Louisa Clark is nothing extraordinary, just a simple girl living a simple life. Her boyfriend is steady, her family is close, and she has never ventured much outside of where she grew up. With her new job working for a mister know-it-all and do-it-all, Will Traynor, she could hardly have led a life in bigger contrast to his. Though Will has always lived in grand style -- a world traveler and entrepreneur -- he is now bound to a wheelchair after an accident.
Moody, arrogant, and acidic in his attitude, Will pushes Lou's buttons, but she refuses to coddle him, merely because he is in a wheelchair. Her tough love may change course when she learns that Will has some shocking plans for the future, for his happiness may mean more to her than she realized.
A true contemporary love story, this uncommon couple makes you wonder what you would do if making the person you love the most happy could also mean breaking your heart.
Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 in London, England. She was the winner twice of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award. For ten years she wrote as a journalist for The Independent newspaper, becoming Assistant News Editor, and then Arts and Media Correspondent. In 2002, she became a full time novelist after her first book Sheltering Rain was published; she still writes articles for The Daily Telegraph. She lives in Essex with her husband, journalist Charles Arthur, and their three children.
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose.
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
A Love Story for this generation, Me before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, “What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?” Download and start listening now!