I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was different from other books that I have read, partly because it dealt with a woman who suffered with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It brought you into the world of someone who has this disorder and how it affects their daily life and their relationships.


The characters were written perfectly. It wasn’t all serious, the book had me laughing out loud on several different occasions. I liked Bailey instantly. She was a fun, quirky, interesting woman who ultimately just wanted to be loved. Bailey struggled in her past relationships with men, they often couldn’t deal with her tics and ended up leaving her. She wanted to find love, but she wasn’t sure that anyone would ever be able to cope with all of her compulsions.


She had a very close relationship with her father, he understood her completely since he too had O.C.D. Her mother and her younger sister were a whole other story! Bailey’s mother was not as close to her. She had been devastated to discover that Bailey shared her father’s affliction. She herself had struggled to deal with a husband whose compulsions ruled his life, she didn’t want this for her daughter. Bailey’s sister and mother were two peas in a pod. Bailey felt jealousy toward her sister, especially when her sister was getting married. She wanted to be the first to walk down the aisle…she was the oldest daughter after all!


Reece. He is probably one of the nicest book boyfriends that I have ever read about. Oh, he wasn’t without his flaws and inner demons, but he was so good for Bailey. He was a very patient and loving man who wanted to help her break through her routines and live a life free from the need to perform her tics. He basically wanted the same thing as Bailey…to be loved.


  The other characters in the book provided a lot of comic relief. I loved her best friend and her family. Everyone can use a good friend like that who is with you every step of the way. They were very realistic, people that you could identify with.


This book had all of the elements that make a great book. I felt the emotions along with the characters…I laughed, I cried and I swooned. I cared about what happened to them. I will be looking forward to reading the next book in this series!


4.5 Stars


 


LoveLines - By S. Walden


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