Me for You

Me for You

From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Grief comes a richly poignant and stirring story that asks: How soon is too soon to fall in love again? The last thing Rudy expected was to wake up one Saturday morning, a widow at fifty-four years old. Now, ten months after the untimely death of his beloved wife, he?s still not sure how to move on from the defining tragedy From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Grief comes a richly poignant and stirring story that asks: How ...

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Title:Me for You
Author:Lolly Winston
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:1501179128
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Me for You Reviews

  • Stephanie
    Feb 18, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn?t anything there to keep me interested. ...

    The book is about a fifty-four-year-old man struggling to move on with his life after his wife?s unpredictable death. The beginning seems a lot like Disney?s movie Up. Rudy and Bee were in a happy marriage full of plans for ?as soon as they retire? or ?as soon as they have...

    Too often I don't give the opportunity to a "new to me" author, but in this case, I did. I thought the premise sounded like something I would like and would deal with some serious subject matter and have an air of humor to it. It had those things, but it just didn't hit home for me. Th...

    First I would like to thank the author and publisher for gifting me a digital ARC of this title via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. This is between 3.5-4 stars for me. (not a Wow read, but totally enjoyable and sweet) This was a new title and new author for me. The cove...

    The first third of the book I really enjoyed. The death of Rudy?s wife dying so young and his reaction to it was very motivating and of course a shock.At the same he has been downsized from his regular job but plays the piano. Thus he plays the piano at Nordstrom where he meets Sasha...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review Rudy wakes up one Saturday morning to discover his wife has died in her sleep. He visits all the stages of grief: convinced that it was somehow his fault and he was a terrible person, depression so de...

    So I breezed through this book. It's a solid plot...good characters...well written. At 54 years old Rudy finds himself a widowed man. Let's break our hearts even more...Rudy's job get's downgraded and he finds himself having to turn to other means for income. Those means come in th...

    This book is a refreshing change in the surviving spouse read. Rudy's wife dies very unexpectedly and the only joy he gets is his job as piano player at Nordstroms. He begins a friendship with Sasha, a clerk who is getting a divorce from an abusive husband. As their friendship grows, t...

    Lolly Winston was new to me as an author. I took a chance on this book because the back cover description sounded intriguing. but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. The first half was good and I truly got the characters but after that, it became kind of redundant. It w...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Rudy and Bee are still very much in love when he awakens one Saturday morning to find she has died in her sleep. Working his way through his grief is difficult but life goes on and so must he. While playing the piano...

    A touching story of a man who loses his wife suddenly while in his 50s. Rudy, who began working as a piano player at Nordstrom after being laid off from his financial job, struggles to handle his grief as he attempts to continue living his life. As he becomes close to his coworker, Sas...

    I received an ARC of this book from Goodreads. I really thought it was going to be depressing and had set it aside for a while. Rudy had lost his beloved wife, Bethany suddenly. His love for music and a new friendship helps him get through the tough times. There was an unexpected tur...

    Bleak and depressing, but with moments of sweetness- this book just wasn't what I wanted it so badly to be. I adore Lolly Winston and loved Good Grief. Perhaps it's unfair to expect to love this book as much but I feel like in some ways it was a rehashing of Good Grief, but not nearly ...

  • Kathy McC
    Dec 23, 2018

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

  • Brian
    Feb 15, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

  • Sarah
    Nov 27, 2018

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

  • Lori Tatar
    Jan 19, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

  • Gregandemy
    Feb 14, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn?t anything there to keep me interested. ...

    The book is about a fifty-four-year-old man struggling to move on with his life after his wife?s unpredictable death. The beginning seems a lot like Disney?s movie Up. Rudy and Bee were in a happy marriage full of plans for ?as soon as they retire? or ?as soon as they have...

    Too often I don't give the opportunity to a "new to me" author, but in this case, I did. I thought the premise sounded like something I would like and would deal with some serious subject matter and have an air of humor to it. It had those things, but it just didn't hit home for me. Th...

    First I would like to thank the author and publisher for gifting me a digital ARC of this title via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. This is between 3.5-4 stars for me. (not a Wow read, but totally enjoyable and sweet) This was a new title and new author for me. The cove...

