Two Like Me and You by Chad Alan Gibbs
Published: May 20, 2019
Source: Paperback, 298 pages
Summary: (from Goodreads)
Edwin Green’s ex-girlfriend is famous. We’re talking cover-of-every-tabloid-in-the-grocery-store-line famous. She dumped Edwin one year ago on what he refers to as Black Saturday, and in hopes of winning her back, he’s spent the last twelve months trying to become famous himself. It hasn’t gone well.
But when a history class assignment pairs Edwin with Parker Haddaway, the mysterious new girl at school, she introduces him to Garland Lenox, a nursing-home-bound World War II veteran who will change Edwin’s life forever.
The three escape to France, in search of the old man’s long-lost love, and as word of their adventure spreads, they become media darlings. But when things fall apart, they also become the focus of French authorities. In a race against time, who will find love, and who will only find more heartache?
Rating: 4/5 stars
**I received a physical copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**
There will be no spoilers!
This book was so much fun! Two Like Me and You a debut novel that I highly recommend if you want to read a book that will make you giggle on multiple occasions, but also pull at your heart strings.
The writing was so great. I was completely pulled in from the start and enjoyed every second. It was a very quick, easy read. The writing was quirky and fun. I laughed out loud so many times, but also felt real emotion from these characters.
The trio of characters were so fun and so unlikely. Garland was everyone’s grumpy, but so lovable, old pawpaw. Edwin was the hyperaware, overthinking friend. Parker was 100% herself and showed zero cares. I loved all of these characters, and I think they worked so well together. Parker was my favorite. She was quirky, but so so strong. Garland made me laugh so much. Edwin was me. I am usually the overconscious of everything that could go wrong kind of person, so I felt Edwin so hard. Hahaha.
The story was the best. A ton of “too-good-to-be-true” moments, which made it even better. It was hilarious. The romance was so sweet. Garland’s story of finding his true love in France was just precious. My favorite parts of the book was Garland’s storytelling of not just his time with Maddie, but I also enjoyed his WWII stories. There are definitely lots of unrealistic happenings in this one, but for me, that just made it all the more more enjoyable and funny. Just such a feel-good story that is perfect for a summer or travel read.
I can’t say it enough, this book was just fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading it! I definitely recommend and I can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next. Thanks again, Mr. Gibbs, for allowing me to read and review your book!
Thanks for reading! (: