and it was so sweet, but sad at the same time since you know what happens. You can see how much Will cares for Sarah and it is just heartbreaking to read as you know what is coming. He was just amazing and you can just tell how much he cares.

Reading this was such a different experience than the first book. I am glad it was told in chronological order, though at times it was a bit confusing as to how much time had passed between chapters. Will is just amazing. I don't know how Sarah could ever think that he would do something to hurt her. They were best friends forever before they became more so how can she really not know or trust him? Her insecurities really hurt Will and I still don't like that. She still makes me angry. To do what she does without ever saying anything to him again? Do not like. Especially in this book since I did love Will so so much. He is such a sweetheart and oh I hate that he has to suffer. I hate that he has to go through years of heartbreak. I hate that even when it looks like things might get better for him, they are still so hard. I really don't like Sarah. I don't like how she runs away, how she won't even talk about what happened with him when they do finally meet up again. She is so hot and cold with him and you can just see how hard it is on him. I really wished he could find someone else, but since he couldn't I am glad he did get to be happy in the end. I just loved him so much. I just wanted him to be happy, however that might be. Again I knew how it would work out, but I still kind of hoped it would be different this time. He is such a great guy and this was such a great read. I am glad I gave it a try.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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