Love Rehab by Louise Bay
Release Date: December 7th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Ever wanted to fast forward to your happily ever after?
My name is Mackenzie Locke and I’m a loveaholic. I haven’t got a handle on men. Not even a little bit.
So I staged an intervention and booked me and my two best friends into Love Rehab, complete with a love shaman, horse therapy and a bunch of stones that promise to change my life. I’m not leaving until I’m cured.
Lesson #1: the first night of your stay, don’t have a one night stand with the hottest guy you’ve ever seen in your life.
Lesson #2: make sure your one night stand isn’t planning on sticking around, teasing you, tempting you right back into his Levis.
Lesson #3: Whoops. I forgot this one. I was too busy daydreaming about Blake McKenna’s mouth on mine and the way his five o’clock shadow feels on my thighs.
So maybe I’m not the best student. Maybe I wasted my time and money on Love Rehab. But I can’t help that I want to spend every minute with Blake, naked under the stars. Perhaps he can teach me every lesson I ever needed to learn.
4 ‘Stone Pile’ Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.
When Louise announced this release I have to say I was all over it! Since I loved King of Wall Street, I was super excited to read this one. And I was definitely surprised because this was totally different from my last read by hers: Love Rehabstill is sexy AF (like KOWS) but the theme of it and the storyline is completely different which is always great!
Love Rehab is Louise’s new standalone novel and it tells the story of Mackenzie Locke and Blake McKenna. Mackenzie has been engaged three times already and she is not feeling very lucky right now. She is determined to follow her ‘plan’ and get her love life back on track, that’s why she decides to go to Oklahoma and participate in a different ‘therapy’ called Love Rehab. What she does not expect is to have a hot lots-of-nights-stand with Blake, a man who has to make a pretty important decision about his future and everything changes when these two fall in love.
I needed a cure.
I needed my plan back on track.
I needed Love Rehab.
I really enjoyed this whole new idea in the plot of Love Rehab. I haven’t read anything like this and originality is always a good thing. Louise’s writing is good and fluent and the story flows with it. This love story is full of banter, really funny moments and also a deep character growth. Both Mackenzie and Blake mature and take pretty big decisions after being together and experimenting the Love Rehab.
He’d seen it all, right into the center of me. And he was still here. With me.
I couldn’t be near her without being desperate to kiss her. And I couldn’t kiss this girl without needing to fuck her.
I loved the relationship between the main characters and also I always enjoy having significant moments with secondary characters. I have to say, Mackenzie is not my favorite heroine by Louise though: she really grows by the end of the book but I did not connect as much with her at the start. Blake.. well Blake is great! lol (But Max is still my fave!) I loved the love story and the sexy times! Louise does know how to write some pretty fantastic hot scenes! And the ending was fabulous: I felt connected to both characters because of their deep connection.
“I don’t want to be Boston Mackenzie. I want to be Oklahoma Mackenzie. I don’t want to go backward.”
Blake may not have been part of the plan that I’d had for myself at seven years old, but he was better than anything I could have ever imagined.
Therefore, my rating for Love Rehab is 4 STARS because Louise gave us another great story with a new and original plot and pretty great characthers (that have holy-hotness chemistry!). I can’t wait to see what is next because I am totally reading it! If you enjoyed Louise’s writing in the past, be sure to check this one out!
USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series’ The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.
Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.
Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.
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