Friday, 17 June 2016

Complicated Love - Book Review

Ella fancies the pants off Adam, who wouldn't, he's hot! But being shy and awkward, she doesn't know how to make her feelings known. Besides, boys always pick Sophie over her; so what would be the point anyway? Best friends from the age of four, Ella never lets anything come between her and Sophie - especially boys. But when Adam arrives on the scene, Sophie makes it her mission to to make him hers and Ella has to sit back and watch her best friend be deliriously happy with the man of her dreams. Adam has a chequered past and is known for being a bit of a player, a different woman every night and no desire to ever settle down and get married. That is until he meets Ella! The minute Adam lays eyes on Ella he wants her, but unfortunately so does Josh, his brother, who gets there first and asks Ella out. Adam has no choice but to let Josh go for it, and so decides the next best thing is Sophie. After being thrown together for a weekend in London, Adam and Ella finally admit their feelings for one another and decide that they have to be together, But when they get home Sophie is waiting with a bomb that will turn their world upside down! Will Adam and Ella ever find a way to be together? Or has destiny got other plans for them?

After reading 'That Girl' and finding out about Rachel Strong, there was a little preview of her first novel 'Complicated Love' and I was completely hooked so I downloaded the full book to my Kindle immediately! 

Like I've said previously, Rachel writes from a teens perspective which is perfect for me as it's much more relatable! I could definitely say Ella and I have a lot in common, we're both shy and the angels of our friend groups, but when we're under the influence of guys, we're not all that shy and angelic! Being able to relate to a character is great as you understand what they're thinking and feeling.

From the second I knew Adam and Ella had feelings for one another, I wanted them to be end game when I got to the last page! Their story is incredibly complicated and painful but it grips you in to not putting the book down until the very end. I must say aswell that they are the most stubborn people that just won't accept that they're meant to be together!! 

There was a certain part in the book which I had predicted throughout the whole book and as soon as my predictions were right I felt so proud! It's not all complicated for Adam and Ella though, Sophie and Josh also have a lot to go through since they're partners are sneaking around their backs... All I'm going to say to that is... Karma's a bitch...

The ending wasn't what I had expected or wanted but Rachel chooses these endings for a reason and I respect that! But can I maybe hint for a Complicated Love 2??? Hehe. 

Such a great book that will have you drawn in from the very first page! I can't wait to read many more of Rachel's books because she is such an incredible writer and her storylines never drag or repeat and they're incredibly interesting to the point where you notice it's 3am and you're still reading! I'd highly recommend this book so head over to Amazon to purchase it for £1.99 or if you're signed up for Kindle Unlimited, you can get the book for free! :)

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About the Author

Rachel Strong


Rachel Strong is a romance author and lives in Lancashire, England, with her husband, three children and little dog, Daisy. Rachel works part time as a Health Care Assistant at her local hospital, but her real passion is writing. Ever since she can remember, Rachel has been writing stories but didn't really take it seriously until summer 2012, when her husband discovered one of her stories, read it and convinced her that it was good. She loves writing and creating characters, sometimes a whole day can pass her by, just sitting at her laptop, typing away. When she's not writing, Rachel loves to read slushy romance novels, chick-lit and a good thriller. When she finds a spare moment she will be found curled up on the sofa with her nose in a book.

Rachel's debut novel 'Complicated Love' is out now with her second novel 'That Girl' which was recently released in the month of June. 

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Thank you for reading and make sure to check out Rachel Strong's incredible novels 'Complicated Love' and 'That Girl' :) 

- Shelby xxx


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