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Love's Inconvenient Truth

4.71  ·  Rating details ·  763 ratings  ·  118 reviews
What can Elle Jarreau, a seasoned woman with a skewed view on love, learn about the verity of fairy tales from a man nine years her junior? Apparently a thing or two.

“I don’t believe in fairy tales; only acquainted with reality. I understand there are people who are genetically damaged in the womb. Some of these people, like me, are destined to be alone. We’re too strong w
Published April 1st 2015 by MKT Publishing (first published March 30th 2015)
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Tina Young
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Elle and Jackson's story was unique and special. I saw it unfolding from the book's very first scene. This story truly shows what unanticipated love can do to people, especially when they're not looking for it. The plot of the story was amazing and is well written. I absolutely love, Love Belvin's style and her ability to create and maintain her characters' chemistry. Hopefully we'll hear more from Elle and Jackson in a sequel to "Love's Inconvenient Truth"... Do not Sleep on One Clicking Love B ...more
Christina Jones
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Elle and Jackson’s story is easily my favorite LB project, and I don’t say that lightly, because I’m very much a fan. Elle is tortured, and haunted, and just… you just kinda wanna wrap her up in a big hug… but you may have to get around Jackson! He’s younger than her, and although she teases him about it, Jackson was, in my opinion, the more emotionally mature, less stunted one of the two. Jackson’s not about head games, he doesn’t have to be overly aggressive to prove a point, and ummmmm he’s s ...more
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
As the saying goes, we all have secrets.. demons. Some buried in closets but others clutched to the heart and tangled in the soul. That was Elle's Inconvenient Truth. An independent woman about her business, she needed nothing or no one to survive..exist. So what could this mature beauty learn from a 26 year old man? Apparently more than the heart could conceive..or control. Jackson isn't just any young man. His comanding presence and astute business head makes him stand out amongst his peers. W ...more
Ayo Joy
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a contemporary Black romance for those who are all the way GROWN. Love Belvin is not playing any kiddie games with this one. Be prepared to deal with real-life complexities, raw emotions, demons from the past, and the struggle to begin anew. You will feel as if you have been transported into the psyche of both Elle and Jackson. You will learn that real love ain't always fluffy and flowery. However, it can be a life-altering experience when you let your guard down. Elle and Jackson will s ...more
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love outdid her self on this one. Elle and Jackson story was not a easy story to read without feeling the characters pain, struggle, and passion throughout this amazing book! It was worth the 6 hour emotional roller coaster ride. You will not be disappointed with this series.
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I hate when my reading gets interrupted (yes it was due to school and homework but still a book by author Love Belvin shouldn't have interruptions LOL!!)

I knew going into this story, I was in for an emotional roller coaster ride, the one of the things I love about this author is her ability to dig so deeply into your emotional psyche, that its complete exposure with no escape. This is what you are faced with in reading Elle Jarreau and Jackson Q. Hunter's story.

Elle Jarreau, is a woman on a miss
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's no secret that at this point, this author could write a book on the importance of watching paint dry and I will read it, no questions asked. Sooooo if you haven't guessed, I'm officially bias with this author. However (and it pains me to type this), I wasn't blown away with this book like the other two series and bothered me a little. It took me a second to figure out why and I came to the realization that there was no angst......well that's unfair, there is angst in this book....but it's N ...more
Diane Hawkins
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I laughed, cried and laughed some more. I've read all of Love's books but this one is my favorite. The complexities of both characters hit home with me. I probably should've waited awhile to review it because I'm kind of speechless. I'm still mulling it over. This book touched me. ...more
Linda White
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I always anticipate this author's books because I know that Love Belvin is a consummate story teller and writer. This book grabs the reader from the very first chapter. Elle and Jackson took me on a wonderful journey, watching how their relationship unfolded. And it was nice to have the "cameos" from Love's other books. When a book can evoke real emotions from its readers and make you feel as though you really have met the characters, you know the author has a true gift. I cried, laughed and had ...more
Roslyn Jones
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is nothing short of amazing! You will laugh, you will cry, you will get angry. Jax and Elle are two very flawed individuals trying to deny what they feel. When they can no longer, Love Belvin takes her readers on an emotional rollercoaster that will make you feel what these characters feel. She does an amazing job of drawing her readers into Jax and Elle's story. ...more
Dee Cherry
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Enticing romantic story. The relationship between Jackson & Elle started on an exciting whirlwind. Throughout the story, I was hoping they would make it. They were meant for each other. Very well written & an enjoyable read!
Jennifer Clark
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love Belvin has not let me down yet. The character buildup of Elle was beautiful but Candice and Stephanie was crazy. A must read!!
Alicia Briston
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jackson Jackson Jackson

Put on those seatbelts because BABY Jackson is going to take you on a ride!!!! Jackson got me wanting to be a cougar so bad!
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love strikes again!!!

What can I say, this girl is on fire! Love’s Inconvenient Truth (L.I.T.) as an amazing journey of healing and restoration. This is so much more than a boy meets girl love story…this is a boy meets girl, girl finds her truth, girl embraces the gift of redemption so that she can truly love boy.

Jackson and Elle are two people who have it all together…externally. Internally they are both deeply wounded and this is where the conflict lives. Elle doesn’t believe that she deserves
Avid Reader
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
Ella, the heroine, is 35 years old and scared of sex and relationships. She is no prude but she is recovering from a promiscuous past, a teen pregnancy, a teen marriage that ended badly. She has never gotten over her past. Jackson, the hero, is alpha and sexy and rich. He is also a 26 year old womanizer who has secrets and a fear of intimacy. Ella and Jack agreed to an "it's just sexy" relationship but it becomes more for Jack. Ella feels it too but spends the entire book running and avoiding he ...more
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So many dark secrets.....

