Just call it Love, Pure and Simple.
“Writers and Lovers” by Lily King is the story of Casey Peabody, a 31-year-old woman who knows pain and defeat and knows it well. A waitress and a struggling writer, Casey recently lost her mother and is $73,000 in debt due to exorbitant college loans that have taken over her life. Working two jobs just to pay the minimum, Casey merely exists.
When she begins dating two very different men, complications ensue. Both men are interesting, intriguing and both provide something she so desperately needs. Inspiration to write, and write she does.
Brilliant, introspective, funny, and a bit snarky, Casey’s character immediately drew me in. Whether it be when she was sparring with her landlord Adam, hanging out with her friend Muriel analyzing their love lives, talking about books, serving customers at the upscale restaurant she works at, or babysitting her boyfriend’s sons for the weekend and teaching them how to shuffle cards and make her favorite snack food. Simply put, Casey shines in whatever situation she’s in. People are drawn to her for a reason and I was hooked.
Truth be told, I loved everything about “Writers and Lovers” – including the writing, the character development, and the way it made me feel inside. Casey is a character I won’t soon forget!
After reading stellar reviews, I’m looking forward to reading Lily King’s “Euphoria.”
Thank you to my local library for loaning me a copy of the audiobook narrated by the brilliant Stacey Glemboski – who sang as well. To say that I was blown away by her narration is an understatement. If you haven’t read this yet and it’s on your tbr, I highly recommend checking out the audiobook, it’s outstanding.
Published on Goodreads on 1.21.21.
2 thoughts on “Writers and Lovers by Lily King”
Great review, Susanne! “Writers & Lovers” didn’t appeal to me at first, but now I’m getting the itch to read it. So glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
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Melissa!! I think this is a book you would adore as the writing is sublime! I hope you decide to read it and will be watching just in case. 🙂
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