So it's no big surprise that this story is a romantic one. But when I say romantic I actually mean achingly romantic. This is the kind of book that has you in tears, desperate to find out what will happen in the end, and getting butterflies of excitement when you think the story is going to come to it's conclusion.
It started off as a very pleasant read where you meet Sienna and Nick and learn how they both love one another, yet neither has any knowledge that the other shares their feelings. But by the time you get a little more into the story it becomes addictive to read. I just had to know how things would turn out. At one point I thought I had guessed the ending, only to be thrown totally the other way and ending up in floods of tears.
Sienna and Nick are such loveable characters. They are so ordinary which makes them so real and easy to read about. I particularly loved Sienna, I thought she had a huge heart and her relationship with her father really touched me. He was such an inspiration in the way he refused to feel restrained by his illness and instead did his utmost to explore the outside world without ever taking a step past the front door.
I love a book that takes you on an emotional journey and this one certainly did, from romance and friendship to hurt and loss, it was a roller-coaster of a read and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. Don't discount this book as just another love story: it's so much more than that.
The back page blurb:
This is a love story.
Boy meets girl and girl falls for boy - that much is true.
But when Sienna meets Nick it's not the way it happens in love stories. It's because of a squirrel on water skis...
She sees Nick's dangerous brown eyes and thinks,
Who will be there to catch Sienna when she falls? She is so fragile. She has so many secrets, and he is not that serious.
Funny and sad, this is the story of two people destined never to come together in the great love affair they crave more than anything else.
Title: This Is A Love Story
Author: Jessica Thompson