Laura Jane Williams returns to the blog with a romantic comedy that is full of options and twists in
The Love Square
I’ll share a tidbit here – I was fortunate enough to be provided BOTH the eArc and the AudioBook copy of this title –so I spent a few hours and went through BOTH copies – first I listened, then I read. And I found so much enjoyment and moments to think and laugh in BOTH versions that I can’t pick a ‘favorite option’. If you choose to pick up this little gem – in either format – you won’t be disappointed. And, if you are a fan of love choices (or triangles) – this is that with a plus one…..
Surprisingly emotionally deeper than the synopsis would suggest – Penny has had a rough time in life and love: losing her parents, battling cancer, finding one inappropriate man after another – she’s in need of something different – and believes that a ‘new relationship’ will be the best option. Not one, or two –but three men pop up on the horizon, and Penny needs to weigh the pros and cons of each and make a choice. Indecision is the least of the problems she has: each man ticks several (but not all) of the boxes, and her ‘testing’ the waters is cute – and probably provides a bit of necessary esteem boosters. But she’s got to decide – and with the help of some wonderful friends to work out both her confusion and grief – she makes a choice, eventually, and starts to work toward her own happily ever after.
The story is cute and the lightness balances some of the very real issues that Penny faces or has faced – with particular sense from her friend Sharon and her solid support and honest words. Narration for this story is provided by Carrie Hope Fisher and she does a marvelous job balancing the bits of ‘foreshadowed’ moments with the present and gives listeners a true sense of the deeper emotions and issues within. Easy to listen to, with voices that are distinct and clear for Penny and the ‘Boys”, Fisher takes the read to another level, bringing that immediate “reach out and touch’ emotional access that arrives with the read, but is better translated in audio. The second I’ve read from this author and purely enjoyable – and a great summer escape read.
Stars: Overall 4 Narration 5 Story 4
Title: The Love Square
Author: Laura Jane Williams
Genre: British, Contemporary Romantic Comedy, Second Chance, Setting: Britain
Narrator: Carrie Hope Fisher
Published by: Avon Books UK, Harper Collins UK
Published on: 9 February, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 8 Hours: 44 minutes
Heat: Get Your Copy: Amazon ♦ Barnes&Noble ♦ iTunes ♦ Kobo ♦ IndieBound ♦ Google ♦Audible ♦Direct from Publisher
She’s single. But it can still be complicated…
Penny Bridge has always been unlucky in love.
So she can’t believe it when she meets a remarkable new man.
Followed by another.
And then another…
Penny has to choose between three. But are any of them The One?
The bestselling author of Our Stop will have you laughing, crying and cheering Penny on in this funny and feel-good exploration of hope, romance and the trust it takes to finally fall in love.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.