After tirelessly climbing the ranks of her Chicago-based interior design firm, Lane Kelley is about to land her dream promotion when devastating news about her brother draws her back home–a quaint tourist town full of memories she’d just as soon forget. With her cell phone and laptop always within reach, Lane aims to check on her brother while staying focused on work–something her eclectic family doesn’t understand.
Ryan Brooks never expected to settle down in Harbor Pointe, Michigan, but after his final tour of duty, it was the only place that felt like home. Now knee-deep in a renovation project that could boost tourism for the struggling town, he is thrilled to see Lane, the girl he secretly once loved, even if the circumstances of her homecoming aren’t ideal.
Their reunion gets off to a rocky start, however, when Ryan can’t find a trace of the girl he once knew in the woman she is today. As he slowly chips away at the walls Lane has built, secrets from his past collide with a terrible truth even he is reluctant to believe. Facing a crossroads that could define his future with Lane and jeopardize his relationship with the surrogate family he’s found in the Kelleys, Ryan hopes Lane can see that maybe what really matters has been right in front of her all along–if only she’d just look up.
I am going to get straight to the point. Even though this book was rather slow in the reading, it was still quite enjoyable.
In this world of technology, the title of this book is quite relatable. I mean, how many things will we miss if we zero in on our phone. Or, how many things will we not miss if we just look up. Don’t get me wrong. Phones are wonderful things. Honestly, who would have imagined one hundred years ago that we would be able to call somebody from China or Russia if we are in the U.S. with simply a small device that can fit in your pocket!
Anyway, I really liked Ryan. He was a great main guy character who you could really fall in love with in the non-fictional world. Lane grew on me as the story went on.
What is the main thing that I like about this book? Well, it is set in Michigan. If you hadn’t guessed, I am a Michigander. So, any book set in Michigan or any author from Michigan automatically gets a few points from me.
The cover is cute. One look at it and it feels like you should pick up the book and go read it on a beach or on a picnic blanket at the park. I am going to give it 3 stars.
I am going to give the actual book 4 stars. To be perfectly honest, it may take you a while to get “into” the story, but it is well worth the “slow” parts!
Also, don’t forget to watch this super cute book trailer that Courtney Walsh and her husband star in! Click here to watch: Just Look Up book trailer.
Title: Just Look Up
Author: Courtney Walsh
Reading Resolution: #48 (This is my first Courtney Walsh book!)
I received this book from Tyndale House Publishers/Tyndale Blog Network for this review.
This review is written in my own opinions and words.