Today I’m on the blog tour for The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves, a wonderful, heartwarming and truly beautiful story!

the blurb

What if you had a second chance at first love?

Annika Rose likes being alone.
She feels lost in social situations, saying the wrong thing or acting the wrong way. She just can’t read people. She prefers the quiet solitude of books or playing chess to being around others. Apart from Jonathan. She liked being around him, but she hasn’t seen him for ten years. Until now that is. And she’s not sure he’ll want to see her again after what happened all those years ago.

Annika Rose likes being alone.
Except that, actually, she doesn’t like being alone at all.

The Girl He Used to Know is an uplifting novel full of surprising revelations that keep you turning the page. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Gail Honeyman, Jill Santopolo and Sliding Doors.

my review

What a fantastic book!!

Annika is living her life but still thinks about her ex Jonathan…..and then one day they bump in to each other and reconnect.  The story flits between the present day and when they met back in college.  We learn all about Annika’s uniqueness and how she struggles with social situations, how she’s treated by others and how amazing Jonathan is.  But what we don’t know early in the book is what happened.  Why did they break up in the first place? Has too much happened in their lives for them to make another go at it?  And what might face them in the future?You’ll have to read to find out!

I absolutely loved this.  I love Annika – she’s so lovely and unique.  She has her own quirks and watching how she has grown from her college days is heartwarming.  Jonathan has always been a great guy and I totally fell in love with him.  I was completely hooked, discovering how they had met and got together and what happened to them…..and hoping massively that they would get back together!  Janice is also a fabulous character – everyone needs a friend like Janice that is kind, thoughtful and will help to turn your life around.

Just when things start to go right, something seems to get in the way and there is a massive twist in this that I wasn’t expecting – I was literally on the edge of my seat.

Tracey does a brilliant job in covering a number of issues, one of which is close to my heart – another reason why I love Annika so much. Tracey has done an amazing job of really understanding and portraying the condition covered within the book.

I honestly couldn’t give this book any more praise – it’s written so well, easy to follow, gripping, heartwarming and amazing.  This is definitely one that you won’t want to miss!



about the author

Tracey Garvis Graves is an internationally bestselling author of contemporary fiction. Her debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into thirty-one languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film. Tracey lives in Iowa, USA with her family.

Where to find Tracey online: Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

Tour hosted by

Compulsive Readers

Thank you so much to Tracy for inviting me on to the tour, and to Tracey and the publisher for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review.

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful day!

Chelle x

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