Review: The Impossible Us

There were so many things I loved about this book, I don’t know where to start. The premise is so unique – a mistaken email makes its way acoss the multiverse and sparks a friendship that turns into more – yes please! I loved Bee and Nick, and Lotz did a fantastic job with the pacing, the plot, and the emails pinging back and forth between characters. I really didn’t see how Lotz was going to wrap this novel up and leave the reader feeling satisfied, but she found the perfect ending.

While the book has a fun premise, Lotz delves into some tough topics and handles them well. Both Nick and Bee have to face sides of themselves that they don’t expect, and even side characters, such as Bee’s best friend and Nick’s not-so-trustworthy crew show character growth and change. This book was full of twists and turns and I found myself continually trying to guess how things would turn out only to be wrong … repeatedly. This book was thoroughly enjoyable and my only wish is that I could read it again for the first time.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Bee thinks she has everything: a successful business repurposing wedding dresses, and friends who love and support her. She’s given up on finding love, but that’s fine. There’s always Tinder. Nick thinks he has nothing: his writing career has stalled after early promise and his marriage is on the rocks, but that’s fine. There’s always gin. So when one of Nick’s emails, a viciously funny screed intended for a non-paying client, accidentally pings into Bee’s inbox, they decide to keep the conversation going. After all, they never have to meet.

But the more they get to know each other, the more Bee and Nick realize they want to. They both notice strange pop culture or political references that crop up in their correspondence, but nothing odd enough to stop Bee and Nick for falling hard for each other. But when their efforts to meet in real life fail spectacularly, Bee and Nick discover that they’re actually living in near-identical but parallel worlds. With a universe between them, Bee and Nick will discover how far they’ll go to beat impossible odds.

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