Love for beginners : a novel / Jill Shalvis.
- ISBN: 9780063082243
- ISBN: 0063082241
- ISBN: 9780063025431
- ISBN: 0063025434
- Physical Description: 357, 16 pages ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
- Copyright: ©2021
Sequel to: The forever girl.
"P.S. insights, interviews & more ..."--Dustjacket
Starting a new life after waking up from a coma, Emma Harris finds her plans of opening up a doggy day care derailed by her childhood nemesis, but she soon learns that life isn't what you are given, it's what you make of it.
Emma Harris wakes up from a coma to learn that her fiancé and her BFF have fallen in love-- and she's lost her job. The life she knew is gone, but she's grateful to be alive. Desperate for a new start, Emma opens a doggy day care. The only space she can afford is owned by her childhood nemesis, Ali Pratt. Then a friend drops his grandpa off at the doggy day care because he can't find senior care. Another grandparent shows up. And another. In the midst of all that, Emma realizes she is falling for Simon, her Evil Physical Therapist. As Ali starts becoming her best friend, Emma comes to learn that life isn't what you're given, it's what you make of it. -- adapted from jacket
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Publishers Weekly Review
Love for Beginners : A Novel
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Shalvis (The Forever Girl) returns to Wildstone, Calif., with a loaded romance that grapples with survivor's guilt and the work it takes to form a true connection. Emma Harris wants to take charge of her life, but struggles to control her body after a coma-inducing accident a year earlier. She loves to look at her physical therapist, Simon Armstrong, but hates how hard he pushes her. When it's finally time for Emma to be discharged from rehab, Simon offers to help her find an apartment, showing Emma a softer side she hadn't known existed. Now Emma plans to buy her local doggy day care to save the business from closing and, hopefully, generate enough income to cover her continuing medical expenses. This plan forces her to work with her high school nemesis, Alison Pratt, who owns the building. Alison thrives at Armstrong Properties, but flounders in her personal life. She hopes to win back her ex-boyfriend Ryan Dennison, and to do so she'll have to learn to loosen up. As Emma falls for Simon, and Alison works to reconnect with Ryan, the women form an unexpected friendship. Though somewhat repetitive, the novel whizzes by. Shalvis's fans will be pleased with the message that everyone deserves a second chance. Agent: Robin Rue, Writer's House. (June)