Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Date of publication: February 26th, 2019
What if you could find the love of your life just by reading between the lines?
Single mom Fordham Price is juggling her job at a small publisher, her precocious ten-year-old daughter, and her feisty mother. She wants to find time for men, but after a series of dating disasters, her relationship status is still stuck at single.
As if her macchiato lite wasn’t already overflowing, a co-worker gets pregnant, and Fordham is expected to step in and deliver the company’s latest reality read from the Flowers from the Heart series. She must now supplement her own romantic misadventures with tales of cynical cat-ladies, identical-twin husbands, spunky monks, and countless other web-crawlers.
As she wades through the submissions, she finds one from a widower whose story gives her tingles in all the places she forgot existed. His words draw her in until she finds herself daydreaming about him more than she’d care to admit.
Could she have a love like that, or will her romantic fate be forever bound to her philandering ex-husband?
I will admit, when I read the blurb for Love-Lines, I wasn’t that impressed with it. I thought that this book was going to be one of those silly rom-com type of romances. I thought that I was going to read a book that had little substance. Don’t get me wrong, I like those types of books. But I also like books with a little more meat. So, I was surprised when I started reading Love-Lines and it wasn’t all fluff. There was meat to it!!
I wasn’t expecting to connect with Fordham the way I did. I didn’t know what I was expecting with Fordham’s character. Having her as a frazzled working mother who’s experiences in dating was normal made me love her. She was realistic. She was snarky. I loved her!!
While Fordham was great, it was the secondary characters that made this book sing. Whitty, her 10-year-old, was the epitome of every 10-year old that I have met. Her mother was sweet and sassy. Plus she was supportive of Fordham. I will admit that I didn’t like Aaron. I loved David. There were so many other gems in this book, it was hard to keep track of them.
I liked the main storylines of Love-Lines. The author did a fantastic job of keeping them separate until the middle of the book. Then she was able to merge them. I loved it. I do wish that I got more insight into what an editor does. I got a good feel for it here but I do wish a little more depth was given. I also felt that the way Fordham got the job was not that great.
What I enjoyed the most about this book was that it made me laugh. I had several laugh out loud moments while reading. Mainly centered around Fordham’s dating life. Her date with the much younger man cracked me up. As did her observances afterward.
I liked the romances that Fordham found herself in. I will admit, I didn’t like Aaron. He came across as too smarmy. Plus, the way he treated Whitty wasn’t right. David was perfect. Of course, there were some misconceptions that lasted until the end of the book. Even then, he was awesome about clearing them up!!
Speaking about the end of the book, I loved it!! I had a huge grin after reading it. Let’s say that things ended perfectly for Fordham!!
I would give Love-Lines an Adult rating. There are mild sex scenes (like so mild I didn’t know that they were having sex). There is no violence. There is mild language. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.
I would reread Love-Lines. I would also recommend this book to family and friends.
I would like to thank the author and the publisher for allowing me to read and review Love-Lines.
All opinions stated in this review of Love Lines are mine
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