Welcome to my stop on Love Is… Blog Tour, written by Haley Hill and published by HQ. I’m very pleased to be taking part and hope you enjoy my review. This is a great book and a really different take on the genre approaching from the direction of having a heroine who is already married not one who wants to find Mr Right.
Dating Agency doyenne Ellie Rigby always thought that helping people find love with the hard part…
But now she’s all loved up with husband Nick and has hundreds of matchmaking successes under her belt, Ellie ought to know all there is to know about love.
As her struggles to get pregnant put strain on her marriage, and her matchmaking service starts losing clients, Ellie realises she has so much more to learn. So setting off on a global research trip, Ellie makes it her mission to find out what makes love last forever, and whether it’s enough to save her own romance.
Ellie Rigby (yes she has the same name as the famous Beatles song!), runs a dating agency and has been proud of matching so many couples. But as her final round of IVF fails, so does another of her matched marriages and as she looks at the stats she realises the divorce rate is rising and vows to do something about it.
Love Is… see’s Ellie go on a world tour meeting “love” experts while at the same time trying to discover what has happened to her own marriage. Like many people who go through the trials of IVF her marriage has been left with cracks and unspoken words and the journey she embarks on is about whether she can come back from that, especially when there is someone else pursuing her.
This book was really interesting and a refreshing change from the norm in this genre. It challenged the ideas of what love is, how it looks, what makes it last and asks some of the harder questions about why people stay together. All the while it had some side cracking funny moments and left me genuinely unsure which way I wanted things to go.
This book is wonderfully written and looks at what it takes to make a marriage work when times get tough and mistakes are made.
Thank you very much to Haley Hill and HQ for a copy of the novel via NetGalley to review this book honestly for the blog tour.
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
About Haley Hill:
Haley Hill is a fresh new voice in romantic fiction who has previously found success in the self-publishing world. Prior to launching her fiction career, Haley launched and ran the Elect Club dating agency – and is an expert in all things dating! Haley lives in South London with her husband and twin daughters.
Title: Love Is…
Author: Haley Hill
Genre: Chick Lit | Romance
Publisher: HQ Romance
Publication Date: 8 September 2016
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
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