This book is the third in the Louisa Clark series, which include Me Before You and After You, the later is reviewed here: https://wp.me/p6N6mT-1W
Please note both blog posts contain spoilers related to Me Before You…read no further if you plan to start the series from the beginning!
Louisa Clark’s life is on the upswing. After several devastating years following the death of her first love, Will Traynor, and a life-threatening accident that left her emotionally unbalanced, things are finally looking up. Louisa has a promising new love, Sam, and a wildly exciting new job awaiting her in New York City.
Leaving London for NYC is both thrilling and terrifying for Louisa, but with her signature determination and spirit she dives into her new life with verve. Handsomely paid to be the personal assistant to a billionaire’s young new wife gives Louisa a posh address in the middle of Manhattan and a glimpse into the glittering world of the super-rich. Soon she is riding in limos, wearing designer gowns at balls, and rubbing elbows with celebrities; a far cry from her modest life waiting tables in London.
The woman whose daily life Louisa is tasked with managing is volatile and unhappy woman named Agnes. Agnes is a young Polish immigrant whose Cinderella-esque romance with her billionaire husband should bring her great joy. Instead, Agnes is constantly on the defensive with her husband’s first wife and their daughter, not to mention the social elite of NYC, who dismiss her as a classic gold-digging second wife.
Agnes befriends Louisa, the two bond over their newness to America and the world of the super wealthy. Louisa, a woman who cannot help but care for and fix the problems of everyone around her, is drawn into Agnes’ unhappy melodrama and soon the two woman are working together to hide secrets from Agnes’ husband…a man who could destroy Louisa’s new life if her disloyalty is discovered. Although Louisa grows more and more uncomfortable with Agnes’ deceptions, she feels powerless to stand up to the woman and, more importantly, is deeply sympathetic to her plight.
Meanwhile, long-distance is wreaking havoc on the brand new romance between Louisa and Sam, who remains back in London. Sam feels intimidated by Louisa amazing new life; Louisa feels intimated by Sam’s new (gorgeous) work partner. Soon the two are spiraling toward break-up and neither seems able to stop it.
When Louisa’s employer finds out that she has been helping his wife deceive him, she is fired and left homeless in NYC. Louisa, fearing no life awaits her back in London and determined not to return home disgraced, plucks up her courage and tries to find another way to build a life in the city.
Told with Moyes signature humor and heartache, Still Me gives readers a hundred more reasons to love Louisa Clark and her indefatigable spirit. A great conclusion to the series.