Sometimes I’m afraid that if I keep reading books by the same author, I’m going to stumble onto one I don’t care for. So far, so good with Courtney Walsh, and her newest release, Just Look Up, is a soul-satisfying read.
Featuring two characters with childhood baggage, Just Look Up illustrates how isolating the pain of rejection can be and how persistent love can lead to healing. Lane and Ryan are likable and adorable childhood friends who haven’t seen each other in a while. A family emergency brings them back in contact, and their emotional wounds threaten to keep them apart.
It’s page-turning and far from predictable. (Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher. Opinion reflected in this review is my honest one.) Courtney is one of my favorite writers because she includes the right amount of detail: enough to paint a picture but not too much to stall the story. Her settings feel like real places and the situations her characters face are never easy and always relatable.
Any book by Courtney should be on your to-read list. Add this one to your summer reading plans this year. It’ll make you squirm a little, crave belonging, and sigh with satisfaction.
You can find out more about Courtney’s books, sign up for her newsletter (I hear there are some freebies coming for subscribers!), and read the first chapter of Just Look Up on her website. It’s available now, so no need to wait!