What if the love of your life was always right there, but you never noticed? That’s what happens to Tess and Gus as they live their lives from the late 90’s through the new millennium in Kate Eberlen’s Miss You.
First, the two happen across each other in Italy, then they go back to London where they seem to find themselves among the same crowds. Though life takes them in separate directions, Tess taking care of her younger sister with Aspergers after her mother’s death, and Gus proposing to his dead brothers girlfriend after he gets her pregnant, they were meant to be, it seems, and fate keeps thrusting the pair together, even if they don’t realize it.
The chapters in this book show us how Tess lives her life for 15 years, and how Gus lives his life in those same years. We see how the characters go through different challenges, how Tess’s best friend betrays her, and how Gus gives up on love. I’m not sure why, but this story reminded me a little of the television show How I Met Your Mother, it was this tale of two people who just can’t seem to get their lives together, and in they end if they meet each other, will their happily ever after begin?
Not only was this a great love story, it was perfect writing as well. I happened to love the vivid scenes, the sort of “stopping in” we did on each character through out the years, and I really loved how everything comes together in the end. It makes you wonder about all of the people that you have met in your life, and what kind of influence they could have made on you had you given them a chance.
This was probably one of the cutest, funniest, and most involving book I have read this year. I wish that the story of Gus and Tess could go on forever, I miss them already. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, perfect romance story!