More Than Words
Nina Gregory has always been a good daughter, a good girlfriend. Raised by her father, owner of New York City's glamorous Gregory Hotels, after her mother's death, Nina was ...more
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To say that I was eager to get my hands on Jill Santopolo’s latest release is quite the understatement. And now, on the other side—with those mighty expectations I’d built up during the wait having been met—my heart is content.
Likely, readers will find that More Than Words is just that, a novel that’s more than words simply typed on a page with a pretty face to boot. Nina’s story is a heartbreakingly beautiful reminder to live your truth and to not ...more
A novel that was well told, but unfortunately, not felt with my heart.
What do you do when your life’s actions and decisions are made for you? For Nina, you follow them.
Nina is a woman whose life has always come naturally, her relationship with her father, college, work and Tim, her best friend since childhood and now, her boyfriend. Working as a speechwriter for a Mayoral Candidate, she loves her job. Someday soon however, she’ll be running the family company - sooner than she thinks ...more
This is a story of a woman who has the type of wealth and privilege most of us can only dream of and yet Nina Gregory doesn't feel completely satisfied with her life. When her world falls apart, she really starts to question if she is on the right path to ...more
More Than Words is one of my most anticipated book of the Year and it didn't dissapoint me, you'll get hooked by the amazing writings while devouring this book, it really is a page-turner and it has a unique nature of telling the story in a very delightful perspective, I highly enjoyed the tensions between the acts and the novel is very fascinating!
Nina Gregory is the ...more
Too boring and cliched to even resemble a real story. Also, possibly the least interesting love scenes ...more
In that book, Lucy struggled to resolve her feelings for 'the one who got away" with “the one who took his place”.
In this book, you'll meet Nina, heiress to the Gregory Hotels of New York City, a woman also struggling to make sense of her feelings for two men.
She has known her boyfriend Tim, since childhood, though they have only been "dating for eight ...more
Nina Gregory has ...more
I decided to read this book because I had read this author Jill Santopolo’s earlier novel The Light We Lost back in 2017 and liked the story well enough, even though with that book, the characters didn’t work for me and the emotional aspect was lacking – however even with a few issues, there had been a twist to that story and the dialogue was meaningful enough that it almost made up for some of its flaws. In other words, I was still able to enjoy that book to ...more
However, the death of Nina’s only surviving parent, her father, leads to shocking discoveries ...more
Nina works in politics but is destined to take over the family business, a lucrative hospitality corporation in NYC. As her father approaches the end of his life, she is confronted with the truth of what happened in her childhood and has to decide who she wants to be. I liked the quick chapters, female crisis of identity, and the attraction to one character. ...more
Is it worth reading? Sure.
But did I love it? Not really.
Nina had taken a job as a speech writer for Rafael, ...more
5 "And then we can see..." Stars
After reading and being taken with Jill Santopolo's The Light We Lost I was delighted to read her next contemporary novel. More Than Words comes as very different yet no less monopolizing tale than the former. It's a beautifully written, exquisitely emotional story of a woman unraveling. In a time of great grief, to better understand who she is and her view of ...more
Fast forward to now, I see than Santopolo has a new book coming out - lo and behold, I'm lucky enough to score an ARC. Said ARC is not out for months, but my eager heart couldn't wait even find minutes before I started.
More Than Words is a totally different book from Light, but equally amazing. Words focuses ...more
Personal envy aside, the real story didn't begin until nearly halfway through the book. It was at that point Nina's life changed, following the death of her beloved father and the discovery of information about his secretive past. Until that point I was, quite frankly, bored. As is common in many love stories, there is ...more
More Than Words is an easy read but unfortunately for me it lacked depth. This was a very surface story that didn’t engage any emotions for me. I needed more heart, more depth...just ...more
I love a book that follows a character at a defining point in their lives, it’s so interesting to me to see what choices they make and what actions take place after ...more
Jill Santopolo is the author of one of my favorite books, 'The Light We Lost' so I was very eager to get my hands on her latest novel. At times both emotional and romantic, this book was a fast-paced story about Nina Gregory, who has been raised by her father among New York City's elite. Her ...more
Santopolo also makes the bizarre choice of including a slow slow slow buildup. It takes literally half the book for the plot to appear and that first half is quite dull. Very little happens. If the author had utilized this slow start to grow ...more
Jill Santopolo, Author of “More Than Words” has written an intense, emotional , captivating, intriguing, romantic, heartbreaking, entertaining and thought-provoking novel. The Genres for this story are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Romance. The timeline for this story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes her ...more
Disclaimer: If you go into this expecting another story like "The Light We Lost", I think you may be disappointed. This story was wonderful, but for me, it was very different (i.e. there was no ugly crying during this book).
However, I really enjoyed this one! There were so many good things about this story - this novel felt fresh and unique to me. The fact that Nina was basically a hotel heiress but (seemingly) down-to-earth ...more
The story's main character, Nina, is experiencing major life changes. ...more
"I think it's hard not to fall apart when your view of life is shifting."
This story follows Nina, the heiress to a hotel corporation. Her world is crashing around her as her father's health declines. She is thrust into a role she wasn't ready for, she's questioning her relationship with the man she always thought she'd have a future with, and she is discovering well-hidden secrets ...more
She feels pressure after her father dies to do everything he expected - marry the guy, run the company and continue his legacy.
This story is about love and loss. Learning that people don’t always deserve to be put on a pedestal. That it’s okay to be brave and honest. That sometimes you should make changes in your life if ...more
Determined to make a difference, she lands a job as a speechwriter for the up and coming NYC mayoral candidate, Rafael O’Connor-Ruiz. He embodies everything that she loves about New York City - He’s hard working, honorable and entirely too handsome for her peace of mind.
She keeps telling herself that she’s happy with her comfortable ...more
I still continue to eye THE LIGHT WE LOST whenever I am looking for something to read. It sounds like such a beautiful story, but for some reason, it just never makes its way onto my nightstand.
Then MORE THAN WORDS came up for review and I wasn’t about to let this opportunity pass me by a second time. I have ...more