Someone You Love is written by Kristen Granata.
Charly Johnson created a bucket list when cancer left her mother with less than a year to live. They didn’t make it all the way through the list before she died, but she made Charly promise to finish it and live her life to the fullest.
Spending the summer in a coastal mountain city in Maine is next on her list. The scenic round is perfect for finding adventure, and the quirky inn owner makes her feel right at home in the guest house. Except for the fact that her new living quarters belong to the owner’s grump of a grandson.
Bryce Holden was a NFL player before sustaining a career-ending spinal injury. The people he thought would stand by his side left him when he was no longer a football star. Now, he prefers to live his life as a recluse, keeping outsiders at arms length where his heart is safe. The last thing Bryce needs is to fall for a beautiful woman who will leave him like everyone else.
But when he sees Charly’s incomplete bucket list, and the bruised heart she wears on her sleeve, he resolves to help her on her journey. Even if it means loosing her at the end of it.
This was done fantastically and was such a tender, sweet romance. It is a great summer romance with adventure. Charly is quirky, funny, relatable and kind which balances out Bryce who is grumpy.
I loved the idea of completing the bucket list and the forced proximity was done really well. Bryce and Charly have such a great relationship which is slow burn by very natural.
I really enjoyed seeing Bryce grow and definitely will be reading again.