I love the way Lucia took you back in time. She weaved the present with the past so that you could see what went wrong but also seeing them come back together. It wasn’t all past chapters followed by present chapters. I love seeing them in the past. In a lot of second time books they talk about the past and why they didn’t work out, but in You’ll Think of Me, you get to see it.
These were strong characters. I also loved that. You see in the past that they were young, and didn’t talk it out with each other, mostly because they thought the other didn’t need to know because they would always be together. But then you see it go wrong. Maybe Luke overreacted. Maybe Olivia should have told him all along that she was applying to medical school in NY. But they were young. They had been together for 4 years. They were going to be together no matter what. But then it blew up. And it all went wrong.
And then circumstances bring them back together. And the attraction is still there. The love they felt is still there. But so is the hurt. The feelings of the past are still there. The heartbreak is still there. But you can tell, they are destined to be together. And Lucia Franco does a great job showing that. And showing the struggle of them finding their way back to each other.