More Than Words by Jill Santopolo

More Than Words

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost comes a tender and moving new novel about a woman at a crossroads after the death of her father, and caught between the love of two men.Nina Gregory has always been a good daughter, a good girlfriend. Raised by her father, owner of New York City's glamorous Gregory Hotels, after her mother's death, Nina was taught that family, reputation, and legacy are what matter most. And her boyf...


Details More Than Words

TitleMore Than Words
Author
Release DateFeb 5th, 2019
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
GenreFiction, Romance, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit
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Reviews More Than Words

  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    Angsty. Relatable. Redemptive. Heartfelt. Sweet.To say that I was eager to get my hands on Jill Santopolo’s latest release is quite the understatement. And now, on the other side—with those mighty expectations I’d built up during the wait having been met—my heart is content.Likely, readers will find that More Than Words is just that, a novel that’s more than words simply typed on a page with a pretty face to boot. Nina’s story is a he...
  • Susanne Strong
    1970-01-01
    3 Stars.A novel that was well told, but unfortunately, not felt with my heart. What do you do when your life’s actions and decisions are made for you? For Nina, you follow them. Nina is a woman whose life has always come naturally, her relationship with her father, college, work and Tim, her best friend since childhood and now, her boyfriend. Working as a speechwriter for a Mayoral Candidate, she loves her job. Someday soon however, she’ll be...
  • Katie B
    1970-01-01
    Nina, Nina, Nina. You just didn't really work for me therefore this was just an okay read. I didn't dislike you or anything but given the tough stuff you were dealing with in the book, I wish I would have felt more of a connection to you.This is a story of a woman who has the type of wealth and privilege most of us can only dream of and yet Nina Gregory doesn't feel completely satisfied with her life. When her world falls apart, she really starts...
  • Jayme
    1970-01-01
    I loved "The Light We Lost"(5 stars for me) so when I saw that Jill Santopolo had another novel being released, I had to request a copy!!In that book, Lucy struggled to resolve her feelings for 'the one who got away" with “the one who took his place”. In this book, you'll meet Nina, heiress to the Gregory Hotels of New York City, a woman also struggling to make sense of her feelings for two men. She has known her boyfriend Tim, since childhoo...
  • Travel.with.a.book
    1970-01-01
    In her second adult novel Santopolo gives us extremely beautiful prose, introducing us with interesting and lovely characters!More Than Words is one of my most anticipated book of the Year and it didn't dissapoint me, you'll get hooked by the amazing writings while devouring this book, it really is a page-turner and it has a unique nature of telling the story in a very delightful perspective, I highly enjoyed the tensions between the acts and the...
  • Stephanie
    1970-01-01
    The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo didn't really work for me, but I wanted to give the author another try because although I didn't love that particular story, I did love Santopolo's magical and eloquent writing style. I'm so glad I decided to read her newest novel! More Than Words was a captivating story filled with lots of drama and romance, but more than that it is a story about one woman's journey through heartbreak, loss, and grief to fin...
  • Bkwmlee
    1970-01-01
    2.5 stars rounded up to 3 starsI decided to read this book because I had read this author Jill Santopolo’s earlier novel The Light We Lost back in 2017 and liked the story well enough, even though with that book, the characters didn’t work for me and the emotional aspect was lacking – however even with a few issues, there had been a twist to that story and the dialogue was meaningful enough that it almost made up for some of its flaws. In...
  • Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    More Than Words is barely a story. Hotel heiress Nina Gregory's father is dying. Her mother died when she was eight. (Oh, various parental mysteries!) Her boyfriend, childhood friend Tim, wants to get married. Nina is attracted to Rafael, mayoral candidate for New York City whose campaign she's part of. You can guess the whole thing from this. Which is about as long as most of the chapters are.Too boring and cliched to even resemble a real story....
  • TeriLyn
    1970-01-01
    **More Than Words generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**5 "And then we can see..." StarsAfter reading and being taken with Jill Santopolo's The Light We Lost I was delighted to read her next contemporary novel. More Than Words comes as very different yet no less monopolizing tale than the former. It's a beautifully written, exquisitely emotional story of a woman unraveling. In a time of great grief,...
  • Jamie
    1970-01-01
    When I read Jill Santopolo's The Light We Lost last year, I was blown away, the love story and the context of the relationship felt so real to me and the book made my top 10 of 2017 list. Fast forward to now, I see than Santopolo has a new book coming out - lo and behold, I'm lucky enough to score an ARC. Said ARC is not out for months, but my eager heart couldn't wait even find minutes before I started. More Than Words is a totally different boo...
  • Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
    1970-01-01
    'More Than Words' is a lovely story about a young woman coming into her own in New York City during a time of tremendous personal and professional upheaval. I enjoyed Nina's story and the New York setting. Jill Santopolo is the author of one of my favorite books, 'The Light We Lost' so I was very eager to get my hands on her latest novel. At times both emotional and romantic, this book was a fast-paced story about Nina Gregory, who has been raise...
  • Kailey C
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars - thanks to the publisher for my free copy of this novel. Disclaimer: If you go into this expecting another story like "The Light We Lost", I think you may be disappointed. This story was wonderful, but for me, it was very different (i.e. there was no ugly crying during this book). However, I really enjoyed this one! There were so many good things about this story - this novel felt fresh and unique to me. The fact that Nina was basicall...
  • Jasprit
    1970-01-01
    I was the biggest fan of Santopolo’s The Light We Lost, it was a story which had me thinking about it for days after and Santopolo’s world building was majestically done. So, when I first heard about More than Words, I dived right in, going into books with the least amount of impressions works wonders for me, as I like being surprised by the different elements a book may bring. And whilst I loved Santopolo’s writing once again with this sto...
  • Jaymi Couch
    1970-01-01
