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Lovesick Paperback – June 14, 2007
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As he watches Erica between AA meetings, Ted finds himself drawn to her. They begin running into each other at night when they can't sleep. Soon he starts trusting her with his issues and he wants her to trust him, but ultimately he knows that his secret will divide them if she ever finds out.
In the meantime, Michael, an employee of Erica's father, keeps very close tabs on both Ted and Erica by reading their email and checking their phone and ATM records. The more Ted gets to know her, the more he keeps their friendship from Michael and Erica's father. But it is only a matter of time before all is known --- to everyone.
Slow but intense, LOVESICK follows the daily story of two people's struggles to trust others --- and themselves --- as they recover from their addictions.
--- Reviewed by Amy Alessio
Love Sick was a page turner. I never wanted to put it down. And I was always wondering what fantastic thrill would happen next.
I would most defiantly give this book a ten and five star! It was truly that good! I loved it, and I would recommend Love Sick to anyone who loves a little bit of romance, college living, and a brilliant plot.
But Jake Coburn hooked me with his lead Ted York. I've known guys like Ted, who had their lives mainlined into their athletic abilities. And some of them, like Ted, ended up flat on their butts when the athletic life they'd envisioned didn't pan out for one reason or another. Those lives tend to be very short.
A lot of people don't dream past that career, though. For Ted, the athletic scholarship was a means to an end, a way to get out of the blue collar existence his parents had brought him up in and sacrificed to get him above. Even though his world had crashed around him, literally, and his knee was gone for good, and he was attending AA meetings to keep from drinking, he wants that dream he was reaching for through basketball.
I started rooting for the guy from page one.
I rooted for Erica too, but it took me longer to warm up to her because I really didn't get her illness or how it could impact her life so hard. Alcoholism is much easier for me to understand because I've seen people that suffer through it, but bulimia is relatively unknown to me except through reading and television.
The love story that unfolds in the pages is well done, maybe a little sappy and shopworn at times, but it's effective.Read more ›
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Love Sick, Coburn's second novel, will suck you into his dramatic, fast paced love story. Read more
So underrated. Read this book in high school, college, and post grad. It's not complex, but if you want to hangout with really likable people in a digestible read, this is the book... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Drew
I had a hard time reading derails about a girl making herself puke in detail.Published 15 months ago by Veronica V.
That was incredible, it was a short read i think but it was worth it. Id recommend to anyone that loves romances with all the fruity stuff cut out.Published on January 16, 2014 by Sal
While there are things I liked and things I didn't like about this book, one thing's for sure: LoveSick is definitely different - different from anything I've read before, and... Read morePublished on December 23, 2011 by Hannah @ Paperback Treasures
What happens when you mix an alcoholic teenage boy with a bulimic teenage girl? One explosive story! Jake Coburn's book Love Sick was the first of his novels that I have read. Read morePublished on September 19, 2011 by Amazon Customer
When I got this book (it was one cent) I couldn't wait to read it. When I started, I said to myself "Okay, it's boring now, but it'll get better as you keep reading. Read morePublished on July 15, 2011 by DollyLoxx
I should start by saying that according to the author, this book is based on a true story. And that was a surprise for me because the summary sounds so ficticious;something that... Read morePublished on June 30, 2011 by Anxirium
Ted York's life looked perfect. One of the better high school basketball players in the country, he has been offered full tuition at an Ivy League school by an anonymous alumnus. Read morePublished on January 21, 2010 by Karen Keyte