I enjoyed this story but not as much as others. It centered around a lot of darkness and dealt with a lot of hurts. Elle and Jackson are perfect for one another. I envision a baby in the future after marriage and many more cameos in future novels. Found a lot of grammatical errors in this one but it did not deter from the story, I just couldn't connect well with this novel, not sure why. Oh well on to Rayna and Azmiri's story!
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing story!

After reading this for the fifth time, I guess a review is in order. Love knows how to develop characters, even with their many flaws, in such a way that they are endearing. Elle and Jackson have a love that healed their pain and allowed them to grow together. Their love wasn’t perfect, neither were their lives, but they were perfect for each other.
Lashan Cooper-Davis
In love...AGAIN

I become completely enamored every time I read one of your stories. The characters are so real and face real life issues that are not normally penned. You've quickly become one of my top five favorite authors. Love me some Elle and Jackson!!
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed.... but I wanted more.....
Love Belvin knows just how to leave you wanting more from her characters.

I sure hope this isn't the only book to focus on Jackson and Elle.
Terra Robinson
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No fairytale, but a happily ever after!

This was actually a re-read. But as with all LB books, there's always a new discovery to be made or something that may have been missed the first time around. Elle and Jackson did not have an easy journey to their happily ever after. They were both stubborn and downright frustrating at times. But they were also both dealing with trauma and past demons. And before they could get it together for each other, their past baggage had to be confronted and dealt wi
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book starts out with a BANG, and doesn't let up until you read 'The End'. I will admit, when I read somewhere that Elle was 'seasoned', I thought she was going to be older than what she was. And then when I read that Jackson was 26, I was just a little skeeved out, since I have a 26 year old son. But those two discoveries were completely forgotten once I started reading the book. And I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Jackson is NOT your average 26 year old. Not by a long shot. Jack ...more
Laurice Harrison
Not sure what to titled this one

So I love Love's books but this one was rather slow and long. I understand it's character development that I love and appreciate but I was like come on with it. Overall, I love the storyline and the ending of course. This was different book. I was looking for it to be more of Jackson story but its was more of Elle's story. I liked the reference to my two favorite couples but Stent was still playing ball thought he was retired and Rayna was supposed to be pregnant
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this book, good storyline... Jackson young hot entrepreneur who knows what he wants in life and works hard to get it. Elle 9 years older than Jackson is all about self only because of pass issues. When Jackson and Elle meet their chemistry is very strong, however because she is older she puts up a wall, that Jackson fights hard to knock down until he can't fight anymore.

I loved Jackson, but had a love/hate (more hate than love) relationship with Elle... my pet peeve is a whiny woman and
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic is my view of Elle and Jackson's story. The challenges were so real. I was uncertain how the story would end so many times I wanted to skip to the end and find out the fate of this couple, but I didn't. I appreciate how thorough the author was with this story. All of the things I wondered about were answered. Needless to say by the end of this story your heart will be content. The author definitely had my heart caught up in the lives of Elle and Jackson. All in all great job Love Belvi ...more
Lala Prsbry
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
jackson & Elle

Another fab story of true life love! These types of stories are why I am and will remain a die hard fan. Elle is so many women and while Jackson may be a culmination of many men wrapped in one, it's endearing and makes you feel it's possible to find someone like him.
The level of love and commitment between these two characters was palpable. My only criticism is that the story ended and I don't know how long I will have to wait for the next book!
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
I usually enjoy Love Belvin’s stories. Byt this was a no for me. I couldn’t get into the story or the characters. Elle was supposed to be this tough cookie but she let Jackson sister have her at her beck and call. And let’s not forget how hung up she was on the kid Jackson. I wasn’t feeling him as a alpha. The story itself, I was sure where it was going but I no longer wanted to find out. I usually don’t rate books I dnf but I knew it shouldn’t earn higher than a2.

Very disappointed
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read! I have been reading all of Love's books backwards (crazy I know). My first was ICWE and I fell in love. This was Elle and Jackson Story and it was very intriguing . It was long but flowed perfectly. Love Belvin has a way with words and story telling of beautifully flawed people. I highly recommend this book. ...more
Tasha Lock
This book was not one of this author's best work. Very slow and it was a drag. I am very surprised that this book was on the boring side.

This book was not this author's best work. It was very slow and on the boring side. I can usually finish one of Love's books in a matter of hours but it took me several days to complete.
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous Read!

Love Belvin never disappoints!! This novel touched my heart in so many different ways. I smiled, blushed, laughed and cried. If I could give this book 10 stars I would!!
Booklover Eb
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written

Love Belvin has quickly become one of my favorite authors. She does not disappoint in Love's Inconvenient Truth. Jackson and Elle's story is fabulous. Jackson could replace AD Jacobs in my heart. Can't wait for the next story!
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Love Belvin is a native of the Tri-State area and now lives in the Delaware Valley. She's an avid reader and enjoys dinner parties with her closest girlfriends. While she enjoys many things, nothing excites her more than curling up with a glass of wine and a good romance novel.

Love has been given the moniker "adult contemporary series queen." She is the author of the "Love's Improbable Possibility

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