Author name: Audrey Bell
Book title: Love Show
Series # (if applicable): Standalone
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Hadley Arrington is the career-driven editor-in-chief of her university’s prestigious newspaper. Jack Diamond is a laidback student whose good looks have made things even easier than they need to be. She’s the girl who came out of nowhere and kissed him in the rain. He’s the boy who made her do something crazy.
When the stakes seem too high, they have to decide if they’ll let their love show or if they’ll walk away for good.
*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*
Love Show is a story about how a couple in their last year of college meet under interesting circumstances and develop a relationship. its not an easy relationship simply because the heroine has rules that she establishes for her life and love is not one of them.
Our heroine is Hadley. I really wanted to like her but she came across as selfish and narcissistic at times. She is described as career driven, but I felt she acted more like a girl who pushed away the possibility of love because she was to caught up in what she wanted. She wasn’t able to let her self love or be loved. Not that it should matter, I have read books with this same premise, but it was almost too much. It made it hard for me to connect with her.
Hadley meets Jack and I instantly liked him. He was laid back but caring. He showed Hadley how good they could be together but the rules she make in regards to their relationship makes it a challenge.
I have to say there were moments that I liked their chemistry. They had great back and forth banter and that kept me entertained. However, I was sad that their wasn’t enough heat in this one. Not that I need a knock your socks off sex scene, but I think you can add some imagery to help you feel their connection on a higher level.
There are several supporting characters that I enjoyed reading about. Her roommate David was a great addition and his story line kept me interested an invested.
***Spoiler Alert ***
In my opinion the story wrapped up too fast. She went off for her career, she comes home and then they end up getting their HEA. It felt forced to me. I wish I had heard Jack’s side of the story and how he felt with Hadley’s decisions.
This was an ok read for me. There were some parts I wished for more but the secondary characters and their storyline kept me invested.