Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Book Review: 'The Idea of Love' by Patti Callahan Henry


I’m not from the South but I have a weakness for books set there. Maybe it’s the sometimes quirky characters or the strong sense of place and The Idea of Love had both.
It’s the story of two people, neither of them in a good place in their lives. Both fall into the trap of lying to each other. It was fun, sometimes funny, and I loved both Ella and Hunter. They were well-rounded characters who you cheered for. I thought they were perfect for one another but sometimes I wondered what was going to happen when they found out about the other one’s secret. It was fun getting to that part in the story and gave the book their must turn the page quality.
I also enjoyed the setting with its colorful characters and yes, there were a few quirky ones thrown in there. I thought the ending was great, loose ends tied up and everyone got either what they deserved or a very happy ending.
If you like books set in the south, and love a good splash of romance thrown into the mix then I think this is one to add to your summer reading list.

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