Monday, 7 October 2013

First Loves - Jean Stone

The Book
Release Date: 11 March 2013 (first published in 1995)

In this moving novel about the power of second chances, Jean Stone proves that it’s never too late to go after the one that got away.

For every woman, there is a first love. And for Meg, Zoe, and Alissa, that love has never been forgotten. Now these three friends have made a pact. In the next six months, they vow to reconnect with the men who touched their lives so long ago.

Meg is blessed with success, yet lives a life without love, haunted by the only man she’s ever wanted, a man who’s still irresistible . . . and seemingly out of reach. Zoe is a once-prominent film star, desperate for a comeback and scared to discover what has become of her hometown sweetheart—the one person who means more to her than fame. Alissa, the darling of Atlanta society, seems to have it all. Then, in one shocking moment, she finds that her life is a sham and that she left the only man who ever really loved her. Now these women will risk everything—their families, their reputations, and their hearts—to take a chance on the alluring magic of first love.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Notorious Lady Anne, Along Came Troubleand Strictly Business.

My Opinion  2.5 STARS

**Provided by Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept for an honest review**

This book had three stories intertwined, but you could tell that this was an older book that had been re-published.  Many things like the use of cell phones and email were not included for example which are a major part of many ordinary lives, not just professional.

I liked Meg although she was afraid of her feelings and of letting loose with a man, letting her love him.  I loved Zoe, I thought she was a wonderful character and really felt the warmth of her character.  However I hated Alissa.  I thought her spoilt and too aggressive, I did not like her character at all.

Danny was a wonderful friend to Meg and managed to see the best out of Alissa when others couldn't, how he saw past her nasty facade i'm not sure.  Steven had never lost his love for Meg, but he didn't try hard enough when they first split up, but redeemed himself in the end.  Erik, well.  He was just a numpty who was selfish because he couldn't handle that his love became more famous than him.

That said, i found the story a little boring and found it dragged a little.  Was a little too happy when the book had finished.

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