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This is a Love Story

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This is a love story.

Boy meets girl and girl falls for boy - that much is true.

But when Sienna meets Nick it's not the way it happens in love stories. It's because of a squirrel on water skis...

She sees Nick's dangerous brown eyes and thinks,

Don't.

Fall.

Into.

Them.

Who will be there to catch Siena when she falls? She is so fragile. She has so many secrets, and he is not that
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Paperback, 440 pages
Published February 2nd 2012 by Coronet (first published 2012)
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Susana
May 07, 2013 Susana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: girls under thirteen...but then again i wouldn't want to traumatize them
Recommended to Susana by: My own stupid mind
Oh, THANK GOD, AND THE READING FAIRY (if there isn't one, somebody should create her)

I'M DONE!!

I'VE FINISHED THIS SUGARED (Honestly they should give us some sort of warning on the front cover! Something along the lines of: Attention, this story contains so much sugar and silliness that it can turn out difficult to swallow!

And to think that it all started with a squirrel in water skis....


Look, the first one hundred and twenty seven pages were okay...in a: AWE, aren't they silly, ridiculous i mea
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RLA
May 10, 2012 RLA rated it liked it
When I saw this book sitting on the new arrivals shelf at my local library, I immediatly grabbed it, the cover is just beautiful and it drew me to it like the moth to the flame!

This is a very absorbing and entertaining read, as well as emotional and deeply moving. However, it's not perfect and my main feeling whilst reading was annoyance.

The characters come across as a lot younger than they are, especially the hero, whom acted as though he was 21 not late 20's and 30's. Staying on the age theme,
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Katieeoh Lacanlale
One word to describe this book: FOLLOW.

Alright, why follow? Simply because this book is all about following your heart when it comes to loving someone, because sometimes, the mind isn't always right. But timing is the best part and the most crucial and dangerous one, do it in the wrong time and it'll mess the whole purpose. That's what this book is all about.

I bought this because of the title and the book cover. Never heard of this book before, but I saw it in the Valentine's section at the book
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Ana Luisa
Aug 31, 2012 Ana Luisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este é um livro simplesmente genial! Este foi o primeiro livro que li desta autora e confesso que o terminei a contragosto. Posso dizer, sem qualquer sombra para duvidas, que este foi um dos livros mais doces que já li, não só pelo tópico mas também pela forma como tudo acontece. Esta é uma obra única e destacasse de outros romances pelo facto de ser uma história que vai avançando de uma forma diferente e sem os normais clichés de homem conhece mulher, apaixonam-se e envolvem-se…não, aqui tudo é ...more
Fenia
Sep 19, 2015 Fenia rated it it was amazing
A book about unrequited love,friendship and fate and everything that's fluffy and London-ish. LOVED IT!! ♥
Cata
Jun 26, 2013 Cata rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emprestados, 2013
Quando comecei a ler Duas Vidas esperava um romance super fofinho. Não foi isso que tive! O livro começa de forma um pouco confusa e [OMG] é tão aborrecido e sem sentido que me senti moralmente obrigada a pausá-lo na página 69 para bem da minha saúde mental e emocional e depois não consegui encontrar forças suficiente para voltar a pegar nele.

Sienna e Nick conhecem-se num comboio e é amor à primeira vista... por causa da imagem de um esquilo num jornal [oh tão credível...I’m buying it already] e
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Vanessa Montês
Sep 07, 2012 Vanessa Montês rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meu
Adorei este livro!! Não estava nada à espera de gostar assim tanto dele!
Estava indecisa entre dar 4 ou 5 estrelas, acabei por dar as 5 por uma simples razão... identifico-me imenso com ele! A história deste livro faz de certa maneira lembrar-me da minha própria história e é por isso que o considerei tão especial...
A capa do livro não conta nem metade da história deste. Ele fala sobre duas pessoas que se apaixonaram à primeira vista, mas devido a um percalço inicial da vida ficam apenas os melhor
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Anja
Oct 20, 2016 Anja rated it it was amazing
'This is a Love Story' is about Nick and Sienna, who lock eyes on a train journey over a funny article in a newspaper. Soon after that they discover that they are also work colleagues now. And that is the beginning of their friendship and their love for each other. Unfortunately, they are kind of blind when it comes to acknowledging the other one's love...

