Someone Else's Love Story is beloved and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson's funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love, and learning that things aren't always what they seem—or what we hope they will be.
Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents. She's got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up and falling in love with William Ashe, who willingly steps between the robber and her son.
Shandi doesn't know that her blond god Thor has his own complications. When he looked down the barrel of that gun he believed it was destiny: It's been one year to the day since a tragic act of physics shattered his world. But William doesn't define destiny the way others do. A brilliant geneticist who believes in facts and numbers, destiny to him is about choice. Now, he and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head on, making choices that will reveal unexpected truths about love, life, and the world they think they know.
Joshilyn Jackson has come highly recommended from a book blogger I've been reading almost religiously for several years now. I usually agree with her recommendations and she has said many a good things about Jackson's stories. When I saw Someone Else's Love Story come up with a Kindle daily deal I figured that I'd finally give her a shot.
Unfortunately this is one instance where I didn't agree with Meg's book assessment. I was very meh about the book and while I didn't hate it, or think of it as a bad book...it just did not have that magic I was promised. I didn't very much like Shandi, found her annoying and overbearing. I liked William though, so the book did become bareable. if only for him and his story. I wish the story was based on his back story as that was a very good story...but Shandi ruined it.