Sunday, April 20

Love Show by Audrey Bell

Hadley Arrington is the career-driven editor-in-chief of her university’s prestigious newspaper. Jack Diamond is a laidback student whose good looks have made things even easier than they need to be. She’s the girl who came out of nowhere and kissed him in the rain. He’s the boy who made her do something crazy.

When the stakes seem too high, they have to decide if they’ll let their love show or if they’ll walk away for good.

Remeber those times when you don't agree so much about what you are reading in a book that you think all the frowning you're having can lead to permanent lines on your forehead? Yeah? Well, that never happened when I was reading this book. I loved, loved, loved this.

This was my first Audrey Bell and I was taking a risk picking it up without knowing what to expect because all I really wanted to read was a feel-good NA. And it delivered in spades--great pace, wonderful prose, fast-witted dialogue, great characters, and even greater chemistry between Jack and Hadley. And then just when I was content with the light story-telling, AB gave an unexpected but welcome twist that made the story more grown-up. These parts were sad but at the same time made the characters more real.

I cannot believe that in just 200 plus pages, the characters grew so much that I could help thinking: "Aww, my children..." Hahaha! This was probably one of the best surprising reads that I've had lately...considering the number of times I have set it aside to read other books. It ended with just the right tone--I do not expect weddings and babies between two twenty-three year olds.

Plus points for this book were two things: 1) The Oxford comma was mentioned somewhere in it (I am obssessed with Oxford commas!); 2) They were getting a dog. From the pound. I don't think I can love Jack and Hadley anymore.

Final verdict: 9/10. Great must-read.


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