What About Her
by Emma Tharp
Publication Date: March 3, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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It’s been six months since Willow left Kate Bergman’s college dorm room to go for an evening run…and never came back.
Everybody else who loved Willow is ready for closure, but something deep inside Kate says that her dearest childhood friend is somehow still alive. And that obstinate conviction is alienating all the people Kate loves most.
Even River McEwan is upset with her, and that’s the deepest blow of all. River was Willow’s boyfriend, but the three of them—Kate, Willow, and River—have been friends since childhood.
When a professor assigns Kate and River to be partners in a joint research project, Kate hopes it’s a chance to tear down the barrier between them, but instead faces an even bigger challenge. As she and River meet over the school project, their renewed friendship flares into something more.
Soon River is enticing Kate to do things she’s never dreamed of. But while she can’t imagine giving up River, Kate doesn’t know whether she can—or even should—stop wondering whether Willow will ever come home….
About Emma Tharp
Emma was raised in upstate NY. Being an only child, she spent a great deal of time alone dreaming up characters that would keep her company on long family road trips. Putting her writing on the back burner, she went to college and became a chiropractor. After spending 14 years healing patients, Emma decided—with the help of her amazingly supportive husband—to use the creative side of her brain and let her characters come to the page.
If she’s not writing, Emma can be found at the gym, one of her kids sporting events, Starbucks, or at a live music event.
A perfect day for Emma would be spent at her lake house with her husband, two ginger-haired children, and Vizsla, reading a book and drinking a large cup of coffee (or wine) with music playing in the background.
Are.You.Serioussssss?! The last 5% of this had me flipping pages as fast as my fingers could turn! I just KNEW we were going to find out what was going to happen to Willow. I was SO invested I NEEDED to know. NEEDED! I started panicking when I saw there was only 5% left and not enough time for all the things to happen. Eeeek!
“Will ghosts always haunt me?”
It’s been a long time and Willow is long gone. Gone without a trace. Vanished. Kate was, is, her best friend and can’t shake the loss of her friend being somewhere in limbo. She’s not dead, she just knows it.
I don’t know if it was my paranoia or what that had me on the edge of my seat and EVERYONE was a suspect. It was different in this book because there is heavy romance at the front of the story. SOMEONE knows something….
“This is what a relationship feels like. It’s amazing and scary, and you want to explode sometimes from all the emotions that run around your head. This is exactly how you’re supposed to feel.”
I liked Kate and River together. I felt that they really connected as childhood friends. A tragedy so to speak, brought them back together again, even if it’s not in the most ideal of situations. Part of me was happy for them and the other part was shouting at them for moving on from Willow. I feel like I’m grieving Willow myself and we don’t even get to know her character.
So many clues… fishy relationships, phone calls, long lost notes. What’s going on? There are SO many questions that are left unanswered. The truth is coming and I can’t wait to see it all hit the fan!
My rating: 4/5 stars