Love and Other Things tells the story of three friends, with their own challenges, attempt to breakthrough their challenges and find love again. This book could be considered a collection of “second chance at love” stories.
In Part One, “Third Time’s A Charm,” we meet Tara who has had her fill of the cheaters, deadbeats and, yes, criminals to last a lifetime. She has just about given up on the male population when she meets Chris. Even though she and Chris meet under unusual circumstances, the attraction is apparent and Chris makes the first move and asks Tara out. The two embark on a relationship, but Chris realizes Tara has past scars and is afraid to trust her heart.
In Part Two, “Where I Want To Be,” Val is running from love and does almost everything under the sun to push Devon away but cannot stop wanting to be with him. Devon, a devout bachelor, has fallen hard for Val and wants more than the friends-with-benefits relationship they have establish but cannot figure how to get Val to see they are meant for each other.
Finally, in Part Three, “Do Over,” we meet Kristen and Jackson. Kristen has been married to Ahmed for 15 years and everyone believes she had the perfect marriage. She suspects all is not well with her marriage, and during this turbulent time she meets Jackson at a conference. She feels the attraction but knows she must stay true to her vows, not realizing that betrayal is not far from her doorstep.
I really enjoyed Love and Other things, and it was a quick read. Readers will see Tara’s struggles to realize Chris is one of the good ones. Val has past issues that will not allow her to find happiness with Devon, but a tragic event forces her to realize she is worthy of him. Finally, Kristen faces the ultimate deception and feels her world has ended until she meets Jackson. She realizes that she has not really experienced love until Jackson came into her life.
Ms. Jones told a great story with these friends and I love forward to book 2. Overall this was a good read.
-Reviewed by Deborah
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