Blog Tour #1 - Ideal Love [Legend Press]

Ideal Love by Alice Burnett

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After an argument with her husband Gilles, Venus Rees is left devastated by his sudden death. But when she discovers that he died of a treatable genetic condition she knew nothing about, she is haunted by the thought that he didn’t love her enough to save himself. As time passes, Venus looks set to be trapped between grief and distrust forever. Until she meets the shy, good-looking and seemingly ideal Alex.
Intertwining Venus’s compelling attraction to Alex in the present with Gilles’ enraptured pursuit of her in the past, Ideal Love is an intimate and life-affirming novel about love, from its incandescent beginnings to its final breath and back again.
My verdict:
Although it is a little slow to get into, I really liked the writing style and the way each chapter is headed by a song. There are not many characters, and therefore this is a character based novel – we are being made to slowly follow the development of each character. The story is quite sad, but the author is very skilled at keeping the emotions at a balance – showing grief and hope and love as equally as possible.
I cannot say much about the book without giving too much away – except that it is a very well-written love story.

Thank you to Imogen at Legend Press for allowing me to be part of the blog tour!


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