Title: Love Love
Author: Beth Michele | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website
Publication Date: May 8 2013
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Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Cover Love: This cover could not be any more more perfect.
Point of View: 1st person, following Gabrielle
My Rating: 5 Stars
Amazing. Honestly, the smile that has been permanently etched upon my face when I finished is actually starting to ache a little. There really is no other word to describe how much I adored Love Love, other than to say I thought it was amazing.
Where do I even begin? Okay, how about the story? It is amaz... okay yeah you get the idea. I absolutely love that the synopsis for this book is written in the way that it is. It doesn't give too much away, which I appreciate. It is just enough to get you interested but perfectly written so that big moments are not ruined for you when you read it. I was treated to so much more than I expected.
I so love Gabby. I adored her relationship with her best friend, Fran. Normally side characters are there to support the main characters. The shoulder to cry on, the giver of good advice, etc... Even though Fran fulfils this role perfectly, it was her own story that also touched my heart. She has her past that she is dealing with, and Gabby in more ways than one filled the role of supporter for Fran. This just showed the deep love these two woman have for each other. It was also great to see they could disagree with the other without it turning into a bitchfest. They love and support one another from start to finish, even if they do not always see eye to eye. It was refreshing.
So Gabby meets two men, Dane and Brad. I know exactly what you are thinking right now, because I am sure it is exactly what I was thinking when I read the synopsis. Ugh. A love triangle.
Please, please, please... do not be turned away from reading Love Love because you fear that dreaded three sided horror. This is not a love triangle. Yes, there is one woman and two men... no it does not turn into a some kind of kinky ménage à trois, and no Dane and Brad do not end up being the same person. You will just have to trust me on this. I did not think of this as a love triangle, at all.
Now, I am going to spend a little time discussing Brad. How can I put this? Oh yeah. I LOVE HIM. Brad is gentle, kind, caring, sweet, and oh so swoonworthy. I think I lost count at the number of times I either let out an audible sigh or teared up at something he said.
My kindle copy has been highlighted within an inch of it's life. I might as well have just highlighted every single time he opened his mouth. Heck, there were even some parts when he could just be sat there smiling his perfect one dimpled smile and I would highlight that. Yes... I have a new addiction, and he is called Brad Dixon.
Okay, I am stopping my rambling now. I hope you have stuck with me through all my gibberish, and I hope you get the hint I am trying to put out there. Read this book. If you are a fan of contemporary romances then you will not be disappointed. You will fall in love with the story, the characters, the swoon filled moments, and the perfect epilogue. *sigh* There is nothing better than a great epilogue to end a perfect story.
oooOOOooohhh and I just remembered. Even Beth Michele's acknowledgements made me cry. How is that even possible? Check this out... "Lastly, but certainly not least... to my readers. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I was a reader long before I became a writer, so I know what it means to read a book that makes your spirit soar and your heart happy. I hope my novel does that for you."
Yes, Beth, your novel did exactly that. Thank you for all of your hard work, and I can not wait until I can read more of your stories. You have made a lifelong fan out of me.
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