Age Group: YA, 14+
My Copy: ARC and hardcover
Source: Won via publisher and bought
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Release Date: January 8, 2013—out now
Review by: Alicia
When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.
Just One Day is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story—Just One Year—is coming soon!
When I first started reading Just One Day, I was enjoying it, but I wasn’t hooked, so I put it down for the night and didn’t pick it up until the next night. When I picked it up then, I was hooked—I could not stop reading. I loved Just One Day and got completely swept into it. I could not stop reading, so I ended up finishing it at about 2:30 a.m. and then I didn’t fall asleep for another few hours because I could not stop thinking about it. I had all of the feels—ALL OF THEM! Just One Day totally tugged at my heart strings.