“Perfect for Emily Henry fans. [This] is the love story that proves you can go home again…It’s so rich and wonderful.” – Julia Quinn on The TODAY Show
“A sweet novel that reminds you going back is sometimes the best path forward . . . and that planning is never as rewarding as doing.” —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author
“Magnetic, witty, and expansive. The world is going to fall hard for this deliciously whimsical and captivating story, and I cannot wait to see it!” —Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis
“Outright perfection!”—Christina Lauren, Kate Clayborn Fanclub Co-Presidents and Authors of The Soulmate Equation
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The acclaimed author of Love Lettering weaves a wise and witty new novel that echoes with timely questions about love, career, reconciling with the past, and finding your path while knowing your true worth.
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 a forgotten artifact—a “friendfic” diary she wrote as a teenager, filled with possibilities she once imagined. To an overwhelmed Georgie, the diary’s simple, small-scale ideas are 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.
Honest and deeply emotional, Georgie, All Along is a smart, tender must-read for everyone who’s ever wondered about the life that got away . . .
“Absolute perfection—this is the book you are looking for. Georgie All Along is a tour de force, beautifully written and full of charming characters, rich emotion, and delicious spice. With it, Kate Clayborn solidifies her place in romance royalty.” —Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author
“A modern yet timeless love story.”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“Tender and sexy…features strong friendships and will appeal to fans of Emily Henry.” —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
Clayborn (Love at First) spins a gentle tale of two people who set out to find themselves and stumble into love along the way. Georgie Mulcahy is only back in her childhood hometown to help her best friend through the last few weeks of her pregnancy. At least, that's what she's telling herself. After losing her glamorous but grueling job as a celebrity personal assistant, Georgie's no longer sure what she wants out of life. When she rediscovers her teenage diary, however, she's reminded of a time when she knew just what would make her happy. Levi Fanning, meanwhile, spends his days trying to redeem himself in a small town that remembers his rebellious teen years all too well. When a series of flukes leaves him and Georgie as unexpected roommates, the now shy and disciplined Levi tries to keep a respectful distance—until he's inevitably sucked into Georgie's chaos. The two agree to work through Georgie's high school bucket list, and chasing her teenage dreams helps them to find grown-up happiness. Readers shouldn't expect a rom-com (there are few laughs here), but the smooth, vivid prose makes it easy to invest in the protagonists' well-rendered character growth. This introspective romance is a treat.
I discovered Kate Clayborn last year and have loved every single book I’ve read. The stories are sweet with the perfect amount of spice, but they also include character development that’s actually valuable and not just flat and predictable. This one was sweet and enjoyable clear through. Keep ‘em coming!
This book is so good. The character development! The romance! The good doggo! The protagonists learning to figure things out on their own before figuring things out together! *chef’s kiss*
Okay I’m not even done with this book, super close, but I had to coke rate five stars because I’m just laying here crying reading it!!! I’m usually more of a enemies to lovers slow burn kinda girl, but this book is so full and so good. I don’t even have the words for it. The character development is superb and the healing that the characters go through is just beautiful. This freaking book. Read it.