Review: Love Show by Audrey Bell

Hadley Arrington is the career-driven editor-in-chief of her university’s prestigious newspaper. Jack Diamond is a laidback student whose good looks have made things even easier than they need to be. She’s the girl who came out of nowhere and kissed him in the rain. He’s the boy who made her do something crazy.

When the stakes seem too high, they have to decide if they’ll let their love show or if they’ll walk away for good.

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Hadley is one of those people who has had her life all figured out since she was sixteen or even before that. She knew she wanted to be a war correspondent and did everything to make sure she would get that job. This goes from having a great eduction, being editor in chief to getting that interview with the New York Times. Even when that doesn't go so well, Hadley is not one to give up.

In all that preparation it seemed there was never any time for love or relationships and honestly Hadley does not mind. Her biggest fear is becoming emotionally dependant on someone else. So usually she keeps everyone on a big distance, with the exception of her best (gay) friend David. He seems more bothered by her lack of love life, than Hadley does herself. Somehow it all worked for Hadley until she ran into Jack.

Jack is hot, of course and smart, but pretty much a big underachiever and has no clue what he wants to do in life. Which is quite the opposite of Hadley. The attraction is there and somehow he is able to convince Hadley to give into it. But there are rules, Hadley needs her rules. While they are having wild nights, this does not mean they are in a relationship.

It all goes fine in the beginning. There are no expectations from both sides, still due time things are changing. Hadley does not like it when things are changing, when she has no control over what is going to happen. Both Jack and Hadley will have to decide how far they are willing to take whatever this is and maybe lose their heart without realising it.

I really wished we got to know more about Jack. Even by the end of the book I still have the feeling that he is a complete mystery. It is not like he has some big secrets except one, it's more like Hadley never asked him about his life and he is not someone to just start talking about it. Since it is all told from her perspective we are of course limited to knowing what goes on into someone else's head. It's been a while since I've read a New Adult story told from just one perspective and I definitely had to adjust to that. I liked it very much and it made it more real for me. In daily life I do not know what other people are thinking and I get that same feeling being inside Hadley's head. It also gave us the opportunity to really get to know a character.

If you are expecting lots of romance and swoon worthy moments, then this is not the book for you. The overall feeling I get, is that these are two people who enjoy spending time together. It all flows so smoothly you don't even see the heavy stuff coming. Hadley and Jack are both very interesting characters and so easy relatable. There is not that over the top drama between them. It just is what it is and I loved it!

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