Title: You Say It First
Author: Katie Cotugno
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 Stars)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: June 16, 2020
As always, Katie Cotugno delivers realistic and grounded characters in dramatic and unlikely situations. I love Cotugno’s books because that strike a great balance of escapism and authenticity that makes the situations feel heightened and deliciously dramatic, but the characters always act in believable ways – even if it’s not what I would do, I can understand their choices.
Meg and Colby instantly connect after Meg’s canvassing call for Colby’s recently deceased dad goes awry. But the two challenge each other and are honest with each other in ways they’re not with the other people in their lives, because sometimes talking to someone without expectations is easier. The romance is sweet but does have two personalities that often butt heads, but are not afraid to listen to someone who challenges their point of view.
Overall, You Say It First is a quick read with great characters and development. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.