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Loved. Loved. Loved. Loved this book. Which is really no surprise, because I freaking love the GEG series. If you have not read these books, get your hands on them NOW!! Jacquelyn Ayres so perfectly captures the razor-sharp personalities of not only her main characters, but the supporting cast. Which may be a misnomer – these characters have voices that demand to be heard and being in the middle of them all feels like a major holiday.
The GEG’s are an amazing set of women, who together rule their worlds with heavy doses of sarcasm and affection. They have challenges in their lives that they meet head on with all of them in formation at the ready. This is more than friendship, this is more than a sisterhood. This is a family not necessarily bonded by blood, but by a deep and abiding love.
This is Julie’s story and while her love life is settled-ish, it’s eclipsed by the original love – between mother and child. Showing Up is powered by this dynamic and we get to see it’s ripple effect in all of Julie McEvoy’s relationships and decisions. No matter how she tries, it all circles back to dear old-ish mom.
Through the series, it’s been so easy to see Cynthia as the villain but getting to know her as she really gets to know herself is an absolute revelation. It’s through Cynthia that my admiration for the author’s storytelling grows exponentially. She’s not easy to love, but through the eyes of others, redemption is possible.
Through it all is, Blake. The Brit who loves Julie thoroughly and unconditionally. I loved his wit and it speaks volumes that I could hear his accent as I read this book. But what I also loved was his interactions with the other HAB’s (Husbands and Boyfriends) – they are funny AF and we get to see over and over again why they are the perfect foils to these FAMAZING women.
Like I said, get your hands on these books and be prepared to laugh, cry and fall in love.
Laurie’s Rating: 5++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ STARS
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