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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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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,267 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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33 of 35 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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14 of 15 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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18 of 20 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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14 of 16 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
By Kat
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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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice story October 21, 2012
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I've liked all her books to date. She has interesting characters, like someone you've met before. My test of a good story is that I find the situations to be relatable and a well rounded character.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 5 days ago by Alfred W Lilgreen
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sweet Love Story
This was an amazingly good read. I truly enjoyed this book from the first page. The author clearly knows how to write a story that will grab the reader's interest from page one... Read more
Published 11 days ago by K. Morgan
3.0 out of 5 stars she swore off love. Personally
So yes, basically the story starts with a cliche, about how Emily found out that her 'perfect guy' is a cheating bastard, and with that, she swore off love. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Maryam Dinzly
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
It was alright
Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars cute story
It was cute. Kind of annoying how the heroine couldn't see what was right in front of her. The book was not explicit.
Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars but good
A little predictable, but good story
Published 26 days ago by Shell
Thios was an awesome Love Story with a happy ending...Can't wait to read Rachel Schurig's next book...
Published 27 days ago by S. Gail
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 27 days ago by Dora
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Cute story about relationships and the choices we make, and the role friends play in making those choices.
Published 29 days ago by Ani
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this author.
Rachel has been my favorite since I read the three girls series. I've now moved on to in search of a love story and I loved it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amber
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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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