Georgie, All Along
by Kate Clayborn
Publication Date January 24, 2023
Published by Kensington
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Genres: Fiction / Friendship, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Women
***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***
Longtime personal assistant Georgie Mulcahy has made a career out of putting others before herself. When an unexpected upheaval sends her away from her hectic job in L.A. and back to her hometown, Georgie must confront an uncomfortable truth: her own wants and needs have always been a disconcertingly blank page.
But then Georgie comes across a forgotten artifact--a "friendfic" diary she wrote as a teenager, filled with possibilities she once imagined. To an overwhelmed Georgie, the diary's simple, small-scale ideas are a lifeline--a guidebook for getting started on a new path.
Georgie's plans hit a snag when she comes face to face with an unexpected roommate--Levi Fanning, onetime town troublemaker and current town hermit. But this quiet, grouchy man is more than just his reputation, and he offers to help Georgie with her quest. As the two make their way through her wishlist, Georgie begins to realize that what she truly wants might not be in the pages of her diary after all, but right by her side--if only they can both find a way to let go of the pasts that hold them back.
Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn is an adorable, charming story that I just loved. Kate Clayborn is an auto-buy author for me; once again, she did not disappoint!
Georgie Mulcahy is a personal assistant to a wealthy, Hollywood producer, until the day she is out of a job because her boss has decided to change her own life. Instead of finding a new PA job in Los Angeles, Georgie decides to move back home, to a small town in Virginia, to help her best friend, Bel, who is almost ready to give birth to her first baby.
When Georgie arrives at her parent’s house, she meets an unexpected roommate, Levi Fanning, older brother to her high school crush, Evan Fanning. Georgie’s parents are on the road in an RV discovering America and allow Levi to stay at their home, while his home is being renovated, in return for taking care of the place. They must have forgotten that Levi would be living in the house when their daughter got home… Or did they?
Levi Fanning is the black sheep of his family and doesn’t speak to them anymore. He misses his brother Evan and his sister, Olivia, but knows he can’t contact them ever again after the incident. He was a troublemaker in his youth, and the town has a long memory. He now has his own home and his own business as he tries to fix his reputation.
I was looking forward to this one very much and I was not disappointed at all. The author knows how to create relatable characters who I can’t help but root for. Georgie is just delightful, she’s energetic, funny, and a force of nature. She can make anyone’s life easier, except for her own life.
Levi is closed off, sullen and unapproachable due to his tumultuous childhood. He’s been taught not to believe in himself, and yet he tries so hard to erase the sins of his past. Underneath, he has a soft heart and a kind soul, but it takes a lot to get to it. And his soft heart is unmistakable when he interacts with his adorable dog, Hank, who is the current love of his life.
Georgie and Levi are opposites, he’s grumpy and she’s an optimist, but they balance each other out and need each other more than they believe they do at first. Each of them needs to grow and figure out their lives, but they are able to lean on each other while they do that.
This story is heartwarming, charming, and emotional, and everything I love in a romance. I can’t recommend this book enough.
I highly recommend Georgie, All Along to anyone who enjoys fiction. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Have you read Georgie, All Along?
I’ve been seeing this one around, and now I wish I’d picked it for my February book of the month instead of passing on all the choices. Great review! Will be adding to my TBR for sure now.
This sounds really good. It’s going on my list.
I love, love , love this review! It reminded me how much I adored this book. It’s already one of my favorite releases of 2023. I think I’m going to need to reread it soon and I don’t say that often. Great review!
I always enjoy grumpy/sunshine trope and Levi already sounds interesting. Excellent review, Wendy!
I ordered this from Book of the Month so I’m thrilled you loved it, Wendy! Love grump vs. sunshine romances!
So happy you enjoyed this one as much as I did! It was such a nice surprise.
Glad to see so many pinecones for this one! Can’t wait to read this one; it’s one of my highly-anticipated books 🙂
Great review. I’m so glad you loved this one too! It will probably be on the top list at the end of the year, for me. 🙂
Sounds a really cute read. Glad this lived up to your expectations🙂
This book was on the list for February for Book of the Month. It looked charming, but I went with something else. I might still read this though. Nice review!
Thank you, Kami. I hope you enjoy the book you chose!
I’m glad you enjoyed it. It sounds like a winner!
This really was a winner! thank you, Linda
I’m dying to read this one! Currently #3 in line at my local library. Glad to see you enjoyed it!
I hope you get it soon!
Sounds like all the perfect emotions for a great story. Great review Wendy! I hope you enjoy your weekend!
Thank you! I hope you have a great weekend too
This one sounds really interesting. Great review Wendy!
Thank you, Anne!
Wonderful review Wendy! I’m so excited to finally read this author!🤗📚💜
I hope you enjoy her books!
We like the small town Virginia setting aspect. Great review!
I felt the same way about this book Wendy! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review.
Thank you, Jodie!
I have a feeling Georgie and I would become best friends. Great review!
Yes, she would make a terrific friend!
I picked this for my Book of the Month box so I’ll be reading it soon!
I hope you enjoy it too!
The cover is really pretty, so bright and yellow! 😀
I love that cover too!
Sounds lovely even if a bit emotional , great review 😊
Thank you, Jenny