- File Size: 1159 KB
- Print Length: 519 pages
- Publication Date: December 30, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MZ5FZ1Z
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,513,402 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Love's Intensity Kindle Edition
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Kressa Morales just turned 15. Her dad lost his job. Her mom gets an offer to work in the States, an offer for the whole family to work at the same ranch where Kressa's mom had worked when she was young. Kressa doesn't want to move away from her home and friends, and her dad doesn't either, but they have no choice.
Brad's dad and Kressa's mom were best friends when they were kids. Brad's step-mom isn't too thrilled with that fact, and neither is Kressa's dad. Everyone needs this business agreement to work, however, so everyone is on their best behavior...mostly.
Brad doesn't want to be on his best behavior. Torn between strict orders and conflicting emotions, it's tough. One of the things that's bothering him is that his friends would not approve of his deepening attraction to Kress.
Kress's dad doesn't either, approve that is, of anything or anybody. Brad's step-mom is acting kind of strange too. Jealousy runs rampant in this convoluted story, leading to all sorts of serious problems, even with Brad's friends.
Add to that danger at school for Kressa, Brad's attempts at becoming a ninja, and his dad's heart problem. You get the idea.
LOVE'S INTENSITY is indeed an intense drama that spins out long enough to wile away an entire afternoon's reading. In the writing style of Mommy-Lit, you get each character's minute by minute experiences---sometimes even overlapping---so you don't miss a detail.
This book is recommended for young adult Christian readers.
A love story, with a little supernatural romance, Love’s Intensity gives the reader an understanding between two completely different characters. In addition, the story weaves in not just the romance between Brad and Kressa, but also the interactions and worries of the parents. Brad and Kressa are two fiercely independent teenagers, struggling to find their place in the world. A love story doesn’t always find its way under such conditions, but when it does, imagine the worry a parent would feel.
While I appreciate hearing other sides of a story, the oftentimes rapid shifting between characters left my mind racing. The book read quickly enough, and the POV shifts are marked by page breaks, still I found myself struggling to figure out whose head I was in. The story between Brad and Kressa is what drives the book.
All in all, Love’s Intensity keeps a sturdy pace and should be an enjoyable read for anyone in search of a good love story.
There is a lot to like about this book that explores the dynamics of an inter-cultural romance between two teens, Brad and Kressa. Brad is an American high school student who has recently lost his mother and struggling to come to terms with his father's remarriage. Kressa is from Mexico and comes to the US, along with her family, to work for the Natalis.
To the consternation of both families, not to mention Brad's friends, Brad and Kressa begin a relationship. Despite the conflict and tension, the relationship begins to flourish, revealing familial secrets that neither Brad, nor Kressa are aware of.
"Love's Intensity" touches on the themes of racism, classicism, bullying, social exclusion, teenage pregnancy, sexual assault as well as parental and spousal abuse. It is a coming of age story that is told from multiple points of view, including the parents of Brad and Kressa who have a subplot of their own.
There are a number of subplots and themes in this work, some that are explained in detail, and others that are left open. At 600 pages, this is a large text and there are some themes that are alluded to in the work, but are left under-developed. Some foreshadowing of the events that unfold would have been welcome and added greater impact to the storyline.
"Love's Intensity" does not have a cliffhanger, but there is plenty of room for a continuation of the story and further examination of matters unresolved. This work is a `clean' romance and recommended for people in their teens, and a Christian audience.
Love's Intensity tells the tale of a sweet romance, a definite for teens or even Christians who like a clean love story. It has many plot, touching on bullying, and friendships. Not only does the book cover the relationship of the teenagers it also covers the parents and how they interact with each other and their children.
There is a paranormal aspect to the story which is always a plus for me, being a paranormal reader and writer myself. The ninja aspect I found to be a little much though.
On the whole the novel had a nice story and leaves room for a sequel, it was also nice to read an inter-racial teen romance. I enjoyed seeing how Brad and Kressa's relationship grew. I found both characters engaging and easy to relate to and sympathize with.
This isn't a short read, at over 600 pages I found the meat of the story could have held true with fewer pages. I also thought some of the plot lines and dialogue seemed a bit awkward or forced. I didn't understand the motivation for the step-mother other than just being the tell-tale evil villain. Some of the dialogue seemed awkward, especially with the teens inner dialogue, and some of the parents interactions.
On the whole Love's Intensity was a good clean romance with a nice story about family and love.
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The author was accurate in titling this book as she depicts love as innocence and intensity as...Read more