Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “I See...Love (A Different Road, #1)” as Want to Read:
I See...Love (A Different Road, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

I See...Love

(A Different Road #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  239 ratings  ·  42 reviews
One family of five... One life-altering tragedy... Three survivors. Each of the Mason siblings takes the outcome of the devastation three completely different ways.

When you are born, you’re born a blank canvas. Over time, sadness and heartbreak leave deep scars. Loss and sorrow carve irreparable cracks into that canvas. Love is like paint, it colors your heart and fills in
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published August 24th 2015 by Annalisa Nicole
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about I See...Love, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about I See...Love

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.80  · 
Rating details
 ·  239 ratings  ·  42 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of I See...Love (A Different Road, #1)
Jamie  Leigh
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read

This was a great read. The well written story had heart break, passion, betrayal but with with amazing strong characters.
2.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: I think I'm a minority on this one, but this wasn't that great for me. I felt like I was just told the surface of a story and never got down into the nitty gritty that made me connect and feel with the characters. I think I get what the author was going for with the characterizations, but sadly I think she missed the mark with the mysterious grey-like CEO and the "sassy" girl. At a few times it worked, but for the most part it felt like we were trying too hard to fit t
Mizz Latte

Beware of Spoilers!

Star Ratings:
Heroine (Joss): 5/5 - 25yrs old
Hero (River): 5/5 - 28yrs old – I wanted to give him a hug

Plot: 4/5
Grovel: none
Cheating: none
HEA: yes but no epilogue
Triggers: none

Average score: 4.5/5

Best Lines:h to H: “You have a really good heart, River. You just need to learn how to use it”

Worst Lines: H: “I’m lucky I didn’t splooge in my underwear before she even got them off.” – what the fuck is ‘splooge’?!

Personal Review:
This was an emo
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

What a remarkable book - Basically I grabed this edition because the 3rd book that will be out soon catched my attention and when checking on the author I found this one. It was so well written that I now wonder what the next ones will be like.

River is a remarkable character that is so well written that he brought tears to my eyes. Yes he is hard at times but the reader always knows where his heart is at - nomatter what his mouth is saying.

Joss is great - not one on those fluffy heroines that ar
J.A. Fredericks
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful, heart-warming love story with strong characters all around! Love the unique touch of River's situation and was deeply moved by his struggles. This was my first book by Annalisa and it definitely won't be my last. ...more
Iona Fincati
Aug 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Very sweet read. Ending was a little too mushy but generally a good read
Kristine GPI Bookblog
I have been following Annalisa Nicole since she released her debut novel, with each story in the series I've watched her grow as a writer, I've watched as she has continued to deliver characters that effortlessly draw you in, a family you want to know, and I See...Love was no different, our hero River Mason is young and wildly successful, his life appears to be one of wealth and excess but beneath the flashy house and opulent home is a man who is governed by bitterness and hurt, the author takes ...more
Feb 23, 2016 rated it liked it
I know a lot of people raved about this book, but I just wasn't feeling it. I didn't like all the talk of him being with "prostitutes" and a chick he regularly slept with was still working for him? Definitely didn't like that. I don't know if I'll read the next book or not. ...more
D. Rivera
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
loved this book. stayed up all night to finish this book. can't wait for the other books in the series ...more
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
More like 3.5 stars because the hero's inner monologue made him a bit of a douche for most of the book. Otherwise I really enjoyed this one. ...more
Leiera Monae
Nov 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Genre: NA, Contemporary Romance

Here is a simple review of I See...Love by Annalisa Nicole, told in 3 parts:

What I liked/loved. . .Not so much, And all that other stuff in between.

