Jessica is a partner in a high-powered law firm. She is also the single mom of sixteen-year-old Emily. Jessica and Emily are going on a road trip to look at potential colleges for Emily. Emily has the usual teenager self-esteem issues. Jessica doesn’t understand why Emily doesn’t worship her like she did when she was in elementary school. If Jessica heard, “I Was Told It Would Get Easier”, the speaker obviously meant after Emily was 25—not during the tough teenage years.
I absolutely adored the author’s previous book, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, which was a favorite last year with 5 stars. I tried to not get my hopes up for this book. What are the chances of lightning striking the same place twice? According to my expert, Dr. Google, lightning is 100% likely to strike in the same place twice. Unfortunately, not in this case, however. I liked I Was Told It Would Get Easier. But I didn’t adore it like the author’s previous book. As a parent of a single girl myself, there were no surprises here. It is still a good book but better for readers who haven’t already lived through the same experience. 4 stars!
Thanks to Berkley Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.