Fresh Fridays: On Friday, I review a brand new series (ie. only has one book released so far) to see if the series is worth keeping up with. Here is this week’s offering:
Modern Love Series
Other books planned to be in the series:
Synopsis for Easy Love (from Goodreads):
How 20-Somethings Find Love in New York:
1. Meet for tapas.
2. Pretend you care more about his day than your career circling the drain.
3. Stumble to your place. Kick him out before he trips on dirty laundry. (Literal or figurative.)
It’s easy. That’s how I like it.
Before you crown me the least romantic person in Manhattan, meet my competition.
Dr. Wesley Robinson.
Keen blue eyes and fell-out-of-bed hair. Unhealthy obsession with 80s movies. Drier than a gin martini. Drive that makes Tony Robbins look like a slacker.
Yep. The hot genius I’m helping sell his DNA dating app has a plan:
Scale the highest peak of Mount Nerd. Then ride off with his genetic Cinderella.
I shouldn’t fall for him.
Even if Wes kisses like there’s something dirty under that pressed shirt.
Even if he opens me up like no man has.
Even if guarding my heart’s getting harder each day.
Because New York isn’t Wes’s mountain. I’m not his princess…
And nothing this easy can last.
SERIESous’ Top Picks: Favourite Author, Canadian Author
Series: Modern Love
Set in the same universe as the Wicked Trilogy
Author: Piper Lawson
# of Books: 1+ (
Full Reading Order Here)
Book Order: Connected
Complete?: No, more books to be published in the series
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Heat Rating: Toasty
Point of View: First Person, Alternating
Publication Date: April 10, 2019 – ongoing
Source & Format: Author–eARC | Thank you Piper Lawson
Why I Picked it Up / My Expectations:
Piper Lawson writes some of my favourite New Adult romances out there. She just has this great ability to write strong characters (especially her heroines) that also have vulnerability. I just find her stories are so genuine and realistic even if there is some drama along the way.
What I Liked:
–Realistic Slow Burn Romance–
I loved how this romance built and took its time. Yes, these two have instant chemistry but those deeper feelings grow as the characters spend more time with each other and get to know each other. It was easy to see why they would fall for each other…even if they didn’t think so. Their banter and interacts are a highlight of the novel. It was nice to see characters sorta date and fall in love; lots of books just dive in head first!
I think the thing I loved most about this story was the reliability of our two leads. The problems they encounter at work and in their personal lives with connect with the reader. And it really allows for some stellar character growth from start to finish.
What I Didn’t Like:
–A Little Rushed at the End–
I would have liked some of the stuff at the end to be teased out a little. It made the character development seem a little lopsided because so much happens in the last few chapters.
My Expectations for the Rest of the Series:
I’m not sure what or who the next novel will be about but you bet I’m sticking around to find out!
My Rating: 4/5
Easy Love 4/5 | Book 2 TBP
With a great flow, genuine characters you can’t help but like and a realistic, modern approach to romance, this is a MUST for contemporary romance fans!
Read if You Like: contemporary romances, slow burn
Avoid if You: want erotica, dislike contemporary romances
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