I really liked the story. Sometimes it was cute, sometimes sad and especially towards the end quite nerve-wracking. It reminded me a little bi
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Kitty
Apr 16, 2013 Kitty rated it it was amazing
He de decir que si fuera por la portada seguramente ni lo habría cogido entre mis manos en la librería, porque no me pareció demasiado bonita y una vez leído el libro creo que no expresa debidamente todo lo que contiene entre sus páginas. Vamos, sin rodeos, la portada me parece fea. Ya sabéis que yo soy muy exigente con las portadas, creo que la expresión de “comer por los ojos” es válida también para la lectura, porque la portada es lo primero que llega a nuestros sentidos cuando paseamos por l ...more
Ne
Oct 27, 2012 Ne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Com um inicio cativante, protagonizado por um esquilo e uma troca de olhar que representa intelectos similares, Jessica Thompson dá inicio a esta história de amor, tal como o título original, e muito bem, refere.
Penso que nesta obra há pedaços de vida, traços de personalidade, descrições e diálogos para todos os gostos. Para os meus foi especialmente o humor presente naquele escritório do The Cube ou até o primeiro encontro entre Nick e George. Esses foram os momentos mais cómicos e que me fize
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Maria
Mar 16, 2012 Maria rated it really liked it
Recommended to Maria by: Mary Jef Rose
First of all, I have to tell you that in my whole experience of reading this book, the most dominant feeling I had was frustration.

Yes, the blurb promised a "boy-meets-girl" story and the title promised a love story (Could you be any more blunt with This is a Love Story?), but the book is so much more complex than those premises. It was honestly a roller-coaster ride, one that lasts for five years.

I really like the emotion behind the novel. Sure, every few pages I would be all like, "Why can't t
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Meaghan
Feb 21, 2012 Meaghan rated it liked it
I received this book at our Ottawa book blogger meet-up from Hatchette group for review. I like a good chick lit story and I was looking forward to reading this book. I have to admit that while I ended up liking this book as a whole, there were times when I wanted to throw the book across the room.
The main characters in the novel, Sienna and Nick, are clearly in love with each other. It is apparent from page 1 and they do not seem to be able to get their shit together. Both are stubborn and the
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Joana
Feb 03, 2013 Joana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emprestado
Mas há amor mais sincero e verdadeiro do que aquele que podemos ver escrito nestas páginas? Provavelmente sim, mas eu sinceramente ainda não encontrei um tão bonito.

Este livro conta a história de Sienna e Nick, duas pessoas que se apaixonam à primeira vista, mas que passam o tempo a lutar contra isso mesmo. A maneira como eles gostam um do outro tão profundamente, mas ao mesmo tempo dão espaço um ao outro para se descobrirem, cometerem erros e crescerem é algo de soberbo. A amizade verdadeira, p
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Nathalie
Feb 11, 2012 Nathalie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is a lovely, heart-warming, heart-wrenching rollercoaster of a book! I absolutely loved it, I read it so quickly as I just wanted to find out what happened. I loved the main characters of Nick and Sienna, they were real to me. They had their flaws but ultimately they were lovely people and so I really cared what happened to them. I really liked the supporting characters too, especially Sienna's dad George. I really felt like I had got to know them in the short time I was reading this book : ...more
Marco
Dec 25, 2012 Marco rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I read from Jessica Thompson and I regret nothing. She is talented and has a great and captivating way of approach the feelings and the moments of the characters. This book is seriously nice, beautiful, addicting.
Reading it, you smile, you laugh, you cry, you get mad and impatient/frustated over the characters. It was a really funny, interesting and pleasant reading.

