Saturday, March 29, 2014

Review: Love Show by Audrey Bell

Love Show by Audrey Bell
Excerpt

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.



Genre

Contemporary

Review

This was quite an average new adult read, but I find myself feeling rather engage in the story due to several reasons below. 

1. The heroine, Hadley is an ambitious journalist who wanted to be a combat reporter. She even studies Arabic to get a job at the Times. Hadley is cynical towards relationship because her mother went through six husbands. She felt that love makes people do stupid things and it didn’t even last. She came up with a bunch of rules when Jack wanted to date her. She call it ‘hang out’.

2. The hero, Jack is a happy-go-lucky, lackluster guy who was pretty aimless and had no ambition whatsoever. I keep wanted to find out what is his deal.

I’m buying you fucking dinner. If you’re that worried about the rules, we can go to McDonalds. They don’t serve food. It’s all plastic products that happen to be edible.”

3. There is a gay pal, David, who was a total sweetheart. His side story in regards to his love life was pretty messed up and I can’t help but wanted him to be okay.

“I did not go through hell in high school so that I could marry someone with a vagina.”

Hadley definitely had some hang up about relationship, she rather be Jack’s friend with benefit. But she was honest with him and he was totally onboard with the idea, just to be with her. Their arrangement was nice and dandy until Hadley got a job as war correspondent and they might have to face what happen next. 

I thought this was a rather good college romance. We have a really strong and ambitious heroine, who I really look up to. She didn’t want a relationship to affect her studies and her work and she was honest to Jack. Despite their non-relationship, she was good to him and didn’t do any inconsiderate things that might hurt his feelings. Jack was definitely not a model student, but he was an overall nice guy who just loves to go with the flow. He never gave any pressure to Hadley, but her leaving to a war torn country might just be too much for him to handle. This is definitely one of those feel good romance that you just wanted both party to finally admit what they truly meant for each other and stop living in denial.

I’m not afraid though. Of letting it show anymore. I’m not afraid of letting my love show.”

Rating 4/5

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