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    Monday, 13 February 2017

    Review: Love Story

    Love Story Love Story by Lauren Layne
    My rating: 3 of 5 stars

    If you're looking for a story with tons of angst and you're a fan of constant pushing and pulling between protagonists, then you're really going to enjoy this story.

    Reece is Lucy's brother's best friend. They met when they were kids and had a connection all their own. Over time, as they grew, those friendly feelings grew with them and became more. When Lucy was 18 years old (Reece was 19), they were in love, without actually telling each other. Reece ultimately breaks Lucy's heart and it seems their story was over before it even began.

    Six years later, both Lucy and Reece are prepared to start over in California. Separately. Unfortunately, their family has other ideas and complicates matters. They find themselves stuck together on a two-week road trip, destined to either kill each other or fall in love all over again.

    Although I enjoyed the premise of the story immensely, I wasn't a fan of how immature the characters acted. Their bad behavior and poor communication skills frustrated me. It took them until the over the 90% mark to finally get their heads out of their asses. The rest of the time their bickering, being petty, and lashing out. I was also disappointed that there wasn't more grovelling from Reece. He was pretty mean and all I got for the trouble was:
    "Lucy Hawkins was my girl. Now she's my woman. And I'm her man. She'd better start getting used to the idea."

    For me, it wasn't enough and so the ending fell flat. Otherwise, I liked the banter, the bits of drama, and the idea of the broken hero that had some redeemable qualities, even if they were very well hidden.

    Release Date: February 14, 2017
    Genre: Second Chance Contemporary Romance
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 2.5 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone (Book 3 of the Love Unexpectedly series)


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