    Nina is the perfect daughter. She’s smart, beautiful and understands the responsibility of her family’s legacy. Her fiancé is her best friend and they’ve grown up together. She feels pressure after her father dies to do everything he expected - marry the guy, run the company and continue his legacy. This story is about love and loss. Learning that people don’t always deserve to be put on a pedestal. That it’s okay to be brave and hones...
  • Autumn
    1970-01-01
    Nina Gregory lives a life of privilege and of responsibility. As the sole heir to the Gregory Corporation, it has been ingrained in her psyche since birth. Determined to make a difference, she lands a job as a speechwriter for the up and coming NYC mayoral candidate, Rafael O’Connor-Ruiz. He embodies everything that she loves about New York City - He’s hard working, honorable and entirely too handsome for her peace of mind. She keeps telling ...
  • Linda Zagon
    1970-01-01
    Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “More Than Words” by Jill Santopolo, G.P.Putnam’s Sons, February 5. 2019Jill Santopolo, Author of “More Than Words” has written an intense, emotional , captivating, intriguing, romantic, heartbreaking, entertaining and thought-provoking novel. The Genres for this story are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Romance. The timeline for this story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the char...
  • Kim Bruce Daniel
    1970-01-01
    Received this book from Goodreads giveaway. I enjoyed the book. This is my first book by Jill Santopolo.
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    I had a difficult time drumming up the slightest bit of sympathy for this novel's main character, Nina Gregory. Must be terrible having two men in love with you. My heart bleeds. Personal envy aside, the real story didn't begin until nearly halfway through the book. It was at that point Nina's life changed, following the death of her beloved father and the discovery of information about his secretive past. Until that point I was, quite frankly, b...
  • Katie McCluskey
    1970-01-01
    Nina Gregory’s life seems a little better than most: she works as a speechwriter for a mayoral candidate for New York City; she’s dating her life long best friend, Tim; and her father is Joseph Gregory, hotel billionaire.Underneath the surface, Nina’s life is crumbling. Her father is dying. She feels anxious about taking over the family business. And she is developing a crush on her boss, Rafael.Nina unexpectedly discovers something about h...
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to the publisher, via Edelweiss, for an advance e-galley for honest review.As Nina Gregory deals with the illness and death of her beloved father, she's proof that money doesn't always buy what you want (though it certainly helps to have multiple homes to escape to and the financial ability to take the time to grieve, and to otherwise make choices others couldn't due to financial constraints). Her grief is compounded when she finds out sec...
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2019/0...There's also a giveaway!
  • Milena
    1970-01-01
    I loved The Light We Lost, it was one of my favorite reads of last year, so I was excited to read More Than Words. And although I did enjoy this book, it didn't have the emotional impact and complexity of The Light We Lost. The writing was choppy and had "tell, not show" quality that The Light We Lost didn't have. More Than Words was still a quick read that I found hard to put down and finished in one day. I did like most of the characters, I lik...
  • Tess
    1970-01-01
    I’m... not sure what the point of this book was.
  • Brooke
    1970-01-01
    REVIEWJill Santopolo has another winner on her hands with More Than Words - her second adult novel. Santopolo introduces readers to Nina Gregory, who has lived her life according to expectation. She knows how she is supposed to act and be to live up to the Gregory name. Once her father dies, however, a web of secrets unravel, and Nina is left wondering what's true, and she must learn who she really is. This is a novel about discovery. There's als...
  • Rachel | Haphazzard Storytime
    1970-01-01
    Caution: This is an ADULT novel. There were several rather explicit scenes in the advance copy I received.More than words is not the book I expected it to be. There is a lot more story than what the synopsis let on. The characters, Nina, Rafael, and Caro in particular were very easy for me to connect and relate to. It took me about a third of the story to really get hooked in just because of how different it was from what I am used to reading. Th...
  • Susan McGrath
    1970-01-01
    I received a digital ARC of More Than Words by Jill Santopolo through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. More Than Words is scheduled for release February 5, 2019.More Than Words is the story of a woman who was raised by her father to hold herself to high standards. He has always pointed out to Nina that the world is watching her (her family owns a famous hotel chain in New York), but even if the world weren’t watching, she should main...
  • Linda Zagon
    1970-01-01
    Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “More Than Words” by Jill Santopolo, G.P.Putnam’s Sons, February 5. 2019Jill Santopolo, Author of “More Than Words” has written an intense, emotional , captivating, intriguing, romantic, heartbreaking, entertaining and thought-provoking novel. The Genres for this story are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Romance. The timeline for this story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the char...
  • Kathleen Gray
    1970-01-01
    Nina's never stepped outside the lines. When her father dies, however, her world tilts sideways when she learns her father, who owned hotels, was not al he purported and she believed him to be. She begins to rethink everything, but most of all she rethinks her long term relationship with Tim. Tim's not a bad guy- they've been together since they were kids- but is he right for her? What about Rafael? She's got, for want of a better, word, a crush ...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    "More Than Words" is the story of Nina, an heiress to a hotel company. She has always made choices based on what her father would think and what her father wants her to do. When her father dies, and she learns her parents' marriage wasn't perfect, Nina learns to decide what she wants for herself. I've not read anything else by Jill Santopolo yet, but I enjoyed this novel. While the book deals with heavy topics, including death and betrayals, it w...
  • Kelly Wilson
    1970-01-01
    I am a huge fan of “The Light We Lost” so when I was given an ARC digital copy of this book, I was so excited to read it! Although I did enjoy this read, I didn’t love it as much as her first novel.Nina Gregory comes from an affluent family and has always mingled in the right circles. Being the perfect daughter that she is, she is working on a political campaign for a hopeful (handsome) mayoral candidate and she’s dating her best friend s...