What I liked/loved:

• Disabled hero

• Lead female protag, Joss

• Dual POVs, usually presented as half-and-half chapters

. . .Not so much:

• So, River uses the services of prostitutes who are hired for him by his lawyer since River was 17 years old. I got that, and it didn't really bug me much as such activities took pla
Bookish Addict
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked reading this story. The writing isn't bad, just needs a bit more work. The book fast paced and emotional. I wish there's more character development. The relationship between River and Joss is really quick. Joss has an awesome best friend and business partner in Nina. Josh is River's right hand man and friend. There's a cute side story about Nina and Josh. Pretty good read. ...more
Karen Jones
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved River although I found him a bit frustrating at times with his hardheadedness. It bothered me that Nina couldn't have Josh in the beginning yet River was pursuing Joss. Thought he was a bit selfish/hardheaded but I already mentioned that...

Looking forward to reading Kate's story
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very cute story

Very cute story! Loved it.
Thank you for writing such a heart warming story.
Now I am off to read the next book.
Melissa Mendoza
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review

“Her hands rest on the top of mine and my heart skips a beat. What are these feelings? Where are they coming from? Did my father have these feelings for my mother at one point? Joss’s hand squeezes mine and I open my mouth to explain just why I’m not the man for her.”

4 stars! This was a cute little read! The book definitely draws you in as you start to read it.

River Mason has never led an easy life. Losing his parents forced him to become a man and
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
This was a great series starter. Just from reading the synop you can see the life River has lived since age 10 has been difficult. And even before that age his life was not all rainbows and fun. The circumstances surrounding that one night will never leave him. He is fiercely loyal and protective of his sister yet his brother has managed to find a way to slip away from them. Running the family business under the guidance of a family friend/uncle has never been easy yet it fulfills River by givin ...more
Reviews from the Heart
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love the beautiful childhood friendship that starts off this really enjoyable read. Joss and her best friend have big plans together from an early age. Watching this friendship blossom throughout the years into adulthood was very nostalgic. It really made me think of my best friend from childhood and how hard it is to find those relationships that last today. I love that the author included a strong relationship foundation in this wonderfully put together read.
Joss is not your typical girl o
Sassy Southern
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Joss Meyer and her best friend Nina St.James have just opened California Chef, their own cooking and catering business and life could not be better. When Nina asks Joss to take over for her with one of her clients, River Mason, Joss doesn't know what she is in for.

River Mason is one of the most eligible bachelors and has no desire to change that. He hates life and everything in it and tends to alienate most of the people in his life. He helps run Mason Group, an investment firm with his brother
Kell's Bookmark Clique
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have loved all of Annalisa Nicole's books, and I See....Love is just as beautiful as her previous work.
This author has a knack for writing romance like no other. I have mentioned in reviews of her earlier books, that she writes modern day fairy tales and this one is no different.
We meet Joss and her bestie, Nina that are inseparable. They run a business together, live together and spend all of their spare time together. Joss has no time for a man in her life and makes sure she keeps her dist
Edith Dubielak PA
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, series
I Speak… Love by Author Annalisa Nicole is Romance novel and it's the 3rd book in the series. The authors did an excellent job so you are able to read this book without reading the first two books, but in my opinion, I would recommend reading the prior two books first just so you can connect with the characters better.

In this book, we meet Stephan and Maddy. Stephan has two huge secrets. He had distanced himself from his family due to his actions as a teen. Now we have Maddy because of her past
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Love love love Joss & River (and Nina & Josh, and Kate)!!! This is a fabulously written cast of characters! : ) My heart broke for River & the way he was forced to grow up. His siblings, too. I just wanted to hug the daylights outta all three of them. And Joss, she is a strong, motivated, awesome heroine! She doesn't take anyone's crap, she doesn't pull any punches, and she doesn't let any dust settle. She takes charge, confronts those who need confronting right at the time anything happens... j ...more
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved Annalisa Nicole's Running into Love series, so was really looking forward to the chance when I'd be able to read this one. It is a great read! I enjoyed the storyline and the internal monologue of the characters, the couples were well matched and the friendships were nice too. The only thing I wish there was a little more of, was conversation between the two main characters, it just felt like their love was based a little too much on their attraction to one another than their knowledge o ...more
Amy  Crull
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So I'm a huge fan of this author and she doesn't disappoint at all. This book blew me away... First off the emotion of this book was intense. I mean a trio of siblings lost everything they knew in a blink of eye. What should have been a fun family vacation didn't turn at all as planned.. Every kid dealt with it the only way they knew. Stephen felt guilt, Kate still holds her memories close even though she got lost in the world of pills and River lost his most of all. He is determined to hold the ...more
Rebecca Austin
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-sassy
This was my first time reading this author and the book definitely did not disappoint. There are so many emotional facets to this book, yet it never felt overwhelming or fake. I loved Joss and all of the goodness of both her and Nina. They are honestly two good girls who want a real love to call their own without anyone controlling them.

