“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” ~ John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
I love this quote. For me, it’s a great description for the way most of us do fall in love. It’s rarely love at first sight. Although there are people who will say this exists, I wonder whether it more lust and first sight and attraction that follows after a few deep breaths in the relationship. Maybe they are the same thing. Maybe they are not. One thing which gets talked about a lot when you’re talking about romance novels is insta-love.
What is insta-love? Where the main characters are truly, madly, deeply in love with each other just hours after meeting each other for the first time. Some people like it, but most people I know are driven slightly insane by it. I prefer to read, and write, the type of love typified in the comment above. The sort where realization is slow to dawn but when it does it hits hard that the love is undeniably there. That’s not to say there isn’t instant attraction. In fiction, just like in life, there needs to be that initial spark that draws two people together.
I think this sort of love is even better when the characters don’t realize it until they are too far gone to fight it. That adds a layer of conflict, especially in a romantic comedy style story.
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I was privileged to receive an ARC of this book and this is my 5 star review:
“This is a story about a lonely girl, Becca, with only work and her hobby of photography as her regular companions.
Evan died in an unacceptable manner and as payment for his wrong doing he must act as a Cupid.
Becca is his latest assignment.
Their relationship is warm, funny and at times, tumultuous.
Can a non human being fall in love with a human and vice versa? Or, will he be called to Heaven by his superiors?
Read the story and you will find out!
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review, it is exactly what I have written. I have not read this author before and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more of her books.”