Rosie’s #BookReview Of #RomCom LOVE PRESCRIBED by Laura Buckley

Love, prescribed.Love, prescribed. by Laura Buckley

3 stars

Love prescribed is a romantic comedy set in England. Rosie is a hard-working pharmacist, but she needs a date for an upcoming university reunion. While flatmates Emma and Josie try to find her an ideal man, Emma’s brother steps in to help Rosie at the pharmacy when her delivery boy breaks his leg.

I liked the opening chapter of this book, which threw the reader right into Rosie’s chaotic life. However, this is a dialogue-led story and this is where the book soon fell down for me. Real-life conversations don’t sound right in fiction, they need to be shorter and tighter with less small talk. Also, because the story is dialogue-led I felt that it lost out in character development, so it was harder for me to make connections and feel empathy towards any of the individuals.

I wanted to like tale, but I thought that it needed a lot more work to make this an entertaining and memorable story.

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Book description

Hello! I’m Rosie! Pharmacist, flatmate, foodie extraordinaire and frankly, sick of being single. While all my friends from university are settling down into relationships and popping out almost as many babies as we pop out pills at work, I’m stuck doing all the hours I can to keep the pharmacy going. But the university reunion ball is looming and I might have told a few white lies about the existence of my date, surely I’ll find someone in time?

But when my girls Jess and Emily decide to take control of my dating life, will I actually find a date to the ball? Or will an intruder from the past cause chaos in my dispensary and disrupt life as I know it, in more ways than one?

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Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT #RomCom TEN THINGS MY CAT HATES ABOUT YOU by Lottie Lucas @LottieAuthor

Today’s team review is from Sandra, she blogs here https://www.firthproof.co.uk/index.php/book-reviews

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Sandra has been reading Ten Things My Cat Hates About You by Lottie Lucas

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I chose to read this book mostly because of the title (a play on one of my favourite films) and the involvement of a cat. It’s as good a reason as any.

Not having much luck with boyfriends, Clara has decided she will trust the opinion of her cat, Casper, when embarking on her next relationship; then two interesting men come along at the same time. I was not impressed with the vet, Josh, though Casper was putty in his hands. Right from the beginning, I was hoping the professor, Adam, would be the one to win Clara’s heart.

This humorous, light-hearted romantic comedy is lifted out of the ordinary by the unusual setting in the academic world of the colleges and museums of Cambridge. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Book description

Not everyone gets nine lives…
So he better be the love of a lifetime!

When Clara’s ginger cat Casper chases yet another romantic prospect out the door she’s ready to give up on love altogether. But then the fussy feline causes two meet cutes in the space of a day and suddenly Clara has two gorgeous men driving her to distraction.

But who is in control of happy ever after? Clara, fate…or the cat who started it all?

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Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT #RomCom LOVE, LOOK AWAY by @LisetteBrodey

Today’s team review is from Cathy, she blogs here https://betweenthelinesbookblog.wordpress.com/

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Cathy has been reading Love, Look Away by Lisette Brodey

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Impressively named Godiva Genevieve Jones entered Sage Gordon’s life, and gift shop, at exactly the right time. The fact that Godiva managed to get rid of an angry customer and step into a very recent job opening worked just fine for Sage. Godiva was perfect for the store, calm and professional, totally unlike her predecessor.

Sage has resolved to turn her back on love and concentrate on running her store. Jimmy, the boy she grew up with and her first love, disappeared suddenly and without a word. All her attempts to trace him failed and she struggles to come to terms with not knowing why Jimmy disappeared and where he is. That, combined with the deception by her fiancé and best friend which left her shell shocked has put her off romance. She and Godiva have a lot in common and become fast friends. Sage is content with good friendships, her cats and her dog, Rufus.

““I’m so sorry they both hurt you, honey. And I’m even more sorry you never found Jimmy.”

Sage fiddled with the leather-studded bracelet on her wrist. “It doesn’t seem logical that we can meet people that we love so much, only to find out that it’s not meant to be. It’s happened to me twice. I just don’t understand. I’ve been ‘in like’ several times, but that’s not the same. It doesn’t tear your heart into pieces when you part ways.””

Despite her best efforts to make love look away, two very different men stir up emotions Sage would prefer not to feel. Adam Canoga, an old friend and Australian Benton Bradley, over on business, both make their interest in Sage plain, while she does her best to keep things on a ‘just friends’ level.

Love, Look Away was a lighthearted change from the grittier reads I’m more accustomed to. The town of Swansea, although fictional, was a charming setting. I love shops like Sage Earth Gifts and enjoyed descriptions of the items on sale. The characters are well defined, giving an immediate sense of their personalities and, even if one or two are a little over the top with some not quite realistic dialogue, they were likeable.

The story moved along at a steady pace, with lots of detail which added to the imagery. Love, Look Away is an enjoyable romantic comedy.

Book description

Twenty-nine-year-old Sage Gordon has had it with love. When she’s not busy running her metaphysical gift shop in the old-money town of Swansea, New York, she’s content with the company of her dog and two cats.

Years ago, the boy she thought she’d marry some day disappeared in the middle of the night and was never heard from again. Haunted by the loss of Jimmy, she remains wary about love, until she is set up with a gorgeous NYC marketing executive. Love moves quickly, and she finds herself engaged — but if only he had betrayed her before she sent out the save-the-date cards.

Sage reverts to her former mindset: love, look away. Forever. Despite her best efforts, though, two completely different yet wonderful men enter her life. Still haunted by the past, can she let romance back into her life?

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