River's character was so heavy with everything that he was dealing with. He is an arrogant jerk to people to push them away so he won't get attached to them and
United Indie Book Blog
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I See...Love is written in 2 POV, Joss and River. Joss is a personal chef and has her life on track. River is CEO of the family business and has a haunted past. Throughout the book River is hot and cold, seriously his moods are all over the place. At times I caught myself thinking "geez Joss should walk away and not look back" but then he had his sweet caring moments. All in all Joss and River's relationship was nice to read about. I like the descriptions that she gave him when asked what she sa ...more
Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
Joss is a personal chef that has recently started her catering business with her best friend, Nina. One of their biggest clients happens to be River Mason, a millionaire running his family’s business.

Joss is happy and guarded. River is hard and unrelenting. I enjoyed the way they meet as an assumption by Joss causes some funny moments.

I liked the angst that was caused by their reluctance to let go of the control they each wanted to hold over every aspect of their lives. River and Joss want to be
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book but not as much as her Running Into Love Series.

Joss, Nina and Josh were amazing characters and I loved all three. I did have a hard time connecting with River though. I would've liked to see him soften up sooner in the story. I thought the epiphany that comes at the end should've come sooner. I wanted to see him and Joss in their HEA for a longer period of time.

I did really enjoy the storyline of this book and the surprise turn at the end of the book was great!!! I look forw
Stacy Ford
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have followed Annalisa since her debut book.
It has been amazing watching her writing grow and change over
The past couple years. This book was nothing like I expected. I know one
Review said it was the same old story, well I have never
Read anything like it. I loved it.
T.J. West
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story, and was very much entertained. The story line was original, unique, something I haven't ever read before. I loved all the characters. They had chemistry, humor, and were all very likable.
Annalisa really surprised me in a good way. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
« previous 1 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Bargain Basement: Kindle Couch 1 7 Aug 24, 2015 09:44AM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Blank Canvas (Irons and Works, #2)
  • High Horse Bastard (No Such Unit, #0.5)
  • Plane Love
  • After Fallen: A Second Chance Christmas
  • All the Pieces (Pieces of Lies, #3)
  • Beautiful Affliction
  • Illicit Temptations (Tempted Series, #1)
  • Recklessly His (Bad Boy Mafia, #1)
  • Distractions (Rebound, #2)
  • Cursed By Destiny (Weird Girls, #3)
  • Hard Tackle (Stepbrother Warriors #1)
  • Mason (Striking Back, #2)
  • Possessed by You (Torn, #1)
  • Front & Center (Back-Up, #2)
  • Complications (Rebound, #1)
  • Pieces of Truth (Pieces of Lies, #2)
  • Revealed by You (Torn, #2)
  • Hard Fought (Stepbrother Warriors #2)
See similar books…
International Bestselling Author Annalisa Nicole is an "Indie" Adult Contemporary Romance author. She's been married to her husband since 1996 where she enjoys being a stay-at-home mom to their two teenage boys. She was born and raised in Michigan, but currently lives in California.
She published her debut novel Take A Chance in October of 2013.

Here's where you can find Annalisa Nicole:
Website: www

Other books in the series

A Different Road (3 books)
  • I Hear...Love (A Different Road, #2)
  • I Speak...Love (A Different Road, #3)

Related Articles

  In most romances, a romp in the hay comes after many chapters of meeting cute, silent pining, and steamy banter. Not so for books that...
29 likes · 4 comments