Review: The Love List (Four part, Multi-author Series)

The Love List is a series of four books by four authors that follow the stories of four friends looking for love.

Blurb:

Tegan Taylor is the owner of the  Que Syrah Syrah wine shop in Vine grove, the heart of wine country. After her plan of starting a book club to meet single, local men falls flat, her new found friends come up with The Love List. Each dropped a name of a nice guy their friends may like but just not a guy they’d date. Or think of romantically.
Tegan chooses Richard. After one disastrous meeting with him, Tegan wonders if The Love List isn’t a terrible idea.

Richard’s a jerk. But, when handsome Australian cowboy, August, shows up, things may take a turn.

Read book one in the Love List Series as Tegan, Chloe, Laura and Becca try to find love in a small town.

Blurb:

When it’s Chloe Miles turn to pick a name out of The Love List she didn’t expect to find true love. She just wanted to go on a date with a nice, available guy. Not one who drank too much, or was unemployed and wanted to stay that way. Or especially one who didn’t know what monogamy means.

Mitch Brodin didn’t know his heart was in the hands of The Love List. His Fate was set the moment he set foot into Roy’s Pet Rescues looking for advice on how to care for new born kittens.

Chloe is vivacious, unpredictable, and tons of fun, while he is methodical, predictable, and well… cynical. He surely hadn’t planned on falling in love. But that’s what you get when you’re not looking for love.

Blurb:

Dr. Rebecca Miller is devastated over her fiancé’s affair…with her best friend. Country charm is the best medicine. Along with a good friend and a bottle of wine.

In the heart of wine country, four friends spice up their book club and create The Love List. Love is the last thing on Becca’s mind until she’s matched with Chase Tanner.

Chase discovers the love list and believes to be fooled. Can Becca convince him she really does love him?

Blurb:

Story 4 in the best-selling series, The Love List from some of your favorite sweet romance authors.

A small town can be a friendly place to call home and an impossible place to find a date. A shop owner starts a singles-mingle but only has three attendees—not a single man in sight. The women continue to meet, and change their name to The Love List. Each write names of single men and drop them into a basket. The Love List seems a success as each of the women finds their true love, except Laura. She is certain the basket is cursed.

Travis Jerome is new to town. He jumps at the chance to work on Laura’s B&B remodel, to once again have the feel of a hammer in his hand. For something to last a lifetime it must start with a strong foundation and build up from there.

Review:

The stories are very clean and are appropriate for anyone looking for sweet romances. They are short, quick, feel good reads. The series operates on the notion that even though each woman has been unable to find love for herself, that maybe she knows a guy that could be right for one of her friends. They each write names of eligible men on a piece of paper and they draw from a basket. The name drawn is the man that lady has to ask out and hopefully they can help each other find their happily ever after. Each installment focuses on a different woman and her quest for love.

Overall, I would rank this series around an 8 out of 10. I like the concept behind the story line and would love to see it explored more fully. The main characters are very likable and their beaus are admirable. The relationships are believable–both the friendship between the ladies and the romantic relationships. Even though not everything happens on stage, there is talk about the way each couple’s love develops over time which is a realistic quality that is absent in most romantic fiction. I believe that going this route might not make the story as exciting but it definitely makes it feel real. I often found myself smiling and thinking about my own dating experiences and the way my feelings for my husband developed.

The thing that prevents these books from being better are the errors. There were some grammatical errors that detracted from the story present in each installment and there were some consistency errors as well but overall, I think these ladies did a great job and I look forward to reading more from all of them.

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