Sunday, June 30, 2013

Review of 'Love, Exactly' by Cassandra Giovanni

Book Info-
Title- Love, Exactly
By-Cassandra Giovanni
Genre-New Adult
Publication Date-June 20, 2013


Emma Walker was a writer who'd lost herself to someone else's anger--who had given up on ever feeling like herself again.

Evan Levesque was a rock-god--the one all the woman wanted, but he'd never gotten used to the loneliness between the stage and real life.
With just one cup of coffee they'll begin a journey of self-discovery at each others sides, but can Emma handle Evan's fame while dealing with her own demons? Emma's checkered personal past, a bad relationship that haunts the edges of her memories, threatens to make everything implode on them when Evan takes matters into his own hands.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words...they'll destroy my soul--Can Emma handle being put back together and facing who she's become because of it?

**My thoughts**

How many of us have had that blissful daydream where we run into our favorite singer and then we fall madly in love with each other? *sigh* That is precisely what happens to Emma and one of her favorite leading men, Evan. 

Interjection: The scene where Emma's phone rings, and it's one of Evan's songs as the ringtone is a classic, and precisely what would probably happen to any of us!

Emma is damaged goods, due to serious issues that she faced in college. I think her story is unfortunately familiar to more teenage girls than we realize. She uses her relationship with Evan to overcome that. I would hope that any girl or woman who reads this book and recognizes herself in Emma would try to get herself some help.

Evan is also damaged in that way that celebrities often are, especially when they have reached the limelight at such an early age. We see it all the time in the tabloids. Emma is able to see through all of that, allowing the real Evan to come out.

They are not without their struggles, though you won't find any overly dramatic scenes about them. Time passes quickly, as it must for them during so many of their separations. I only noticed two minor continuity issues, but they won't really affect the story.

This book made for a relaxing summer afternoon read. It also inspired some of my fantasies about famous rock stars to re-emerge. :-) 

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About the Author-

Cassandra doesn't remember a time when she wasn't writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since than Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character's stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. In 2012 she became a published Young Adult author, releasing In Between Seasons (The Fall, #1) and Walking in the Shadows. In 2013 she branched out by using her artistic illustrating talents to publish her first Children's novel, The Adventures of Skippy Von Flippy: Tales of Friendship (Skippy Tales, #1). Cassandra will also release her first New Adult novel, Love, Exactly , in the Spring of 2013.

Cassandra is a freelance professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is the owner of Gio Design Studios, a photography and publication marketing company that designs covers and marketing materials for authors utilizing the company's photography. She is currently studying to receive her associates degree in Marketing. Cassandra is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England with the other loves of her life their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.



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1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy character-driven romances, where there's growth and change that doesn't all revolve around romance alone. This sounds like it might be a good one to look up!