Length: 35 pages
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Candace has always struggled with her weight and being related to a sister who was slim, beautiful, confident and popular didn’t make it much easier. Over time, she had found comfort in who she was but one question still plagued her – Would a man be comfortable enough with who she was to love her?
Candace was living life as it came when she got the letter from Bali, speaking of the wonderful time that she had spent in Bali with Rio. The only problem was that Candace had never been to Bali, but Tiffany had. A simple misunderstanding and a wonderfully sweet letter sets forth a relationship between Candace and Rio through email. But will their relationship survive the truth? Will Rio really love Candace when he finds out who she really is? Or will fate intervene in a cruel act that will separate them forever?
Love Across the Seas is a wonderfully sweet, contemporary romance. Its short length makes it an ideal, quick read. And the story leaves you with the warm feeling that all romances aim to evoke.
The author has spun a tale that is rooted in a real world concern – beauty that goes further than skin deep. Candace, a sweet, caring woman, is left without love because of her plus size that most men do not bother looking beyond. And yet, even with her problems, Candace is shown to be a strong, loving woman, something that the author has brought out really well. The characters are easily defined, their problems and joys perfectly relate-able and their endeavors pull you in as you root for their success.
The book touches on all aspects of a traditional romance. You can feel the love that the characters share, you can feel their fears for the things that threaten that love and you can feel their unyielding desire to defeat the threats.
The book flows smoothly and manages to convey a satisfying and fulfilling read even in its short length. Love Across the Seas is perfectly suited for fans of romance, contemporary and otherwise and anyone who is looking for a good, quick lift-me-up read. So if you fall under any of those categories, you are sure to like this short, sweet romance novella.
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2 thoughts on “Review: Love Across the Seas (By J.J. Alston)”
Rishka, the books sounds interesting. Though married, I still read MB to destress and lighten my mood. I am looking forward to buying this book from Cross Word, Pune once I get back from Trivandrum.
Thanks for stopping by, Maya. I agree, MB is definitely de-stressing. But I doubt you’ll find the book at Crossword. You can buy an ecopy at the following link though:
Hope that helps!