Libro 1, City Love
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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.
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Love Love is a book chock full of emotion!
At 25, most of us have never gone through what life has thrown at Gabby. LOVE LOVE is a story that follows Gabby through the process of losing her first love and discovering that it is okay for life to go on, and when ready, love will find you again. This was an unexpected story for me. Reading the synopsis and watching the book trailer (man I love a book trailer!) I was expecting an angsty, drama filled story about a girl who has to choose between two men, Dane and Brad. I was wrong, way wrong. Love Love is a book chock full of emotion, but the emotions this story brings out are deep, and touching not dark and full of drama.
This is a not a book about a female lead juggling and torn between two guys, this is a story about Gabby who thinks she only can handle one thing (Dane) while at the same time the one thing she doesn't think she will ever get the chance at again begins to grow (Brad). Dane and Brad come into Gabby's life pretty much on the same day and they are polar opposites. Dane is the hot, wealthy, guy that pretty much is looking for a good time and only a good time. He goes for what he wants and takes. Brad is the quirky, sweet and adorable guy that you are friends with first, the man you can be completely yourself around without having to pretend you are more sophisticated that you are.
Gabby is an interesting character, she is a very real. She is clutzy and loves to just be herself (candy and caffeine addiction included). Gabby is going through the motions of life, everyday the same, she isn't ready to let go of her past yet. Then one day she wakes up and meets Brad and then Dane.
Gabby decides that Dane would be a good distraction, a way to fill the void without risking her heart. (Happy Sexing!) I hate to say this, but I really like Dane (in the beginning), he was direct, dirty and HOT. I really wanted more with Dane and Gabby and would have liked to see that get more attention especially towards then end (I get he wasn't the man for her, but man I love a bad boy).
Brad comes into Gabby life as her caffeine hook up (he owns a coffee shop) and slowly intertwines himself in Gabby's life. He makes her smile and gives her a reason to get up with a smile everyday. Brad is a romantic, poetic and almost too good to be true man. Luckily, he is a little goofy and that helps him from being too good to be true and being throughly adorable. (I love the superhero references)
“I’ve been wondering something all night.” My eyes go wide. “Have you ever been kissed by a superhero before?” My mouth won’t move, so I simply shake my head back and forth. His eyes are burning up my lips as he breathes, “because you’ve never been truly kissed until you’ve been kissed by a superhero.”
This was a great, sweet read that lets us follow Gabby and her struggles to let go of the past and embrace the future.
"I don’t know, Gabby. We’re all damaged, right? It’s what we make of the wreckage that matters."
Beth Michele has written a great book that truly put the ROMANCE at the forefront of this contemporary romance novel! I found myself sighing and wishing my husband would read the Brad character and take some notes and how to be romantic. As much as I enjoy my bad boys, Beth has given the spotlight to the good guys and I fell in love.
Love Love is definitely a book that will leave you smiling and completely satisfied with the way it all unfolds. If you are looking for sweet, romantic, and slightly goofy then this is a book that needs to go into your Kindle ASAP!
I loved the characters. It was funny and sad at the same time. Story was well told.