Rachel Spangler is a very good storyteller. She’s good at writing emotions and angst. Sometimes that angst is justified, sometimes it’s not. The characters she writes are multi-layered, and even when I don’t particularly like them, they’re interesting.
I was rather uncomfortable with this book from the start, the relationship being between a life coach (not really a shrink but not that different) and her client. I felt Elaine (the coach) should have put an end to the professional relationship from the start, but then there wouldn’t be a story, I guess. Yet, despite this uncomfortable feeling, I found myself rooting for Joey and Elaine anyway. That’s all that matters, in the end.