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Love Like This

(The Romance Chronicles #1)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  1,506 ratings  ·  133 reviews
Keira Swanson, 28, lands her dream job at Viatorum, a slick magazine in New York City, as an aspiring travel writer. But their culture is brutal, her boss is a monster, and she doesn’t know if she can last for long.

That changes when Keira, by a fluke, is handed a coveted assignment and given her big chance: to travel to Ireland for 30 days, witness the legendary
Kindle Edition, 168 pages
Published June 25th 2017
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Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
Not one of the best written book I've ever read, but something about it kept me interested enough to finish it...although to be honest, that might've been because of the Ireland angle. I think the biggest problem I had with the book was the felt rushed, like the author didn't dedicate enough text and prose to fleshing out all the ideas she wanted to explore. I was also mildly annoyed (slightly irked) with the indiscriminate use of exclamation points in the prose. I don't hold with ...more
Brina (Brina and the Books)
1.5 Stars

This book is hands down the most predictable book I've ever read - in the worst way.
I started Love Like This as an in-between book, also because it was only 168 pages long. I expected to finish it within a couple days but that didn't happen because the story was so exhausting and quite boring, unfortunately.

The initial idea for this book is actually pretty good but the author didn't use the idea's full potential for the characters and story at all. I was about to give up a few times but
Feb 20, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Didn’t finish after 17%. The biggest problem I had with the book was that I am just bored. The writing is not engaging in any way and neither are the characters. It’s all just very straightforward, mundane storytelling. For instance, Keira gets an opportunity to go to Ireland. What follows is us listening to her retell all about this opportunity 3 different times right in a row, as she relays it to first her boyfriend, then to her mom, then to her sister. All while overemphasizing the fact that ...more
Shabana Mukhtar
Just about alright

I just needed something to ease me out of the routinely tension. I randomly picked this from Amazon and started reading.
It was an okay read. About Kiera and Shane. Kiera is sent to Ireland for an assignment for a month and things don't go as planned.
I like the simple language and smooth narration. The writer has not stuffed big words into the story. My favourite part was exposing the menacing boss. Don't we all have someone like that at our workplace?

On flip side, the timing
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love it!!!

I have always loved romance novels. They way they talk about Ireland makes me want to go there with my husband.
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Love like this is a rom-com novel that follows Keira, who got her first assignment of debunking the idea of falling in love at first sight in the festival of Lisdoonvarna in Ireland. After she set out on her journey, she starts to feel maybe this is more the just work. She finds friendship and all around a warm and welcoming greetings from the folks. Her emotions were getting more confusing and frustrating as she had to go against everything and make a report that may cause some serious damage ...more
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-favs
“I’ve been doing this a long time. I’m an expert in love and I can see it in people’s eyes. I’m not so certain this man is right for you.”

I must be an expert in love as well because I could tell he wasn’t for her when he gave her an ultimatum of her job or him. Ridiculous.

I really liked Kiera’s character. She was smart and bold. She was a realist. She doesn’t believe in ”The One”, she is very cynical about love in general. So the people in Ireland (well really only William and Shane) set out in
May 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
As the goodreads synopsis is currently in French I'm not sure if I met the hero of this book in the 33 pages I managed to read, but the heroine was an asshole. Bashing everything she sees and people who've been nothing but nice to her, and acting victimized when her boyfriend who told her things were over if she left didn't respond to her texts. She was a bitch and I'm not here for it. Dnf
Jan 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Roberto Mattos
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This author is a natural storyteller. Working with a simple plot, Sophie creates a whole world of emotions and turmoils, describing superbly the mind of a young lady (Keira) and her struggles to balance her social life and her career.

Keira is a young lady living in New York City. She just started working at Viatorum, a magazine owned by Elliot, but managed by Joshua, her boss. When he is incapacitated by an accident, she landed a cover page story about the Love Festival in Ireland. In order to
Boring, predictable, insulting the Irish. I hated Keira from the start and the way she treated her boyfriend was utterly appalling. Not for me. Dnf at 19%
Marissa Chavez
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kiera and Shane story was beautiful! Can't wait to read the next book!

P.S. This book totally makes me want to take a trip to Ireland.
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Kiera, a junior writer for a hipster travel magazine, gets her big break when her too-jerky-to-be-believed boss breaks his leg in a too-freaky-to-be-believed freak accident. Her assignment? To travel to Ireland for several weeks - and totally trash the place, particularly the Festival of Love.

The setting was nice, but the dialog was at times clunky, and there seemed to me to be some issues with chronology - how long was she there? How many days did she spend with Shane? Why did she think she was
Mar 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, fun-read

Completely entertaining.
James Elkins
If it feels like you’re familiar with this story it might be because you watched The Matchmaker with Jeanie Garofalo and David O’Hara...that might be a little unfair...but not much. Never connected with ANY character, (metaphorically) rolled my eyes several times, no sexy-time scenes to distract me, and a predictable ending. Tailor made to be an enjoyable if unoriginal Hallmark movie (which I would probably watch).
Linda Thompson
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A romance, an adventure and a travel guide – what more could a girl ask for when looking for a wonderful summer read. Such is the stuff in Love Like This, the first in Sophie Love’s new series. Sophie’s characters are spot on, her story like is believable, and the ending is unexpected. Her descriptions of places in Ireland make you want to catch the next plane to visit. I eagerly await book 2 in this series to see where Love takes us next time.
Rae Sontheyon
Mar 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Can The Cynic City Reporter Find What Love Is? . . .

