You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes

4 Stars from me

Longtime fans of Joe Goldberg, who we first met (and embarrassingly fell in love with), in You, will be delighted to know that everyone’s favourite psycho is back!

There is so much that I adored about this book, Caroline Kepnes has such a bright and entertaining mind that lights up her stories and I am very grateful for this! You Love Me was a delight to read.

I loved the ‘Philistans’, the ‘whisper room’, ‘beef & brocolli’, ‘the red bed’ and of course every word that Joe uttered.

Devastatingly handsome, knowledgeable about books, kind to animals, loving and attentive – how could Mary K not fall for him?

Don’t get me wrong, he is on one hand a serious creep – the cameras and the casual stalking are a big no no (I am seemingly ok with the murders though…). But on the other hand he is the perfect partner – you just have to make sure he doesn’t fall out of love as that doesn’t tend to end ever so well.

There is much humour and brevity among the heavy psychoness and there are some completely superb characters too.

If you enjoyed You then you will also enjoy You Love Me.

Blurb: Joe is done with the cities. He’s 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 Kay 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 Kay 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 Kay will do the right thing and make room for him. 

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