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Love and Relativity [Kindle Edition]

Rachael Wade
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A Stand-Alone Preservation Series Companion Novel.

Preservation (Preservation, #1)
Reservation (Preservation, #2)
Declaration (Preservation, #3)

Love, life, and happily ever after? It’s all relative.

Marine biology student Emma Pierce lives in paradise—geographically speaking, anyway. Stranded on Sanibel Island, Florida, she works at a nursing home by day and spends her nights dodging the island's infamous bad boy, Jackson Taylor, at her favorite karaoke bar. Trying to heal from the loss of her sister and a failed relationship she rerouted her life for, she's ready to graduate and finally leave Florida behind.

When a run-in with Jackson and his rowdy crew goes sour at the bar one night, sparks fly and irreversible damage is done. It’s no secret that Jackson loves to get underneath her skin, but this time he's gone too far. Now all he wants is to earn her forgiveness before she's gone for good, but their ideas of closure—and the future—are enough to keep them worlds apart.

Product Details

  • File Size: 540 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 098402087X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Rabbit Hole Press (December 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,688 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars There is such a thing as too much angst January 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I downloaded this book as I read and enjoyed Preservation, and as it was a freebie what was there to lose. I know what I lost and it was patience. I know that angst filled romances are popular and that complications always occur in contemporary romance, but this story has enough for several novels. There were just so many complications that the drama became too much for me. There was just complication after complication after complication, leading to more angst on top of more angst. The actual time Jackson and Emma were actually together and happy was such a small part of the book that I never felt like I got respite from the angst. I'm not joking about that either, they were only together and happy for about 15% of the book, in the middle.

I also have to say I had issues with both Emma and Jackson. Let's start with Jackson. Jackson is a bad boy sleep with anything who makes Travis Maddox (Beautiful Disaster) look like a saint. He is such a jerk at numerous points throughout the book that I found it impossible to like him a lot of the time. But then the he could be super sweet. But my biggest issue, for those of you who don't like it when the Hero can't keep it in his pants you will hate Jackson. Jackson declares his undying love for Emma, saying he has been in love with her for 3 years. Emma doesn't know what to make of this and asks for time. Two weeks later he is banging another girl because (his reason when she finds out)' I didn't think you wanted me'. Two weeks. Come on. Some undying love.

And this is where I have issues with Emma. Emma accepts this way too easily. She is at times a doormat to him, and yet at other times is super strong, and tells it like it is.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Rachael Wade Novel to Date December 12, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I laughed. I cried. I read until I needed toothpicks to keep my eyes open! In short, Love and Relativity made my very short "epic love story" list. But in more depth:

"There's nothing left of me, because you have it all. You were right. I am no good for you--not now, and not in the future."

That. Right there. And so much more is why Love and Relativity is currently my favorite Rachael Wade novel, and probably one of my favorite reads this year.

Jackson is totally bad-boy-with-a-good-heart yummy. He tries his hardest to stay away from Emma, to do what's right by her. He wants more for her than him, but their love is fueled by sheer magnetism and Jackson isn't the bad boy he thinks he is. He's caged himself in, simply put up walls because of the things he's been through, which really just makes him all the more desirable in the end.

Emma is struggling with her own issues: an ex-boyfriend that hurt her at the worst time possible, her own walls and inhibitions, the grief and loss of her sister and the secret that binds her and Jackson together - the one thing that tells her that there's more to Jackson than meets the eye. But figuring it all out is easier said than done.

Be prepared for some serious swooning and steamy scenes. And don't be surprised if you spend half the book wanting to ring either Jackson's or Emma's necks because we, the readers, can see they are perfect for each other but one or the other seems to think that they're better off sabotaging the entire thing.

