(Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the advance copy of these books for my honest review)
First Comes Love: A Novel by Emily Giffin
I read this book while vacation in Mexico and I thought it was a good beach read. This book is about family, tragedy and how that can change everyone’s relationship and love/hate relationship among sisters. I found the two main characters not likeable in the beginning, but I do recognize people in my life that are like them so I was intrigued to keep reading about these characters. Reading the book is like being in therapy session, it made me think about life, forgiveness and love.
This is the first book I’ve read by Emily Giffin, although I’ve loved movies based on her books. She writes characters that seems so real and flawed that it’s very easy to relate to them. She’s a very good storyteller.
“But there is one constant, one thing you can always count on: that not only does love come first, but at the end, it is the only thing that remains”
Reserved: A Love Story by Tracy Ewens
I enjoyed reading this love story because of the strong characters (who are not playing childish games when it comes to their love life) and who are trying hard to find more meaning in life. I loved how the author slowly builds the back stories of the characters so that readers can understand why they behave the way they do.
I was surprise to read a lot of funny moments, literally made me laughed out loud. The pace of the books was good and writing just flowed. The dialogue between character are smart and witty, but most importantly (to me) realistic. I like reading Chick Lit/Romantic Comedy, but I especially love reading stories that have real life obstacles and have their romantic endings.
This is #3 on the series, but can be a stand alone book. I look forward to reading the first two books in the series and get to know the rest of the family.