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Love Under Quarantine Kindle Edition
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About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author - Kylie is a long time fan of love stories, rock n roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia, she reads, writes, and never dithers around on the internet.
You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kyliescott.com/
Andi Arndt arrived at her career in audiobook narration after hosting public radio programs and teaching acting and voice/speech at James Madison University. A classically trained actress with an ear for languages and dialects, Andi has studied Spanish, Dutch, Italian, French, and Chinese (Mandarin).--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B087H93864
- Language : English
- File size : 651 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 276 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #79,786 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from Canada
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Let's address the elephant in the room. This book is hugely relevant right now. The charming banter and sexytimes are interspersed with sombre coronavirus-inspired moments that mostly everyone can relate to in these times. From pleading with parents to stay home to eerily empty streets, this is contemporary romance that takes 'write what you know' to another level. It's 'write what everyone knows' and it adds a layer of reality to what could well have been an overly-topical cash grab. Instead, it's an optimistic comfort read assuring us that though life is difficult right now, we can get through it together (even if lockdown love isn't on the cards for most of us!).
I have to say, as I was reading, it felt almost too meta and overly self-referential. As Sadie is a romance author, she knows and names all the tropes - in particular, insta-love - and notes how unrealistic it is. Due to the explicitly short timeframe, their relationship went from zero to sixty real quick. While I can understand that stressful situations lead to intense emotions, I didn't end up sold on a happily ever after once the lockdown lifts. I did however appreciate the clear communication and sincere apologies for screw-ups on both sides, so there's hope.
Nevertheless, if anyone wants to read about our current situation but with waaay more phone sex (and sensible physical distancing precautions), I can certainly recommend this book.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the author via Social Butterfly PR; all opinions are my own
This is another book where insta-love takes the center-stage. I was a little disappointed by this. One of the reasons why shows like "Love is Blind" was so popular was because the people have to get to know each other first before actually meeting. In this book, it's love at first sight across from the balconies that are 8 feet apart. I guess I thought that we would get more of their "getting to know each other" before they fell for one another. They have to wait 14 days before they can meet in person (because of the quarantine period), but they're basically smitten by day 5.
The dialogue and inner thoughts of the two characters are also absolutely hilarious! That said, the book was a <i>tad</i> too cheesy for me.
All criticisms aside, this is a fun and light book that's a perfect almost-escape during this pandemic.
Top reviews from other countries
My attention waned, I skimmed, I cringed, I think this book is taking advantage of a situation that shouldn’t be taken advantage of and that while I have no problem with books like this, as I was reading I found myself thinking I have an issue with the timing of this book and books like it.
I also feel like it was rushed, could have done with more editing and a further proofread before publishing (curtains aren’t spelled with parentheses in the middle, for example) and some of the writing jolted me off the page. It felt rushed, the storyline, the production, pushing a book out so its relevant now.
This book helped me cement the fact that I want escapism from reality when I read right now, I don’t want to escape TO reality.
I’ve heard Kylie is a great author though and this definitely showed glimpses of hilarity and promise so I’d be inclined to check out her work.
Loved the storyline and the wonderful characters and their connection with each other.
Absolutely adored Sadie and Evan. They really and truly were perfect for each other.