  • Beth
    Feb 14, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn?t anything there to keep me interested. ...

    The book is about a fifty-four-year-old man struggling to move on with his life after his wife?s unpredictable death. The beginning seems a lot like Disney?s movie Up. Rudy and Bee were in a happy marriage full of plans for ?as soon as they retire? or ?as soon as they have...

    Too often I don't give the opportunity to a "new to me" author, but in this case, I did. I thought the premise sounded like something I would like and would deal with some serious subject matter and have an air of humor to it. It had those things, but it just didn't hit home for me. Th...

    First I would like to thank the author and publisher for gifting me a digital ARC of this title via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. This is between 3.5-4 stars for me. (not a Wow read, but totally enjoyable and sweet) This was a new title and new author for me. The cove...

    The first third of the book I really enjoyed. The death of Rudy?s wife dying so young and his reaction to it was very motivating and of course a shock.At the same he has been downsized from his regular job but plays the piano. Thus he plays the piano at Nordstrom where he meets Sasha...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review Rudy wakes up one Saturday morning to discover his wife has died in her sleep. He visits all the stages of grief: convinced that it was somehow his fault and he was a terrible person, depression so de...

    So I breezed through this book. It's a solid plot...good characters...well written. At 54 years old Rudy finds himself a widowed man. Let's break our hearts even more...Rudy's job get's downgraded and he finds himself having to turn to other means for income. Those means come in th...

    This book is a refreshing change in the surviving spouse read. Rudy's wife dies very unexpectedly and the only joy he gets is his job as piano player at Nordstroms. He begins a friendship with Sasha, a clerk who is getting a divorce from an abusive husband. As their friendship grows, t...

    Lolly Winston was new to me as an author. I took a chance on this book because the back cover description sounded intriguing. but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. The first half was good and I truly got the characters but after that, it became kind of redundant. It w...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Rudy and Bee are still very much in love when he awakens one Saturday morning to find she has died in her sleep. Working his way through his grief is difficult but life goes on and so must he. While playing the piano...

    A touching story of a man who loses his wife suddenly while in his 50s. Rudy, who began working as a piano player at Nordstrom after being laid off from his financial job, struggles to handle his grief as he attempts to continue living his life. As he becomes close to his coworker, Sas...

    I received an ARC of this book from Goodreads. I really thought it was going to be depressing and had set it aside for a while. Rudy had lost his beloved wife, Bethany suddenly. His love for music and a new friendship helps him get through the tough times. There was an unexpected tur...

    Bleak and depressing, but with moments of sweetness- this book just wasn't what I wanted it so badly to be. I adore Lolly Winston and loved Good Grief. Perhaps it's unfair to expect to love this book as much but I feel like in some ways it was a rehashing of Good Grief, but not nearly ...

    I really enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting and well-developed. The story had some surprises, but not too many. The changing points of view made the story more enjoyable, though I am not sure about the wife sections being necessary to the story. I would recommend this b...

  • Sarah
    Feb 18, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

  • Selena
    Feb 11, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

  • Kim Prine
    Oct 16, 2018

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn?t anything there to keep me interested. ...

  • Ann
    Feb 10, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn?t anything there to keep me interested. ...

    The book is about a fifty-four-year-old man struggling to move on with his life after his wife?s unpredictable death. The beginning seems a lot like Disney?s movie Up. Rudy and Bee were in a happy marriage full of plans for ?as soon as they retire? or ?as soon as they have...

    Too often I don't give the opportunity to a "new to me" author, but in this case, I did. I thought the premise sounded like something I would like and would deal with some serious subject matter and have an air of humor to it. It had those things, but it just didn't hit home for me. Th...

    First I would like to thank the author and publisher for gifting me a digital ARC of this title via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. This is between 3.5-4 stars for me. (not a Wow read, but totally enjoyable and sweet) This was a new title and new author for me. The cove...

    The first third of the book I really enjoyed. The death of Rudy?s wife dying so young and his reaction to it was very motivating and of course a shock.At the same he has been downsized from his regular job but plays the piano. Thus he plays the piano at Nordstrom where he meets Sasha...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review Rudy wakes up one Saturday morning to discover his wife has died in her sleep. He visits all the stages of grief: convinced that it was somehow his fault and he was a terrible person, depression so de...

