The Girl He Used to Know

The Girl He Used to Know Review

Annika (rhymes with Monica) Rose is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations where she finds most people's behavior confusing, she'd rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess.

Jonathan Hoffman joined the chess club and lost his first game--and his heart--to the shy and awkward, yet brilliant and beautiful Annika. He admires her ability to be true to herself, quirks and all, and accepts the challenges involved in pursuing a relationship with her. Jonathan and Annika bring out the best in each other, finding the confidence and courage within themselves to plan a future together. What follows is a tumultuous yet tender love affair that withstands everything except the unforeseen tragedy that forces them apart, shattering their connection and leaving them to navigate their lives alone.

Now, a decade later, fate reunites Annika and Jonathan in Chicago. She's living the life she wanted as a librarian. He's a Wall Street whiz, recovering from a divorce and seeking a fresh start. The attraction and strong feelings they once shared are instantly rekindled, but until they confront the fears and anxieties that drove them apart, their second chance will end before it truly begins.

Title:The Girl He Used to Know
Edition Language:English

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  • Alex ? Comets and Comments ?

    “Are you going to kiss me?”He laughed. “I was planning on it, yes.”“Okay. I’m ready.” While I enjoyed witnessing this story unfold and truly appreciate how Graves approached certain the...

  • Emily May

    Clearly this is a testament to how shallow I am because I've never been tempted by this author's books before when the covers featured photographs of women staring at the horizon, but give me an arty ...

  • Meredith

    Sweet read about first love, heartbreak, and second chances. Annika and Jonathan first met while in college in 1991. Annika, awkward, shy, and socially inept, has trouble connecting people. She is o...

  • Deanna

    4.5 Stars!! My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I REALLY enjoyed this novel. Chicago 2001 - Annika is picking up groceries when she hears a familiar voice call her...

  • Cristina | CristiinaReads

    When past mistakes make you into a stronger individual, for the sake of wanting the one true person that makes you better, that's what this compelling romance does to the wonderful characters... Neve...

  • KAS

    4 Undeniably Unique!! StarsI was beyond thrilled to have received an ARC for this book having loved every single, solitary word of “On The Island.”Once again, Ms. Graves writing skills transports ...

  • jessica

    my first ARC for 2019 and i honestly couldnt have hoped for a better book! maybe its just because my past week or so has been very fantasy heavy, but i really needed this sweet contemporary romance.i ...

  • Katie B

    *I'm so excited this book is finally out! One of my favorite reads in the last year. Happy publication day! 4/2/19It is such a wonderful feeling when you read a book and you fall in love with the char...

  • Larry H

    Wow, wow, WOW. This book was amazing."It's like everyone around you has a copy of the script of life, but no one gave it to you so you have to go in blind and hope you can muddle your way through. And...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

    At its core The Girl He Used to Know is a story of love, acceptance and second chances.Annika and Jonathan come face to face in a grocery store...after 10 years. The two were college sweethearts and ...