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Book Review: You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes (You #3)

Review of You Love Me

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 


Synopsis: 

The highly anticipated new thriller in Caroline Kepnes’s hit You series, now a blockbuster Netflix show…

Joe Goldberg is back. And he’s going to start a family – even if it kills him.

Joe Goldberg is done with cities, done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now, he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cozy island in the Pacific Northwest. For the first time in a long time, he can just breathe.

He gets a job at the local library – he does know a thing or two about books – and that’s where he meets her: Mary Kaye DiMarco. Librarian. Joe won’t meddle, he will not obsess. He’ll win her the old fashioned way… by providing a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand. Over time, they’ll both heal their wounds and begin their happily ever after in this sleepy town.

The trouble is… Mary Kaye already has a life. She’s a mother. She’s a friend. She’s… busy.

True love can only triumph if both people are willing to make room for the real thing. Joe cleared his decks. He’s ready. And hopefully, with his encouragement and undying support, Mary Kaye will do the right thing and make room for him.


Review:   

  1. Where is the Love?

Joe is out of a toxic situation and now he is ready to start fresh, what a surprise…NOT! So, hello there Mary Kaye DiMarco “MK”, you’re next! He sees her and he knows this time will be different, this time he will do it right. But…will there be a but? Knowing Joe, I went into the book waiting for all the but’s and red flags to fly in my face.

  1. The Good Guy Syndrome

Joe is adamant, this time around, to do things right; to be the good guy, whatever that means to him. So, can he get his creepy side under control? Or will he let it run wild and just blame everyone else’s for his misery? I was excited to see Joe attempting to be the good guy and I had hope that this time, things might just turn out in his favour.

  1. Kill them with Kindness

As part of his reform, Joe is trying to lower his body count, so he tries to win MK the old-fashioned way while keeping his hands clean. The struggle must be real! Being in Joe’s mind is always a conflicting experience. He is meant to be likeable but also not so likeable. In his mind, it is never his fault. He is a good guy and why all of these questionable characters making it hard for him, when all he wants is to love and be loved in return, is that too much to ask for?

  1. The End! Wait, What?

When it’s all said and done, I was left staring at the last page, not quite sure how to feel about the ending. Was it rushed? Was it too much or was it too little? There was something about that ending that bothered me but that’s probably because I had high expectations for it and so I was bound to be let down; the ending somehow failed to live up to how good the rest of the book was.

  1. The Final Verdict

In a nutshell, it was a delight to be inside Joe’s mind for the third time. The highs and lows, the twists and turns make this book worth a read, maybe two. I would definitely recommend!

I would like to thank the Publishers, NetGalley, and the Author for sending me an ARC of this thrilling book.

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My Top 5 hobbies during COVID-19 lockdown

 

1. Cooking/Baking


My top hobby during these days is Baking. One of the best snacks that I baked so far was “Blueberry Muffins”, which is also the easiest. I would say that it’s one of my specialties. It’s a rich muffin with lots of walnuts, blueberries, crushed almonds, dates and cranberries to give a slight tangy taste. Comment below if you would like to give it a try. Apart from the “Awesome muffins”, some of the best results were cheese cake, fudge brownies and chocolate cookies. I tried the carrot cake once, since I love the one from Starbucks and it was a disaster, need to work on it 🙂

During this lockdown, we tried to cook at home as much as we can with fresh ingredients rather than tinned or processed food. I love cooking especially trying out dishes with a lot of spices and combining different flavours, primarily with vegetables and pulses.

2. Learning/Playing Piano

music note on brown piano

Although I have been playing piano randomly here and there, I was never able to commit to this hobby for some time. Thanks to Covid-19 and with the help of some online apps – I did manage to get better over time and have been playing every day for at least 30mins. I use flowkey and online pianist apps which I found easy to use and have quite a good training programme.

3. Cross Stitching

A new hobby that I started 3 months ago was cross stitching. Need a lot of patience and consistency it seems. My strategy is to do at least 1 strand (6 threads) at a time. The story behind this hobby is very funny though. When I travelled to Beijing last year for work, I decided with the help of my colleagues to buy a wall poster with some traditional Chinese touch to it online. Once I received the package after returning to Germany, it was with a shock to realise that it’s a cross stitch bundle with a bunch of threads and needles to do it.

I left the package as it is for around 6 months with no intention of trying it out. Once the lockdown started, I picked it up and started working on it. Now am very curious of the end product. Looking forward to it but it’s going to take another 6 months to complete it seems. It’s quite a large frame.

4. Driving

I love driving around the good scenic places of Europe. A spontaneous drive to random places is the best. I tend to drive towards places with more greenery as much as possible, where me and my wife just chill with some nice music. Last trip was to Luxembourg, which was awesome. Lots of nice mountains and forests with a bunch of twisty roads and hair pin turns. Loved it!! Next is Hamburg (port city of Germany with more bridges than Venice). Interested to know about the best food and things to do in Hamburg, then why not drop a comment?.

5. Learning

The last but not the least which gets the 5th position is watching video documentories on Netflix , Youtube, Amazon Prime Video, Apple tv+, listening to audible and reading on my kindle. I do have an affinity for quantum physics, myths about consciousness, astro physics, Technology, power of desire and law of attraction. And I still have a lot of open questions which am yet to get a convincing answers to. I will come back to my questions at a later post, soon 🙂

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