You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes | Book Review

When I was hanging out in labor and delivery waiting to give birth, I decided it would be a good time to finish watching You season two. After all, we did not have my toddler there so did not need to keep the TV on something that is appropriate for a three year old to watch. Going back into the world of Joe on screen made me want to dive back into the world of Joe on the page. And so, I started reading You Love Me which is the third book in the You series starring Joe Goldberg.

You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes finds Joe Goldberg living on a quiet island off of Seattle. He owns a home with the payoff money provided by Love’s family. Joe spends his days volunteering at the library. This places Mary Kay DiMarco, the librarian, in his path. Of course, Joe becomes obsessed with her. And well, he knows that she loves him. The feeling is mutual. Only, there’s a couple things standing in the way of true love between Joe and Mary Kay – her friends, her daughter, and more. That won’t stop Joe though. 

I’ll admit, I was really looking forward to You Love Me. I devoured the other two books in Kepnes’ You series. However, I did not gobble up You Love Me quite as fast as I had hoped to do so. In fact, the pacing of this book was unexpectedly slow for me. I did not feel emotionally invested or even all that much on tenterhooks. Sure, there’s some shady happenings and Joe is super manipulative.

But, eh, no real connection there this time around. Granted, I was in the midst of having a whole baby while reading this so perhaps that is a part of my issue – being distracted by life. Regardless, I will certainly read the fourth book in the series if there is one and definitely will watch the next season of the show. 

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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