Then her life is unexpectedly turned upside down.
Izzy dumps her oblivious boyfriend, and leaps on the chance to win a big pitch at work. Needing to work closely with gorgeous colleague Alex is an added perk…
But then her best friend has her heart broken, the pitch is way more complicated than expected, and Alex is keeping secrets. Does Izzy have what it takes to help her friend, save her career and get the guy?
If you take a look at the cover of IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW, you'll see it offers a tagline of A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy. At first, I was all: "Oh really book? You're going to call yourself a LOL romcom? That's a tad presumptuous. I mean, there's a difference between laughing in your head and actually laughing out loud."
And so, with moderately-sized chip on my shoulder, I began reading but soon had to stop because my husband was sleeping beside me and my shaking body woke him up. When he opened his eyes, I lost the control I'd been funnelling into not laughing out loud and basically guffawed in his face for forty-five minutes. He was thrilled (not really haha!).
Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn't leave at all.
Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.
But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it….
With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl’s journey in a barren world not so different than our own.