When we were in college, Henry Stone asked me out and I shot him down in the most humiliating way possible.
He was a nerd and I was the golden girl of the theater society, destined to make it big in Hollywood, so how could there be anything between us?
Now six years later, as an out-of-work actress who has to take on a housekeeping job to stay afloat, I run into him again—and boy, has he made it big.
As I begin to clean his house and take care of his precocious nephew, I realize how wrong I was about him. He’s sexy, smart, kind, everything I never though he would be.
But I have demons that he can’t fight. Demons that keep me away from love.
One thing’s for sure: This housekeeper-gig is going to be the hardest role of my life.
Chick and Brain Rating 4 out of 5
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Henry & Me focuses on Max who is a big star in college who thought she was destined for stardom, so when Henry a geeky stage hand asked her out she made sure he knew his place. Now 6 years later it is Max’s dreams never came true. She is currently living with her brother and sister-in-law waiting to find a new passion in life. Her sister-in-law is sick of waiting, so she takes it upon herself to find her a part-time housekeeping and nanny job for a rich man on the upper west side. Max has no desire to clean someone’s house, but how can she refuse. However when this man turns out to be no one other than Henry the geek she turned down in college, Max wants to show him that she has become a better person than she was in the past. This journey for her to find herself again leads her to face her own demons and also find love in the last place she thought she would.
Clinton writes an amazing second chance romance that brings hope to the little guy. Have you ever wanted a do over for being a horrible person or for the one that got away. Clinton wrote that type of story for Max and Henry. Not only did Henry get his chance to make Max fall in love with again, but Max also got her chance to show Henry that she was not that horrible person. Both characters had the time to grow up while they were apart, but they were brought together by fate again for some reason. This is not an insta-love story, both characters have had heartache and issues they have to work through. Even once they have their moment, they still must fight in order to get their happily ever after. Clinton does an amazing job of making this love story seem realistic while also keeping all of us engaged during the entire story. Henry and Max both had to grow up in order to understand the other and their motivations, but it will take a lot of work in order for them to obtain that happily ever after that they both so desperately want with one another.
Clinton has written us an amazing summer read that shows us that second chances don’t come easy. Nothing that is worth having comes easy, but sometimes if you work hard for what you want and wait patiently it will find you when you least expect it.
Until next time,