Love, Rosie by Cecilia Ahern

Love, RosieTitle: Love, Rosie

Author: Cecilia Ahern

Genre: Romance

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

From Goodreads:

From the bestselling author of PS, I Love You comes a delightfully enchanting novel about what happens when two people who are meant to be together just can’t seem to get it right.

Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, their relationship gets closer by the day, until Alex gets the news that his family is leaving Dublin and moving to Boston. At 17, Rosie and Alex have just started to see each other in a more romantic light. Devastated, the two make plans for Rosie to apply to colleges in the U.S.

She gets into Boston University, Alex gets into Harvard, and everything is falling into place, when on the eve of her departure, Rosie gets news that will change their lives forever: She’s pregnant by a boy she’d gone out with while on the rebound from Alex.

Her dreams for college, Alex, and a glamorous career dashed, Rosie stays in Dublin to become a single mother, while Alex pursues a medical career and a new love in Boston. But destiny is a funny thing, and in this novel, structured as a series of clever e-mails, letters, notes, and a trail of missed opportunities, Alex and Rosie find out that fate isn’t done with them yet.

From the gifted author of PS, I Love You comes this charming, romantic, addictively page-turning novel that will keep readers laughing and guessing until the very last page.

Reminds me a lot of One Day but less depressing and with more likeable characters. One Day had me tearing my hair out at Emma being so stupid at waiting for Dexter to finally stop being a douche and notice her.

Love, Rosie, though, is all about the missed opportunities and the way life can really, really fuck with you sometimes. While Rosie and Alex have their stupid moments, they’re not as annoying as Emma and Dexter were. And the things that keep them apart aren’t just their dick moves and hesitation to tell each other how they feel, but also life and people and jobs, etc.

This book just makes me want to scream at people, “Tell the people you love how you feel and don’t hesitate!” It is always better to say how you feel despite any consequences, rather than forever asking “What if?” and living with regrets. Okay, so you may regret it if you tell someone how you feel and things become awkward, but that is ten times better than never saying anything and having to live with the thought that you didn’t do anything.

Read this book if you enjoyed One Day but prefer a less depressing and funnier, wittier story.


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