"A smart, sexy, delicious novel."--People
"Santopolo is a true master of matters of the heart." --Taylor Jenkins Reid
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost comes a tender and moving new novel about a woman at a crossroads after the death of her father, and caught between the love of two men.
Nina has always known who she's supposed to be. But is that who she truly is?
Nina Gregory has always been a good daughter. Raised by her father, owner of New York City's glamorous Gregory Hotels, Nina was taught that family, reputation, and legacy are what matter most. And Tim--her devoted boyfriend and best friend since childhood--feels the same. But when Nina's father dies, he leaves behind a secret that shocks Nina to her core. Soon, Nina begins to see the men in her life--her father, her boyfriend, and unexpectedly, her boss, Rafael--in a new light, finding herself caught between the world she loves, and a passion that could upend everything.
More Than Words is a heartbreaking and romantic novel about grief, loss, love, and self-discovery, and how we choose which life we are meant to live.
Santopolo follows 2017's The Light We Lost with a heartfelt story about life, love, and taking chances in the aftermath of loss. Thirty-something hotel heiress Nina Gregory loves her job as speechwriter for New York mayoral candidate Rafael O'Connor-Ruiz, and she loves her boyfriend and lifelong best friend, Tim Calder. But she adores her father, Joseph, and as cancer weakens the once-vibrant man, Nina treasures the time they have left. When Joseph finally succumbs to his illness, the devastated Nina must pick up the pieces and take the reins of the Gregory Corporation. Nina soon discovers that her father, who revered the Gregory legacy and lived life in the spotlight, was hiding secrets about his company and her mother, who died when Nina was a child. A potent and mutual attraction to Rafael complicates things further. Nina's self-discovery is bolstered by the strong women in her life, and her struggle to accept her larger than life father as a flawed man will resonate with readers. This is a charming and sexy crowd-pleaser.
Beautiful story about a father and daughters bond
Loved this story and the love the father and daughter shared for one another. Great portrayal of a daughters loss, her journey through grief and learning to experience life through her own perspective rather than the one her father created and expected of her. Watching her blossom into her own grown version of herself and how gracefully she handled learning about her fathers flaws and weaknesses and perhaps seeing him as who he truly was and not the version she created of him was bittersweet
Such a disappointment after reading her first novel. Predictable plot, lacks nuance and prose is heavy handed.
Not nearly the same gut-wrenching wow factor as The Light We Lost. A little too predictable, and the character development was on the weak side. An easy weekend read with no tangible lasting impression or that mournful feeling of missing the characters you have come to know when good fiction weaves its way into your heart.