    So I breezed through this book. It's a solid plot...good characters...well written. At 54 years old Rudy finds himself a widowed man. Let's break our hearts even more...Rudy's job get's downgraded and he finds himself having to turn to other means for income. Those means come in th...

    This book is a refreshing change in the surviving spouse read. Rudy's wife dies very unexpectedly and the only joy he gets is his job as piano player at Nordstroms. He begins a friendship with Sasha, a clerk who is getting a divorce from an abusive husband. As their friendship grows, t...

  • Janet Fiorentino
    Feb 17, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

  • Tracy
    Nov 18, 2018

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

  • Kristen O'Daly
    Nov 09, 2018

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

  • Rebecca Bryant
    Jan 27, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn?t anything there to keep me interested. ...

    The book is about a fifty-four-year-old man struggling to move on with his life after his wife?s unpredictable death. The beginning seems a lot like Disney?s movie Up. Rudy and Bee were in a happy marriage full of plans for ?as soon as they retire? or ?as soon as they have...

    Too often I don't give the opportunity to a "new to me" author, but in this case, I did. I thought the premise sounded like something I would like and would deal with some serious subject matter and have an air of humor to it. It had those things, but it just didn't hit home for me. Th...

    First I would like to thank the author and publisher for gifting me a digital ARC of this title via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. This is between 3.5-4 stars for me. (not a Wow read, but totally enjoyable and sweet) This was a new title and new author for me. The cove...

    The first third of the book I really enjoyed. The death of Rudy?s wife dying so young and his reaction to it was very motivating and of course a shock.At the same he has been downsized from his regular job but plays the piano. Thus he plays the piano at Nordstrom where he meets Sasha...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review Rudy wakes up one Saturday morning to discover his wife has died in her sleep. He visits all the stages of grief: convinced that it was somehow his fault and he was a terrible person, depression so de...

    So I breezed through this book. It's a solid plot...good characters...well written. At 54 years old Rudy finds himself a widowed man. Let's break our hearts even more...Rudy's job get's downgraded and he finds himself having to turn to other means for income. Those means come in th...

    This book is a refreshing change in the surviving spouse read. Rudy's wife dies very unexpectedly and the only joy he gets is his job as piano player at Nordstroms. He begins a friendship with Sasha, a clerk who is getting a divorce from an abusive husband. As their friendship grows, t...

    Lolly Winston was new to me as an author. I took a chance on this book because the back cover description sounded intriguing. but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. The first half was good and I truly got the characters but after that, it became kind of redundant. It w...

  • Heather
    Jan 22, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

  • Ellen
    Nov 03, 2018

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

  • Sherri Lewis
    Feb 16, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn?t anything there to keep me interested. ...

    The book is about a fifty-four-year-old man struggling to move on with his life after his wife?s unpredictable death. The beginning seems a lot like Disney?s movie Up. Rudy and Bee were in a happy marriage full of plans for ?as soon as they retire? or ?as soon as they have...

    Too often I don't give the opportunity to a "new to me" author, but in this case, I did. I thought the premise sounded like something I would like and would deal with some serious subject matter and have an air of humor to it. It had those things, but it just didn't hit home for me. Th...

    First I would like to thank the author and publisher for gifting me a digital ARC of this title via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. This is between 3.5-4 stars for me. (not a Wow read, but totally enjoyable and sweet) This was a new title and new author for me. The cove...

    The first third of the book I really enjoyed. The death of Rudy?s wife dying so young and his reaction to it was very motivating and of course a shock.At the same he has been downsized from his regular job but plays the piano. Thus he plays the piano at Nordstrom where he meets Sasha...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review Rudy wakes up one Saturday morning to discover his wife has died in her sleep. He visits all the stages of grief: convinced that it was somehow his fault and he was a terrible person, depression so de...

  • Mary
    Jan 17, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

  • Pam Herald
    Feb 17, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn?t anything there to keep me interested. ...

    The book is about a fifty-four-year-old man struggling to move on with his life after his wife?s unpredictable death. The beginning seems a lot like Disney?s movie Up. Rudy and Bee were in a happy marriage full of plans for ?as soon as they retire? or ?as soon as they have...

