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For Both are Infinite (Hearts in London #1)

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Living in London was always part of the plan.
Ellie just didn't expect to do it alone.
Running away and starting anew was the only solution.

She set some rules for herself: no connections, no love, no friends.
Work would be her only solace.

But when she's assigned to train Rhys Edwards, Britain's Heartthrob, for his run as Hamlet on West End, all her plans fade away. Ellie
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Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by Amazon (first published July 13th 2015)
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Cynthia Rodriguez
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ellie Reed knows tragedy. Just as well as she knows love, loyalty and heartbreak. Though tragedy seems to be her driving force, she finds companionship in the lovely Rhys Edwards. Ugh. I loved him.
Here's the thing: if I'd gone through what Ellie went through, I doubt I'd ever be able to go on. And we witness that struggle within Ellie. It's done so well!
Rhys was the ideal man to pull her from her grief. I loved his patience and how he was so willing to open her up to love and to him. Scratch tha
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Jellie
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG... This is one of the most heartfelt and the sweestest stories i ever read... I personally dont believed in soulmates but this story made me believe that it might be true... Its also about second chances and if only one is brave enough to take a risk and open their hearts, they will find true happiness.

Stephanie Alba is now my go to authors when im feeling down, knowing her stories will cheer me up
Mary Ruth (TheReadingRuth)
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
*An e-copy of the book was graciously given by the author in exchange for an honest review*

I usually like my romance fast-paced with some heat but I really enjoyed this light, slow building but intense story. The progression of the romance between the two main character was slow but sure. It wasn't hurried and it was perfectly timed. The plot is light and it is easy to read. Stephanie Alba's voice is like a lullaby that lulls a reader into this hypnotizingly sweet debut.

I gazed back, and
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Lauren ♥ Inked in Chapters
3.5 STARS
You can read this and other reviews at INKED IN CHAPTERS

Ellie has lost big time. She’s lost her fiancé, her perfectly planned future, her hope, and ability to love. Or so she thinks… When presented with the chance to help heartthrob Rhys Edwards with his upcoming role as Hamlet, the last thing Ellie expects is a second chance at love, and life. Rhys is different than Ellie imagined. His kind heart and patient demeanor win her over in time. But life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, so
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Lora
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 out of 5 stars

The title of this book is so great for this work. I think Ms Alba was brilliant to name it as she did and I appreciate it the book that much more because of the title...though I don’t know if I really “got it” until almost the very end.

The story was wonderful and I enjoyed meeting Rhys and watching their relationship develop, but I had a hard time coming to like Ellie. I felt like she lived in an eternal state of denial for so much of the book. She kept everyone at arm’s length
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Melissa Mendoza
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review

“As we spoke, Rhys stared at me, his lips parted into a soft expression. The constant eye contact and leaning forward was distracting, and I would often have to look away to keep my composure. He was enigmatic, or at least my feeling around him were.”

This story was so heartwarming and fun to read. I really couldn't put it down once I started it!! It was a complete pleasure to read!

Living in London was always part of the plan.
Ellie just didn't expec
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Elizabeth
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Words truly cannot describe how much I loved this book and how much it means to me. I know I throw this phrase around often, but I have NEVER meant it as much as I do right now, this is, without a doubt, my favorite book ever. I mean that with every fiber of my being. I recently took a trip to London and reading Mrs. Alba's words I was able to picture everything so vividly, like I was there watching the story unfold. Rhys and Ellie's story took me on a whirlwind journey that I never wanted to en ...more
Cheryl
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"'I'll take care of you.' I believed him, but for how long? How long would he allow me to covetously use him for my own healing?"

For Both Are Infinite is such a refreshing book. I didn't know what to expect going into this, but I am so glad I picked up and began reading this book. I felt connected to the characters from page one in more ways than one. Ellie is such a strong woman with a wonderful support system. Rhys is a sweetheart. He is patient, compassionate, loving, and so supportive.

