Book: Love Love
Author: Beth Michele
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Gabrielle Willis is smart. She’s funny. And oh yes, she’s a bit klutzy.
When Gabrielle left sunny California bound for the energy of Manhattan, she was willingly leaving the life she had known for the new life she would create. But was she really leaving something behind or was she running away?
On the outside, Gabrielle Willis has it all under control. A new life in Manhattan, a great roommate, and a good job. But she is haunted. Haunted by a memory she’s tried to forget and by a family who’s abandoned her. But what happens when what’s on the outside is only an illusion and in perfect contradiction to what’s buried deep within?
Enter Dane Rhodes. He’s gorgeous, smart, and sexy as hell. Just what Gabby wants, or so she thinks. But when she meets Brad Dixon, the sweet guy with the crooked smile, he begins to make her see that the very thing she is trying to run from is the very thing that just may push her to see the light.
**New Adult Contemporary Romance. Due to language & sexual content, this book is recommended for readers 17 & older**
Beth Michele is a wife, a mom, an author and a lover of all things chocolate, well, anything sweet really. While stuffing chocolate in her face, she enjoys reading young adult and new adult novels furiously, and spending time with her husband and two adorable children who keep her on her painted toes. Those same children who inspire her to tell silly stories that cause hysterical giggles to tumble from their bellies. Beth is a hopeless romantic and a happily ever after fanatic who loves to write about love.
I have to say that it has been a while since I felt this much for a story. The twists and turns keep you enthralled, but it isn’t that that captured me.
This story is about a girl, Gabby, who, not being able to be accepted by her family and losing something so precious to her, moves to New York City with her best friend for a new start. After getting there, not only does she meet the man of her dreams, but she meets the love of her life. After some daring decisions and almost losing the one person who means the most to her, Gabby finally finds out the meaning of the saying “It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.”
In the beginning I felt so much love that my heart was bleeding. The relationship that Gabby and Clark has is so real I could feel it coming off the pages. Then it happens. I felt my whole world shattering as if it was really happening to me.
Clark was so special. It takes a person a whole lifetime sometimes to find that one person that makes you feel so alive. And all of that was taken away. I could fell Gabby’s pain and suffering without it even being written. With the words “and that was the last time I ever saw him” my heart broke. Tears spilled from my eyes to the point I had to stop reading because I couldn’t see.
As the story continues, there is a tremendous sense of loss even though Gabby doesn’t mention Clark and the author continues through. With loss, grief surrounds you to the point that people don’t even have to ask. As I didn’t have to ask.
Then, a breath of fresh air. A wet dream with stunning emerald eyes named Dane steps out of the darkness that has become Gabby’s aura and turns on the light. Lum, lum, lum. But, as time goes on, Gabby realizes that is all he is. A wet dream. Not to mention the little secret he failed to mention!!
It doesn’t stop there though. The unsuspecting underdog, Brad, steals the show. He is kind, goofy, charismatic, and has a smile and a soul to die for. His heart latches to her and the bond they form is unbreakable. And the author wastes no time testing that bond and testing Gabby’s heart and soul. I didn’t think my heart could break twice in the same book. My soul was being ripped out of my body as Brad struggles to maintain his place in this world.
This book not only brought me to the brink of emotional failure but to life. To feel so much pain, love, and everything in between tickled my emotional feelers to the point of numbness. But, at the same time, the butterflies, the tingles, and the goosebumps brought light to my darkness. I have experienced love at it’s worst and at it’s best. This story captured my soul and I know no other book can touch me in that chasm of darkness.
I found my true love after traveling the lonely, crumbling road of my life. The funny thing is, it took me at my worst to get me to my best. I love him so deeply that no one can compare. That is how I feel about this book. There are no words to express the longing I felt when the book ended. For true love always keeps us guessing at what life is promising and the author did just that.
Hats off to you Beth!!! This story was so exceptional. It was well written, well thought out, and well executed. I almost feel like you took my life and put it on paper. There is no greater feeling than love and you nailed it!!
This book gets 6 out of 5 stars which I have to say has absolutely NEVER happened. Beth, I want to say thank you. I can’t even put in words how much I enjoyed this book and wish that it could continue on forever. There was not too much of anything but just enough of everything. I would recommend this book to everyone. Love is profound when it’s real and there is nothing more profound and real than love.
DO NOT waste time getting this book!
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