The Way You Love Me
Author: Miranda Liasson
Series: Angel Falls #2
Published: January 29, 2019
Source: publisher for review
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Gabby Langdon has always tried to make people happy. She even went to law school to please her father, and now she’s a highly successful-albeit bored-attorney. But Gabby secretly dreams of being a writer, so for once she does something for herself-she signs up for a writing class taught by best-selling novelist Caden Marshall. There’s only one problem: her brooding, sexy professor is a distraction she can’t afford if she’s finally going to get the life she truly wants.
Recently divorced and suffering from the world’s worst case of writer’s block, Caden is in Angel Falls to get his life back on track. He’s focused on teaching and providing a stable and loving home for his young daughter, Ava. The last thing he needs is to jeopardize his new job, which means keeping plenty of distance between himself and his talented new student-no matter how tempted he is by Gabby’s beauty, kind heart, or the sparks that fly whenever they’re together.
Going into The Way You Love Me, I really wanted to love it as much as I loved the first book in the Angel Falls series. See, I accidentally downloaded the arc of Then There Was You and I was completely enchanted and it became one of my favorite books of 2018. When I started reading The Way You Love Me, I wanted the same spark that I felt before. Sadly, it left me with some mixed emotions.
Gabby Langdon is a pleaser. She went to Law School to make her father happy. When she should be celebrating the fact that she was recent promoted to partner, she finds herself bored. Always up for a creative outlet, she decides to follow her dreams of being a writer like her mom and signs up for a creative writing class. Also recently single, she's not quite prepared for the sudden spark she feels after a chance encounter in the parking lot before her first class.
Cade Marshall is in the slump, both professionally and personally. After his name was drug through the mud from his ex-wife, Cade hasn't had the inspiration to write another novel. Needing a change of scenery, he returns home to Angel Falls with his young daughter and starts teaching at the local college. The last thing he was expecting was the spark he felt after he stole Gabby's parking spot.
Overall, I enjoyed The Way You Love Me. I loved the characters. Gabby and Cade were both fantastic. Ava was flipping adorable. The secondary storyline between Kaitlin and Rafe has me sitting on pins and needles for their book. The spark that was missing in the book was the relationship between Gabby and Cade. I love a good "will they/won't they" love story. Waiting for the moment when the couple is going to give in to temptation usually keeps me wanting more. However, with Gabby and Cade I had 2 issues. The first is that the whole "will they/won't they" lasted a bit too long and I lost interest. It got to the point where I actually skipped ahead a bit just to make sure that they do eventually get together. The second issue I had was that while I love forbidden romances, the student/professor relationship between them felt a bit juvenile. Now that's not necessarily a bad thing. I love that they handled it with maturity and grace, but it was like I was reading a new adult book rather than an adult contemporary.
All in all, I did enjoy The Way You Love Me. Did I love it as much as the first book in the series? No. Do I want to read the 3rd book? Hell yeah. I cannot wait for Kaitlin and Rafe's book. I wanted to feel the spark that I felt with The Way You Love Me and I didn't.
Miranda Liasson loves to write stories about everyday people who find love despite themselves, because there’s nothing like a great love story. And if there are a few laughs along the way, even better! She’s a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart winner and an Amazon bestselling author whose heartwarming and humorous small-town romances have won accolades such as the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and have been Harlequin Junkie and Night Owl Reviews Top Picks.
She lives in the Midwest with her husband and three kids in a charming old neighborhood which is the inspiration for many of the homes in her books.