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True Love by Whitney Gaskell
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Oct 09, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2010

True Love (And Other Lies) by Whitney Gaskell tells the story of travel writer, Claire Spencer. Claire is not an extraordinary woman, by any means. Self-proclaimed as extra tall and curvacious, Claire doesn’t feel attractive- especially next to her beautiful best friend Maddy who relocated to London a few years prior.

When Claire is traveling to London for work, she meets a very sexy man on the flight. His name is Jack and he is like no man Claire has ever dreamed of knowing. When Jack takes an interest in Claire, and asks to see her again in London, Claire gives him her number, but is convinced he won’t call. When he does call and they go out on a few successful dates, Claire is thrilled to have finally found someone special- even if he does live on another continent.

In the meanwhile, Claire is concerned because her best friend Maddy is ignoring her phone calls. Claire finally gets a hold of Maddy and learns that Maddy’s boyfriend has dumped her. Claire rushes to her side to console her. While she’s with Maddy, Maddy’s ex-boyfriend comes over to pick up his things and you’ll never believe who the man at the door really is.

I loved this book! My favorite thing about it was that I randomly picked this book up at a book sale a few months back. I’d never previously heard about it or read about it on a blog; I just loved the title and decided to give it a try and I ended up loving it.

I really was able to resonate with Claire in this novel. We both love to travel and we both love writing. I feel the same way about Claire in regards to relationships and I was rooting for her the whole book to land the man of her dreams.

Even though I loved Claire, I did wish that she grew a bit of a thicker skin and defended herself more throughout the book. I won’t go into more detail for fear of spoilers, but I think Claire could have been a tad bit stronger, especially since she was strong and determined in other areas of her life.

Overall, a very cute story that had me turning the pages. I finished it pretty quickly because I didn’t want to put it down!
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