Take a chance: Love for Beginners

A Novel

by Jill Shalvis

#LoveforBeginners #NetGalley

Jill Shalvis writes novels that readers enjoy. Her characters feel like real people who are coping with life’s vagaries and the romance that is part of her stories allows for a nice break from the real world.

This time, protagonist Emma is the focus. She is pictured on the cover of the novel with her trusty, sweet, sometimes fearful dog, Hog. Emma has been in an accident, spent time in a coma and is literally struggling to get back on her feet. She is working with a physical therapist, Simon, who has his own issues. Simon’s dad has had a couple of strokes and is sometimes a bit inappropriate. Helping to run his father’s company keeps Simon from the work that he would prefer to do.

There are some secondary characters who also play their part, especially Simon’s cousin Alison. Alison has many reasons to not trust and let people in. She has let this stand in the way of the relationship that she most wants.

Readers will enjoy spending time with these folks as they develop and grow. Yes, the romance may have predictable elements but so do fairy tales and we read those.

All in all a good read. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.

Author: joycesmysteryandfictionbookreviews

I love to read, recommend books and open the world of reading to others. I tutor to ensure that the next generation of readers will know the joys of a good book because their reading skills have improved. I am an avid reader, especially of mysteries and fiction. I believe that two of the world's greatest inventions were the public library and eyeglasses!

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