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Alice Aberdeen is still hung up on her ex-girlfriend of two years, so her sister Emma—and her boyfriend, Gabe—brings it upon herself to become her matchmaker. For some reason, Emma and Gabe think it’s perfect for Alice to meet the guy they believe is perfect for her at a David Bowie costume contest… and Alice has no clue she’s set up on a blind date with Gabe’s best friend.
And so when they finally meet, Alice leaves an impression on Will Murphy in the middle of the dance floor by literally bumping into him and spilling ginger ale all over his expensive shirt.
Obviously, it wasn’t love at first sight for them, but it hasn’t stopped Emma and Gabe from finding ways to get them to hang out. Soon enough, Alice and Will realize they have some things in common and it wouldn’t kill them if they became friends, maybe even more. But when two people with two of the heaviest baggage try to float together, they’re bound to sink unless they learn to let go.
Alice is bisexual and was once an addict, but what I loved about that fact is the author didn’t use it as a plot device to keep the story rolling. Those things were just part of Alice, of who she is/was as a person. This woman had so many layers, but she’s so wonderful to get to know! Her love for art, David Bowie, her grief over losing her mother, her unhealthy obsession with her ex-girlfriend, Jamie, her unconditional love for her sister, Emma. This woman had so many facets, but the main takeaway is despite everything that’s happened to her, she’s still good.
Then we have Warinder “Will” Murphy, a half-Indian half-Irish businessman who hasn’t felt at home anywhere until meeting Alice. Because of his mixed heritage, he feels he’s not quite one or the other. He started off as this aloof, standoff-ish man (kind of like Mr. Darcy) when he first met Alice, but as we and Alice got to know him, he’s so much more than that. He’s funny, smart, and sweet. So, so sweet.
Despite its title (which is obviously a reference to David Bowie, a recurring theme in the story), the book was not just about love. It’s about life, losing one’s way and finding it again, and the different relationships in Alice’s and Will’s lives. One of my favorites was between Alice and her step-mom, Deb.
My selfish wish is that I hoped the story was longer. I wanted to see more of Will’s family, his mother’s side and father’s. I adored Alex, Will’s cousin, though, and the side-romance with a certain Sara.
Even with its heavy topics, Modern Love was witty and mostly light. I loved Alice and Will’s gradual build up to love, and the friendship that happened in between. If you’re looking for a heartwarming and fun story with lovable and unforgettable characters, I recommend reading Modern Love.
Tropes: Bad First Impressions, Friends to Lovers, Opposites Attract
POV: First Person, Dual POV
I know this story is called "Modern Love," but I recommend it for all readers (18 and older) who enjoy their romances with a bit of angst, humor, and realism.
This novella was named one of the 10 best romance novels of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly. This accolade is well deserved. Allie and Will and their families were funny, touching and real. It was a lovely escape on winter day and I didn't want it to end. The book stayed with me for days after I finished it - always a sign of a good book. It was a real treat. Kudos to Beau North for giving a new voice to Jane Austen.
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