Miranda Liasson comes to the blog today with the second in her Angel Falls series
The Way You Love Me
Gabby has just made partner at the law firm, moved, dumped a fiancé and is still feeling like something is missing. In fact, she’s spent almost all of her thirty years on the planet searching for something to bring her joy – and with this new writing class, run by a former NYT author, she’s thinking she just might have found her niche. But, she’s also too worried about her father’s reaction, her step-mother’s constant attempts to ‘fix her up’ and her Nonna’s struggles with dementia. There’s plenty on her plate – and it never quite seemed as if she actually spent any time on any one thing with conviction.
Cade has returned to take a professorship at the local college: after leaving town for university and never looking back. Now with a three year old daughter, an ex-wife, he status of being a former NYT bestseller whose career exploded spectacularly after his wife’s claims of ‘stolen ideas’ and his own inability to put words on paper. He’s not only guarded and angry – he’s frustrated with his mother’s forgiveness of his father, unable to believe that the cruel and offhanded drunken father he knew could hold regrets or be able to do better. Gabby is a breath of fresh air that keeps him intrigued, even as he’s doing everything to ignore that – despite her coming in to rescue him from mega-tantrums from his daughter.
The story here felt unnecessarily complicated with situations that were discussed yet rarely shown, at least not in ways that would engage me emotionally. Sad, as I wanted to like this couple (and Gabby) far more than I did. True areas for growth and development were often hinted at, then dropped and left hanging, only to pop up resolved in later pages – and the charm of the small town setting, the large, loud families and even the connection that developed more than the electric chemistry was missing and just never appeared for me.
Title: The Way You Love Me
Author: Miranda Liasson
Series: Angel Falls #2
Also in this series: Then There Was You
Genre: Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Family Saga, Romantic Elements, Small Town
Published by: Forever
Published on: 29 January, 2019
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 9 Hours: 53 minutes
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A heartwarming story about love, family, and taking risks that matter
Gabby Langdon has always tried to make people happy. She even went to law school to please her father, and now she's a highly successful-albeit bored-attorney. But Gabby secretly dreams of being a writer, so for once she does something for herself-she signs up for a writing class taught by best-selling novelist Caden Marshall. There's only one problem: her brooding, sexy professor is a distraction she can't afford if she's finally going to get the life she truly wants.
Recently divorced and suffering from the world's worst case of writer's block, Caden is in Angel Falls to get his life back on track. He's focused on teaching and providing a stable and loving home for his young daughter, Ava. The last thing he needs is to jeopardize his new job, which means keeping plenty of distance between himself and his talented new student-no matter how tempted he is by Gabby's beauty, kind heart, or the sparks that fly whenever they're together.
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.