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In Search of a Love Story (Love Story Book One ) [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Schurig
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Book Description

Emily Donovan doesn’t have a romantic bone in her body.

At least, that’s what her friends Ryan and Ashley keep telling her. They’re convinced her bad luck with men is directly related to her life-long lack of interest in all things romantic. When Emily’s latest relationship crashes and burns, she decides to go along with her friends’ plans for a romance research project. Sure, the idea that she’ll have better luck if she learns about the great romances of literature and film seems a little silly, but Emily figures it can’t hurt.

In no time at all, Emily finds herself buried under a mountain of romance novels, chick flicks, and sappy love songs, hopeful that her hard work will pay off with true love. When she meets Greg, Ashley and Ryan are convinced she’s found prince charming—after all, he’s rich, handsome, and totally into Emily. What more could she want? And why does it seem that her friend Elliot isn’t exactly happy for her?

Faced with misunderstandings, miscommunications, and a seemingly endless string of missteps, she is nevertheless determined to give true love a try. In doing so, Emily will eventually find that true romance, the kind that lasts, has little to do with stereotypes or clichés, and everything to do with finding out what’s in her own heart.

This is book #1 of the Love Story series. Don't miss the sequel, An Unexpected Love Story, out in December 2012!

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About the Author

Rachel Schurig is the best selling author of the Three Girls series. She lives in the metro Detroit area with her dog, Lucy. She loves to watch reality TV and she reads as many books as she can get her hands on. In her spare time, Rachel decorates cakes. Visit Rachel at

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  • File Size: 1032 KB
  • Print Length: 281 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0080R7O4U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,474 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Fantastic Read! July 4, 2012
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I'm not a huge reader of the chick-lit genre, but that didn't stop me from becoming completely enthralled by In Search of a Love Story. The characters are complex and real--even some of the periphery characters are so complete that you could swear you met them somewhere. You quickly feel as though you know them all and are immediately invested in what will happen. Unlike some books where you want to knock the heroine in the head because she doesn't see what you, as the reader, see, you can completely understand why Emily Donovan is who she is and does what she does.

The book is a delight. I highly recommend it!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cute premise, but so obvious and predictable June 15, 2013
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When you want to learn how to do something, you consult experts, right? That's the advice that Emily's friends give her when they diagnose her as being clinically unromantic. She needs to immerse herself in romance novels and find herself a man.

Emily gamely - albeit a tad reluctantly - agrees. She reads books and watches chick flicks, and along the way attempts to apply what she learned to her love life. In a "meet cute" sort of set up, she runs into Greg, a handsome, successful prospect who adores her. Emily's friends think SCORE, but part of Emily wonders. Is he the one? Were the novels and movies right? Then there is her friend Elliott, who seems quite unimpressed with Greg. What's up with him?

If you already know how this ends, bravo. Then again, the ending is trumped so loudly and clearly as to render the reading of the novel fairly useless. I've read lots of books that give away their endings early on, but they make up for it by being entertaining, by having characters I like and wish I could get to know.

That is not the case here.

Faithful readers, I was bored. Bored, I tell you. There is so little about this book to recommend that I'm hard pressed to justify the two stars. It's cute, I suppose, and the premise is also cute. But it's just so transparent. That's what turns me off more than anything. There is no mystery or pull to keep reading.

If you want a mindless book with a cute little gimmick, then you could do worse than this. I guess I just wanted more.

Thanks to NetGalley for the preview.
Published on cupcake's book cupboard.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rachel Schuring does it again! December 11, 2012
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I have added Ms. Schuring to my short list of "must read" authors. Her books are light and enjoyable. I can't wait for the second book in this series to come out.

In this book we follow the life of Emily, a physical therapist who has issues with her love life. Her friends try to help her find romance in her life. What follows is an interesting, enjoyable look at a young woman's growth and self discovery.

I will definitely recommend this book to my friends.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Novel by Schurig! June 1, 2012
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I happen to see this pop up on my Kindle as a new novel by Rachel Schurig and promptly bought it once I realized it was free.

This novel also takes place in Detroit the setting of the other novels that Schurig has written. The main heroine in this one, Emily Donovan breaks up with her cheating boyfriend and finds herself confused and upset about what went wrong.

Two of her best friends tell Emily since she has never been into "girl things" she has no idea how to tell when a guy really isn't that into her or how to tell when the right guy is right in front of her.

Emily after being badgered agrees to do a Romance 101 class taught by her two friends in order to find that perfect guy.

I have to say that though I loved the premise and the plot I thought that Schurig telegraphed too soon who was the perfect guy for Emily. Also though I think it was great that Emily stood on her own two feet and finally stopped letting people tell her what to do all the time I do find a bit of a problem with her not sitting back and just being alone for a while.

We also get a wonderful cameo appearance from one of the girls' from the "Three Girls" series that Schurig writes which was very welcomed! It drove me crazy though since I wanted to beg her how was everyone else doing.

Overall grade: A-
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An okay read January 10, 2013
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It started out good with Emily, the main character, lamenting about her taste in guys so
her friends Ashley and Ryan decide to teach her all things romantic. Romance
novels, chick flicks and the like. It, as one character put it, was a silly thing.
Then she meets somebody who thinks will work out and misses out on one who likes her.
The good things about this book is that the characters are human and make mistakes.
The only bad thing that I don't like is that the characters say that the guy that Emily
is changing her into someone she is not (which is true), but in trying to introduce her
to dating again and into romance, her friends are changing her too. In fact, most of
the characters (Ryan, Emily, Ashley, Chris) are clueless at some point to what they
want in a mate or what their mate wants. . .it's worth a read at least and if you do
like this, there are two other books in this series.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not at the top of my list but it's on there March 20, 2013
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I am a member book club and this one was on our reading list. I wasn't sure at first if I would like it because I was very frustrated by the main charcter Emily. I put this book down twice because I couldn't take her clingy and needy nature. But in the end she got what she was looking for and I felt like I had been on a slow moving train that was going in circles. The book club got this one wrong.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Lost In These Love Stories
Rachel Schurig is a great author. Her books suck me in and get me lost in the stories of these women. I completely lose track of time when reading her books. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Cyndi
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Easy reading, one of these books you read and delete from Kindle without regret.
Published 21 days ago by petlover
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very cute!
Published 29 days ago by Dana Lou
5.0 out of 5 stars stylish book
Although this book is pretty formulaic, it is very well written with most characters well thought out. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tom Welch
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, but predictable. Light reading leaving no loose ...
Entertaining, but predictable. Light reading leaving no loose ends...a little too neatly tied up.
Published 1 month ago by canbdone
4.0 out of 5 stars which was rather annoying
It was an ok story. My main problem was I kept seeing the word Chris'ss, which was rather annoying
Published 1 month ago by Shannan Harper
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute!
I was looking for something cute and sweet and a quick read. I got all 3 of those things from Rachel's book. Yes, it was predictable but it was a fun read. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Janet Merrill
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I love all of rachel's books. She really has a way of writing relatable characters and settings into all of her stories. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book.
Published 1 month ago by Selma Hovsepian
1.0 out of 5 stars Slow paced, pathetic plot, a major disappointment
I didn’t enjoy this book in the least. The pace was way too slow and the initial plot too pathetic. The whole story begins with the protagonist, Emily, being short in luck in the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sara
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Rachel Schurig lives in the metro Detroit area with her dog, Lucy. She loves to watch reality TV and she reads as many books as she can get her hands on. In her spare time, Rachel decorates cakes. Her THREE GIRLS series is available now from Amazon!

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