Haley’s three-year marriage to Sam, an army medic, ends tragically when he’s killed in Afghanistan. Her attempts to create a new life for herself are ambushed when she arrives home one evening—and finds her husband waiting for her. Did the military make an unimaginable mistake when they told her Sam was killed?
Too late to make things right with his estranged twin brother, Stephen discovers Sam never told Haley about him. As Haley and Stephen navigate their fragile relationship, they are inexorably drawn to each other. How can they honor the memory of a man whose death brought them together—and whose ghost could drive them apart?
Somebody Like You is a beautifully rendered, affecting novel, reminding us that while we can’t change the past, we have the choice to change the future and start anew.
Somebody Like You is a triumph with its delicate yet profound handling of fragile characters finding their way through the caustic turmoil of loss, mourning and regret. Beth K Vogt has penned a novel that is beautiful in its portrayal of deep emotion symptomatic of years of repressed hurts. She shatters all misgivings that the premise of this romantic pairing would be awkward in light of the extenuating circumstances by focusing on Stephen and Haley as complex individuals and the fragility of their spirits. The unconventionality of Stephen and Haley’s attraction and blossoming love would have fallen flat in a lesser author’s hands, but Beth’s proclivity for layered plots and intricate character arcs defies superficial storytelling. The intricate nuances of character interaction both past and present reinforce Beth’s message of reconciliation. Somebody Like You will draw you in from the first page and hold you hostage until you have laughed, cried and cheered Stephen and Haley to the end. An exceptional love story that is a must for fans of contemporary romance!
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