Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Julian Oliver is a famous rock star. He has fans all across the globe, has numerous magazine spreads and one day he turns up on Taliah Abdallat’s doorstep, confirming Tal’s theory that he is in fact her father
Don’t make a Star Wars joke, don’t make a Star Wars joke
Not only does he drop the dad bombshell, he also tells Taliah that his dad is dying, and Julian wants her to go on a trip with him to say goodbye to the grandad she never got the chance to know.
This book was so sweet! It was such an easy read and wasn’t overly angsty (a bit of angst every now and then is good, but I do appreciate the fluff).
Taliah was a good main character to read about, too; she was witty, a no BS kinda gal, but she had her vulnerabilities. She struggles opening up to new people, and is therefore heavily reliant on her best friend, Harlow (who I didn’t particularly like; she irritated me).
I also liked how we read from Tal’s POV but then would switch to read about Julian and Lena (Tal’s mam) and how they met. There was a bit of insta-love here, but it wasn’t overbearing or anything.
I think Here We Are Now is a light, sweet book about life and growing up; that people grow up, and grow apart, but that’s scary, but also normal.
*Thank you SO much to Hodder & Stoughton for providing me with a copy of this book*