Louisa “Lou” Clark loves her job at the bakery/cafe. She feels like she belongs here, the customers like her, and her boss appreciates her. All is right with the world. Until, today when her boss tells her he is closing The Buttered Bun, and this is her last day. He gives her 3 months pay. Lou is devastated. She is an ordinary girl, never been out of her neighborhood, involved with a long time boyfriend. Settled!
Will Traynor is a handsome wealthy young man, now in a wheelchair. His parents have provided him with separate living quarters and a daily in- home male nurse to do the necessary tasks. They have exhausted the available companion types. When Lou applies for the job, which she is woefully unqualified for, Mrs. Traynor hires her out of desperation and necessity. Will is moody and bossy. Lou refuses to treat him like an invalid. She talks back to him, she doesn’t pamper him.
As they continue to spend time together, they both find in the other a person that they care about. Will encourages Lou to expand her horizons and Lou in turns demands he push his limits. What develops is an amazing friendship. This is a wonderfully told story of two people who are vastly different yet find a common ground of respect and unconditional love.
This novel not only makes you stop and think, it makes you really dig deep within yourself and discover whether you could make a decision that would make the person you love happy all the while breaking your heart.
I loved this book and will read more of Jojo Moyes’ books. I recommend this book for all who are looking for a love story . It requires a box of tissue and will make you smile, laugh and cry.