Jul 29, 2014

Love Me for Me by Jenny Hale

Love Me for Me is a beautiful, touching story about coming home, the importance of family, and the special place that first loves hold in our hearts. Fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley, Susan Mallery and Susan Wiggs – and anyone looking for a perfect, feel-good summer read will enjoy this.

Sometimes you find perfect where you least expect it…
Libby Potter has just lost the perfect job, the perfect apartment and the perfect boyfriend. Moving back to the home town that she couldn’t wait to escape when she was younger was definitely not on her to-do list. Especially as it means running into the man whose heart she broke when she left.

Pete Bennett can still make Libby’s world stop with just the sound of his voice – even ten years on. Only now, she is the last person in the world that he wants to see.

As everyone else welcomes Libby home with open arms, she realizes she’s missed that special closeness that comes from lifelong friendship. And, as Libby seeks to make amends with Pete, she begins to wonder whether she made the right choice in leaving all those years ago.

When an amazing career opportunity gives her the chance to leave again, Libby will have to decide what her version of perfect is… and where she really belongs. 


Libby loves her job and her busy life in New York. She never wants to leave the city again. Unfortunately all of a sudden things aren't going according to plan anymore. When she loses her job and her fiancé she's forced to go back to the village she grew up in. Going back to Whitestone is very difficult for Libby, because it means she has to face her past. When she left to study she didn't only leave the seaside village behind, but also her high school sweetheart, Pete. It's painful for both of them to see each other again. Libby has postponed coming back for too long and she thinks everyone she used to know so well blamed her for it, but they welcome her back with open arms. In the few weeks Libby spends back in her home town, she gets more love than she received in many years in New York. Still she can't wait to go back as soon as possible. That would also mean leaving Pete, their precious friendship and all her good memories behind for the second time. Is a fast paced life among ambitious people in the city more important than family? Libby has so much to learn about her own feelings, the future and the things she wants in life, will she make the right decision?
Love Me for Me is a book about love and loss. Loving someone isn't always easy. Pete and Libby have a history together. They were friends for a very long time and later they became a couple. Libby has missed Pete since the day she left to go to college and she didn't look back. Her mother still lives in the same village, but Libby never visited the people she used to love. When she went away to study she left all of them behind. Now that she's forced to face her past she's being overwhelmed by so many feelings. I could understand that very well and Jenny Hale managed to make the whole story come to life in quite vivid way. I loved the descriptions of the seaside town and the people living in it. The story was so charming and sweet, but filled with pain too. Love Me for Me is sad sometimes, so I needed a few tissues. This is such a beautiful and heartwarming novel. I enjoyed reading it very much!


  1. Jessica (What To Style)July 29, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Oh it sounds a beautiful story! Amazing cover! =)



  2. Sure sounds like a great story! Thanks for sharing.


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