Goodreads Summary: Readers and critics alike adore Cecelia Ahern for her lighthearted yet insightful stories about modern women and their often unusual situations. In If You Could See Me Now, she takes that theme a step further, offering us a heroine who is entirely believable, and the new man in her life who is, well, slightly less so.
Elizabeth Egan’s life runs on order: Both her home and her emotions are arranged just so, with little room for spontaneity. It’s how she counteracts the chaos of her family — an alcoholic mother who left when she was young, an emotionally distant father, and a free-spirited sister, who seems to be following in their mother’s footsteps, leaving her own six-yearold son, Luke, in Elizabeth’s care. When Ivan, Luke’s mysterious new grown-up friend, enters the picture, Elizabeth doesn’t know quite what to make of him. With his penchant for adventure and colorful take on things large and small, Ivan opens Elizabeth’s eyes to a whole new way of living. But is it for real? Is Ivan for real?
If You Could See Me Now is a love story with heart — and just a touch of magic.
My Views: I picked up this book because I am a big fan of ‘P.S. I love you’, especially the movie but also the book. It’s such a cute book. And I picked this one up hoping to find something like that.
It took me quite some time getting into the book and then some more to tread through it. It’s a real slow read and you wish for things to happen, something to happen. At times, it just got so irritating and I felt like killing Elizabeth.
This is a weird book and I am not sure if that’s a good thing as far as this book is concerned.
It’s a fantasy book which wants you to believe. But I am not sure if I do.