About the book: Dear Universe,
Is anyone out there?
Thinking no one is reading, a blogger who calls herself LBH writes about her most personal feelings, especially her overwhelming loneliness. She goes from day to day showing a brave face to the world while inside she longs to know how it would feel if one person cared about her.
Alex Bartlett cares. He’s reading her posts in Daytona Beach, Florida. Nursing his own broken heart and trust issues, he finds himself falling for this sensitive, vulnerable woman whose feelings mirror his own. Following a trail of clues LBH has inadvertently revealed, he discovers that she lives in the small town of Midway, Utah. He makes his way there just after Thanksgiving, determined to find LBH. Maybe she’s a Lisa, Lori, or a Luanne. Instead, he finds a woman named Aria, a waitress at the Mistletoe Diner, who encourages Alex in his search while serving his pie along with some much-needed sympathy and companionship.
Alex finally finds his LBH, a woman who is as beautiful and kind as he imagined she would be. How can he tell her that he knows her secret? What’s holding him back? Could it be his feelings for Aria?
My review: This is a super cute book! I loved the plot, the setting, the Christmas feel, and the cute romance.
Alex was an interesting character to read about. He's been divorced for about a year and his friends decide that it's time for him to start dating, so they basically give him an intervention and tell him he has to start online dating. I thought it was pretty funny when he was filling out the online dating application. And the women the site matched him with were pretty hilarious. But as he's doing this he runs across a blog about loneliness written by a woman, LBH, and as he's reading it he falls in love with her. I loved the way he finds clues in everything she's written, leading him to her. He drops his whole life in Florida and heads to a super small town in Utah to find the woman he loves before it's too late.
I really loved the way that Evans describes Midway, it was so fun to read about a place I've spent some time, and I thought he did a great job with it. Especially The Blue Boar Inn, I've never been in there, but now I really want to!
I loved the way you know what Alex is thinking, but you don't have any idea what Aria is thinking, and like Alex, you have no idea just who LBH is.
This is a great book, I loved everything about it! Can't wait for next year's Christmas book by this author!
I was able to borrow this book from my local library.
Labels: Christmas fiction, Clean Romance, Richard Paul Evans