Your Perfect Year by Charlotte Lucas

Kindle Edition, 439 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by Amazon Crossing
About the Book:
For hyper-particular publishing heir Jonathan Grief, the day starts like any other—with a strict morning fitness regimen that’ll keep his divorced, easily irritated, cynical, forty-two-year-old self in absolutely flawless physical condition. But all it takes to put a crimp in his routine is one small annoyance. Someone has left a leather-bound day planner with the handwritten title Your Perfect Year in his spot on his mountain bike at his fitness course! Determined to discover its owner, Jonathan opens the calendar to find that someone known only as “H.” has filled it in with suggestions, tasks, and affirmative actions for each day. The more he devotes himself to locating the elusive H., the deeper Jonathan is drawn into someone else’s rich and generous narrative—and into an attitude adjustment he desperately needs. He may have ended up with a perfect year by accident, but it seems fate has set Jonathan on a path toward healing, feeling, and maybe even loving again…if only he can meet the stranger who’s changing his life one day at a time.

Compelling, emotional, and downright un-put-down-able, Your Perfect Year by Charlotte Lucas shows us relationships in all of its grit and glory that really cut to the core of human connections - the pure joy of love as well as the pain. Subjects such as depression, alcoholism, and grief are expertly and sensitively handled and the characters of Jonathan and Hanna really fleshed out, layered and three dimensional, even when you disagree with some of their actions. The dialogue is quite real and the author has an excellent way with words and it didn't take long for me to become deeply invested in her characters and their lives.

This story is well written. The concept and execution is so very clever. It was a realistic journey. The ending is appropriate and believable. It was a good story, and I love the way it was written. I would recommend.

Thank you NetGalley, Charlotte Lucas and Amazon Crossing for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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