Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Review - Loving Nate by Janice G. Ross

Summary: Loving Nate is Leah's story of falling in love with Mr. Perfect. Leah falls fast and hard, losing all sense of reasoning. Love can do that to a gal, especially when the guy is as smooth as Nathan Moore. Loving Nate is about Leah's journey of falling in love, when she should have been standing in love.

Author, Janice Ross pins a novella that reminds me to not leap with the deceitful emotions of the heart but follow the mind.  
Protagonist, Leah Daniels is ready to conquer the world. She has a new executive level career, lives in a nice condo and she is feeling confident.  However she is not so confident when she meets, dates and have a revolving relationship with the handsome Nate Moore, her boss, boss.  
Nate has a habit of disappearing for weeks and even a few months after spending the most perfect couple of months with Leah. Leah does not question him about these disappearance and accepts him when ever and where ever he reappears. 
The author conjure two endings that allows the readers to select a satisfying end. That's a new spin and huge kudos to the author!!  However, hold that thought, It's not a cut and dry choice.  The author provides one ending that is gentle and forgiving, while you wish the best for one character as sorrow elopes for the other.  The second ending takes you into unfaithfulness, mixed emotion and anger that erupts. Which will you chose?  I enjoyed the choices but kept wondering which ending really satisfied my palate and my choice was .... 
I enjoyed reading about a relationship that actually was based from friendship first- before the couple immediately dives into sexual encounters. My reading pace was moderate throughout the story, the plot kept me interested til the end.  Characters were satisfying. My rating of the book cover is a 4/5. I mean who can resist a handsome man.  This book sits on my shelf as a Darn Good Read with a rating of 3.5 /5 and Ms. Janice Ross has made my Authors list. 

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  1. Charmaine T.3/19/2014

    Wild, two endings to the story. that is indeed interesting. I'm on it. Thanks Sidne for the email blast.

  2. Hi Sid. Thank you very much for this very insightful review.
    I;m also reading this story and its a bitter sweet reminder of some of my disasters i'm afraid...sigh
    Wendy @Fabulosity Reads Book Promotions

  3. Heather3/19/2014

    okay, I'm getting this one, You know I'm a fine of good short stories. thanks for the link to the book.

  4. Pres. of Blue Island Nursing Board Book Club3/19/2014

    Two endings, how did the author do this. Our book club reads three short stories every quarter, I'm going to recommend this one.

  5. Tammie3/19/2014

    You know I keep saying I'm going to get an email address. I want to see my face. lol! anyway, this sound like a good read. count me in for this one.

  6. Thank you so much for this honest review! I guess there's something to be said about the dual ending. :-)

  7. Carrie3/19/2014

    I love it Sidne, I know I will enjoy this read, and I got a fishy instinct you are going to do something with those two endings. LMBO.

  8. Hello Sidne, Enjoyed reading this review. As others have said, two endings and we the reading can pick our own, love that. Great idea Author Janice.

  9. Very nice book cover. Good Review. Short Story. Two endings, I can't go wrong. on my way to make a purchase.

  10. Queenie3/19/2014

    Ok, does Leah love to hard or what? i'm anxious to read the novella and find out about the two endings. love that choice.

  11. this is a novella, I need one or two of those for my reading challenge, i'm purchasing this today. Thanks for the email, you know i'm always late.