Let me just start by saying I haven’t read a book that literally had me on the edge of my seat in a while. It was a definite page turner, from start to finish. The Love Sessions is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Kelly.
I was intrigued from the beginning. Nathan. What can I say about a Lance Gross look-a-like with a gift in his hands? Nathan met Keri at a Poconos pre-marital retreat and was immediately drawn to her. Keri was an attendee of the conference with her low down fiancé. And of course, I was totally invested in her dumping her fiancé and giving Nathan a try. What can I say? I’m a romance junkie.
As part of the conference, Nathan and Keri are introduced to couples who have married and struggled, but worked on their marriages. What made this book unique, to me? I was able to go on a journey with multiple couples as they navigated marriage, family, friends, and drama. Sometimes, too many characters with points-of-view can be confusing, but the author did a great job of interweaving the characters and drawing me into each story.
Ms. Kelly has a knack for steamy romance, creating unforgettable heroes and awesome heroines. But what I got in this book was so much more than a simple romance. The author included the prequel shorts—Love’s Rebound, Give Me to You, and Save Me From You—in the story, wrapping up those stories in this book. The stories about Donovan and Mya, Eric and Shelby, and Terrence and Alexis taught me a thing or two about unconditional love through the good and bad times.
While reading this book, I was forced to contemplate the true meaning of marital vows and what it takes to have a successful marriage. The couples dealt with issues such as the death of a child, financial problems, getting married too quickly, and past relationships. All of the couples were forced to examine their past in order to get to the root of their problems within their relationship and I was able to get a glimpse into their lives while they tried to make it work. Added to the mix was a cast of supporting characters that I wouldn’t mind reading more about in future books.
There was a message in the book, but it wasn’t a typical “message” book, which I appreciated. I found myself itching to skip to the end just to see if these couples had their happily-ever-after. I’m glad I didn’t because I so enjoyed the ride. I’m definitely excited to read more from Ms. Kelly.
-Reviewed by Leslie
Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”