My favorite character from Preservation also plays a pretty big role in Love and Relativity. I got to know him better and I got to see him happy, which I totally loved. He's the sweet, pure hearted guy who most girls overlook because he lacks that bad boy edge.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh boy February 13, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Where do I sign up??? I want a guy who sleeps around with anything that moves but really is in love with me. Then he is manipulating, controlling and evasive. Could he please take what I want and am thinking out of the equation and decide what's best for me and our relationship? Great! How about playing mind games and being a bit too sexually forward? Check! *sigh*

If you want an intelligent book written by an intelligent woman about intelligent women I suggest picking up a Jenny Crusie. One of her characters would have pushed Jackson off the dock and gone to found someone worth while.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Small-Town Small-People Going Nowhere. January 30, 2013
By RandOR
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Please find the review by Book Worm posted January 29, 2013. I totally agree.

Initially, I was going to just leave a comment on that review, but I felt that I needed to add a starred review to counter some of the irrational 5-star reviews that brought me to this book.

I find it depressing that the main characters are all so uninspiring. Highlight of their week is getting drunk at Pete's on Friday night. They all have menial jobs. Emma is an aid at a nursing home. Whitney is a hotel maid. Jackson is a part time hanger-on at a marina. Small-town small-people with low ambitions trapped and going nowhere. Even Emma, who is at least going to a local Jr. College, who at least is voicing intentions of "Getting off the Island", is showing by her actions that she is doing little more than dreaming, and I have no great expectation that she will ever break free. Jackson is totally uninspiring. A handsome local bad-boy to whom Emma is drawn has nothing to offer but poverty, fist-fights, misguided cock-sure posturing, and getting drunk. Is this someone you'd want your daughter to interact with? Shudder. Emma is briefly attracted to a new guy at Pete's... "He was thin instead of built like a linebacker, but his geek glasses and tattoo-covered arms were pretty damn sexy." Oh, come on Emma. Quit digging.

I'm sure that there are many people who live like this. I just don't need to read about it. I am at 41% and I'm going to bail. The second half may get better, but I won't be there to find out.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Young love
Great writing about young love and the ups and downs they face. The greatest question friends or lovers. Awesome read.
Published 2 months ago by ouida stokes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by kathyf1957
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Very easy to read and follow book. Felt like I was watching a movie when reading as it is written very well.
Published 5 months ago by happyCamper
1.0 out of 5 stars it had too much bad language in it
I couldn't read had too much bad language in it.
Published 5 months ago by Vickie Lynn
5.0 out of 5 stars quick and easy read
I sped through this book in 2 days and that was because I forced myself to put it down. A very detailed and entertaining story. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Yana R
3.0 out of 5 stars Love and Relativity
It was a good read and I enjoyed it. Emma and Jackson had way too many problems but in the end they found each other. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Briana Pacheco
5.0 out of 5 stars love it!!!!
Loved it!!!! I could not put it down. Was maybe hoping there would be a sequel to this love story.
Published 7 months ago by Trinity Mendoza
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazon customer
Couldnt put this book down. I love the bad boy image and the wirlwind romance of Jackson and Emma.
You just never know what life has in store for you. Good read!il
Published 7 months ago by Unknown
3.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed.
I read to escape from the problems of the world and my own hectic life. This story just made me even more depressed than I was before I started this book. Read more
Published 7 months ago by CINDY F.
4.0 out of 5 stars Would have been 5 stars....
I loved almost this whole book...all the back ans forth, angst, etc loved it all and I really thought this was 5 star read AND I had gotten it for free after being on my wish list... Read more
Published 8 months ago by M. Dono
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Rachael Wade writes edgy New Adult and Adult romance and science fiction. She is the author of the Amazon bestselling PRESERVATION SERIES, THE REPLACEMENT, and LOVE AND RELATIVITY, as well as the paranormal romance series THE RESISTANCE TRILOGY. When she's not writing, she's busy going to concerts, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. She's an avid Brandi Carlile fan and loves all things Tim Burton. Visit her at and, and come chat with her on Twitter @RachaelWade.

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