I love me a good love story, and this one pulled my heart strings at the concept of a second chance love. Leo and Jessica were in law school, in fact study partners for a year, till Jessica disappeared and Leo lost touch.
Years later, Jessica had a lifestyle blog, she was a brand on to herself, yet due to an offhand remark on the blog, she was being sued. And the papers were served to her by none other than Leo. A chance meeting which turned into second chance opportunity for love and relationship.
My first book by Rachelle Paige Campbell, brought with it, a sense of love and connection between the characters. The familial bonds between Leo and his parents were warm and cherished. There was a genuine respect between them. Jessica too had great friends and a huge rock of a support in her brother Chris. I loved their conversations as these characters went about living their daily lives. They was something so anchored about all of them. I loved how the author has shown friendships and family roots. It was simply beautiful.
Leo and Jessica were like the waves on the sea shore, meeting up at times, yet they could not be together. They were, after all, on the opposite sides of the legal war. But love blossomed, and it went beyond the legalities. The epilogue made me smile.
This book was a whole lot of cute and a half. It was cute in its concept, and I was halved by the lack of warmth and the zingy tanginess of between Leo and Jessica. There was a definite connection, just that the story did not delve into its depths.
Fast read, warm characters, lovely familial bonds had me reading this book in 2 hours cuddled under the blanket on my couch. A good love story!!
I received a digital copy of the book from the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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Chicago lifestyle blogger, Jess Edwards, built a successful brand based on the pursuit of perfection. From throwing a party to decorating a home, every post is magazine spread worthy. Leo Martinelli, the law school study partner she never mustered the nerve to kiss, shows up in the middle of a photo shoot, and she’s thrilled for the reunion—until he serves her with a lawsuit.
Attorney Leo never thought he’d see Jess again, not after she disappeared halfway through the first semester. For the past ten years, he’s measured every woman who’s crossed his path against her. This meeting is his chance to say good-bye and finally move on from his unrequited crush—before relocating overseas.
To salvage her reputation, Jess has no intention of settling. To obtain the future he’s worked hard for, Leo can’t lose.
Publication Date: 17th December 2018
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
That’s awesome review ; Shalini 💞
Thank you Priyasha… You are the sweetest♥️
Good review! A romance with built in, legitimate conflict—I like it!
It was a sweet read Linda between my thrillers 😍 thank you
An ideal cosy romance for a winter weekend read.
Well said Rosie… 😍😍Thank you
Always good to have a book to cuddle with. Glad you found this one, Shalini!
Thank you Marialyce 😍😍it was sweet
Great review, I think I need to read this book 😀
This was a cute Mills and Boon kinda book
Awww 😀 Already added it to my TBR, so we’ll see if I ever get around to it. Seriously, I think I need to come up with a new system lol. That list is so out of control 😛
I love your wordplay
Thank you darlin😘
Yeah! Kinda felt like Mills and Boon! Lovely review, Shalini!
It was exactly like mills and boon Jee rightly said!!
Books like these are my guilty pleasure. So, I’m going to have to check it out at some point.
Really, are they? Wow… I wonder what is my guilty pleasure…
There’s a webcomic I read called I Love Yoo that I freaking adore.
What’s that? This is the first I have heard of this
Online webcomic that’s oddly good and my personal guilty pleasure.
Oooh something new thank you
Did you get my mail for Cover Reveal.. Kindly check spam Folder too
Just sent you an email
I just love love😊..beautiful review Shalini❤
Awww thank you so much… It was a cute book.. 😍
Thank you so much AJ ♥️
Beautiful review my love ❤❤
Awww thank you so much ❤️ ❤️
This one sounds like my kind of book!
Yp it was as sweet as you are ♥️
Awwww 🥰 thanks!
You know I love a good second chance romance and with a good conflict, pick me. Nice review Shalini.
It was a sweet book Carla… I enjoyed it between my thrillers
This sounds wonderful, I do love the love!🥰
I do too as I keep hoping for myself someday.. One day… 🤞
Admire your dedication to book reviews Shalini and the passion shows in your writing. Love the backdrop to the story and is very relatable. One book I would love to read 🙂
Romantic, aren’t you?
Vishal, thank you for your lovely words…
“You raise me higher than I deserve and more than I believe
You see me deeper than a mirage and lighter than a shadow…”
These are the words that came to me when I read your comment 💞
Yea I can be an unexpressive romantic! And I love how high you soar like the bird with unclipped wings. Love your words and thanks for making me ME through the words and being YOU 🙂
Clipped had been my wings for a very long time
Ground had been my base for eras past
It’s now that I long to see the blue
Flying high to the skies I soar
Unclutter and fly high 🙂 You are beautiful, extraordinary and full of spark 🙂
Is is the truth or a facade
Is it real or a fake
I know not what makes me
I know not what makes you…
In this moment in this time
In this comment in this feeling
I feel I know you
I feel I know me
I sometimes feel I am not what anyone sees… Mist is what I think of – dhundh
the dhundh weaved is what makes you You 🙂
Then I suppose – the sight deciphered is what makes you YOU
YOU are extrardinary! SHALINI 🙂
Some days, some moments, honey
They glide unknown, like a spy
Holding my heart for a breath
Like a beat stolen in death
Gone is yesterday, gone is tomorrow
All that is today and now
I hear your words, sweet the sound
Like a life that holds me unbound
Maybe I am ordinary and you are the extra
Maybe I AM just LINI and you give the SHAL
Aha! We are two souls yet One, complementing each other. Yes, love being SHAL to the Lini you Extraodinary voyager 🙂
Some days… I can blush too
And u should blush and smile romantically 🙂
Hahaha I do but only I see that 😂😂
That was an amazing review, Shalini.
Aww thank you so much Moushmi.. How are you?
I am good. How have you been>
Good days with some lousy ones 🤷🏻♀️
Oh. Glad it was a fun read but sorry it didn’t deliver the full warmth you were expecting.
No heat 🔥 no warmth… Just second chance love 😂
Lol. Ah well. At least there were still some up sides.
I’m curious at why she “disappeared.” I like it when there’s an epilogue at the end because I do wonder what happened to them afterwards.
Aww… That is cute… I hope you like it when you get to it ❤️