Initially, I thought the story of Louisa (Lou) Clark and Will Traynor didn’t have much room to grow as Will lived through a tragic accident resulting in his becoming a quadriplegic and Lou acquired the job of his daily caretaker.
A small village adjacent to the misty coolness of London housed Will at his parents’ mansion. On the other side of the tracks Lou struggled to help her family pay the bills and have food on the table.
With no training, Lou somehow found herself an offer of the job to keep Will company during the day.
Will made sure no one got too close as he always had a snide remark to pass on. It would take a special personality to reveal his true, charming nature hidden underneath his defenses.
Honestly, Lou reminded me a bit of Bridget Jones. A little goofy and a person of her own. I loved her! This was by no means a comedy, yet Will notices her endearing traits and lets his façade peel away little by little.
The problem is that Will has an extreme secret and Lou learns of it. She’s on a mission to convince Will on how he should handle this secret.
Moyes love story is tender and a bit heartbreaking, but a sure novel to remember.