Love Hurts: The Love Duet by Leah Sharelle

Blurb:

The perfect woman was out there, I had her once and I would have her again.

It was time to do something drastic. Most of my life had been spent in the shadow of my twin brother, Deck.
I was tired of being the ‘great’ Deck Johnston’s quiet underachieving twin.
I needed to break out and forge my own path in life.
I had aspirations just like Deck, I may not have wanted to be a soldier like him, but joining the police force was my perfect choice.
The next thing on my to-do list was love; find my perfect partner and be part of something special.
I found ‘The One’ then lost her minutes later … but lucky for me, I found her again years later.
There was just one problem. She used to be Deck’s.
They were just friends now, but that didn’t stop the memories of our turbulent years of fighting and arguing to cloud my brain.
So what happens when two brothers reconnect and you throw a beautiful woman into the mix?
All hell breaks loose.

My Review:

Love Hurts: The Love DuetLove Hurts: The Love Duet by Leah Sharelle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

To begin with, this book is the first in a duet, and is only part of Jason’s story. It should not be read with the expectation of a happy ending. I knew, to a certain extent, how this book would end, from reading Deck and Charlotte’s book, His Sweetness. I knew there would be tears, and sadness permeated the story, even during the happy times, because I knew the outcome. But I also knew, Jason and Zoe’s story needed to be told.

Jason had a pretty normal childhood, despite growing up in his twin brother’s shadow. Always feeling like he isn’t good enough, or that he doesn’t measure up, no matter how hard he tries. Until a glimpse of a woman that reminds him of a fairy catches his eye and won’t let him forget her! Years go by, and she stays in his mind! We got a glimpse of Zoe and Jason in an earlier story, but this is theirs, concentrating mostly on Jason, and his feelings.

I’m not quite sure where to start with this story, or how to review it without giving too much away. It was a good story, and necessary, but still sad. I thought one thing about Jason’s relationship with his brother, (from Deck’s book) and about Zoe as a person, and this book totally changed my mind about both things. It was a bittersweet story, only more so because we knew the ultimate outcome. I’m looking forward to Jason finding his ultimate happy ending!

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