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#BookReview – Love Connection by Camilla Isley (@camillaisley) #RNA #RomCom #firstcomeslove


Have you ever wondered what might have been?
Gemma’s at the airport, staring at two plane tickets to two different cities. Two different weddings. Two different futures. She’s at a crossroads.
Be maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding or crash her ex’s?
Gemma’s decision, unknown to her, hinges on a delayed flight and a chance meeting. Now her life is about to go down two parallel tracks—will Gemma fly toward a life with her first love or a future with a man she’s not even met yet?

In concurrent storylines, Gemma lives out the consequences of each journey. Different stories unravel with unpredictable outcomes for Gemma and her loved ones. As the alternative realities run their course, humor and romance intertwine raising questions about fate and chance. Will these parallel universes converge? Is true love meant to be? Is everyone destined to have a soul mate? Or are one’s cards just a choice away from reshuffling?

Love Connection is a romantic comedy about one woman, life’s infinite possibilities, and the destiny that lies beyond two different choices. First Comes Love is a series of interconnected romantic novels. However, each book in the series can be read as a standalone novel.

What does TWG think?

I am rather ashamed at the length of time it has taken me to get round to reviewing this novel! Camilla Isley is the type of author who manages to find a way to connect with her readers, pretty much straight away. As a fan of her previous novels, I crossed my fingers and prayed to Cookie Monster (what?!) that this novel wouldn’t disappoint.

Two big decisions; Gemma’s chance at happiness or her best friend’s? Two uncertain outcomes, but one giant leap of faith. Or is it? Gemma has a huge decision to make. A decision which is either going to make or break her AND her friendships, but which one is the right way to go? Unfortunately for Gemma, she won’t know until she chooses. But, luckily for us, we get to see her live out both scenarios. However, if you think it’s going to a plain sailing, predictable ‘love connection’, then you’re wrong. ‘Tinder’ has nothing on Camilla Isley and her infamous ‘Love Connection’, trust me.

As soon as the book begins, we are graced with Gemma’s presence and THAT decision. Er, my sofa made pals with my backside, seeing as I wasn’t going to move until I knew everything (aka The End). In real life we actually have to make a decision and stick with the one, we don’t have the luxury of being able to dabble like that. It would save so much hassle if we could though, especially with relationships….and choosing a pair of shoes. Two of THE biggest decisions, obviously.

Just when I thought this book could not get any better, I think I peed a little in excitement when I saw Ally Mcbeal & Grey’s Anatomy mentioned! It was as though the book was made for me, I LOVE those sitcoms! I thought that was such a fab touch as a lot of females will relate to those sitcoms, especially when it comes to relationships.

The storyline flowed absolutely brilliantly, even with the cringey ‘oh she didn’t!’, moments! Camilla’s trademark humour is back with a bang in ‘Love Connection’, generously sharing her fantastic, dry humour with her characters. Gemma is the ballsy character who everyone will wish for as a best friend; she’s loyal, generous and extremely kick ass, definitely my favourite character.

You just cannot fault Camilla Isley’s memorable writing skills, nor her relaxed (yet relatable) way of keeping the reader entertained the entire way through. Despite that, she has even managed to add a hint of seriousness to the storyline as she highlights the importance of making decisions that are right for YOU, and nobody else. Under all of the humour and sass, there is a message which needs to be listened to; you just need to find it and believe it. Be true.

Yet another brilliant, fun, sassy novel from rom com writer, Camilla Isley. A joy to read from the first page, to the last page; apart from when it said ‘The End’. Now THAT I didn’t like!

Thank you Camilla!

Buy ‘Love Connection’ now from Amazon UK
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