Review and Giveaway: Somebody Like You by Beth K Vogt

SomebodyLikeYouCan a young widow find love again with her husband’s reflection?

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.

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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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**Disclosure: review copy provided by publisher via NetGalley**


  1. says

    Contemporary romance makes it easy for me to relate to the characters and situations. It takes less concentration and is easier and faster for me to read.

  2. says

    Historical Fiction is my favorite, but contemporary fiction is easier to relate to personally. Thanks for the giveaway. Can’t have too many books!


  3. Ellen Gray says

    I enjoy contemporary romance novels because they are just that – contemporary. They are characters going though situations I can picture and imagine.

  4. Cyndi Wilson says

    Actually, historical fiction is my favorite as well, but one reason I like contemporary fiction is because of the “now” references it brings… such as pinterest, etc. :-)

  5. Lucy says

    Actually I love historical and contemporary romance both. TY for the chance to win. I love books and reading.

  6. Sharon Timmer says

    I love reading contemporary romance because even if I am having a rough day I can pick up a good book & my day instantly gets better

  7. Patty says

    I have always been more a fan of historical romance, but last year Beck Wade reintroduced me to contemporary romance and I have been hooked!

  8. terri d says

    I like reading contemporary romance because its just a warm, relaxing, feel good way to spend my time. I’m not one that likes to read books where I have to think and study what’s going on and these are to me my kind of books!

  9. says

    The premise of this book sounded fascinating when I first read about it, and your review makes it sound even better. Thanks for sharing your review and hosting a giveaway! :)

  10. says

    Hello. I like Contemporary Romance because it is more like the way we live now. Easier to get into than some kinds. Makes me feel like I could be right there in the book story. Thanks for the review and give-away. Beth is a good story teller. Maxie Anderson

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