Wednesday, September 2, 2015

G627 Book Review of Hello, My Love! by E Journey

Name of Book: Hello, My Love!

Author: E Journey

ISBN: 978-0-9962474-1-2

Publisher: Sojourner Books

Part of a Series: Between Two Worlds

Type of book: Modern day love story, accident, plot, secrets, player, evil brunnettes, lawyer, justice, single parenting, California, emotions, psychology

Year it was published: 2013

Summary:

Beyond broad shoulders and heaving bosoms.

It takes love to face reality and conquer messy feelings.

Short Synopsis:
A modern-day pastiche of Jane Austen novels. Elise is a bright, beautiful law student, focused on a career and distrustful of men. She butts heads with Greg, an alpha male haunted by past relationships.
Heartache and the specter of revenge. Unable to deny their feelings, they spend a night together. A jilted fiancée exacts revenge and forces them to face who they are and what they really want.
A love tale of this day. A delicious romance with a literary slant and spiced with a twist of whodunit, this escapist fare also takes us into the inner life (thoughts, hopes, and doubts) of the main protagonists as they contend with realities that often face couples in compelling relationships—revenge of a jilted lover, past relationships, abortion, career choices, reactions of friends and relatives.

Characters:

The main characters include Elise and Greg. Elise is in her early twenties and is a very mature and intelligent young lady who has ambitions of being a lawyer and doing good for people, even if she might disagree with their actions or motives. Greg, in beginning, is a player but he is also intelligent and becomes very enamored of Elise. Elise's parents are very mature and will do whatever they can to help their daughter, even if she does something against their wishes.

Theme:

Love is meant to be

Plot:

The story is in third person narrative from Elise's and Greg's points of view. I also think that Elise's parents also few times get their points of view, but I'm not one hundred percent certain. The story definitely has amazing maturity and a charm that's not to be missed, but I think the characters themselves needed a little more work, or at least I would have liked to be with characters during their darker moments instead of the darker moments being brushed over.

Author Information:
(From iRead Book Tours)


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About the Author:  

EJourney is a realist who thinks she has little imagination. Credit that to her training (Ph. D., University of Illinois) and work in mental health, writing for academics and bureaucrats, and critiquing the work of others. She’s been striving ever since to think and write like normal people.

She’s a well-traveled flâneuse—a female observer-wanderer—who watches, observes, listens. And writes. A sucker for happy endings, she finds enough that depresses her about real life, but seeks no catharsis by writing about it. For her, writing is escape, entertainment. She doesn’t strive to enlighten. Not deliberately. But the bias of her old profession does carry over into her writing. So, instead of broad shoulders and heaving bosoms, she goes into protagonists' thoughts, emotions, inner conflicts, insecurities, and struggles to reach balance and grow.

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Opinion:

The writing of the story is that of maturity and its easy to read and get into. Yes, an engaging and well written story. However, there are some minor issues I had while reading the book; first of all I didn't appreciate that brunnettes tended to be the evil characters in the story, and I couldn't help but wonder if the author had a bad experience with a brunnette woman in her life? Also as well, I enjoyed watching Elise and Greg discover one another and seeing how the two fell in love through conversations and getting to know one another. What I think I found a bit unrealistic is the instantaneous sexual connection the two experience and how it was the best of the best of their relationships. Forgive me for being disbelieving, but I'm a bit skeptical of that angle. I also think I would have liked more indications of how much time has passed between certain events, or how Greg managed to discover himself and what he wants. I think there is something else that felt a little off for me, but at the moment I can't think what it might be.

This is for iRead Book Tours

TOUR SCHEDULE:

Aug 17 - Book Stop Corner - review  of Hello, My Love / giveaway 
Aug 17 - Cheryl's Book Nook - books spotlight / giveaway 
Aug 17 - T's Stuff - books spotlight / giveaway 
Aug 18 - Book Stop Corner - review of Hello, Agnieszka! / giveaway 
Aug 18 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Hello, My Love / giveaway
Aug 19 - Book Stop Corner - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger / giveaway
Aug 19 - Confessions of the Perfect Mom - review of Hello, My Love
Aug 20 - The World as I See it - review of Hello, My Love / giveaway
Aug 20 - 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - review of Hello, My Love / giveaway
Aug 20 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review of Hello, My Love / giveaway
Aug 21 - Book and Ink - review of Hello, My Love / giveaway
Aug 21 - Svetlana's reads and views - review of Hello, My Love
Aug 21 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of Hello, My Love / giveaway
Aug 24 - The Autistic Gamer - review of Hello, My love
Aug 25 - A Blue Million Books - books spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 26 - The Booksnake Etc. - review of Hello, My Love
Aug 27 - The World as I See it - review of Hello, Agnieszka! / giveaway
Aug 27 - 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - review of Hello, Agnieszka! / giveaway
Aug 27- A Mama's Corner of the World - review of Hello, Agnieszka! / giveaway
Aug 28 - Book and Ink - review of Hello, Agnieszka! / giveaway
Aug 28 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of Hello, Agnieszka! / giveaway
Aug 31 - Deal Sharing Aunt - review of Hello, My Love / giveaway
Sept 1 - Heidi's Wanderings - review of Hello, My Love / giveaway
Sept 2 - 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger / giveaway
Sept 2 - Confessions of the Perfect Mom - review of Hello, Agnieszka!
Sept 3 - The Booksnake Etc. - review of Hello, Agnieszka!
Sept 3 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger / giveaway
Sept 4 - Book and Ink - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger / giveaway
Sept 4 - Svetlana's reads and views - review of Hello, Agnieszka!
Sept 7 - The Autistic Gamer - review of Hello, Agnieszka!
Sept 7 - Olio by Marilyn - review of Hello, My Love
Sept 7 - Readers Muse - review of Hello, My Love / guest post
Sept 8 - Heidi's Wanderings - review of Hello, Agnieszka! / giveaway
Sept 8 - Everything Distils into Reading - review of Hello, My Love
Sept 9 - The World as I See it - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger / giveaway
Sept 9 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Hello, Agnieszka / giveaway
Sept 10 - The Booksnake etc. - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger
Sept 10 - Deal Sharing Aunt - review of Hello, Agnieszka! / giveaway
Sept 11 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger / giveaway
Sept 14 - Svetlana's reads and views - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger
Sept 14 - Olio by Marilyn - review of Hello, Agnieszka!
Sept 15 - Readers Muse - review of Hello, Agnieszka! 
Sept 15 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger / giveaway
Sept 15 - Everything Distils into Reading - review of Hello, Agnieszka!
Sept 16 - Confessions of the Perfect Mom - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger
Sept 17 - Olio by Marilyn - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger
Sept 18 - Heidi's Wanderings - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger / giveaway
Sept 18 - Deal Sharing Aunt - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger / giveaway
Sept 21 - The Autistic Gamer - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger
Sept 22 - Readers Muse - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger 
Sept 22 - Everything Distils into Reading - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger
Sept 23 - Jessica Cassidy - review of Hello, My Love / giveaway
Sept 24 - Jessica Cassidy - review of Hello, Agnieszka! / giveaway
Sept 25 - Jessica Cassidy - review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger / giveaway

4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

1 comment:

  1. "the best of the best" of their relationships—love is what made it so. I suppose I believe as French philosopher Alain Badiou says:
    "In love the individual goes beyond himself, beyond the narcissistic. In sex, you are really in a relationship with yourself via the mediation of the other." From "In Praise of Love"
    Maybe, I'm too much of a romantic.
    Thank you so much for hosting, and of course, for reviewing.

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