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Sweet, steamy, and a great New Adult romance, Love and Relativity was an enjoyable read. I didn't completely love it, but I definitely liked it.
Emma was a good heroine. She knew what she wanted and nothing was going to keep her from achieving it. She was strong and likable. I thought she was great.
Jackson was a sweetheart. He had a crush on Emma for a while and didn't have the nerve to do anything about it. He truly cared about her and was devoted to making her dreams come true, which I thought was adorable. I really liked him.
The romance was lovely. It was both sweet and steamy. Emma and Jackson were a perfect match, though no one would think that at first. They seem very different, but they were perfect together. And, the spicy moments were super hot. Their chemistry was off the charts and the sparks were flying. Definitely a ton of hotness going on here.
My problem with the book was how the characters acted. By that, I mean Emma and Jackson did some really stupid things and it got frustrating. They tended to jump to conclusions, assume things about each other, do things without thinking, have they worst timing in the history of the world, and be their own obstacle to a happily ever after. It was frustrating and inhibited by enjoyment of the book. I still liked it, but this issue kept me from loving it.
The plot was okay. Because of the character issues, the plot was slow in some places. But, for the most part, I was kept interested. I enjoyed the story and I thought the ending was a perfect conclusion.
Love and Relativity was a great New Adult romance. I enjoyed reading it. Lovers of romance, if you want a lovely read to pass the time, you might want to check this book out.
*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
Posted November 6, 2013
Amazing Must Read.
Emma Pierce lost her sister Jen in a tragic accident and she is yet to grieve. she lives on Sanibel Island. She works in a nursing home and every Friday night she goes to Pete's bar with her best friend Whitney. The towns Bad Boy Jackson and his mates are there every Friday and they have an understanding - they all get up and do Karaoke together, but that's it. Jackson is a player and after getting her heart broke by her ex boyfriend Emma's not doing anymore Relationships.
As the anniversary of her sisters death, her friends are concerned so they take her away for the weekend to have fun instead of sitting alone grieving. No one knows how Jackson helped Emma the night of her sisters death and they don't talk about it. Emma knows Jackson's a player and is not interested in being another one of those girls. He is a player right?
OMG, Wow I loved this book. It was Fantastic. As soon as I started reading it I was hooked. I never put this down until I had finished. Anytime someone tried to disturb me I could of screamed- I don't know if I did!!! I read this book everywhere, while I was supposed to be cooking tea, at work. This needs to be added to your "TBR" list now.
Girls we have a new book boyfriend in the form of Jackson Taylor. I love Jackson.
I loved all the characters in this book. I could identify with Emma at the loss of a sibling. There wasn't anything about this book I didn't like. The only thing I didn't like is it finished.
Rachael Wade is an amazing author, her books pull you in and don't let go until your done. she has an amazing talent in the way her books are written they make you want to read them again and again.
I loved this book so much that when it finished I immediately bought Preservation - Book one in the series by Rachael - Ryan and Kate's story. Love and Relativity is a stand alone, but one of the characters - Carter, is in Preservation as well. You need to read that as well its amazing my review for that will be up in a few days, I loved it so much im going to buy Reservation(bk2) and Declaration(bk3) as well.
Rachael, thank you for an amazing, stunning book.
This book gets 5/5 stars and 5/5 for movie moments.
Posted November 6, 2013
Emma Pierce has been hurt by love before. She planned out her entire life with her boyfriend only to have everything fall apart. Now single – and looking to keep it that way – Emma isn’t looking for distractions. She’s applied a program on the other side of the country and can’t wait to move away from the town where she’s haunted by memories of her sister and dogged by the baddest boy in town – Jackson Taylor. Jackson is the one guy who could tempt Emma to change her plans. He’s gorgeous and there’s no denying the sparks that fly when Emma and Jack are in the same room. But she’s a one guy kind of girl and he has a different girl warming his bed each night.
I loved reading the story of Emma and Jackson. Their chemistry flies off the page and from their first interaction I was hoping for a happily ever after. The banter between them is witty and heated with the romance red hot. What I liked most about Emma and Jack was they’re both flawed. Jack gets around and makes the same mistakes over and over again with Emma not willing to face up to reality at times. Their faults aside they both have some great qualities too. Emma is down to earth and a caring side. I thought her interactions with the residents at the retirement home where she works to be both funny and sweet. She’s a very strong person too. I loved that she didn’t let life get her down. She wasn’t going to give up. That said – she wasn’t bullet-proof and her actions and reactions were refreshingly realistic. Jackson is a little messed but oh-so attractive and one of those guys that I can imagine being many readers’ book boyfriends.
