Ever wanted to fast forward to your happily ever after?
My name is Mackenzie Locke and I’m a loveaholic. I haven’t got a handle on men. Not even a little bit.
So I staged an intervention and booked me and my two best friends into Love Rehab, complete with a love shaman, horse therapy and a bunch of stones that promise to change my life. I’m not leaving until I’m cured.
Lesson #1: the first night of your stay, don’t have a one night stand with the hottest guy you’ve ever seen in your life.
Lesson #2: make sure your one night stand isn’t planning on sticking around, teasing you, tempting you right back into his Levis.
Lesson #3: Whoops. I forgot this one. I was too busy daydreaming about Blake McKenna’s mouth on mine and the way his five o’clock shadow feels on my thighs.
So maybe I’m not the best student. Maybe I wasted my time and money on Love Rehab. But I can’t help that I want to spend every minute with Blake, naked under the stars. Perhaps he can teach me every lesson I ever needed to learn.
This book reminded me why I love Louise Bay.
It had everything. Blake and Mackenzie were wonderful, relateable and acted as people would in this situation...at least how I think they would having never been to a wilderness love retreat.
But, that is what matters...that as a reader, I am invested in the story and intereste4d in the characters and where they are going. I definitely was with this.
I sympathized with the choice Blake needed to make, as there was a lot of emotional baggage and I think it was handled well, and in a way that someone reading it would understand the difficulty of the decision he faced...to let go of the comfortable and familiar and to take a chance on something that had stung him in the past.
I loved that Mackenzie was facing the same kind of dilemma, but with a different focus...hers was more internal but she also had to look at herself, what was comfortable, and learn to be a different person so she could move forward.
I really liked this, the idea that both Blake and Mackenzie were facing the same decision, albeit one physical and one emotional. I loved the tie it gave them to one another, and I loved that this connection made their instant connection very understandable.
Honestly, I could say more, but at some point it just becomes impossible to avoid spoilers, so I am going to leave this here, with the highest possible recommendation.
If you have never read Louise bay before, starting here is a great place to begin. If you have, reading this will not disappoint.
I highly recommend this book.
I stumbled across Louise Bay’s work this year and I am so glad I did! This book is just another example of why she’s such a great author.
When I read the blurb for this book I was immediately hooked. As someone who collects book boyfriends I felt I just might be able to relate to our self-described loveaholic Mackenzie-and in a sense I did. I loved going on this journey of self-discovery with her. Her two friends added to the story without taking away the focus from Mackenzie, and I appreciated that. I certainly wouldn’t mind getting their stories someday-hint, hint Louise!
Blake…oh Blake. I love how he was on a similar, yet different journey from Mackenzie. I think everyone can relate to the fear he’s facing in his life at this moment and watching him resolve that was very satisfying to me.
The writing here makes you feel like you’re really right there with the characters. The pacing here totally worked-it was slower to me than some books but I personally needed it at that pace in order for the story to work. Once I started this book I didn’t want to stop reading. I loved it and would absolutely recommend it!
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About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels - the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series' The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters. Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films. Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn't have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne. She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!
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