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Love Leaps: A Short Story [Kindle Edition]

Karen Jerabek
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A short story for anyone who's ever wondered whether they should take a leap of faith on love.

Emma thought she'd be the next of her friends to get engaged but when her boyfriend, Gray, says he needs some space, she has no idea where this leaves their relationship. As she struggles to deal with her emotions, in walks Sam, a man from her past who's ready to declare his love for her. Luckily, she has her best friend, Jessica, to help keep her head on straight and to remind her to keep her clothes on too! Should she wait for her boyfriend to come back to her or should she revisit love with an old flame? No matter which man she chooses, Emma knows one thing, love leaps.

Approx. 8,000 words, 40 pages – perfect for a quick read anywhere you have a free 30 minutes. Written as a first person narrative, set in Raleigh, NC.

Karen Jerabek writes Chick Lit short stories and novels and her writing style can be described as a mix of Bridget Jones meets Sex and the City, where the women have real jobs and shop at Target.

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About the Author

Karen Jerabek writes modern, lighthearted Carolina fiction where the women have real jobs and shop at Target. Set in the Carolinas, her books are the stories your girlfriends would tell you after a couple glasses of wine on a girls' night out. Her main characters are strong, sassy women with loveable flaws who's ultimate goal is to find their true North. There will be twists and turns along the way to keep you guessing but the endings are delightful!


Karen Jerabek was married young, divorced young and after a self-imposed cocooning phase, emerged ready to fully embrace her second chance. In her quest to find her true North, she discovered a love for chocolate croissants, kickball and lazy pajama days. Today, she lives in Coastal North Carolina with her beautiful twin daughters and her loveable yet mischievous Siberian Husky.


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Product Details

  • File Size: 117 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006VJGI00
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #921,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, I'll give YOU space! February 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is one of those stories where one needs to take the meaning of the title a little more seriously. When Emma's boyfriend Gray decides he needs some "space" Emma is confused, scared and angry! What does needing space even mean? As she investigates this need that only men appear to have, she hopes she has the patience to leave Gray alone.

Then, while Gray is incommunicado, a previous boyfriend named Sam suddenly pops back into her life wanting her back. Feeling lonely, unwanted and angry at the man she thought loved her and being adored, taken care of and desired by the other, Emma heads off for girl's night with her best girl friend.

I would have liked to have read Gray's point of view at the same time because I really did not like him while he was in "his cave" needing time away and found myself just as angry as Emma. Knowing what his dilemma was would have helped me to like him better. (I guess Emma would have liked that little tidbit herself).

This is super short (less than 10 minutes to read) and is clean with no profanity or sex.

Would I/Did I buy it? Free Download
Would I read it again? No
Would I recommend it to friends? Yes
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review: Love Leaps, by Karen Jerabek September 11, 2012
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Karen Jerabek's Love Leaps was a pleasure to read and a real eye opener. The reader gets great insight, through the main character Emma, of what it's like to be out of the loop about one's own romantic relationship.

As a male reading this I feel that I was able to sympathize with Gray's need for space. I didn't agree fully with the way he explained his need to Emma, but I think it was very realistic. A lot of guys, myself included aren't great with expressing their thought process. I can also, and more comfortably, side with Emma in this. She was told out of the blue that her boyfriend needed space and would be in contact once he was ready. I would be just as much of a wreck were my significant other to blind side me like that, leaving me with no hope but to wait out the absence and the communication silence.

For a short story there was a good amount packed into it to enjoy. The conflict of heart Emma went through during her period of uncertainty was also a great addition. It aided in the mystery of how this story would end. I think the ending was great as well and a little unexpected for me.

While I thoroughly enjoyed Love Leaps, I'd enjoy reading a companion story to this. I think if the author were to share a story from Gray's point of view it'd bring both sides of the story together and be very enjoyable. (Though this isn't necessary, it's just wishful thinking. I enjoy this author's work.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great pick-me-up February 3, 2012
By Tee
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
An easy read story that kept you wanting to read more. I enjoyed smiling and anxiously reading to see what happens next. Characters were great in this story. Looking forward to more from this Author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A charming short love story! February 2, 2012
By Brandy
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a perfect, light, yet sincere story of the heart. The author makes her characters easy to relate to, yet the story will keep you captivated and guessing until the end. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a gratifying short love story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommend it! May 31, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
My second book by this author and I have begun to like her style. She has a way to draw you into the story very easily. I became moved by the main character's feelings whether they were happy or sad and felt like a could relate to her situations. Very real and honest!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story March 26, 2012
By CAmom
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Great story for quick read. Still unsure if Gray is genuine or just a jerk, walk out on someone without explaning.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars A terrifying peek inside the female mind!
Karen Jerabek attempts to set the women's movement back by forty years with this short story about a shallow, immature, self-absorbed girl whose boyfriend has decided he needs a... Read more
Published on June 30, 2012 by Marcus Andrews
3.0 out of 5 stars Today's Working Woman Reviews Love Leaps by Karen Jerabek
What a great story! And best of all it was very short and sweet...the type of book you can read in about an hour. Read more
Published on February 24, 2012 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Quick Read
I'm glad I gave this book a chance. Short, quick read, got to the story line. Feelings show with the characters and keeps you guessing up to the end. Read more
Published on February 21, 2012 by M. Franks
3.0 out of 5 stars Short and sweet
Love Leaps was an enjoyable short story. There wasn't much dialogue; it mostly consisted of a narrative of Emma's thoughts and feelings after her boyfriend, Gray, decided that he... Read more
Published on February 21, 2012 by Dafna Yee
5.0 out of 5 stars Love leaps a short story
Loved this book. It s the perfect pick me up if you are in a relationship or not. I would highly recommend this book
Published on February 19, 2012 by Mamameshach
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Short Story!
'Love Leaps' is the perfect short story to download on your laptop for a quick and fun read. I easily related to the characters and found them developed, even in a short story. Read more
Published on February 8, 2012 by KE21
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More About the Author

Karen Jerabek writes Divorce Memoirs and Modern, Light-Hearted Carolina Fiction. Set in the Carolinas, her books are the stories your girlfriends would tell you after a couple glasses of wine on a girls' night out. Her main characters are strong, sassy women with loveable flaws who's ultimate goal is to find their true North. There will be twists and turns along the way to keep you guessing but the endings are delightful!

Karen Jerabek was married young, divorced young and after a self-imposed cocooning phase, emerged ready to fully embrace her second chance. In her quest to find her true North, she discovered a love for chocolate croissants, kickball and lazy pajama days. Today, she lives in Coastal North Carolina with her beautiful twin daughters.

http://www.YoungDivorcedandFabulous.com and http://www.KarenJerabek.com


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