The supporting cast was great – with them being interesting and having stuff of their own going on. I am definitely going to check out Wade’s Preservation series to read their stories. Plot wise, this is a book about love and relationships. But it’s also about families and over coming the past. It was nicely done with an ending that was absolutely perfect and played out like a romantic comedy.
Love and Relativity is a great story. It’s incredibly hot – definitely not recommended for young audiences – with some characters that I loved and a plot that really worked for them.
(PS. The reference to the Lux series by Jennifer L Armentrout made me laugh and was a nice tribute considering the cover models for this book!)
Posted June 10, 2013
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***
Love and Relativity by Rachael Wade
Book 1.5 of the Preservation Series
Publisher: Rabbit Hole Press
Publication Date: December 12, 2012
Rating: 3 stars
Source: Bought from Amazon
Summary (from Goodreads):
Love, life, and happily ever after? It’s all relative.
Marine biology student Emma Pierce lives in paradise—geographically speaking, anyway. Stranded on Sanibel Island, Florida, she works at a nursing home by day and spends her nights dodging the island's infamous bad boy, Jackson Taylor, at her favorite karaoke bar. Trying to heal from the loss of her sister and a failed relationship she rerouted her life for, she's ready to graduate and finally leave Florida behind.
When a run-in with Jackson and his rowdy crew goes sour at the bar one night, sparks fly and irreversible damage is done. It’s no secret that Jackson loves to get underneath her skin, but this time he's gone too far. Now all he wants is to earn her forgiveness before she's gone for good, but their ideas of closure—and the future—are enough to keep them worlds apart.
What I Liked:
I love the tie-in between Preservation and Love and Relativity. Carter, from Preservation, is the key connector. Emma and Jackson's story is very different from Kate and Ryan's story. I believe this book is considered New Adult, and it definitely had the New Adult feel. Their relationship is not quite as serious as Kate and Ryan's, and yet there are so many complexities, just like Kate and Ryan's. I compared these two books a lot, as you can see.
As in Preservation, there is a good amount of depth in each leading character. Even the secondary characters are fleshed out. Emma and Jackson have their own problems, some worse than others, and they have to work through them in order to have a good relationship, and a foreseeable future.
The romance and relationship-building in this book was once again, pretty nicely done! Ms. Wade definitely knows how to have a relationship progress pretty well, and she knows her way around a steamy scene. But I had many problems with it though, as with Preservation.
What I Did Not Like:
Remember my Preservation review? No? Read it HERE. The same problems I had with Preservation, I had with Love and Relativity, and then some. The whole I-am-woman-here-me-roar and I-am-independent-don't-try-and-take-care-of-me things are RIDICULOUS.
Again. I understand wanting to be independent, a man's equal. I get it. But then there is trying to control the man, consciously or unknowningly. Emma is so wishy-washy! She wants Jackson, she doesn't want Jackson. She pushes him away, but then she expects him to give her "time", and "space", and not see or TALK TO other women.
Emma doesn't want to give up her life for Jackson (understandable), because she thinks that her dead sister would want her to go far, far away, and study. WHAT? REALLY? Are you basing your decisions on what a dead person MIGHT have thought? I'm sorry, does that person tell you what to do, alive AND dead? I mean no disrespect to the dead. But this is something that I universally hate about grieving people, and not just Rachael Wade's character. Are you really going to sit there and figure out what a dead person might have wanted for you? What do YOU want for you?
I think I hit the trust thing. I also hit the independence thing too. With Kate in Preservation, it was her trying to push Ryan away, and then keep him close, but on HER leash. With Emma? It's her trying to be in a relationship with Jackson, but then not, and then she wants him to come with her to Seattle (I believe it's Seattle) when she goes to school. She wants HIM to give up his life for HER, even telling him that he is "standing still", which basically is telling him that he should be the one to come with her, because he doesn't try and change his current lifestyle.
Ugh. If this is how ALL of Rachael Wade's heroines act, I... I don't know what to say.
