My first thought after finishing this book was that I need to get my hands on the last one. 😍 I finished reading P.S. I Still Love You on my plane ride to Los Angeles, and I immediately texted my friend when I landed to borrow her copy of Always and Forever.
This book had my heart racing and mind churning throughout each scene. We’re introduced to a new character, John Ambrose McClaren, and he’s so freaking precious. I love him so much, and, dare I say, he gives Peter a run for his money. 😏 Plus, I’m so excited at the prospect of seeing our cinnamon roll hit the big screen because wasn’t the first movie adorable AF?!
Spoiler-free Summary: Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?
I give this book 4.5/5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The writing still feels somewhat choppy at times, but it has definitely improved. It doesn’t take away from a fantastically crafted plot. I highly recommend this book to everyone and fingers crossed for a movie! Also, be sure to check out my review and discussion for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. 🌺
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
The writing has definitely improved from the first book. 🙌 There are still scenes where it feels frustratingly unfinished, but overall, there is a better flow between the chapters, tying the storyline together. The transition between the first book and this book is also very seamless because the story picks up right where the last book left off when Lara Jean goes to Peter to address the hot tub Instagram fiasco.
Lara Jean. While she has grown a lot since the first book, I still wish she would stand up for herself more. 🤷♀️ She kept a lot of her thoughts to herself and should’ve just communicated with those around her *cough cough Peter* Still, I really enjoyed watching her overcome the struggles that are thrown at her.
Peter. I got pretty frustrated with him at times, but I know he has a good heart so I can’t get mad. What the fudges are you doing with Genevieve?! I can understand that he is trying to be a good friend to his ex, but no girlfriend would ever feel comfortable with her boyfriend hanging around an ex that much. John. John Ambrose McClaren…you are so freaking precious!! 💖 He’s the gentleman that every mother wants their daughter to date. 😂I loved how he was so sweet and kind, and he was just so caring towards Lara Jean. The best part is that he’s respectful of her feelings and understands that Lara Jean is still in love with Peter.
Other Characters: Kitty. We don’t see a lot from Margot in this book, but Kitty has been growing on me. She shows a lot of thoughtful maturity for her age, but she also brings some much-needed humor. Genevie. This girl is such a b*tch. 😠 I know that we’re supposed to feel sorry for her because she’s going through family problems (finding out her dad is cheating on her mom), but that shouldn’t excuse her horrible actions. She literally showed a video of Lara Jean and Peter kissing at a student assembly! 💢
There were so many fun scenes in this book. 🌟 The time capsule party, the assassin game, the costume party–I wish my life were that entertaining! We also continue to expand on family relationships and Korean culture which is wonderful.
LMAO so Josh is basically nonexistent in this book. 😂 I wish we had more closure with him because I feel like his potential romance with Lara Jean was only brushed on briefly in the previous book. I understand that this book is meant to be a new beginning, but I wish we saw him more often.
This book is all about Team Peter vs Team John. I’m honestly conflicted because I love them both. 🤷♀️ I loved that LJ and Peter got back together, but their relationship was truly a roller coaster ride with all the jealousy and exes and potential romances. A lot of their relationship problems could’ve been resolved with open communication, but of course, it’s not the cutesy YA book we love if there weren’t any teenage angst.
One of my absolute favorite scenes is the costume party scene where John Ambrose drives up in a convertible dressed in an army soldier uniform and Lara Jean is all dressed up in a red dress and pinned hair. 😍 Do you hear that? It’s me
squealing swooning screaming. Where can I get myself a storybook romance??
I need the next book ASAP!!! I want to know what happens next! 😱 Will Lara Jean and Peter finally have a fully-trusting and fun relationship and live happily ever after? Will John return and swoop her off her feet? (Unlikely because he’s such a gentleman but who knows??) I guess we just have to stay tuned!
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