Monday, October 12, 2015

My Review of Love in the Details

About the Book

A November Wedding

She left him to save his future, but they’ve never gotten over each other.

When Josh returns to his hometown of Martinsburg, Texas, to help his best friend get married, he didn’t intend to run into church wedding coordinator—and ex-girlfriend—Holly. He can’t help but pine after the girl he never got over.

Holly broke up with Josh years ago in an attempt to ensure his future success. But she loved him then and still loves him now. As she helps him plan his best friend’s wedding, she can’t help but feel horrible for the pain she caused him. And even though she longs to be with Josh, she doesn’t feel worthy of his big-time lifestyle when she is more comfortable in her small town world. Will Josh and Holly be able to keep things as they are when their true feelings threaten to surface at every turn?



My Rating

Spring/Summer

My Review

There's nothing sweeter than reading about a cute couple. Except maybe reading about a cute couple who are sweet, wonderful individuals on their own!

Love in the Details is a fun and tender story about first love for the second time, and the fears that can hold us back from running after our second chances. I really enjoyed watching Holly and Josh find ways to spend time together even while battling reasons why they shouldn't get their hopes up. There's a magnetism in their relationship that makes for a lovely romance.

And while the romance itself is precious, so are Holly and Josh's personalities. We get occasional glimpses into the young-and-in-love versions of themselves, but I loved learning about the mature adults they have become and the life journeys they find themselves on. While they battle with things like discontentment and writer's block (and obsessively checking the phone for texts or phone calls), they also work hard, follow their passions, and help others in generous ways.

There aren't any big "fireworks" moments of suspense or drama, but there's a great balance of everyday authenticity, frustrating misunderstandings, and joyous revelations and occasions. The cast of secondary characters rounds out this delightful little story of a small-town reunion full of big-time love.

*With thanks to NetGalley and the author for providing me with a temporary e-ARC of the book in exchange for my review.*


If you loved Becky Wade's Love in the Details...
you're really going to love the Porters!

Read my reviews of the first three books in The Porter Family series:

4 comments:

Rissi said...

FABULOUS review, Amber. As always. I adored this little novella and cannot wait to read Becky's final Porter novel. It sounds amazing. :)

Amber Stokes said...

Rissi,

Aw, thanks so much! You made me eager to get my review posted early. ;) Your review is very thoughtful, thorough, and convincing! Glad you also enjoyed this sweet little read. :)

And YES, I'm definitely looking forward to the final Porter story! With such a heroine, it promises to be good. :D

~Amber

Kara said...

I completely agree! This one is so adorable. Definitely one of my faves from last year! (It didn't make my final favorite list, but I still consider it a favorite! :)

Amber Stokes said...

Kara,

An adorable and sweet little read, for sure! Glad to hear you enjoyed it, too. :) (And I know just what you mean about favorites that don't fit on the very small list of "final favorites" for the year!)

~Amber