Would I Recommend It:
Not really. In this book, as with Preservation, the romance and chemistry saves it. I definitely enjoyed some parts of the book, like the first half. But this is not the best example of "New Adult". There are more enjoyable ones out there.
2.5 stars - rounded up to 3 stars. Am I going to keep up with this series? Yes. But I am most likely not going to start reading Ms. Wade's other series, even though I have the entire set on Kindle. I have fun when Ms. Wade has freebie days! I may come back to them. Maybe not.
Posted May 11, 2013
Rachael does not disappoint with another great story from her Preservation Series. Although this is not one of the actual books within the series, it is nearly an extension of her side characters. I first became a fan of Rachael's with her Amaranth Trilogy. Being a huge paranormal fan, it was right up my alley and I loved it. As a reader being somewhat new to the Adult Contemporary genre, I was taken through a roller coaster of emotions with Preservation. When I heard from Rachael about book 2, Reservation, my stomach was in knots just thinking about where Kate and Ryan would go in their relationship. I almost talked myself out of reading it just because I could not stand to read about any heartache Kate would endure.
When Love and Relativity came out as an extension of the Preservation Series, I thought this will definitely prepare me for Reservation. Well, it did and it didn't. Love and Relativity was more of a romantic roller coaster than Preservation. Rachael, what are you doing to me? I loved this story but had to fight to get through it. The love and loss between Emma and Jackson is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. So many obstacles for both of them to go over to be together makes you wonder if it's really worth it. It brings the cold hard truth about love and relationships to light, love makes you crazy and relationships take a lot of work. Being a fan of the "Bad Boy Club" myself, I cheering for Jackson on page one. This book is just one proof that all bad boys need are to be tamed by the right woman. Rachel's female characters in all her books have a strong backbone and actually use their brain. They are realistic and their actions actually make sense. Her stories are fictional but realistic fiction. Emma and Jackson will be no strangers in the Preservation Series, it will be interesting to see how they will tie into the story of Kate and Ryan.
Posted January 6, 2013
This book is awesome! I couldn't put it down!! The story is so captivating...full of love and angst. My body is still all wound up from it!
"Sleep, Pumpkin. You're mine now."-Love and Relativity Jackson is your typical bad boy with good intentions, he just doesn't exactly know how to make them clear. Emma has regret and things holding her back from loving and living life fully. She has a hard time making choices, which to me, made her totally relatable. I connected with these characters in such a way that at times, I almost felt sick from what they were going through. I couldn't help but root for them the entire book! The love scenes were so steamy, I couldn't wait until the next one came around! "The man was sex on legs, that's all there was to it. And right now, he was between mine, and the wait was about to send me into cardiac arrest."-Love and Relativity
I am looking forward to reading the Preservation series and seeing how Jack and Emma are incorporated into Reservation.
Posted December 9, 2012
WOW!!! Another amazingly written story by Rachael Wade!! I dont know how she does it, but every time I read her books, I feel my emotions run wild, I cry, I get angry, and I feel all kinds of passion for the characters. If you have not read one of her books you are definitely missing out. They are flawless.
Emma and Jackson are complete opposites and can't stand to be in the same room as one another or so they make everyone believe. Jackson is known as the player around town, he takes a different chick home every night and with his hot looks and charm he can definitely get away with it. Emma is a college student who has been hurt once before and isn't about to get back into another situation like that again, so when Jackson comes into their usual Friday hangout with his friends, there is no way she is going to give him the time of day.
Jackson and Emma have both worked hard for where they are and have lost someone important in their lives, they know how it feels to lose someone you love dearly, Emma lost her sister a year ago to a drunken driver and Jackson lost his mother to Cancer when he was in high school. They seem to be able to relate and help one another out on these terms.
However, no one expected them to fall for one another and no one expected Jackson to be a one woman kind of guy, that was til he fell for Emma Pierce. She changed him for the better, he wanted to be better for her. The more they were together the stronger the connection got and of course the sex was even wilder than they both imagined possible.
When Emma gets her acceptance to her dream college on the other side of the United States, she didn't realize that Jackson would have a problem with it. Jackson could not deal with a long distance relationship never wanted to give it a thought.
Read Love and Relativity to see how Emma and Jackson work or don't work through their on and off again relationship.
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