Title: This Love
Author: Dani Atkins
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Date: March 23rd, 2017
Source: from Publisher for a review
If you’re looking for a damsel in distress story done right, look no further!
This Love is the story about Sophie Winter who finds herself in a hard situation in which she can’t cope without someone’s help.
The story starts with drama. Sophie’s flat is on fire and she’s trying to get out before the fire swallows her too.
She managed to save her little cat Fred by letting him go out of the window (I really loved that cat, it was my mission the whole time to know that Fred is save), but for her it is a bit harder to get out.
That’s where Ben, our knight in shining armor plays his part.
He gives her directions what to do to get out of that flat alive.
Ben’s kindness doesn’t stop right there. Oh, no! He helps her find her cat Fred, and even (because of some circumstances) offers her the place to stay.
I know stories about ladies who need to be saved are not in fashion anymore, but as I already stated, This Love is done right. Sophie didn’t want to find herself in the role she played, but her entire home burned and she was in a really bad situation. She had no choice but to accept other people’s help.
At first I really liked Ben. He is that type of character women all over the world dream about. He has a good heart, always knows what to say and is kind, plus he looks really, really hot.
He is way too perfect to be real, and that is where my adoration for him fall back.
I wished he had at least one flaw (actually, in my had I started plotting a story in which he was really a psychopath with great acting skills).
The writing style is really good. Dani Atkins pulls you in with her voice and makes you forget about the rest of the world. I was thinking about the book even when I was not reading.
It is written in third person.
This Love is a perfect title for this novel because you can feel and see the love in so many shapes through the story.
It is no wonder that it received RNA award in category “Romantic Novel of the year”.
I enjoyed reading This Love, and I feel like I gained a lot as a reader from this book, but it is my duty to mention that this story also reminded me of two very popular novels: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and Ten Tiny Breaths by K. A. Tucker.
I’m not saying it is a reap off of those two novels by any mean, I’m just saying it has some of the same elements as those two.
Overall, This Love is a perfect book for romance lovers and for those who want to read a good book about damsel in distress.
3 thoughts on “Book Review: This Love by Dani Atkins”
I love perfect book boyfriends 🙂 and I absolutely loved this one. I understand you though that you like it maybe a bit more realistic.. this is my idea of a perfect fantasy though. Great review!
You made me smile with the psychopath part. That is the thriller lover in you coming out. I think I would like this book too but I have read a lot of chick lit recently and want a thriller next. The psycho bit would be good! 😉
I want to know about the cat!! Perfect boyfriend make me cringe, I like them flawed :p Great review! x
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