First thing that drew me to this novel was the cute cover and finding this story was set in Ireland bonus! Quick moral of the story, one should never type and send anything when angry or drunk as it never goes well for the writer. If you have ever had the chance to visit Ireland, then you’ll appreciate this story and the jovial people with whom take the city reporter for a tour.

By pure accident and a step of courage, e-magazine travel
Dhawal Joshi
Feb 25, 2019 rated it liked it
I was looking for some Romance reads when I stumbled upon this book. To be honest, the cover had me interested rather than the blurb itself. Yeah, I know they say, 'Don't judge a book by its cover' But I couldn't help it you see. The book begins in a very usual romance novel manner. Nothing bad and nothing too exciting to latch on to.

I liked how the characters and their situations were narrated. It actually had gripped me to the story. I really enjoyed the narration as the the smooth flow of
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Love Like This was a really quick read. I liked the setting in Ireland, but there were a few things that bothered me. Keira wasn't the greatest protagonist. She was very judgemental and sort of selfish. I know we were supposed to side with Keira during her break up with Zach, but I felt like his feelings were valid and Keira was quick to dismiss them and call him a cheating jerk. Zach was really clear that if she left, they would be over. If she wanted to choose her career over him, she ...more
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kiera is a writer from NYC who finally gets her first big article! Her story? Go to a small town in Ireland for a month an experience their Festival of Love for a piece in her big shot magazine. The problem? Kiera is somewhat of a cynic. She is in a relationship going no where with no support from her boyfriend on this amazing new opportunity. When she gets to Ireland she is matched up with her tour guide Shane who’s one objective is to show her the festival each night and show her the sights ...more
Jackie Turner
I've been really into books set in Ireland lately and would really like to take a trip to visit all of these places so if anyone would like a list of the locations that are in this book, let me know!

I picked this up on kindle when it was free, I think it might still be if you'd like to check it out! Anyway, the story follows a young journalist who gets assigned the assignment to cover Ireland's Festival of Love in Lisdoonvarna. The piece is originally supposed to be a trashy piece that her jerk
Reena Terrell
Sep 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
What can I say, I'm always a sucker for some romance. This book was cute and romantic without being overtly so. It also gained another appeal for me with the Irish angle. One day I will make it to Ireland. Plus, once upon a time I wanted to be a travel writer, so I think I could relate to Kierra on that level. Every girl needs a Shane in their life.

When Kierra, a NYC cynic in love, is given the opportunity of a lifetime to attend a festival dedicated to love in Ireland and write about it for a
Choi Stephie
Nov 03, 2018 rated it liked it
It's kind of funny how I accidentally read books related to what I recently watched. Not the same story but has the same location, Ireland. I'd been watching Outlander now I have read Love Like This.
My take on the story. Though I find the format raw in some ways based on a readers perspective. The description of the characters are lacking I can't picture out the characters well. It did not pull the strings of emotions in me but it was fine. It was nice but I did not get too attached to the story
Jan 30, 2018 rated it liked it
This needs a solid developmental edit. Nothing about Ireland felt authentic and the Irish characters spoke with far too many Americanisms. You could do nothing but swap out the Irish town names with towns in the US and have the same story. That was the biggest disappointment; I never felt like I was back in Ireland.

Other than that, it’s a quick read and a cute story. The main character has moments of ridiculous immaturity (like in her last conversation with her ex) but that could have been
Lisa Hill
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A cynical New York career journalist travels to Ireland to cover the Festival of Love for her magazine. Expecting to mock it at every turn, she falls for the charms of the festival, the town and its people. Especially her tour guide.

This is a lovely, gentle and funny look at love and romance in the 21st century. I found myself rooting for Keira and Shane and getting swept along in their courtship. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Louis R.
Feb 08, 2018 rated it liked it
My opinion - good but not great

I liked a fair amount about this book, but I also had a number of problems with it. The romance seems rushed and relies upon the reader to fill in a lot of subtext that IMO just doesn't feel there. The dialog is ok but could be better, and the supporting characters feel thin and underdeveloped even in those roles. Not sure if I'll read the next one or not.
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
A quick romance read. Why 4 stars? It wasn’t because I liked the main character (she was an idiot), but it made me want to visit Ireland. I had google earth open while reading this and I went everywhere they went.
Making the ex-boyfriend up to be a jerk was ridiculous. She was clearly the jerk, but I assume the author felt like woman’s rights to work and be all powerful was more important than family relations?
Maybe not, but that’s what came across.
Loved Shane. Loved Orin. Loved Ireland.
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