There is just something so nice about a Jennifer E. Smith book. You go in knowing it’ll be fun and romantic and you smile all the way through, knowing love will triumph in the end. And so it goes with The Geography of You and Me. (This isn’t a spoiler because all her books are feel good books.)
My first exposure to Smith’s books, the one that got me hooked was The Comeback Season. It was sad at times but I loved it. So, start there and keep going. The Geography of You and Me is a tad like her previous book, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight or how one moment can change everything.
In the current book, Lucy and Owen, who don’t really know each other are in a stuck elevator. There’s a power outage in New York City. It is completely dark. After being liberated, they spend the next 12 or so hours with each other, sleeping on the roof of their apartment building, looking at the stars. Then, for some reason, fate sets in and they don’t see each other. Was it love? Was it nothing? Was there even a connection?
You’ll love the characters. You’ll love the teenage angst. You’ll love the plot.
I was thinking last night that some authors are so steady. Smith reminds me of Sarah Dessen. Their books are love stories. You know what’s coming but you don’t care. It’s not the destination. It’s the journey. You finish one and you can’t wait for the next one. Treat yourself to a fun read.