Love Show by Audrey Bell

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Fabulous NA romance!

Love Show by Audey Bell

Reading Level: New Adult
Release Date: January 14, 2014
Publisher: Audrey Bell
Pages: 355 pages
Source: Purchase
Reviewed By: Kate McMurry

In this wonderful, quirky and very appealing new adult (NA) romance, the heroine Hadley Arrington is an extremely independent and idealistic young woman who has the very clear and ambitious goal to become a war correspondent for a big, mainstream newspaper and, meanwhile, she is the Editor-in-Chief of her university’s prestigious newspaper. Hadley's love interest, Jack Diamond, is the dead opposite. He has no apparent ambition and, on the surface seems to be skating through life on his good looks and charm. When one night, on a dare, Hadley picks him out of a crowd and kisses him in the rain, the collision creates long-term changes in both of them and their lives.

I was stunned by this novel. It is definitely one of the very best romance novels I've read in years. I especially liked the hero, who stands out as unique among cardboard-cutout, "manwhore" NA heroes. I also vastly enjoyed the sophistication of the romantic conflict compared to every other NA romance novel I've read, and I've read a lot of them. (Not every one ever written, of course, but a lot.) The first meet and the second meet are priceless, the movement from friends to lovers extremely well done, and the construction of the romantic ending is particularly good.

I've been trying to find Kindle editions of all of this wonderful author's books, but only two are listed on Amazon, and of her other two books, only one is available, and only in paper, and the other isn't listed for sale on Amazon at all. Worse, this author's contact info for Twitter and a website on her author page here on Amazon and on Goodreads is wrong. The links are dead ends. So disappointing.

I rate this book as follows:

Heroine: 5

Hero: 5

Subcharacters: 5

Writing: 5

Coming of Age Plot - Heroine: 5

Coming of Age Plot - Hero: 5

Romance Plot: 5

Overall: 5