One of my favorite days of the month – book club day!
I like that doing these book club posts forces me to read as much as I can.
I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after.
I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I’ve poured my soul into my music, but I’ve never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile.
And now I’m going back.
After ten years.
I hope I can explain that after all this time.
I still want her to be my forever girl.
I really wanted to read this book because I wanted to see the movie. I really liked the book – I felt like all the characters were relatable and I thought the story was cute.
Movie spoiler alert – it’s nothing like the book.
Which is par for the course on books that turn into movies.
I expected a life of music.
I expected to raise my son.
It took one look to make everything change.
I never expected happiness.
I never expected to find her.
I never expected to feel desire.
I never expected I’d be a family man.
I never expected to be loved.
I never expected to fall in love.
They say you should expect the unexpected, I didn’t realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.
I’m a sucker for series books, so after I finished Forever My Girl, the natural progression for me was to read My Unexpected Forever.
It was pretty good – I think I liked it more that Forever My Girl.
Maybe it’s because I liked the characters a little more? I don’t know. It was good.
Rated R though for sure.
Everywhere I look, my friends are settling down – marriage, children, white picket fences; but not me. Marriage isn’t in the cards for me. I’m a ladies man.
A rock star.
I was born and raised in the industry.
I love everything about my life, especially the attention from the women that my status brings me.
Women find me. I don’t chase. I know what they want and they know I’ll deliver.
But after one look, one touch, one night…
Now I’m the one doing the chasing.
I need to find a way to show her that I’m serious, that I can change.
I need to find a way to show her that I can love her fully, and only her.
I need to find a way to show her that she’s my forever.
Clearly if I read the first 2 books in the series, this would be next.
I think I liked these characters. Mostly because they were involved in the previous 2 books, so it made sense to keep them going. I liked reading their story.
Also, this book is rated R.
In the fall of 2000, “Gilmore Girls” premiered on the WB and viewers were introduced to the quirky world of Stars Hollow and the Gilmores who had made it their home, mother-daughter best friends Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. With the show in its seventh season on the fledgling CW, Coffee at Luke’s is the perfect look at what has made the show such a clever, beloved part of the television landscape for so long.
What are the risks of having your mother be your best friend? How is “Gilmore Girls” anti-family, at least in the traditional sense? What’s a male viewer to do when he finds both mother and daughter attractive? And how is creator Amy Sherman-Palladino like Emily Gilmore? From the show’s class consciousness to the way the characters are shaped by the books they read, the music they listen to and the movies they watch, Coffee at Luke’s looks at the sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking underpinnings of smart viewer’s Tuesday night television staple, and takes them further into Stars Hollow than they’ve ever been before.
I’ll be honest – I totally thought this book was something else. Like maybe a behind the scenes Gilmore Girls book. I don’t know.
It was a bunch of people commenting and dissecting the show. Not so much my favorite.
I think I should look at the preview online before I hit purchase.