Spoilers - This book should be named "Lust Lust" not "Love Love". I found this book exasperating. At times it appeared it was going to get better and then it would go to the stupid side again. Gabby is beyond infuriating. She has the mentality of a 15 year old teenage boy in heat. All she thinks about is sex. Someone please hose her down! This obsession is mentioned from the get go of the book and never stops. I started to wonder if the author was a big fan of "Sex In The City" and decided to incorporate that concept into this book. Dear author, it is acceptable and maybe cute to mention character trait once in the book, but to go on and on is just maddening. Gabby's obsession with candy! Gabby should be the size of a house with the frequency of which she consumes candy, chocolate and high calory coffee. Gabby's klutziness was the final straw for me. To say this girl could not walk across a flat surface is being kind. This went on beyond being cute. It was downright tiresome. With all the coffee, hers and every person she came in contact with, spilled on her she must have an outrageous drycleaning bill. It was to the point that I was looking at my Kindle and saying, Really! She bumped, fell, toppled into someone else with coffee or a drink in their hand every time she stepped out of her apartment. Fran, Brad, and even Dane talk about what a great and wonderful person Gabby is, but she was not written that way. Gabby was an immature and annoying character.
Clark is the ghost boyfriend that was ever present. Dane was the hot cheating jerk who Gabby basically wanted to jump into bed with right away, and almost did. Well, she did wait unit the second date. I kept wondering if they were using protection. It wasn't mentioned. Considering the dog he turned out to be, let's hope they were. You feel bad for the woman who ends up with Dane because you know he will aways cheat. I didn't enjoy the storyline when it involved Dane. I liked Brad. I know several other reviews thought he was a nerd and wimpy, but I really liked him. He is good guy. He is described as good looking too. His superhero references were fun because they were kind of tongue and cheek. When Gabby pulled that stunt of backing away from him because she was afraid of losing him, I knew she needed serious help then. Here is a guy that you can tell is totally in love with her and then she basically breaks up with him because she cannot get her head out of her past. Again, looking at my Kindle going, What? She is crying and falling apart wanting Fran to baby her. I am, again looking at my Kindle, saying you caused this unnecessary mess yourself. Why are you crying and falling apart? Gabby was so obsessed with Clark that she could not see that Brad has a lot of the same characters qualities that she loved in Clark. Fran was a good friend to Gabby, but she has sex on the brain too. The problem with Fran was she has a serious guy but keeps commenting on every hot guy. Give it a rest. You keeping hoping Fran will slap weepy Gabby and tell her to move on and have a life. Gabby's family was a waste of words. Liked Matt, he is a good brother.
I agreed with other reviews. If you take the sex out of this book it could have been written for young teens. One reviewer could not believe someone gave a one star review, I could. I have a difficult time believing so many readers gave this book five stars. To each her own. This book had potential, but took a juvenile turn. Since I am the owner of Beth Michele other Amazon books, I have high hopes I will enjoy them more.
Gabrielle Willis is smart. She's funny. And oh yes, she's a bit klutzy.
When Gabrielle left sunny California bound for the energy of Manhattan, she was willingly leaving the life she had known for the new life she would create. But was she really leaving something behind or was she running away?
On the outside, Gabrielle Willis had it all under control. A new life in Manhattan, a great roommate, and a good job. But she was haunted. Haunted by a memory she'd tried to forget and by a family who'd abandoned her.
Enter Dane Rhodes. He was gorgeous, smart, and sexy as hell. Just what Gabby wanted, or so she thought. But when she met Brad Dixon, the sweet guy with the crooked smile, he began to make her see that the very thing she was trying to run from, was the very thing that just might push her to see the light.
**Standalone Contemporary Romance. HEA. This book contains mature language and sexual content and is only recommended for readers 17 and older.