- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 4125 KB
- Print Length: 402 pages
- Publisher: Metal Blonde Books (14 Nov. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077GT91LT
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,659 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Bad at Love: A Standalone Friends-to-Lovers Romance Kindle Edition
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BAD AT LOVE is a friends to lovers romance which to me embodies what I love most about the trope. The tentativeness and hesitation of taking friendship to the next level vs the blistering chemistry and emotion that lies just beneath the surface.
Marina and Laz are long time, firm friends who are basically pretty Bad at Love. Marina is a wonderful character who is free with her feelings, thoughts and emotions. She’s an open book, but for the life of her, she can’t find someone to hang around long enough to hear her story. On the other hand you have Laz. He’s an enigma of sorts with his broody artistic ways, when it comes to love he’s happy to be in a relationship, but can’t seem to find someone who can read him the way Marina can.
In an effort to help identify where the other is going wrong, they agree to “date.” It has the makings of a recipe for disaster, but when they get a taste of what life could be like, there’s no going back.
In terms of a cute and sweet read, BAD AT LOVE is the bee’s knees.
This book was quite melancholy and dark in places but it was well balanced with humour. It really is all about love and finding your person. Low angst. High passion after a bit of a slow start.
Marina was an amazing character, one of my favorite heroines. She is loyal and nurturing, taking care of everyone else. She’s beautiful even if she doesn’t realize it, and as Laz says, she is an “odd duck,” just like him. And, she’s a beekeeper!!!!! All these things combined endeared her to me. I wanted to be Marina’s friend.
Laz is drop dead gorgeous, but it’s his other qualities that make him stand out. He is a poet, and in a band. The man reads Keats for God’s sake! He also has a killer sense of humor. Plus, he is an “odd duck” like Marina is.
I totally loved these two together, and the book was extremely well-written. Not only is it a romance, but there is also a secondary plot involving Laz’s mother, and Halle weaves it seamlessly into the storyline. One of my favorite friends-to-lovers romances but also an important story of family and friendship!
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Lately though she appears to have moved away from the edgy side of fiction and more into a contemporary romance writer- and as that's my favourite genre I couldn't be happier- knowing that we're going to get much more where this came from makes me excited!
Bad at love- gives you exactly what is in the title- 2 friends who are bad at love- Marina- who can't get past the 3rd date due to her own awkwardness and weirdness and Laz who is good at the dating side- but a total monogamous serial dater who just can't seem to stay in a relationship for long.
These 2 friends date to see what they can teach each other- but pretty soon the lines get blurry with sweet, sad, and funny results.
What really got me with this book was the outside story lines- Karina tackles recent issues with families and young teens- with Marinas Dad and his alcoholism and Laz's step brother with his confusion regarding his sexuality- and they're all well handled. Although quite prominent stories- they don't take the focus away from the couple and their story.
I'm really really hoping this becomes a series of books as I would love to see some of the secondary characters come into their own and get their own happy ever afters too.
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i look forward to reading more from author!!, .
What an amazing read, read in one sitting, I laughed, got frustrated but it was so worth it! Highly recommend.
Laz and Marina are brilliant, kooky characters.Read more