The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

New York Times bestselling author of On the Island, Tracey Garvis Graves, presents the compelling, hopelessly romantic novel of unconditional love.


The Girl He Used to Know – Tracey Garvis Graves

The Girl He Used to Know

by Tracey Garvis Graves


Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019

The Girl He Used to Know – Tracey Garvis Graves


The Girl He Used to Know – Tracey Garvis Graves



If you’ve followed me at all, you know by now that I’m going through a book slump and have been DNFing romance books almost every week. And I’m embarrassed to admit, I’ve almost given up on finding something unique when I picked up The Girl He Used to Know.

The Girl He Used to Know was a delightful surprise for me.

Poignant, thoughtful, beautiful, with wonderful characters that were easy to fall in love with. Especially Annika, she was the one that made reading this book an amazing experience. I was enchanted from the very first page.

Unique characters have always been my weakness, and Annika was as original as it gets. Her story was truly different, refreshing and touching. And her journey was as beautiful as it was emotional.

Annika struggled with life in a way most of us will never understand. Socially awkward, her experiences with college and daily life was so very different and only underscored how difficult just the simplest encounters could be. Having a true friend in her college roommate was a true blessing. And her friendship with Jonathan an unexpected dream.

Jonathan was incredible. The way he treated Annika was heartwarming. He was a DREAM GUY!! Not only was he attentive and observant, he came to love her for who she was. He didn’t care about her hangups or struggles, he supported and adored her with all his heart.

I admire any author that writes a character like Annika.

Entirely different, lovable, honest, with a beautiful heart. I wish more authors would take a chance on writing characters outside the box.

The Girl He Used to Know was an incredibly touching love story that I would recommend to anyone. Beautifully written, with distinctive and outstanding characters, and a story that was emotionally touching and a wonderful addition to the romance genre.


ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

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The Girl He Used to Know – Tracey Garvis Graves


The Girl He Used to Know - Tracey Garvis GravesAnnika (rhymes with Monica) Rose is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations where she finds most people’s behavior confusing, she’d rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess.

Jonathan Hoffman joined the chess club and lost his first game–and his heart–to the shy and awkward, yet brilliant and beautiful Annika. He admires her ability to be true to herself, quirks and all, and accepts the challenges involved in pursuing a relationship with her. Jonathan and Annika bring out the best in each other, finding the confidence and courage within themselves to plan a future together. What follows is a tumultuous yet tender love affair that withstands everything except the unforeseen tragedy that forces them apart, shattering their connection and leaving them to navigate their lives alone.

Now, a decade later, fate reunites Annika and Jonathan in Chicago. She’s living the life she wanted as a librarian. He’s a Wall Street whiz, recovering from a divorce and seeking a fresh start. The attraction and strong feelings they once shared are instantly rekindled, but until they confront the fears and anxieties that drove them apart, their second chance will end before it truly begins.



Tracey Garvis Graves is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. Her debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into thirty-one languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film. She is also the author of Uncharted, Covet, Every Time I Think of You, Cherish, Heart-Shaped Hack, White-Hot Hack, and The Girl He Used to Know. She is hard at work on her next book.



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