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About the Author
- Publication Date : June 18, 2017
- File Size : 975 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 414 pages
- Publisher : Stiletto Press, LLC (June 18, 2017)
- ASIN : B072V6H4SW
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : B089CXCCV8
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #263,199 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I almost waited to buy this book (because I am a Nook girl), but I am so glad that I purchased this book on the Kindle App.
Ms. Forester...you did this one!!!!
I am glad that this story was about two people who were able to help each other, in a non-patronizing way, unpack the baggage and let go. It is sad that Spencer’s mother died before the twins were born. But she probably died happy, knowing that he was happy and his life was well. Because that's all that parents want, isn’t it? I know that’s what I want.
So I don’t get (the minority of) reviewers who thought that this book was anything but excellent. I know I will read it again sometime. Maybe even more than once.
Women, who many find challenging, egotistical and selfish. But under the surface; underneath all of the fluff, the pomp, the bitterness, and (what others perceive as) shallow and "bitchiness" they are women who have been hurt by others or society, and they've painted on what I call- the "mask of protection" to shield their hearts and feelings, from future hurt and disappointment.
Ryann was such a woman. But, Spencer saw and felt what was truly underneath the brash and closed persona. He was subtle with his persistence. He chiseled away at the blockages, and snuck in. Lol
I loved- The Lover, as I do ALL of Nia Forrester's books. Spencer had a quiet, determined quality and strength. He may not have been what Ryann thought she wanted, but he was ABSOLUTELY what she needed and my "heart clenched with love" for this one (and him).
This is one of those books you want to savor. It's a page turner--there's no doubt about that, but you don't want to rush. Especially not when the story is so rich and so emotionally satisfying. So what makes it so satisfying? Forrester touches on real-life issues and uses the drama and conflict to create a compelling dynamic between the sometimes emotionally distant and sometimes reluctant to commit Ryann and the sexy former bad boy who doesn't realize he's looking for something have and hold Spencer.
Should we talk about characterization? Of course we should. Forrester excels at creating multifaceted characters who are imperfect, who make mistakes and who still pull at your heartstrings--and she does this without resorting to clichés. Ryann is not an easy character to love. She holds so tight to her secrets and the carefully constructed facade she uses as her defense against the world. But little by little we see there are chinks in her armor that reveal the real Ryann, the one who wants to be loved and doesn't always know *how* to love. And with Spencer--he has his own issues he needs to deal with, but one thing is certain: beneath that sometimes a bit too much of an Alpha male facade, his capacity for love is great and what he wants most is to be with Ryann, even when it scares him.
There's also the fact that this book is beautifully written. Nia Forrester is a consummate author. Her choice of words, the way she describes settings and the emotional depth of her characters...it's magical. I am never disappointed when I read one of her books, and The Lover definitely does NOT disappoint.
Definitely a recommended read. Five stars!
Top reviews from other countries
I'll be looking out for Nia Forrester's next release as I've read all her books...
The Lover is no exception. I enjoyed getting to know Ryann and Spencer. Professionally, they are confident and knowledgeable. Personally, their desires lead them to each other and with a possible baby on the way, their stance on ‘how things should be’ undergoes a major shift; babies and feelings and emotions always get in the way.
It was also great to see Ivy and Eli (from Ivy’s League) make several appearances in this book.