Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Review: Is This Love - Sue Moorcroft

When Tamara Rix's sister Lyddie is involved in a hit-and-run accident that leaves her in need of constant care, Tamara resolves to remain in the village she grew up in. Tamara would do anything for her sister, even sacrifice a long-term relationship. 

But when Lyddie's teenage sweetheart Jed Cassius returns to Middledip, he brings news that shakes the Rix family to their core. Jed's life is shrouded in mystery, particularly his job, but despite his strange background, Tamara can t help being intrigued by him.

Can Tamara find a balance between her love for Lyddie and growing feelings for Jed, or will she discover that some kinds of love just don't mix?

My thoughts:
Sue Moorcroft always keeps it real. Her couples take their time and there is always other things going on too.

Tamara has always helped her parents take care of her sister who was in a horrible accident as a teenager and now she mind has stayed a kid forever. But Tamara loves her sister so she wants to stay close. One could say she is a bit self sacrificing, but this is what she wants. She made her own way trough life and sure she has regrets but is still happy. And I liked her, and felt for her.

Jeb is an old friend of the family who shows up and dishes out some secrets. At times I did not know where to place him, read and find out, I wanted to like him, then doubt sneaked in, and then I liked him again.

The love affair takes time, there is no instalove. There is weariness, a bit of lust in their eyes and slowly they move towards each other and take it slow. Like I said, she keeps it real. She lets it build, the lets them have doubts. No need to rush love.

The book is about...oh what to spill now, Liddie, her sister. Jeb and the budding romance of course and a secondary story that adds a bit of something else, and a bit of drama too.

Conclusion:
 I enjoyed it and read it fast. It was sweet and real.

Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: November 15th 2013 by Choc Lit (out on ebook)
Women's fiction /romantic fiction
For review


36 comments:

  1. Oh, this sounds good -- I love a sweet novel now and then!

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  2. This sounds pretty good! I'm glad to hear there's no insta-love and that the relationship takes time to develop. I could use a sweet and real read in my TBR pile. Great review!

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    1. I mean sure sometimes....rarely...but sometimes insta works. like 1 book in a thousand ;) So yes I am glad where it's real

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  3. I love romances that take time to develop. I'm really not a fan of instalove. This sounds wonderful, especially with the background story.

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    1. It had depth and I loved that. and insta love is just so insta

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  4. Sounds like some sweet characters. Might have to check this one out.

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    1. Stop by tomorrow for the chance to win a copy ;)

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  5. I could use more realistic romances, and I think the cover is cute!

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  6. Cover??? :)

    Also, it is snowing. I am displeased.

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  7. This sounds sweet, and sometimes this is exactly what I am looking for :)

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  8. I like the sound of this novel.

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  9. Sue Moorcroft sounds like an author to look out for. This one sounds sweet.

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    1. She has lots of good books to look at

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  10. Thanks so much for a lovely review of 'Is This Love?' and for all the great comments. I do hope that those of you who read it, enjoy it. If any of you have your Kindles affiliated with Amazon.co.uk Is This Love? is on promotion right now as part of the the 100 Kindle Books promo.
    :-)

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  11. I do love a good, fast read that is sweet...I might have to take a chance on this one.

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  12. It sometimes drives me crazy...but I do love when the couples take their time falling in love.

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  13. This sounds too much real life drama for me.

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    1. I would not say that. Did you ever read Mansell's bo0ks? They got drama too

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  14. I do like that cover! And I much prefer to the build up of love rather than instalove.

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  15. Sounds like my kind of read. I like the idea of slow building and realistic love.

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