#BlogTour! #Review – Love and Other Things to Live For by Louise Leverett (@louiseleverett) @ninadouglaspr @hqstories

Are you feeling the lurve? Last blog post of the day is my review of Louise Leverett’s, ‘Love and Other Things To Live For’. Many thanks to HQStories for the blog tour invite and ARC. Here is my review:

Jessica Wood is an aspiring photographer living in London. She’s had her heart broken, and her friends have pieced it back together again.

But across the neon lights of Soho, in the smell of alcohol and cigarette smoke, on every night bus, in every song, every time she tries to forget: she remembers him.

Now, in a battle between the past and the future, choosing between having a life and making a living, finding her feet or spreading her wings, Jessica must ask herself: who is she really living for?

What does TWG think?

We’ve all been broken hearted, right? Unable to hear a song in fear of ugly crying down the veg aisle in Tesco, or smelling an odour which reminds you of the best date ever where you ate hula hoops and wore a Haribo gummy ring on your finger, you know, just to see. But what happens now? How do you move on from the person who you thought was the one? How do you remember to live your life for you, and only you?

Poor Jessica has found herself in that predicament. She has no idea how to live her life anymore, and shes too scared to spread her wings in case her heart gets broken again. Thankfully Jessica had a support network to help her on her way, and show her that sometimes you just need to love yourself before you can love other things.

This was a nifty little read. It didn’t blow me away, I’m not going to lie, but the premise of the storyline definitely gave me food for thought. I think that the author has written a modern day tale which a lot of readers will be able to relate to. I loved how the concept of the book and Jessica’s journey portrayed certain life events in a way which young adults may take notice of and look up to.

I’m I’m saying that this novel is specifically for young adults as such, but if something like this was around when I was at the age of being confused by the crossroads of life, I would have welcomed Jessica’s story in a heartbeat.

A warm, enjoyable and relatable read.

Buy now!

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