The Love Wars by L. Alison Heller
Publisher: NAL Trade (May 7, 2013)
Source: Publisher via BookSparks PR
Formats Available: Paperback, Kindle
Format Read: Paperback
Synopsis from Goodreads: Even though Molly Grant has only a handful of relationships behind her, she’s already been through more divorces than she can count. At the premier Manhattan law firm where she’s a matrimonial attorney, the hours are long, the bosses tyrannical, and the bonuses stratospheric. Her clients are rich, famous, and used to getting their way. Molly’s job—and primary concern in life—is to work as hard as possible to make sure they do. Until she meets the client who changes everything… Fern Walker is the desperate former wife of a ruthless media mogul. Her powerful ex is slowly pushing her out of her young children’s lives, and she fears losing them forever. Molly—haunted by an incident from her own past—finds herself unable to walk away from Fern and sets out to help her. She just needs to do it without her bosses finding out. Now, as complications both professional and personal stack up, Molly can only hope that her own wits, heart, and instincts are enough—both in and out of court.
First Impression: When the book arrived and I first looked at the cover, I wasn’t really sure what I’d gotten myself into. I didn’t feel like the house of cards really translated into what the synopsis was saying. Books featuring professional women always hold a certain appeal to me so I dove in.
My thoughts: The Love Wars is a fantastic summer read. It’s light enough to be laugh out loud funny yet not so fluffy that it is easily cast aside. I absolutely adored Molly. She is smart, hardworking, and completely believable. Knowing what I do about Divorce law, I know it takes a certain kind of person to practice it successfully. I was really interested to see how it would work out for Molly.
Heller does a fantastic job developing the supporting characters, and various sub plots while still keeping the focus of the story on Molly and her overall growth. Her boss was delightfully atrocious and made the story that much more entertaining. Her friends were genuine with a little bit of high school clique thrown in.
The Love Wars is a fun and entertaining story that will keep you turning the pages. Looking for wit and humor with a bit of romance? L. Alison Heller has you covered in her fantastic debut, The Love Wars. I look forward to seeing what she does next.
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