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What About Us

(Bluff Harbor #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Torn between her desire for the guy who has her heart and her loyalty to her best friend, Kate Bergman knows she must break her own heart to give her broken and fragile friend a shot at happiness.

But letting go of River McEwan is the hardest thing she's ever done. Moving on is even harder--especially when River doesn't want to let her go. As the two resist their passion f
Kindle Edition, 204 pages
Published August 1st 2017
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Paula  Phillips
Nov 18, 2017 rated it liked it
In Book #1 Kate's best friend Willow disappeared one night, and everyone believed she was dead, that was except for Kate as she had been convinced she had seen Willow. During this time River and Kate got close and eventually became boyfriend and girlfriend. Now nine months later, Willow has turned up and is in the hospital with no recollection of what has happened for the past nine months. Before Willow disappeared, she was in a relationship with River. Kate is wanting to do what she thinks is b ...more
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Dora Ruiz Davalos Books and Tequila Blog
What About Us picks up where What About Her ends. It’s book two of the Bluff Harbor Series and is the conclusion. I really recommend that you read the first book to know more about the story and all the characters.

Willow’s alive! She’d been missing for nine months, and has no memory of where she’s been, or what happened to her. Her parents had a memorial service for her, so sure she was not going to be found, while her best friend Katie was certain she was still alive. She’d no proof, just a f
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed the story very much and I was right yet wrong about what I said in my review for book #1. I was right with one event but blindsided by a second.
Chasing Away Reality
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars first half; 4.5 Stars second half - If you haven't read What About Her, stop now and read it. SPOILERS in regard to book 1 are below.

Going into this book, I had a nervous stomach. The anticipation of what I thought was going to happen between these three friends had me fearful of finishing their story. I loved Kate and River as a couple and hated the idea of them being ripped apart by Willow's return. And while it was inevitable that there would be some tension and drama, what I didn't
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
Holy cow, the suspense in this book really had me glued to my device.

I love me a book that will captivate me from beginning to end and this book definitely did it for me.

Throughout the whole book all I kept thinking about was what was going to happen, how will this end!! Will River and Kate get a HEA? AHHHH! So many questions and I loved that about this book.

Anything suspenseful and captivating is totally a must read! My heart was aching for these two individuals because even though they loved
Oct 26, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Dana  Hoffman
Dana's 3.75 🛍🛍🛍🛍 Review
Book: What About Us (Book 2)
Series: The Bluff Harbor Series
Author: Emma Tharp
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult and College
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Stars: 3.75

This is the continuation of Kate and River's story. We find out at the end of book 1 that River's "dead" girlfriend, as well as Kate's bff, had come back and she was alive and well. There is so much mystery surrounding her return. She has a bit of an amnesia, but does know Kate and that they're best friends. Her memor
Lisa Marie ~ Words We Love By

I am reviewing these books together because I read them together and because this is a duet. The story is about Kate, her missing friend, Willow and River. Willow is dating River when she disappears without a trace. The first book starts six months after Willow's disappearance, when all of her friends and family, except Kate have decided to move on. Kate is sure in her heart that Willow is alive and will return.

All the components for a great mystery and romance story is there. A missing girl, a
C. Erani Kole
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
*voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from the author*

This was a combined love and mystery story full of drama. When Willow comes back from the dead, Kate breaks it off with River, knowing how wrong it was to date one's dead best friend's boyfriend. But River can't turn off his feelings as well as Kate seems to portray, and with Willow recovering from amnesia, it's hard for Kate to even think about hurting her dear friend. So she hurts herself... and River.

The writing style was g
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
What About Us
By Emma Tharp
4 stars!
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog
What About Us is the second book in the Bluff Harbor series and the story picks up after the cliff-hanger of book one! I would definitely recommend that these books are read in order especially as book two contains spoilers form book one.
Poor Kate, I really feel for her in this book! She is totally torn between River and her guilt over Willow. She and River make such a lovely couple and I was really rooting fo
Scarlett Ian
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have been waiting for this book since I finished with the first one What About Her in March.  I don't do well with cliffhangers and the first one definitely ended on one.  The author left us wanting and waiting for the conclusion to come out - and now that it is?  It was well worth the wait.  

This book picks up right where the last one left off; so I do not think you could read it as a standalone & follow the story.   The author wraps up the story of River, Willow & Kate perfectly - sh
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
What About Us is the second book in the Bluff Harbor series. This is not a standalone. It's the conclusion to River and Kate's story and must be read after What About Her. It begins exactly where it left off. With Kate being conflicted. She is happy but she knows it won't last long.

River and Kate's relationship was headed for a forever future. That was until Kate got the call that changed everything. Now she has to let River go. She doesn't want to. She loves him but she knows the guilt will ea
Brandi Aga
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What About Her had me SCREAMING at the end. I was so frustrated I wanted to know what happens RIGHT NOW! So when the opportunity came about to read What About Us, I may have screamed a little more because I NEED ANSWERS!

