2013 Book Reviews

Is This Love by Sue Moorcroft

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When Tamara Rix’s sister Lyddie is involved in a hit-and-run accident that leaves her in need of constant care, Tamara resolves to remain in the village she grew up in. Tamara would do anything for her sister, even sacrifice a long-term relationship.

But when Lyddie’s teenage sweetheart Jed Cassius returns to Middledip, he brings news that shakes the Rix family to their core. Jed’s life is shrouded in mystery, particularly his job, but despite his strange background, Tamara can t help being intrigued by him.

Can Tamara find a balance between her love for Lyddie and growing feelings for Jed, or will she discover that some kinds of love just don’t mix?

I’d firstly like to thank Holly at ChocLit for sending me a copy of Is This Love to review.

This story follows Tamara, who is happy in life. She is in a long term relationship with Max, which soon ends because she cannot bring herself to leave her childhood village, because of Lyddie. Tamara’s sister, Lyddie, was involved in a hit and run when she was younger and as a result is now disabled, she has the mental age of an eleven year old.

When returning to her parents to visit she comes face to face with Jed, Jed was Lyddie’s childhood boyfriend before the crash. He has some news about what really happened the day Lyddie was hit by the car leaving her disabled, it will shock them all.

Tamara’s mum is left furious and wants nothing to do with Jed, but he won’t give up easily. Jed is sticking around and the chemistry between Jed and Tamara is undeniable.

With Jed and his brother Manny in the area on business, Tamara finds herself doing yoga lessons with Emilia, the wife of a very over protective man. Jed and Manny employed by him and have to watch over her. But what Emilia tells Tamara about Jed and Manny has Tamara questioning wether she really knows Jed at all.

The whole story builds and builds and leads to a very surprising outcome, one I was very pleased with.

Lyddie is just adorable and the relationship that Tamara has with her is incredibly heart-warming.

The whole story was enjoyable and brilliantly written. I’m probably not the only person who had Lyddie steal my heart.

A novel perfect for a cold rainy day that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.

You can get your own paperback copy here and kindle copy here

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