A Little Love Story - A Novel by Rolland Merullo -288 pages
Jake Entwhistle is smart and handsome, but living with a shadow over his romantic history. Janet Rossi is a bright, witty aide to the governor of Massachusetts, but Janet suffers from an illness that makes her, as she puts it, “not exactly a good long-term investment.” After meeting by accident late one night, they begin a love affair filled with humor, startling intimacy, and a deep, abiding connection.
My Review: 3.5 stars
This is the second book I've read by this author and his writing skills, use of language and perception into human thoughts and interactions is astounding. I absolutely love his writing.
This story was a good one, and dealt with exactly what the title suggests, a little love story. There was an overall sense of sadness in the book and for me it became hard to pick up at times. The story ends as it should, open for the reader to interpret. As an aside, it would be criminal for me not to like a book with a donut on its cover!
Quote I liked:“I knew this about my friend; early in his life he had not been given some quality of motherly or fatherly attention that says: I see you. You are fine as you are, flaws and all. You are accepted, you are beloved. And ever since then he has tried to fill up that empty place my getting attention. Which had not made marriage an easy thing for him. Or for his former wife.”
Tags: 2011, Fiction, Romance
Labels: 2011, Fiction, Romance