    Too often I don't give the opportunity to a "new to me" author, but in this case, I did. I thought the premise sounded like something I would like and would deal with some serious subject matter and have an air of humor to it. It had those things, but it just didn't hit home for me. Th...

    First I would like to thank the author and publisher for gifting me a digital ARC of this title via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. This is between 3.5-4 stars for me. (not a Wow read, but totally enjoyable and sweet) This was a new title and new author for me. The cove...

    The first third of the book I really enjoyed. The death of Rudy?s wife dying so young and his reaction to it was very motivating and of course a shock.At the same he has been downsized from his regular job but plays the piano. Thus he plays the piano at Nordstrom where he meets Sasha...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review Rudy wakes up one Saturday morning to discover his wife has died in her sleep. He visits all the stages of grief: convinced that it was somehow his fault and he was a terrible person, depression so de...

    So I breezed through this book. It's a solid plot...good characters...well written. At 54 years old Rudy finds himself a widowed man. Let's break our hearts even more...Rudy's job get's downgraded and he finds himself having to turn to other means for income. Those means come in th...

    This book is a refreshing change in the surviving spouse read. Rudy's wife dies very unexpectedly and the only joy he gets is his job as piano player at Nordstroms. He begins a friendship with Sasha, a clerk who is getting a divorce from an abusive husband. As their friendship grows, t...

    Lolly Winston was new to me as an author. I took a chance on this book because the back cover description sounded intriguing. but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. The first half was good and I truly got the characters but after that, it became kind of redundant. It w...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Rudy and Bee are still very much in love when he awakens one Saturday morning to find she has died in her sleep. Working his way through his grief is difficult but life goes on and so must he. While playing the piano...

  • Simone Praylow
    Feb 11, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

  • Lisa
    Feb 19, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn?t anything there to keep me interested. ...

    The book is about a fifty-four-year-old man struggling to move on with his life after his wife?s unpredictable death. The beginning seems a lot like Disney?s movie Up. Rudy and Bee were in a happy marriage full of plans for ?as soon as they retire? or ?as soon as they have...

    Too often I don't give the opportunity to a "new to me" author, but in this case, I did. I thought the premise sounded like something I would like and would deal with some serious subject matter and have an air of humor to it. It had those things, but it just didn't hit home for me. Th...

    First I would like to thank the author and publisher for gifting me a digital ARC of this title via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. This is between 3.5-4 stars for me. (not a Wow read, but totally enjoyable and sweet) This was a new title and new author for me. The cove...

    The first third of the book I really enjoyed. The death of Rudy?s wife dying so young and his reaction to it was very motivating and of course a shock.At the same he has been downsized from his regular job but plays the piano. Thus he plays the piano at Nordstrom where he meets Sasha...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review Rudy wakes up one Saturday morning to discover his wife has died in her sleep. He visits all the stages of grief: convinced that it was somehow his fault and he was a terrible person, depression so de...

    So I breezed through this book. It's a solid plot...good characters...well written. At 54 years old Rudy finds himself a widowed man. Let's break our hearts even more...Rudy's job get's downgraded and he finds himself having to turn to other means for income. Those means come in th...

    This book is a refreshing change in the surviving spouse read. Rudy's wife dies very unexpectedly and the only joy he gets is his job as piano player at Nordstroms. He begins a friendship with Sasha, a clerk who is getting a divorce from an abusive husband. As their friendship grows, t...

    Lolly Winston was new to me as an author. I took a chance on this book because the back cover description sounded intriguing. but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. The first half was good and I truly got the characters but after that, it became kind of redundant. It w...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Rudy and Bee are still very much in love when he awakens one Saturday morning to find she has died in her sleep. Working his way through his grief is difficult but life goes on and so must he. While playing the piano...

    A touching story of a man who loses his wife suddenly while in his 50s. Rudy, who began working as a piano player at Nordstrom after being laid off from his financial job, struggles to handle his grief as he attempts to continue living his life. As he becomes close to his coworker, Sas...

    I received an ARC of this book from Goodreads. I really thought it was going to be depressing and had set it aside for a while. Rudy had lost his beloved wife, Bethany suddenly. His love for music and a new friendship helps him get through the tough times. There was an unexpected tur...

