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Hello, My Love!

(Between Two Worlds #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  102 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Beyond broad shoulders and heaving bosoms.

It takes love to face reality and conquer messy feelings.

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A modern-day pastiche of Jane Austen novels. Elise is a bright, beautiful law student, focused on a career and distrustful of men. She butts heads with Greg, an alpha male haunted by past relationships.
Heartache and the specter of revenge. Unable to deny the
Paperback, Paperback, 2nd ed., 330 pages
Published May 7th 2015 by Sojourner Books (first published September 30th 2013)
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Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance novel readers.
“Our inner life is what makes us human and, to me, it’s even more important for the way we live now. We’re constantly assaulted by all kinds of things—cell phones, televisions, ads, cars, news of war, the bad economy, shootings. It's endless. Can you imagine just continuously reacting to these things? You lose your soul.”
― E. Journey, Hello, My Love!

This was a modern retelling of "Pride and Prejudice" which I did not know when I chose the book. I do not read much romance these days although I u
Aug 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”

---- Donald Miller, an American author

Evy Journey has penned a heart touching contemporary love story, Hello, My Love! which is the first book in the Between Two Worlds series, that tells the story of a woman with a successful career falling for a Casanova whose past is trying hard to ruin the sweet relationship between them.


Beyond broad shoulders and heaving bosoms.

It takes love to face reality and co
Elin Eriksen
Suspenseful romance

Hot and heavy romance. Inspired by Pride and Prejudice, it deviates too much both in characters and plot to be called a variation.
It did not deter my enjoyment of this book though, it was an engaging read.


Rated: Mature
Hello, Love (A Modern Love Story) by E Journey is a contemporary romance. This book is independently published and is a 2013 release.

Greg is a business man, he took over his father's business and Greg takes his job very seriously. He is very wealthy, with his life going in all the right directions. He is engaged to a stunningly beautiful woman, and is putting his playboy image behind him.
All of Greg's plans get waylaid when he meets Elise. Greg had been consulting with Elise's father, an economi
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Here is a summary of what the book is about. It is about what would happen if Jane Austen's Elisabeth Bennet were alive today? What are some of the challenges she would have to face in today's world?

It is a modern day story of a true classic of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice book. It reminds me of a TV series I saw on DVD called Austentatious. It was about the women in the Jane Austen novels, how they lived in today's world and the consequences. For example they used the modern technology we
Victoria Brinius
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love Jane Austen, so I knew that I would really like this book. The characters are stubborn and some are so mean that I still dislike them. The wedding plot was good. One last fling is never forgotten. Greg realizes this two years later. I loved the surprise and really thought that this was their happily ever after. However the author threw in a mystery and I could not believe their luck. I related to Greg and Elise because I can relate to bad luck. The ending was good and I was glad that I go ...more
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Evy Journey - a lover of ‘facts’ and ‘reality’

Follow Evy Journey on her website and worlds of creativity open. She states as her lead in, `I see. I watch. I think. Therefore, I write.' But reading all the information she offers there about the career of writing among many other topics is a satisfying experience. Journey earned her PhD from the University of Illinois and has enjoyed a career in a mental health program in both research and evaluation. She writes love stories - three to date - and
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A modern love story brimming with romance, second chances and mystery

This story is well written with relatable characters.
The story focuses on two friends turned lovers who then lose touch with one another until they reunite some years later. It is a story of love and passion with tension thrown in which tests the couple.
They face a journey of ups and downs along their course of true love. Will they get their happy ever after?

I enjoyed this book. I have not read anything by this author before bu
Brigitte Yuille
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hello, My Love! is a romantic story that initially toys with unrequited love. Greg, a notorious playboy falls deeply in love with Elise, a law student. Elise is dismissive of Greg because of his reputation. She’s not lured by looks; instead, she’s drawn to a man who can engage her mind. Once Greg figured out how to do this, Elise, astonished by his level of intellect, became more interested and their friendship develops.
Initially, the dialogue between Elise and Greg portrays an interesting danc
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm not one to read many romance novels. I did plenty of that in my youth, but once in a while I like to delve into a good romance. Hello, My Love! is the first book in the Between Two Worlds series by E Journey.

