Book Review

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: What About Her by Emma Tharp

What About Her

by Emma Tharp
Publication Date: March 3, 2017
Length: 163 Pages
My Rating: 4 Stars
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

FREE in KindleUnlimited: Amazon

It’s been six months since Willow left Kate Bergman’s college dorm room to go for an evening run…and never came back.

Everybody else who loved Willow is ready for closure, but something deep inside Kate says that her dearest childhood friend is somehow still alive. And that obstinate conviction is alienating all the people Kate loves most.

Even River McEwan is upset with her, and that’s the deepest blow of all. River was Willow’s boyfriend, but the three of them—Kate, Willow, and River—have been friends since childhood.

When a professor assigns Kate and River to be partners in a joint research project, Kate hopes it’s a chance to tear down the barrier between them, but instead faces an even bigger challenge. As she and River meet over the school project, their renewed friendship flares into something more.

Soon River is enticing Kate to do things she’s never dreamed of. But while she can’t imagine giving up River, Kate doesn’t know whether she can—or even should—stop wondering whether Willow will ever come home….


This book follows the story of River & Kate who have been friends since they were young children, along with Willow.  The trio used to go around everywhere, just like the Three Musketeers.  Until Willow disappeared one day.  River had been dating Willow before she disappeared but then why is Kate the only one looking for Willow?  Tensions rise between Kate & River the longer they spend time together.

This was my first read by Emma Tharp but after a few teasers I was very eager to start this book.  The author grabbed my attention from the beginning and I just ate through the pages wanted to know what the conclusion was for the trio.  The chemistry between River and Kate, on top of the suspense of what actually happened to Willow – all the aspects come together to make a great storyline.

I’ll go ahead and put this out there – this book ends on a pretty big cliffhanger; so that is a bit of a downer.  I get why authors do that, it could be one of a few reasons, but I’m not a fan of them; I much prefer books that have a clear ending.  But now, my interest is peaked and I will definitely be looking for a follow up book so I can see how this story ended.  I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t tell you WHAT cliffhanger it ends on – just know that even I (who is not a fan of cliffhangers) think it was well worth it.  I can’t wait to read the rest of the story!


About Emma Tharp

Emma was raised in upstate NY. Being an only child, she spent a great deal of time alone dreaming up characters that would keep her company on long family road trips. Putting her writing on the back burner, she went to college and became a chiropractor. After spending 14 years healing patients, Emma decided—with the help of her amazingly supportive husband—to use the creative side of her brain and let her characters come to the page.

If she’s not writing, Emma can be found at the gym, one of her kids sporting events, Starbucks, or at a live music event.

A perfect day for Emma would be spent at her lake house with her husband, two ginger-haired children, and Vizsla, reading a book and drinking a large cup of coffee (or wine) with music playing in the background.


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