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Love and Relativity by Rachael Wade
Publication date: December 12th 2012
Age Group: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: ecopy from Author
Love, life, and happily ever after? It’s all relative.
Marine biology student Emma Pierce lives in paradise—geographically speaking, anyway. Stranded on Sanibel Island, Florida, she works at a nursing home by day and spends her nights dodging the island’s infamous bad boy, Jackson Taylor, at her favorite karaoke bar. Trying to heal from the loss of her sister and a failed relationship she rerouted her life for, she’s ready to graduate and finally leave Florida behind.
When a run-in with Jackson and his rowdy crew goes sour at the bar one night, sparks fly and irreversible damage is done. It’s no secret that Jackson loves to get underneath her skin, but this time he’s gone too far. Now all he wants is to earn her forgiveness before she’s gone for good, but their ideas of closure—and the future—are enough to keep them worlds apart.
Love and Relativity is an awesome read! I really enjoyed it. If you are looking for a great romance, this is the book for you. I have previously read preservation by Rachel Wade, and that book dealt with a kind of tough subject for me to read about and I thought she did a great job with it, so I was super excited to read Love and Relativity. Rachel Wade has a great writing style and it makes reading her books kind of addictive. I love how she writes romance, the build up is such a big part of the romance for me and Rachel Wade does a great job with that part.
Emma is cool. I like her attitude with life. She has a good head on her shoulders and she is not afraid to stand up for herself. I loved watching her and Jackson butt heads over and over again. But, I have such a soft spot for Jackson, that at one point I could tell she really, and unintentionally, hurt him and I found myself getting mad at her. I was so surprised, because normally I connect more with the girl main characters, especially since this book is told all from her POV, but I just loved Jackson. Maybe even more than I liked Emma. Now, don’t get me wrong, I know why she did what she did and why she thought being honest about it was better, I just thought there was a more gentle but still honest way to go about it. And also, don’t get me wrong, Jackson made me want to shake him a bit too another time in the book, but I don’t know there is just something about him that made me want to hug him. Among other things…
I really liked the dynamic between Jackson and Emma. I loved how protective he was of her. I like my book boyfriends with a tiny jealous streak sometimes. It is just hot if they don’t overdo it. And Jackson mixed with Rachel Wade’s gift for writing a great romance is a pretty deadly combination. I loved it. This book had so many quote-able parts for me, which is when I know I am totally digging the writing. When I continuously say- ooh I like that. That is a very good sign. I will say that I am not completely in love with the cover. I think it fits the book well, since it has a very romance cover vibe and Emma is into romance books, but those type of covers are just not for me. I feel like Young Adult and New Adult covers should be distinct from romance covers, but that is just my two cents.
Love and Relativity is a great read. I loved the setting in the book. Having lived in Florida my whole life, I knew the places they lived and visited and it is always nice to have a pre-image to go along with reading. It made it very easy for me to imagine that I was right there with them. Fans of New Adult romances should check out Love and relativity. I think you will really enjoy it.
Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of The Preservation Series, The Resistance Trilogy, and the upcoming sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. When she’s not writing, she’s busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. Visit her at www.RachaelWade.com and www.LightsOnOutreach.com, or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade.
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