“I’m going to fill it up; I’m going to figure it out. What I really want.”Kate Clayborn, Georgie, All Along
Title: Georgie, All Along
Author: Kate Clayborn
Genres: Romance, Contemporary Fiction
Pages: 340 (Hardcover)
Published: January 24th, 2023
My Rating: ★★★
Read: 3/7/2023 – 3/12/2023
I don’t know how I’m feeling about this one. I didn’t dislike it, but I didn’t like it either.
Georgie finds herself back home and reevaluating her life. Having spent a life of people pleasing, she’s ready to start figuring out her own wants and needs after rediscovering a ‘friendfic’ she wrote as a teenager. An old high school acquaintance, Levi, helps her along on her journey of self-discovery.
The concept of this book is wonderful. I had really high hopes. Unfortunately, it felt like a strange mishmash of genres. The main plot felt like it wanted to be literary, but it was not written in a literary style. The romance plot felt like it wanted to be a romcom, but it wasn’t comedic. While I liked the Georgie/Levi pairing, I grew bored of them quickly. I also found some of their romance scenes far too graphic for my taste. Disappointing overall, but ultimately comes down to a matter of preference and wrong assumptions of what the book was going to be.
Likes & Dislikes:
What I liked:
- The ‘friendfic’ diary. That’s something I might’ve done as a teenager.
- Some of the family themes covered.
What I didn’t like:
- Very graphic sex scenes.
- The strange mix of genres or the writing style.
- It wasn’t engaging.
This was a buddy read with my friend Skylar. We both were feeling the same way while reading, not really sure what to make of any of it but not quite hating it.