Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Review - This Love Story Will Self Destruct by Leslie Cohen

This is the classic tale of boy meets girl: Girl…goes home with someone else.

Meet Eve. She’s a dreamer, a feeler, a careening well of sensitivities who can’t quite keep her feet on the ground, or steer clear of trouble. She’s a laugher, a crier, a quirky and quick-witted bleeding-heart-worrier.

Meet Ben. He’s an engineer, an expert at leveling floors who likes order, structure, and straight lines. He doesn’t opine, he doesn’t ruminate, he doesn’t simmer until he boils over.

So naturally, when the two first cross paths, sparks don’t exactly fly. But then they meet again. And again. And then, finally, they find themselves with a deep yet fragile connection that will change the course of their relationship—possibly forever.

Follow Eve and Ben as they navigate their twenties on a winding journey through first jobs, first dates, and first breakups; through first reunions, first betrayals and, maybe, first love. This is When Harry Met Sally reimagined; a charming tale told from two unapologetically original points of view. With an acerbic edge and heartwarming humor, debut novelist Leslie Cohen takes us on a tour of what life looks like when it doesn’t go according to plan, and explores the complexity, chaos, and comedy in finding a relationship built to last.


My Review 

When I first heard about TLSWSD, I was totally into it.  I read some great reviews and after reading the synopsis I was all in.  I wasn’t sure what I was expecting but I found the story lacking.  I can’t even say exactly what it was, I honestly just wasn’t invested.  Eve in my opinion came off bratty and had some commitment issues.  Totally understandable, but after a while it became repetitive.  I can’t stand someone who continuously blames their past for why they are the way they are.  Like if you want to change, change.  It really is that simple, and Eve was all about blaming everything and everyone for why she was the way that she was.  Ben, I liked.  He was a little too nice, but he really was the perfect guy for Eve.  I like that he was nice but he was still assertive and just didn’t let Eve get away with shit.  He was honest, and I loved that about his character.  Overall the story was OK.  It honestly just didn't really hold my attention. I wasn’t emotionally invested in the characters or the story. Nothing made me want to hurry up and finish this story.  Don't get me wrong, I thought the writing was good, it was just not the story for me. 

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