  • Michelle Arredondo
    Jan 24, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn?t anything there to keep me interested. ...

    The book is about a fifty-four-year-old man struggling to move on with his life after his wife?s unpredictable death. The beginning seems a lot like Disney?s movie Up. Rudy and Bee were in a happy marriage full of plans for ?as soon as they retire? or ?as soon as they have...

    Too often I don't give the opportunity to a "new to me" author, but in this case, I did. I thought the premise sounded like something I would like and would deal with some serious subject matter and have an air of humor to it. It had those things, but it just didn't hit home for me. Th...

    First I would like to thank the author and publisher for gifting me a digital ARC of this title via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. This is between 3.5-4 stars for me. (not a Wow read, but totally enjoyable and sweet) This was a new title and new author for me. The cove...

    The first third of the book I really enjoyed. The death of Rudy?s wife dying so young and his reaction to it was very motivating and of course a shock.At the same he has been downsized from his regular job but plays the piano. Thus he plays the piano at Nordstrom where he meets Sasha...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review Rudy wakes up one Saturday morning to discover his wife has died in her sleep. He visits all the stages of grief: convinced that it was somehow his fault and he was a terrible person, depression so de...

    So I breezed through this book. It's a solid plot...good characters...well written. At 54 years old Rudy finds himself a widowed man. Let's break our hearts even more...Rudy's job get's downgraded and he finds himself having to turn to other means for income. Those means come in th...

  • Donna Hines
    Jan 21, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

  • Denise  Satin
    Jan 28, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn?t anything there to keep me interested. ...

    The book is about a fifty-four-year-old man struggling to move on with his life after his wife?s unpredictable death. The beginning seems a lot like Disney?s movie Up. Rudy and Bee were in a happy marriage full of plans for ?as soon as they retire? or ?as soon as they have...

    Too often I don't give the opportunity to a "new to me" author, but in this case, I did. I thought the premise sounded like something I would like and would deal with some serious subject matter and have an air of humor to it. It had those things, but it just didn't hit home for me. Th...

    First I would like to thank the author and publisher for gifting me a digital ARC of this title via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. This is between 3.5-4 stars for me. (not a Wow read, but totally enjoyable and sweet) This was a new title and new author for me. The cove...

    The first third of the book I really enjoyed. The death of Rudy?s wife dying so young and his reaction to it was very motivating and of course a shock.At the same he has been downsized from his regular job but plays the piano. Thus he plays the piano at Nordstrom where he meets Sasha...

  • Jypsy
    Jan 29, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

  • kglibrarian
    Dec 12, 2018

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn?t anything there to keep me interested. ...

    The book is about a fifty-four-year-old man struggling to move on with his life after his wife?s unpredictable death. The beginning seems a lot like Disney?s movie Up. Rudy and Bee were in a happy marriage full of plans for ?as soon as they retire? or ?as soon as they have...

    Too often I don't give the opportunity to a "new to me" author, but in this case, I did. I thought the premise sounded like something I would like and would deal with some serious subject matter and have an air of humor to it. It had those things, but it just didn't hit home for me. Th...

    First I would like to thank the author and publisher for gifting me a digital ARC of this title via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. This is between 3.5-4 stars for me. (not a Wow read, but totally enjoyable and sweet) This was a new title and new author for me. The cove...

    The first third of the book I really enjoyed. The death of Rudy?s wife dying so young and his reaction to it was very motivating and of course a shock.At the same he has been downsized from his regular job but plays the piano. Thus he plays the piano at Nordstrom where he meets Sasha...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review Rudy wakes up one Saturday morning to discover his wife has died in her sleep. He visits all the stages of grief: convinced that it was somehow his fault and he was a terrible person, depression so de...

    So I breezed through this book. It's a solid plot...good characters...well written. At 54 years old Rudy finds himself a widowed man. Let's break our hearts even more...Rudy's job get's downgraded and he finds himself having to turn to other means for income. Those means come in th...

    This book is a refreshing change in the surviving spouse read. Rudy's wife dies very unexpectedly and the only joy he gets is his job as piano player at Nordstroms. He begins a friendship with Sasha, a clerk who is getting a divorce from an abusive husband. As their friendship grows, t...