«I never wanted to be the one to break her heart, to disappoint her, to be late for dinner or to hog the be
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Tiff
Feb 25, 2013 Tiff rated it did not like it
Okay, let's start with the good news. Basically, the plot in itself has so much potential. I actually like the short relationship between main A and main B-break off to seek new ones-go back together after some realization that they belong with one another. But that's pretty much IT. The bad news?

Let me just say: WHAT A NOVEL TO HAVE IN MY HANDS AFTER WISHING FOR SO LONG TO FEEL THE PAPERBACK AGAIN. Maybe I should've taken the "be careful what you wish for" adage more seriously. The characters w
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Luna Fany
OH DIOS!! Inicié esta lectura porque leí muchas reseñas positivas así que me dije: "dale una oportunidad" y no me arrepiento pero tengo que aceptar que tengo sentimientos encontrados con los personajes.

Primero: No se en contra de quien tengo que ir si de Nick (el protagonista) o de la autora (creo que será ella) DIOS!! a ese tipo le faltaron pantalones (por no decir otra cosa) para defender sus sentimientos y actuar en base a ellos, pero acepto que si hubiera sido así no seria la historia que e
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Joana
May 28, 2013 Joana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Já iniciei esta leitura influenciada por algumas opiniões negativas que fui lendo, de leitores que, como eu, se deixaram enganar pela falsa semelhança ao livro "Um Dia".
Há um esforço tão flagrante para mimetizar esse livro (que é brilhante e original dentro do género), que a história se emaranha em si mesma, ao ponto de o leitor perder a paciência. Foi já com muito esforço que me obriguei a chegar a um fim, que desilude por tão previsível e insípido que é.

Por várias vezes, incitei os personage
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Sarah
Mar 13, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: amazon-vine
This is a good read and well written. I loved the beginning and end of the book, the first meeting of Sienna and Nick is very romantic. The story starts so well and I enjoyed the switching between the two viewpoints. Both the main characters have a tendency to over analyse what they should say and do, which leaves them both afraid to reveal their true feelings to each other. This is all very sweet to begin with, but this then goes on for years as they try to hide their love for each other and ge ...more
Sian
Feb 26, 2012 Sian rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-2012
I started this not expecting a lot from the blurb I admit but it actually still managed not to live up to any expectations.

I found the 2 main characters really annoying. Nick is meant to be 27/28 in this book, yet he basically comes across as a teenager the whole way through. I know guys are immature but this immature? my hubby is 27 and doesnt act like this.
Sienna acted the age she was meant to but also found the storyline of them supposedly being "in love" with each other silly. They both get
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Mafi
Aug 24, 2012 Mafi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este amor difícil de romper uma barreira de muitos anos de companheirismo de dois adultos poderá ser um factor que leve alguns leitores ao desespero. Confesso que tive alguns ataques de ansiedade durante a leitura, queria saber mais, queria ler mais, queria ver os dois protagonistas a assumirem o seu amor mas a cada página parecia cada vez mais difícil ver este meu desejo realizado. Quando finalmente cheguei ao final, caiu em mim uma felicidade inexplicável e as lágrimas não resistiram e caíram- ...more
Tessa
When I started reading this book, given by my most loved one, I never thought it would touch my heart this much. Yes, this is a love story. But this is also a story of friendship, of waiting, of achieving, of breaking down and getting back up, of crying and laughing and loving and moving on and living life. This book touched my soul, it made me crave for more, for another moment of Nick and Sienna, for another page to read. I held on to this book like it was my last chance of being saved. So far ...more
Belen
Jun 16, 2013 Belen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No se por dónde empezar... Es el libro más tierno y bonito que he leído. La historia entre Nick y Sienna es preciosa, la amistad y el amor puro que se tienen es de lo más hermoso, te llegas a desesperar un poco por todo el sentimiento que se guardan aunque para todos los demás es más que obvio que son correspondidos, para ellos no. La historia es preciosa me enamoré del libro la verdad no me esperaba una historia así.