There's so much going on here. I hate Kate and just wish she'd go away. Poor River! Her friend has been missing for 9 months and she moved in on her boyfriend. I get the girl code but it's been 9 months, don't string him a long. Either ya know, do your business or get off the po
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Bluff Harbor Series and is the conclusion to the story of Willow's disappearance. I couldn't wait to read this book as I was left hanging and wondering. It's a story of true friendship and trust. When Willow returns Kate knows that she must give River up. They became so much closer while Willow was missing. It's the hardest thing she's ever done but she couldn't hurt her friend Willow. River's heart is broken as he's fallen in love with Kate. Lots of surprises and ...more
Dec 04, 2017 rated it liked it
I picked this book immediately after reading book one. Willow has been missing for nine months and all the sudden turns up with acute amnesia. Kate is so happy to have her friend back. She feels so guilty for acting on her feelings with Willows boyfriend, River that she pushes him into trying to force a relationship with Willow. Kate really ticked me off in this book. I know her intentions were in the right place, but pushing the man you love on someone else when he loves you and isn’t intereste ...more
Treena Ross - Rockstar Book Muse
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance Suspense Readers

OMG what would you do for a friend? I asked myself this question through this entire book.

this is the second book in the series and is not a standalone you must read the first one What About Her as this is the conclusion to River and Kate's story along with Willow's disappearance. The author tells a wonderful story full of twists and surprises that keep you turning page after page to the very end. Like I said earlier what would you do for a friend when you have to give up the person you l
Pamela Greving
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What About Us picks up where What About Her leaves off. You must read What About Her in order to follow the story in What About Us.

To try to give a breakdown of the story would give so many spoilers, and I don't want to be that person. So, I'm just going to give my review based on my opinion of the story with out the additional storyline infomation.

In my review of What About Her, I mentioned I was hoping for answers in What About Us. Emma Tharp didn't disappoint. We find out a lot more of the d
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Arc received on behalf of The Wandering Bookaholic in exchange of an honest review

After reading the first book in this series and having mixed feelings about it I wasn't sure what I was going to think of What About Us.
Willow has been found and returned home so her best friend Kate has given up her happiness in order to help Willow recover, including ending things with River, who had been dating Willow before she disappeared.
For me the first half of the story had too much going on too quickl
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What About Us (Book Two in the Bluff Harbor Series) by Emma Tharp
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What am amazing continuation to River and Kate's story.. You'll have to read What About Us (Book Two in the Bluff Harbor Series) to find out whether or not they end up with the HEA at the conclusion or what happens. There's a LOT of emotion and love throughout this book and series, will love conquer? I thoroughly enjoyed reading both books. Although this is book two of the series which picks up where book one ends, you could
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
This is the second book in the Bluff Harbor series and it's absolutely necessary to read the first book before this one in order to be able to understand what's going on here since this is a continuation of the story that's already been introduced.

Kate's been through some pretty difficult situations recently and it seems as if the hits just keep on coming for her. The poor girl can't seem to get a break! In putting everyone else's needs and wants above her own all of the time, she's brought her
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What would you do for a friend? What is more important, friendship or love? Find out what happens with Kate, Willow, and River as they move forward in their lives. I loved this book. It answered all of my questions from What About Her. The relationships between these characters were so real and believable. I read this book in one day. I just could not put it down and wanted to read on to see what happens next. The end had me in tears. I think there should be one more book telling about the consp ...more
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful conclusion to What About Her. I was a bit frustrated in the beginning because we were going in circles and not getting any answers.

There are quite a few surprises. I figured out some of them but was overall surprised. This duet is certainly angst filled and keeps you on the edge of you seat.

Tension so palpable, at some point my eyes started leaking because I couldn't take it without some relief. By the end of the book, I couldn't help but to have a smile plastered on my fac
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was a little worried I wasn’t going to like book 2, I really enjoyed book 1 and loved Kate and River together so Willow coming back made look forward but dread it at the same time, once we got going, I guessed the plot but thought it was a good storyline, must admit to feeling a little sorry for Lane at times, but then couldn’t help but be intrigued with Kyle 😳😉 Really Loved the ending 😊
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Emma bramley
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This is the second book in this series by this author. This book picks up from where book one finished. Same well written characters, you will fall more in love with as you read. This is the concluding part to this story. This book will keep you guessing right to the last page. I can't wait to read more from this author in the future.

Highly recommended series

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book
Debbie Caswell
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second and final book in this series and follows where Forget About Her ended.

River and Kate have now gooten Willow back and Kate has decisions to make What will you do for a friend? This is a well written story that ties up all the loose ends from the first book and gives a satisfying conclusion to the whole saga.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't know why it took me so long to read this book. I found it last year and put it on my kindle as I already had the first book, but got distracted by a multitude of other books and then found it again during a rainy day. I was blown away by the emotional ride that this book takes the reader. I loved this book so much. I have found a new author who I will follow so I will not miss another book.
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series!! When I was offered an arc for this one I jumped at the chance because I couldn't wait to see what happened.

This book was a book about testing friendships and trust. I loved seeing the development of the characters and how the story unfolded. Yes, I'm being vague on purpose and that's because I don't want to give too much away.

If you're looking for a read with some twists and a bit of angst, I would recommend this series!
Rhonda Hicks
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emma Tharp has taken this storyline and her characters through so many changes and brought us along on this rollercoaster ride. Showing us friendship, loyalty, fear, loss, anger, forgiveness and above all, love. This one brought all the questions from book one over, added a few more and then tied them together with a heartfelt story that will bring you to your knees. What would your reaction be? A truly unforgettable story.
Barbara Abney
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Yay! I finally got the ending to What about Her! What About Us picks up where What About Her ended and I'm happy I got my answers! I really enjoyed this story about Katie and River and Willow! This story is about love and friendship and has twists and turns! I won't say too much because I don't want to give spoilers! You just need to pick this up!
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Emma Tharp is the USA Today Bestselling Author of The Bluff Harbor Series, Keeping It Casual, Drawn to Dark, and the McLoughlin Brother Series. She was raised in upstate New York. Being an only child, she spent a great deal of time alone, dreaming up characters who would keep her company on long family road trips. Putting her writing on the back burner, she went to college and became a chiropracto ...more

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