Monday, September 29, 2014

Book Review! Love Nouveau by B.L. Berry

We are thrilled to be included in the blog tour for the book Love Nouveau by B.L. Berry.  We have received an advanced copy of this book for an honest review.

The only thing inevitable in love is despair. 

I knew from the start that he would wreck me. 
Nothing could have prepared me for the day he walked into my life ... 
or the day he walked out of it. 

I self-destructed. 

All that remained was a shell of the girl I once was. 

And I don't know if I'll ever recover.

This is such a great book!  I read it all in one day and (unfortunately) ignored some responsibilities while finishing this book.  Aaaaaaannnnnndddd I do not regret it.  I am so glad that I read this book.  The story revolves around Ivy and the relationships around her.  She is very different from her (rich) family and is trying to make a name for herself, without the help of her family's name.  She has returned from a study abroad trip to Italy.  She wants to work in the art industry and has a potential job interview in New York (she is from Chicago).  Her family instead wants her to work for a museum in Chicago that they have arranged for her in the hopes that they can keep an eye on her.  Meanwhile, her sister is getting married and is completely self-absorbed in the process.  Ivy met Phoenix when she returned from Italy.  They have an instant connection and try to make a go at the long distance relationship while Phoenix lives in St. Louis.  Of course this can be difficult, but they realize what they have is very important.  They have to learn to trust each other through the process.

Something major happens a few days before Ivy's sister is married and the way her family reacts is really unbelievable.  Not only does Ivy have to deal with a major life event, her family is unfortunately not very sympathetic.  I won't give away what happens or why, but the event in a way affects her relationship with Phoenix to the point where she believes that she needs a fresh start.  (Sorry, you will have to read the book to find out what happens!)

This book was amazing.  It didn't just deal with a boy-girl cliche relationship, but it had substance to it.  Her family dynamics are something to read about as well.  Ivy has a great friend in Rachel and you will love reading about the characters.  Ivy, Rachel and Phoenix are not flaky and have layers to themselves.  Phoenix and Ivy both have to realize think they are worth to themselves and other people.  Just because someone isn't perfect, does not make them worthy of love.  There are several twists to the book that really keep you interested!  This is a debut novel, but honestly you wouldn't believe that.  I can't wait to read more from Berry!  

About the author

B.L. Berry is many things. A New Adult author. A self-proclaimed music whore. A long-course triathlete. A marketing savant. And a full-time working mom. While there are never enough hours in the day, she does the best she can to get things done and hopes for technological advances in human cloning.

When she’s not hiding behind her computer writing, you can find her spending time with her family or catching up on her favorite TV shows. Rumor has it she’ll sleep when she’s dead.

She is Canadian by birth. Mexican by marriage. Chicagoan by heart. Kansan by choice. Jayhawk purely by common sense.

Residing outside of Kansas City, she lives with her husband, two children and black pug. Each day her family thanks the makers of e-Readers, because without which they would be living amongst stacks and stacks of romance novels. Conversely, each day B.L. Berry thanks the makers of e-Readers for hiding her book-hoarding tendencies.

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