Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review: Love Square by Jessica Ingro

A love triangle gone bad...

He was the one guy I couldn't get enough of. One look from him would make me melt. He was the one I always wanted to love me, but always seemed so far away. Now he stands before me and he's turning my world upside down. 

At one time I would have done anything to be close to him. But will that anything include betraying the man I pledged myself to and that loves me faithfully?

Samantha Monroe had it all. Or at least everyone thought she did. A career on the rise, a gorgeous husband, great friends and a beautiful home. So why does she feel so alone and empty? When she reconnects with an old flame, lines are tested and compromises made in a quest for happiness.

Jacob Matthews always wondered what happened to Sam Monroe. When fate brings them together after all these years, he can't help but wonder if its meant to be. But when he meets his perfect woman, there is no doubt in his mind she's his soul mate.

Will the search for happiness cost them everything or will their love square show them what really matters?

***Warning: Although I'm definitely spelling out the plot in this review. No, I'm not giving away the ending, but you'll get a pretty good idea of what takes place. 

How do I review a book where I spent the entire experience hating the fictional existence of two of the main characters. 

Sam is so incredibly stupid. She constantly justifies her actions, which, by the way, are not justifiable. Yes, her marriage has hit a bad patch. Yes, she's been sex starved for 7 months. Yes, she asked her husband to undo her dress and he didn't take the hint. But there's nowhere indicating that she made any efforts to rectify any of this. She just continued to sink into her emotional cesspool. Instead of communicating with her HUSBAND, that she was feeling unloved, she tries to create that with another man. 

And Jacob... oh Jacob. I found him to be so incredibly manipulating, it was ridiculous. Yes, he says he loves her but there's not one action that he's taken where he's acted based on that love. He constantly messes with her head, fails to listen to what she says, allows her to continue down this path of immoral, disgusting behavior, all in the name of "fighting for the woman he loves."  No, fighting for the woman you love it talking to her about her issues, forcing her confront those issues with her husband, helping her understand that when/if she is ready to make that move to separate from her husband, she has a safe place within his arms. But no, really, he just wanted to get off. 

This isn't to say I didn't like the book. The best thing about a story is each person uses their own experiences in life to build the world that the author creates for them. This author created the circumstances, the time, the place, the thoughts and as a reader, I shaped it to fit within my world. The author created this world perfectly. 

Additionally, the sex scenes were.... off the charts hot, and frequent. 

Jessica grew up in Central New York. She spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. She spends her free time reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she’s been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. Writing has always been one of her secret dreams and she can't wait to share 
her stories with the world.

She currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs.

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  1. Thank you for your excellent giveaway.

  2. I really enjoyed Love Square!! I'm really looking forward to Jessica's next book! Real was one of my favorite books this year.

  3. Love Square has been one of my favorites this year!