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Lovesick Paperback – June 14, 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
This book was mostly meh.
Erica is finally going away to college with her father’s permission, since she’s supposedly recovering from an eating disorder. Ted is a recovering alcoholic starting college just out of high school, and he’s been hired to watch Erica.
Given this plot line, of course this book is going to be dark. I expected Ted’s problems, what with not drinking in general, let alone as a college freshman living in the dorms. I didn’t expect Erica’s problem, or the detail in which it was going to be described. The detail was rather off-putting.
I liked the way that the book was written, though. With alternating points of view, as well as the emails exchanged for Ted’s job with Erica’s father and IMs between Erica and her therapist. I liked the ending, where the characters were at that point. The romance, though, and the actual writing, was pretty meh, though. I didn’t feel much chemistry between the characters, or why they were supposedly feeling more than simply attraction. The writing didn’t pull me in.
This book was average in the end. I didn’t love it, didn’t hate it.
[More of my reviews are available on my blog, Geeky Reading, to which there's a link on my profile.]
Love Sick, Coburn's second novel, will suck you into his dramatic, fast paced love story. It is a read for one sitting, simply because it does not let you put it down. Although, being a short read it also brings a weaker story line, which results in the characters having little depth. That being said, I did highly enjoy the character Erica, who was unique and showed dozens of different personality traits, just not many of the other characters. This is a good book for a beach read, or a short road trip. With it being my first Jake Coburn read, I am very pleased with it and recommend it to anyone who is in need a little romantic pick me up.
- Writings of a Walrus
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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 14 months ago by Drew
I had a hard time reading derails about a girl making herself puke in detail.Published 22 months ago by Veronica V
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
Lovesick is one of those compelling, can't-put-it-down emotional rollercoasters that sneak up on me every now and again. Read morePublished on March 18, 2010 by Mel Odom
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
It is a bit confusing at the beginning, but as soon as it starts up, It keeps you guessing...Published on April 5, 2008 by G. Castillo