Brave Love

Brave Love

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by Stephanie Frugis

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Brave Love is a story of two young people looking for love in an age of technology.
Tom, a firefighter, spends his off days looking forward to returning to the firehouse and rarely focuses on fun. Gianna is an aspiring Broadway actress living across the Hudson in New Jersey who always seems to come short of achieving her dreams.
Both have been unlucky in love…  See more details below


Brave Love is a story of two young people looking for love in an age of technology.
Tom, a firefighter, spends his off days looking forward to returning to the firehouse and rarely focuses on fun. Gianna is an aspiring Broadway actress living across the Hudson in New Jersey who always seems to come short of achieving her dreams.
Both have been unlucky in love and create online dating profiles at the behest of their best friends. The two balance their time between work, friends, family, and potential mates online and in person, but they are never quite satisfied. While dealing with arrogant co-workers and inconsiderate talent directors, they must also uncover the truth behind people's online dating profiles to discover their true nature.
Tom and Gianna must overcome their inhibitions to find true love, but can they?

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Page Publishing, Inc.
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5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Frugis is a bit of a modern day Renaissance woman. With interests spanning the spectrum of the creative arts, Frugis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, but does not limit herself to one medium. Frugis is an actor, singer, and has now ventured into the world of writing.

Drawing inspiration from the events in her life, Frugis considers her parents, Brian and Sue, and her boyfriend, Adam, to be her greatest form of support.

To stay abreast with the many events, or to get any further information regarding the artistic progression of Stephanie Frugis, one can find her on:

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Brave Love 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was exceptional. Our chick-lit book club just finished it this week (everyone loved it) so expect tons of wonderful reviews to follow. This book was fantastic. Gianna and Tom were both well thought out characters. I even liked Cahy even though he was a bit of a villain. We all agreed that you feel like you actually know these characters! I also didn't know much about firemen and this book helped me learn a lot. What a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a feeling some of the reviewers didn't read this book. It is anything but predictable especially towards the end of the book. My whole book club is reading Brave Love next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely a cute read! Perfect for this time of year!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brave Love is just an awesome book! It's one of those books you could not stop reading. Very detailed character descriptions along with a fantistic story keeps you well entertained. Reminds me of the Nicholas Sparks romance novels. This book would definitely would make a great movie. Stephanie Frugis just became of of my new favorite romance authors!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this with the book club! Could not put it down! My heart was racing at the end of the book.. Loved Toms character! He was definitely my favorite! This book would make a great movie. The author should look into it! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A heartfelt love story! Such vivid detail and an incredible plot. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys a good love story- especially one who knows or loves a fireman!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Patricia Day for Readers' Favorite The story involves Gianna Gallo, a beautiful brunette with eyes resembling deep brown pools, pursuing her dream of a career in the theatre. She had loved and lost one male friend – Nicholas - and initially decided to focus on her goal of stage success. Best friend Marla, had the same interest. They were close but very different. Marla partied and saw no harm in dating often, with various consorts. These she found on a dating website by the name of Heartbeat. Gianna, apart from her theatrical goals, was more a home gal; she was not comfortable with the whole online method of meeting people ... until life and the wrong choices in male friends made her rethink her ideology. Tom Ferraro is twenty-four, incredibly handsome with piercing blue eyes, and a firefighter. His lifelong passion had been to become a firefighter and he accomplished that dream. He could think of anything more invigorating, nor satisfying, than to quell the destruction of flames: to rescue victims and save their lives. He showed very little interest in dating. Enter Lindsay, found on Heartbeat’s website, who quickly took over his free time. She gave reason for his work buddies to tease him, and caused him to rethink his friend Jared’s suggestion that he check out the online dating service again; to not give up, because someone better was ‘out there.’ So, begins the saga of love found, love lost (or discarded) and the elusive true love. A delightful romantic tale with all the excitement and disappointment that real-life love causes. I found it a little overlong with each individual's thinking processes and doubts, but love overcomes everything, forgives everything and shares all. So it is with this book: it brings us into the intimate worlds of Gianna and Tom, who find that elusive love, forgive the past, and become willing to share all that they have and are. A challenging road but one worth walking with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend! This Stephanie Frugis is an up and coming author for sure! I'm usually hesitant to read outside my usual romance authors, however a friend highly recommended this book and I enjoyed it tremendously. Looking forward to future romance stories by Ms. Frugis! 
beckybee92 More than 1 year ago
3 words… BEST BOOK EVER!!!! seriously amazing book. i cried!! must read it people!!
snowflake552 More than 1 year ago
I recently came across this book as a friend of mine had won it in a contest. I read it over Christmas break and it was so fun.. I couldn't put it down. Tom needs to be real!! lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved the book. I have an autographed copy which makes it all the more special to me. If you're looking for an easy read this is definitely one for you. Gianna was a great character and I loved following her story. Looking forward to the next book from this author!!
puppygirl92 More than 1 year ago
This book is tons of fun.. Gianna is a broadway bound gal and Tom and a hardworking firefighter.. lots of details in between but great love story. Very interesting seeing the life of a firefighter.. this shows how heroic they are!  I am lending this book to a friend who can't wait to read it. I look forward to the second novel by this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry to say that I did not share the experiences of the other reviewers here. I thought the book was predictable and the author's ideas were cliche and nothing more than boring at best. Her vocabulary was lacking any sense of depth and intelligence, as well. I would not recommend this book to anyone. I hope that the author spends some time developing her  sense of creativity and style. Until then, I would steer clear. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was decent. Nothing out of the ordinary. It was a generic love story that lacked depth and originality. Overall I was unimpressed. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly this book was terrible. Everything was cliche and predictable from the first chapter I couldn't even bring myself to finish the book. Next time the authour needs to make an effort to write something that actually stands out.