Ahora es en uno de mis libros favoritos.
Ellis
Onder het mom van Valentijnsdag zocht ik een romantisch boek om te recenseren. Omdat ik zelf geen bijzonder romantische ziel ben, zijn boeken me vaak wat aan de zoete kant. Zo ook dit verhaal. Sienna en Nick draaien 400 bladzijdes om elkaar heen, terwijl ze 5 jaar lang smoorverliefd op elkaar zijn. Wat ik wél erg leuk vond is het bijverhaal over de vader van Sienna, George. Hij heeft narcolepsie en dat geeft een interessante wending aan het verhaal.
Ana
Jan 31, 2017 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Foi um bom livro, se bem que umas páginas a menos não lhe tirariam qualidade, antes pelo contrário. O que mais me cativou no livro foi a vida da Sienna e a relação com o seu pai e com o Pete, que tornaram um livro que me estava a desiludir numa boa leitura.
Patrícia
Hoje os pais de Jessica devem pensar que terá valido a pena cada hora que passaram a ouvir a filha ler os poemas e histórias que começou a escrever na infância, e que todo o encorajamento que lhe deram terá valido tanto quanto a inspiração que lhe proporcionaram. Nascida no Yorkshire, viveu em França e em Kent antes de se mudar para a cidade dos seus sonhos, Londres, onde estuda na Open University. Hoje é jornalista freelancer e participa em várias publicações a par da carreira de escritora.
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Anna
Feb 27, 2017 Anna rated it liked it
A lovely cheesy little romance that warmed my heart
Chloe
Jan 10, 2012 Chloe rated it it was amazing
I adore debut novels, there's something about the unknown and the anticipation of a brand new story experience that really excites me, and I'm always really keen to read them as soon as they arrive through my letterbox! This book was certainly one that caught my eye, not least because of the absolutely beautiful cover it has! It's a subtle light blue with pretty white detailing, but it's just so different from any other cover on my shelf that I loved it. Also, the title really draws you in and i ...more
Diana
Dec 14, 2014 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kurzbeschreibung:

Mann trifft Frau, Frau verliebt sich in Mann - das ist nichts Besonderes. Doch als Sienna Nick kennenlernt, ist es anders als in anderen Liebesgeschichten. Sie sieht Nicks gefährlich braune Augen und denkt: Fall. Nicht. In. Sie. Hinein. Denn wer wäre da, um sie aufzufangen, wenn sie fällt? Sienna ist so zerbrechlich. Sie hat so viele Geheimnisse, und er scheint es nicht sonderlich ernst zu meinen. Ein Roman über einen Mann und eine Frau, die sich von Anfang an unendlich lieben -
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.blogsp...

Special British humor and lots of “ungrownup” action sets the stage for Sienna and Nick's much deserved HEA. Sienna as "girl next door" heroine will melt our heart while Nick emodies the conflicted hero who comes across as more of an anti-hero. Prepare yourself for an emotional roller-coaster ride.

Sienna Walker, unaware of her natural beauty, has lots of insecurities. To compensate, she tackles her job at Cube Publishing with determin
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Jessica Thompson is an author living in London.

Born in Yorkshire in the late eighties, she then lived in France and Kent, before moving to the big city she loves so much.

Her very first ‘novel’, written in her early teens, is so old it was stored on a floppy disc. She spent most of her childhood reading her latest poems and stories to her long-suffering but inspirational parents, who encouraged her
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“But if it is love, real love, then I want them to find each other. Because I believe that love is an overwhelming, all-consuming force, and when it's genuine you can't really ignore it. No matter how long it takes. It knocks down your door by force. It keeps you awake at night. It plagues your thoughts and burn your soul. If it is love, they won't need me at all. By telling my daughter that the man of her dreams loves her too, would I not be getting in the way? Meddling with fate?” 43 likes
“It must be difficult loving someone that much and having to pack it away into a little box and pretend it isn't there'
That was a very good way of describing it. A little box. Packed full of love. Love that I had never really been able to express, so it was banging away at the sides and screaming to be let out. 
'Yes it has been. And really, it's a little box I carry everywhere with me, because I guess the love never properly goes away.”
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