This was a good romance story that drew me in from the very beginning. Elise is a smart law student who is aiming at a good career. She doesn't trust men in general and especially rich men who have a different woman draped on their arm every night. She is independent but has a close rela
Gayle Pace
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Bad Luck or No Luck?
A love life is at the bottom of Elise Halverson's list. She is a promising, intelligent and lovely law student. But once again, life steps in. Greg Thorpe, marriage plans in the works, but what a playboy. His past is tainted by his run around ways. He meets Elise and is fascinated with her. She's so different from the other women he's known. But there's something about him Elise doesn't trust, so she does everyth
Donna McBroom-Theriot
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
The cover of the book was a nice draw. I don't know about you but I love a cover that speaks to me. I liked the story; some parts more than others. The first part of the book was a great story and I enjoyed the author's writing style. At the beginning, the characters seem aloof, but as the story progresses, and you begin to find out more and more about how the characters got to where they are, the trials in their lives and life in general, and you see that there is a lot more to the person than ...more
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
This book is a romance that takes place over several years and shows how relationships can have their ups and downs no matter the circumstances.

Elise and Greg are multifaceted characters. Elise is a law student but is well educated/smart and cares about what happens to people. Greg has a playboy reputation but is intrigued by Elise and connects with her on a level that he has never connected with his fiancee. I think this is because their relationship was built on conversations and really gettin
Jul 15, 2017 rated it liked it
When I first heard about Hello, My Love I was instantly intrigued. As any longtime reader of my reviews and/or blog knows, I love contemporary fiction. Plus, I'm always eager to read anything inspired by a Jane Austen book.

Hello, My Love was well-written and well developed. Basically, if you love slow-burning, intricate romances - this book is for you! However, I had one slight problem with it: I wasn't truly able to connect with the main characters, Greg and Elise.

Hello, My Love tells the sto
Aug 05, 2017 rated it liked it
I read the second book first. Like the second one, I did connect with the characters in this book. Elise showed great courage. Then, there is Greg; while he may have had a bit of a playboy image, he really was a gentleman. Even for the little bit of time that Elise and Greg interacted together, you could tell that there were real feeling and love involved.

The only thing is comparing this book to the second one, I enjoyed the second book better. I just got into the story more deeply. Yet, this b
Tara Adler
At least it does have a happy ending

This book certainly took a turn right about where Elise and Greg get back together. Spoiler and why I'm giving three stars. It was so incredibly weird the fast forward two years. Like here she was at 9 months pregnant then all of a sudden they are two years later finally getting back together. Adding in the hit and run and stuff it made sense but I feel like it should have been like maybe in an accident that jeopardized baby Gregory and even more made Greg re
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book more than I had expected. Lots of twist and turns. The author did the character well justice as well as the story plot.
Dhivya Balaji
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Love stories that are not ONLY love stories are my perfect genre for entertainment, I learnt. For me to thoroughly enjoy a love story, I need it to be peppered with other elements. Namely, mystery, some thrill, a little dash of suspense here and a small spoon of heartbreak here with a sprig of some emotional drama is my (current) favourite recipe. If it has a happy ending, why complain?
Elise is a 22 year old law student. Greg is a 32 year old (successful) businessman. They meet each oth
Angela Thompson
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book for use in review. All opinions are my own.

Hello, My Love Tells the Story from Various Views. I love books that give characters some space to share their stories--from their individual perspectives--with readers. What was Greg doing/thinking/feeling after a given event? What about Elise? When the author locks herself into one point of view; she tells only one character's story. When E Journey breaks her chapters into personal events affecting each ch
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Hello! A Modern Love Story is a little differnet from most of the contemporary romance novels I’ve read so far. We meet Greg and Elise when they already know each other for over a year. Greg has felt attracted to Elise from the first moment he laid eyes upon her, but the feeling isn’t mutual. When they get to know each other better, however, Elise starts trusting him and starts developing feelings for him. When they s
Raven Reviewer
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults
Recommended to Raven by: LRP Book Reviews
CEO Greg is a longtime family friend of the Halverson’s. When he and Elise Halverson sleep together two days before his wedding day, neither could predict the effects.