    Lolly Winston was new to me as an author. I took a chance on this book because the back cover description sounded intriguing. but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. The first half was good and I truly got the characters but after that, it became kind of redundant. It w...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Rudy and Bee are still very much in love when he awakens one Saturday morning to find she has died in her sleep. Working his way through his grief is difficult but life goes on and so must he. While playing the piano...

    A touching story of a man who loses his wife suddenly while in his 50s. Rudy, who began working as a piano player at Nordstrom after being laid off from his financial job, struggles to handle his grief as he attempts to continue living his life. As he becomes close to his coworker, Sas...

  • Tziggy
    Feb 08, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

  • Readingtilthebreakofdawn
    Feb 07, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn?t anything there to keep me interested. ...

    The book is about a fifty-four-year-old man struggling to move on with his life after his wife?s unpredictable death. The beginning seems a lot like Disney?s movie Up. Rudy and Bee were in a happy marriage full of plans for ?as soon as they retire? or ?as soon as they have...

    Too often I don't give the opportunity to a "new to me" author, but in this case, I did. I thought the premise sounded like something I would like and would deal with some serious subject matter and have an air of humor to it. It had those things, but it just didn't hit home for me. Th...

  • Bruna Morais
    Jan 22, 2019

    I received a free e-copy of Me for You by Lolly Winston from Goodreads for my honest review. A very emotional book of love, loss and grief. Rudy and Bee are happy married and in love. But, one morning, Rudy wakes up and finds his wife, Bee dead. He is shocked and can't believe it. ...

    The story could have easily been rated a four and still may be. I received this as an ARC on this site. I have read many ARCs and understand that they are to be nowhere near perfect and that the full, complete story is not printed yet. That being said, I was extremely disappointed with...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different from you or me. They are people who stepped off a curb and got run over by life."...

    Moving on takes courage, losing the one you love takes tenacity, finding yourself in the chaos takes heart. This is the story of Rudy who was widowed and is quickly trying to replace the broken pieces of his heart and soul. Finding his passion, uncovering his truths, seeking companio...

    *Review is of an advanced copy Lolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon spying a third novel from the talented author. I didn't even bother to read the back...

    I have been waiting for a new book from Lolly Winston for years, ever since I read ?Good Grief.? When I saw a chance to read an advanced copy of this book, I swooned with delight. Unfortunately, as many reviews have noted, ?Me For You,? is like the less desired sister of ?Goo...

    This book should have been nothing but a depressing sad downer of a book--but it wasn't! It was really quite lovely and wonderful. Yes, it is sad because the book opens with Rudy's beloved wife unexpectedly dying and then you see his grieving process. But it was lovely because, well, i...

    This started out well and I enjoyed he first part but then it became an infomercial for mental heath and institutional care. There was way too much sadness before we reached a glossed-over happy ending. There was more depth to the gloom than to anything uplifting here. Between the deat...

    There was something very bland about this novel. Our main character Rudy, wakes up one morning to discover that his wife is dead in bed next to him. He doesn't realize this at first and talks to her and gives her a little physical contact, which is odd. Rudy must deal with his grief an...

    Lolly Winston has long been a favorite of mine and I was glad to see her releasing a new novel. This book covered grief and how it impacts us and those around us differently. A man has lost his spouse and is befriended by a woman who has left her husband. The story follows them comi...

    Me For You wasn't what I hoped it would be. It's really sad and depressing, and I just can't read sad stuff anymore. I recommend if you're okay with bleak. Unfortunately, this story was not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...

    I enjoyed the characters in this book. You could understand exactly where their feeling were developing. This book makes understanding depression easier. ...

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable plot. Too many coincidences and "surprises". It does try to visit grief and moving on...

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot did not hold together. There were random chapters focusing on the deceased wife which ...

    Rudy?s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. As Sasha and Rudy begin a relationship, Rudy falls victim to his deep depression. An in...

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was trying to go back there and bring up all the same feelings, but not as successfully. ...

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn?t anything there to keep me interested. ...

    The book is about a fifty-four-year-old man struggling to move on with his life after his wife?s unpredictable death. The beginning seems a lot like Disney?s movie Up. Rudy and Bee were in a happy marriage full of plans for ?as soon as they retire? or ?as soon as they have...