This Close to Okay

I can’t recall how This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith ended up on my list. The premise sounded good and it was good, but way too long. “On a rainy October night in Kentucky, recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home from work when she spots a man precariously standing at the edge of a bridge. Without a second thought, Tallie pulls over and jumps out of the car into the pouring rain. She convinces the man to join her for a cup of coffee, and he eventually agrees to come back to her house, where he finally shares his name: Emmett. Over the course of the emotionally charged weekend that follows, Tallie makes it her mission to provide a safe space for Emmett, though she hesitates to confess that this is also her day job. What she doesn’t realize is that Emmett isn’t the only one who needs healing—and they both are harboring secrets.” I really did enjoy this book and recommend it, but, as I said, it was slower and longer than I realized, though worth finishing.

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