I hate cheaters. Right down to my core. I see a movie with someone cheating on their spouse and my face immediately puckers. I cannot say enough how grateful I am this book begin in the point of view of Elise and not the bride. I would have hated the little homewrecker.

Talk about putting the cart before the horse, this contained a
Jeremy Michael Gallen
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
The first installment of author EJourney’s Between Two Worlds series, Hello, My Love!, is an alleged modern imitation of Jane Austen’s novel, focusing on an intelligent and beautiful law student named Elise Halverson, who takes an interest in a playboy named Greg Thorpe, although she discovers that he has promised his live to another woman, Lori Williams, who vows revenge upon Elise, with a passage of two years when Elise becomes the victim of a hit-and-run automobile accident. The Amazon page s ...more
Marilyn Wilson
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is labeled women's fiction/romance/mystery and all three most definitely apply.

Before I go any further, I have to admit, I picked up HELLO, MY LOVE! one afternoon and consumed it in less than 24 hours. I love fiction that helps me escape from the daily pressures and this one was a doozy. As a writer, I am in my work-space 24/7, so finding moments to clear my mind are oh so important. The novel is well-written, flows smoothly and kept enough new plot twists coming to hold my attention a
Aug 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Note : This review is up in my blog - Book and Ink

Not having read Jane Austen’s books completely, I was intrigued by the summary. Fierce lawyer and an alpha male - the fool proof combination for crackling chemistry and romance, sadly the writer didn’t make much use of that combination.

Elise, our female protagonist is a bright law student when eventually falls for the alpha male, Greg. Though they started out as two individuals with strong opinion and disagreed at every turn, Greg managed to fal
Brian Bowyer
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The cover is certainly different than many novels downloaded on my phone. The same can be said for the title, which definitely grabbed my attention, so it worked. The book itself looks excellent: the design and editing are professional. The writing is crisp, sensuous, and very clean.

The novel gives us the tale of Greg, thirty-two, one of the county’s most successful, handsome, and (for several years) eligible bachelors, and Elise, twenty-three, a concert-level pianist’s daughter with more varied
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Greg and Elyse meet while he is working with her father. It isn’t love at first sight but given time it goes from indifference to what they discover is love. There are issues such as Greg’s impending marriage to separate them and a surprise event in Elises life to interfere with their happiness. On the rocky road to reconciliation there are bound to be potholes and detours and if one is determined to make it work nothing is impossible.
I was amazed by the stages of Greg and Elyse’s relationship p
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
(I received a free copy of this book as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).

(This review may contain spoilers).

I felt that this book was a really sweet romance, that was easy to read and with engaging characters.

Although I haven't actually read old-style books by Jane Austen or the Bronte sisters, I know a bit about these types of romances and I felt that the romance came across as old-style, in a way, while still staying true to modern-day.

I liked the focus there was on family in this book
Tracey Tupper
While the cover is simple and demure. A sketch of a man and a woman; pretty much says it all...It's the story of two people who fall in love. It's a nice sketch, personally, though, I like my imagination to 'fill in" those kind of details.

An in-depth look into the hearts and minds of one modern couple. Explore passions and two people struggle to build a life and a future from one night of love..The ups and the downs that often make the road to love, a rocky one...combined with a
Dec 09, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received Hello, My Love! as part of a Goodreads giveaway.

Law student Elise and entrepreneur Greg, a client of her father's, are intrigued by one another from their first meeting. A year later and two days before his wedding to another woman, they confess their feelings for one another and spend the night together. Greg ultimately cancels his wedding but swears to keep his distance from Elise. She, meanwhile, is left pregnant from the encounter. Two years later, they meet again, but the reunion
Danielle Urban
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hello, My Love by E Journey is quite a romance novel. Instantly there's a power inside that sweeps readers off their chairs and pulls them inside...

Here, readers get another taste similar to the Pride and Prejudice novel. I couldn't get enough of the characters. The raw frustrations, attraction, and cat and mouse chase had me turning the pages. Fast-paced, well-written, and fully developed characters. Hello, My Love is indeed the perfect title. As readers dig deeper they too, will realize that.
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