Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
The way my brain works so hard to try to keep up with a time loop or time travel book :o ;) .
When a strange cute man tells Gemma Peters that they’ve met over & over again, part of her is dismayed & scared bc she’s never met him. But the other part feels this wisp of familiarity that grows as they spend more time together, with both leads running all over LA.
While most time loop books I’ve read share multiple of the days on page, The Déjà Glitch keeps it on the simple-ish side: Gemma Peters & Jack experience only two days together on page—all other iterations of the same day they’ve been living over & over again for 5 months (!) are just referred to.
Those two days they spend together are full of so many emotions: yearning & wistfulness, annoyance, broken-heartedness, pride, & love—some of it betwee the two of them & some of it with other people as Gemma works through some big baggage she’s been carrying—that the book itself doesn’t feel superficial. It feels like a microscope has been pointed on the things weighing Gemma down & she’s ready to finally tackle all of them.
But the romance arc doesn’t have the same effect for me, unfortunately. While the growth Gemma experiences is heartwarming, I was overall a bit less convinced by the romance.
Still, this is a sweet read—closed door—with a heroine who goes through a lot of emotional work on this time loop day & who finds her way to something—dare I say, even more magical: love ;).
3.5⭐️. Out now!
CWs: Gemma’s dad cheated on mother previously & has been emotionally negligent in past. Jack’s dad died previous to action in book.
Give me that HEA, please.
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