Sundays In Bed With…This Close to Okay

Last time I did a Sundays in Bed With post was in December! But that’s really no surprise as I’ve backed away from doing book meme posts, mainly because they also take time to do. Anyway, I know I said I’d focus on all of my ARCs this month. And I still plan to. However, a couple of nights ago my husband dared to ask, “So, what do you plan to do with all these books”?

It’s a fair question. He’s very supportive because he knows this is important to me. But my two shelves are overflowing and I have books on the floor now. And I get books delivered monthly. Part of my plan this year is to read more from my physical books so that I can offload them. This is why I paused my ARC reading momentarily to read something from my shelf. Now, let’s get on with it.

The Sundays in Bed With… meme, hosted by Midnight Book Girl, dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!

This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith

This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith

At the time of writing this post, I’m 40% through. I must admit it’s nice to realize how much faster I read when it’s not a fantasy book! However, that’s not to say this particular book is a light read. Right off the bat the main character, Tallie, persuades someone to not jump off a bridge. There are even more heavy topics as the reader progresses through the book. But I like the author’s approach to telling the story, which alternates between two points of view.

About the Book

Author: Leesa Cross-Smith
Series: None
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date: February 02, 2021
Print Length: 320


A powerful, vibrant novel about the life-changing weekend shared between two strangers, from the award-winning writer Roxane Gay calls “a consummate storyteller.”​

On a rainy October night in Kentucky, recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home from work when she spots a man precariously standing at the edge of a bridge. Without a second thought, Tallie pulls over and jumps out of the car into the pouring rain. She convinces the man to join her for a cup of coffee, and he eventually agrees to come back to her house, where he finally shares his name: Emmett.

Over the course of the emotionally charged weekend that follows, Tallie makes it her mission to provide a safe space for Emmett, though she hesitates to confess that this is also her day job. What she doesn’t realize is that Emmett isn’t the only one who needs healing–and they both are harboring secrets.

Alternating between Tallie and Emmett’s perspectives as they inch closer to the truth of what brought Emmett to the bridge’s edge–as well as the hard truths Tallie has been grappling with since her marriage ended–This Close to Okay is an uplifting, cathartic story about chance encounters, hope found in unlikely moments, and the subtle magic of human connection.

2 thoughts on “Sundays In Bed With…This Close to Okay

    1. I agree with you! In this case it wasn’t incredibly intentional of me, but I’m enjoying this book way more than I thought I would. There are some signs I picked it up at a good point in time, so that’s always nice when it works out, so to speak.

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