Stepha
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reading the sheets
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ellie always wanted to live her life in London and now she is,coming from the USA trying to escape the sadness ofher life before ,shes made a deal with herself no distractions,no friends and no love!!! She wanted to concentrate solely on her work as a professor of Shakespearan studies.Shes assigned to train Rhys Edwards, Londons current darling for his role as Hamlet in the west end.What Ellie didn’t count on was being so attracted to him,the actor is talented,gorgeous down to earth doesn’t have ...more
BeautyandtheBooks
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was completely blown away by this author's writing. Her story takes place in the modern day world, but she has the power to bring you to another place, another time. I would call it old fashioned. Her writing is phenomenal. This book was truly amazing. Ellie and Rhys story was different than most romances. There was tragedy, yes, for Ellie. Rhys met her, not by chance, nor circumstance, but because it was meant to be more than any story I've read before. This story takes place in London, but t ...more
Marissa
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 out of 5 stars ARC Kindle Copy for Review

American Ellie has always planned to be in London but she did not expect to be there alone. When her fiancé dies suddenly, she is still mourning him as she tries to move onwards. She runs off to London with no friends and plans just to concentrate on work.

But soon all things changes when she is hired to train Rhys Edwards, an actor who is performing Hamlet on the West End and happens to be Britain's latest Heartthrob. Quickly Ellie learns that it time t
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Renee at Book Happiness
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this for an honest review.. I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. The author did a wonderful job of pulling to very unlikely characters together for a really great book...

Ellie has had some trauma in her life and has learned to keep people at arms length..Rhys is an actor who needs Ellie's help with his new role..

The sparks between these two are beautiful and this book is extremely well written for a debut author..
I was pulled right into the story. I fell in love with Rhys r
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Sonya
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book for a honest review

I was given this book for a honest review and this book was one once you started you couldn't put it down I loved every second of it there was a girl that had her life plan but then met a man that changed everything there was misunderstanding and jealousy and then your hoping they get there happy ending but I guess you will have to read the book to find out I rated this book 5 stars loved every second of it and will recommend it to my friends
Amanda Richardson
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a fabulous debut novel by Mrs. Stephanie Alba!

I found Stephanie on Instagram (I can't remember how, or if she found me) but nonetheless, I've been waiting to read this for what seems like months! Not a lot of debut authors can create these raw, intense moments, but Stephanie did, and her writing really shines through. Plus, it took place in my favorite city (London) so I can't help but love it.

If you're looking for a sweet romance complete with a swoon-worthy hero, look no further. (Rhys is
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M. Andrews
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was immediately drawn into this wonderful book. Rhys had me instantly swooning, he's kind and respectful and the way he loves Ellie made me want to be her. This book is beautifully written and doesn't seem like a debut novel. Stephanie is a fantastic writer and I am forever a fan and can't wait to see what she brings to the table with her next book.
Jessica
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful love story from a very talented new author. I was taken with this love story and transported to London every time I picked up the book. I've never been but this makes me want to see every special place that she described. I loved the unique way Stephanie ties in music and how they are little love notes to each other.
Becca
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Incredibly sweet story filled with depth and heart. It was hard not to tear up throughout the book. I loved Ellie and Rhys, but the story was a tad long at times. Although it may be the point of the story to see how they developed and grew into a tender love.
Deniz
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars
not sure if i am rounding up or down
Michelle Trzecinski
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of Stephanie Alba's debut novel, For Both Are Infinite, in exchange for an honest review.

We meet Ellie Reed, a sweet girl from the east coast of the US that has been living in London to escape a saddened past back home. Although living in London was part of her plan she learned early on that life doesn't always go the way you planned it to. Because of her past she is determined to live her life in London and fills her time with work, work and more work. She doesn't need any f
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Yashira
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wow! This book was beyond cute and sweet, with so much emotion! I often found myself smiling a lot while reading, but also getting emotional. This book was about loss and heartbreak but being able to move forward.

