I’ve been following Jenna Bush Hager and her book club picks. Evvie Drake Starts Over is one of her more recent ones. It’s so popular I had to wait a month or so to get it from the library.
Evvie lives in Maine and is able to escape an abusive marriage only because her husband was killed in a car accident. Her struggle to start over and find a new life is rough even after baseball player, Dean appears in the small town. He developed the yips so he’s also looking for a way to start over. Their romance takes over the story here.
Evvie Drake is a very fast read. Not much depth to the characters, the setting or anything else. I liked all the Maine parts and especially the lobsta but even that didn’t always ring true to me. If you want a quick light summer love story, this one will fill the bill. If you’re looking for something with more depth, look elsewhere. I give it a three star rating.