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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

It Must Be Love - Rachel Gibson Rachel Gibson can write really funny romantic comedies and this is one of the better examples. It's an opposites-attract story, with a fairly typical straight-laced cop hero who thinks he wants a very typical wife and a quirky heroine who sells antiques and essential oils and is an amateur artist. One of the nice things about It Must Be Love is that the quirky heroine is not over-the-top cliche quirky. She has some refreshing normalness to her. And the straight-laced cop has some quirks (even though he doesn't recognize them as quirks). There's a suspense story moving things along that isn't very suspenseful and I'd deduct half a star for that. The dialogue is snappy and the way these two comes to realize they're in love is a fun ride. I'd give this one 4.5 stars and it's one I'm sure I'll reread.