Ellie moved to London to start new after a tragic loss. She meets Rhys when she's assigned to help him do prep work for his new role in Hamlet. Just as Ellie, I was blown away by how kind he was. Ellie immediately captured Rhys' attention, something about her made him go after her. He w
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A.J. Compton
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
For Both Are Infinite is a wonderful debut novel that doesn't read like a first book at all. Stephanie Alba is a skilled storyteller who has weaved a lovely tale of grief, hope, and love after loss.

I always commend authors who stick to realistic timelines and characters in their story. It takes courage to deny your readers the instant gratification they crave in favour of steady and authentic character development.

So even during the moments the romantic in me wished Ellie would start moving on
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Juliana
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
For Both Are Infinite is one of those stories that you immediately fall in love with. Once I began reading, I was completely absorbed in Ellie Reed's life. She moved to London for a new start and only wanted to concentrate on her work as a professor of Shakespearean studies. Her world, that she got so used to, was turned upside down when she was assigned to help Rhys Edwards, a very handsome and talented actor who was about to play Hamlet on stage. Her struggle to overcome her fears and his unwa ...more
Rachel
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by this author, and it didn't disappoint. I loved every lovely, heartbreaking and beautiful moment of this book. It was beautiful and Rhys caught my attention and heart from the very beginning and never let go. The world, or at least my world would be a much better place if I had a guy like that. He seems to wonderful to be true, but would that not be amazing if he was?! Loss touches so many of us, in very different ways and forms. What Ellie went through was devastating, h ...more
Marla Lind
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
For Both Are Infinite by Stephanie Alba is an undeniably addictive read. From the very beginning I was hooked on Ellie and Rhys's story. Alba does a fantastic job in allowing their relationship to unfold naturally in a way that makes you feel as though Ellie is an old friend and Rhys is an actual real-life celebrity. His character is just too perfect for words. If you're looking for a crave-worthy story that will have you turning pages and sneaking in a read or three at every free moment, I high ...more
Dita
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is so sweet...it's about couple who struggle with the pas and uncertain future and how hard it is to move on...
This story is simple but definitely happen in everyday life....It's such a sweet beautiful story.

Rhys Edward...oooh i'm totally swoon....he's so perfect and soooo husband material.

If you're looking for something sweet...this definitely for you...Rhys will swoon you ;)
Renu
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: july-2015
Simply loved it.Rhys is now my new book boyfriend!Kudos to Stephanie Alba for a brilliant debut.
Erin Williams
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! I can't wait to read more of her creations!
Anna
Beautiful!

Such a beautiful story. Ellie's story breaks your heart, but Rhys puts it back together. Seriously a cute read that will leave your heart smiling.
jandjsalmon
Sep 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
I had a really hard time with this one - as you can probably tell from my status updates while reading it. There were times when I actually contemplated not finishing it - because I disliked the main character SO much and found it very difficult to connect with what was going on because she was so frustrating. I also felt that we didn't get a lot of 'show' but mostly a lot of 'tell' - I didn't sense connections between characters because I didn't know who they were. There were a few exceptions b ...more
Patron Saint Fitzwilliam
I had difficulty wanting to finish this book. In the end, I did, more just to be done with it. I want to respect the author's work, but honestly, there was not much to keep me interested in the plot. At the outset, we learn that tragedy colored Ellie's life and has caused her to turn inward to loneliness and seclusion in a foreign country. What could have been an interesting exploration of loss and personal discovery became a very flat story about an unbelievably perfect man (really, he was just ...more
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Stephanie Alba lives in Miami, Florida with her husband, her toddler and their two dogs, Milo and Van Gogh. She's obsessed with Disney, British history, traveling, romances novels, movies, and Halloween. When she's not glued to her laptop or writing in her notebook, she's either: running, planning her next vacation, binge-watching Netflix, reading, or chasing her toddler.