Title: He Will Be Mine
Author: Kirsty Greenwood
Genre: Contemporary Romance
TRIGGER WARNINGS: Stalking.
Nora Tucker is an admin assistant from a tiny English village.
Gary Montgomery is Hollywood’s hottest new star.
After seeing him on the silver screen, Nora believes that Gary is her soulmate, her one true love, the man she’s supposed to grow old and wrinkly with. She knows it sounds nuts, she knows it’s completely crazy. But sometimes love is crazy, right?
Only… how on earth is this Plain Jane introvert supposed to get to Los Angeles, infiltrate Gary’s inner circle AND convince him that they’re meant to be? Throwing herself into this mission might be a tall order but it means Nora can stop thinking about that one awful day, two years ago, when everything in her life fell apart…
With the help of a sunny Californian weather girl, a super hot but super grumpy script writer, and a very passionate Adam Levine tribute act, Nora is about to try the impossible and let fate decide her future…
Books about stalkers are a hard-limit for sum and I advice you read this book knowing this. After seeing his face in a movie, she felt the “zing” her mother always talked about and she was convinced they were meant to be. I mean, it’s a romance novel so obviously she was right at the end, but stalking in general is weird and the fact that it’s a cute person doing the stalking doesn’t add or remove to that fact.
This is such a beautiful book and I’m so glad I finally got around to reading it. I loved all the characters (except shitty Bradon and Erin) and I haven’t fallen so in love with a female protagonist in forever. This is my first Kirsty Greenwood book so forgive me for being utterly dazed at how she was able to make me fall in love with fictional characters. I’m proudly a literary darling and I gladly bumped up a few of her books on my tbr-pile.
There was a bit of a twist on the Cinderella tale and since I live for retellings, I was very much impressed. It takes a village to create a life and I was so happy for the community Nora found herself in. Her online buddy(and overall first in friendship) Kennedy, is such a mood and we all need someone like that on our side. I loved that she was so receptive of her and let her be just who she was.
Nora falls in love with herself and it’s pure watching her discover herself and the type of joy that is outside her bedroom walls. Not that there’s anything particularly negative about being an introvert, but I loved seeing her find happiness all around her. I loved the way she got back the glow in her cheeks. The author could have easily made this another type-esque story and she would only be able to find happiness in the male protagonist, but I loved that she let herself grow and learn more about herself.
I freely admit this book had me panting, screaming, and almost tugging my hair whenever they would narrowly miss each other. I NEEDED them to meet each other finally and when they did….it was fire. All her feelings confirmed in less than a second and once again love seized the day.
So read this if you want to read about a female stalker finding herself amidst the jumble of the world.
Here’s a quote from our lovely female protagonist;
I knew that as soon as I reached Leeds and Bradford airport and travelled back to the grey, sensible skies of Brigglesford, this whole trip would feel like nothing more than some hazy-skied, ridiculously warm, joyful, heart-breaking fever dream. And while I’ll always be obsessed with romance novels and movies with dreamy happy ever afters and soulmates and the hope of one day being as happy as Mum and Dad were, I know that there is joy to be had from just me. Nora. And all I need to do to find it is step outside of my warm safe cocoon every now and again.He Will Be Mine By Kirsty Greenwood, Page 223
I may not be leaving LA with my soulmate tomorrow, but I will leave knowing that there is joy out there in the world for me. Joy that doesn’t come solely from living my life through movies and books and fantasies. I will leave knowing that I’m capable of so much more than I ever thought possible. That I might be hurt and wayward and struggling with grief and guilt, but I’m also brave and hopeful and open-hearted. And there’s more out there in the world for me. I know that now. I know it thanks to these two incredible women. I’m so lucky.He Will Be Mine By Kirsty Greenwood, Page 247
And always remember…
You cannot let the fear stop you from finding out what you can do! Fate loves the fearless
He Will Be Mine By Kirsty Greenwood, Page 251
What is fear if not fear persevering?
1. You like clean contemporary romance novels.
2. You aren’t uncomfortable with the stalker trope.
3. You don’t mind a book where the leads don’t get together until the end.