A review by iamcaseyrkelley
Maybe She'll Stay: A Novel by Robyn Lucas

emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I found Robyn Lucas by chance last summer via a fellow booktoker talking about Paper Doll Lina - a 5 star read. I was so happy to learn that the story continued with Nancy’s journey. While not the space I am in today, I could see myself in the experience of feeling unlovable and unworthy. I also could relate to having outlets that offered distractions from the emptiness. My hope is that readers that haven’t experienced Nancy’s journey will find empathy and this offer a guide on maneuvering fragile relationships. This author’s writing causes you to get lost in the story so much so that I read this book in one sitting. The characters’ plight leaps off the pages. The rollercoaster of friendships and the confusion caused by some romantic relationships was so tangible in this story. I am looking forward to more from this new author.