Louise Douglas
Love Of My Life
May 15, 2020 Comments.. 155
Love Of My Life Louise Douglas I miss him with every breath and heartbeat He should have been my happy ending Instead, he is the sad beginning to my story When Olivia and Luca fell in love as teenagers and eloped to London, they broke the hearts of those closest to them Luca s parents run Marinella s restaurant, the colourful hub of life in an otherwise bleak seaside town, and his mother, Angela I miss him with every breath and heartbeat He should have been my happy ending Instead, he is the sad beginning to my story When Olivia and Luca fell in love as teenagers and eloped to London, they broke the hearts of those closest to them Luca s parents run Marinella s restaurant, the colourful hub of life in an otherwise bleak seaside town, and his mother, Angela, has never forgiven Olivia for causing such a rift in her beloved family On a freezing January night Olivia s life is shattered when she learns that Luca has been killed in a car accident Left with nothing, and gripped by an overwhelming grief, Olivia abandons her job and returns home to where Luca has been buried just to be close to him even though she knows she will not be welcome Facing her past and Luca s family is not easy When Olivia meets Luca s married twin brother, Marc, she discovers a man experiencing a loss almost as painful as her own Their desolation draws them into an affair which both know has no future, but fills the space where Luca should be And when it spirals out of control, the consequences are both explosive and cruel The Love of My Life is a beautiful novel that portrays both the innocence of childhood, and the dynamics of love and loss with deftness and sensitivity It is, above all, a stunning debut from an author with a unique and natural narrative voice.. Love Of My Life I miss him with every breath and heartbeat He should have been my happy ending Instead he is the sad beginning to my story When Olivia and Luca fell in love as teenagers and eloped to London they br
  • Title: Love Of My Life
  • Author: Louise Douglas
  • ISBN: 9780330456395
  • Page: 463
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    1. Tea Jovanović says:

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    2. Ashton Gibbs ♥ BB&B says:

      The Love of My Life Louise DouglasBeauty, Books and Babble I would like start by saying thank you to Bookouture for sending me a copy of this via NetGalley It s a wonderful story and I gave it 4 heartstring tugging stars He should have been my happy ending Instead, he is the sad beginning to my story When Liv was a teenager, she never fit in with her family, nor did she fit in with the Felicone family After falling in love with Luca Felicone, Liv took the giant step of eloping to London with him [...]

    3. Lily says:

      After finishing rereading The Love Of My Life, I was left feeling immensely conflicted, and I m still not sure exactly how I feel about this book I guess I should start from the very beginning.I was about fifteen or sixteen when I read The Love Of My Life for the first time Back then, I was in the habit of borrowing horribly cheesy and clich d romance novels that had me choke and my stomach churn at its corniness, but I read them anyway, because they were the only kind of English literature my l [...]

    4. Anne says:

      I read this over the weekend and loved every page of it it s certainly up there in this year s favourite books I m not usually a soppy romantic read kind of girl but this is so much than a love story it s beautifully written and the characters are flawed but believeable and likeable.There were certain phrases relating the Liv and Luca s relationship and romance that really struck a chord with me and there were times that I was so deeply moved by parts of the story that I had to put the book dow [...]

    5. Leah says:

      I ve been wanting to read one of Louise Douglas books for quite a while now I got a copy of Missing You back when it first came out, but it s not appealed to me as of yet I then picked up The Love of my Life at a charity shop a little while ago and because I was looking for a fairly shortish read, I plumped for it one day I ve heard many great things about the book, but it has to be said, I wasn t entirely enad with the book.The central premise of the book is the affair that occurs between Olivi [...]

    6. Lauren says:

      I really identified with this book I didn t know what to expect, but it blew me away The story is about a young woman who has lost her husband, who was Italian with a big family with traditional values and how they treated her during her childhood and after their son had died This book is SO realistic about how families like this one, believe outsiders are to blame for everything bad that happens, and how they just cannot accept her as one of their own, I related an awful lot as this was how I w [...]

    7. KJ says:

      Just horrible That there is actually a market for this kind of bilge is incredibly depressing There was even a lovely continuity error On page 206 our heroine describes her room in a BB establishment and makes a point of stating that there was no TV in the room Yet on page 227 she s settling down on her bed for an evening of watching TV Apart from this the characters are wooden and the narrator is an immature bitch who seems to measure her success in the world by her success with men and how muc [...]

    8. Kari says:

      1 I really wish this was not only in an e reader format, but sold in bookstores in America I had to get this imported from the U.K.2 I put a lot of quotes into this review to give you a sample of the writing and direction this book went in I did my best to pick quotes that were meaningful to the story but did NOT spoil the hidden surprises.3 To me spoilers are subject to one s own opinion, what may entice and intrigue some into learning may ruin the story for others I have not revealed what I d [...]

    9. NicoleHasRead says:

      I liked this than I thought I would It was an cheapy under 1 so I thought I d give it a go.Olivia turns up at her sister s house in tears after leaving her in laws restaurant Lynette, her ever faithful older sister, tucks her in to bed and asks no questions Later, she gives Liv a laptop and suggests that she right it all down, and this is the novel.We are presented with two timelines the teenage Liv and the development of her romance with the gorgeous Luca, and the adult Liv, reeling from the s [...]

    10. Mavi says:

      Just a book about someone trying to deal with grief, I like it a lot, it leaves me sad that he s not coming back and I feel like their Story shouldn t have ended so soon But that s life it acts up when you least expect it

    11. Chloe says:

      Olivia Felicone has just been made a widow after her husband Luca died in a car accident.Luca was the love of Olivia s life, and she s not sure how she can go on without him She isn t close to the Felicone family, but begins an affair with Luca s twin brother Marc behind everyone s backs, as it makes them both feel closer to Luca.But is it really the best thing for both of them When I read the plot of the book, I thought it sounded very interesting, and I was intrigued to see how the author was [...]

    12. *P says:

      This book had an interesting premise so I figured I would give it a shot For those that have issues with cheating or love triangle type stories, just don t bother Typically I don t have a problem with those stories but this one just didn t sit right with me At the beginning of the story we meet Olivia, a young woman who has just lost her husband and now has to face his family for the funeral Despite spending their married years together in London, Liv is having Luca buried back in his home town [...]

    13. Lauren says:

      I really enjoyed this book, it was about a woman whose husband had died in a carcrash and it starts off with the family attending the funeral From early on you begin to learn that Liv is not a welcomed member of the family, and as the book progresses it explains why The book runs in a very nice way and each chapter alernates between the present and the past, and as the past chapters progress the stoy begins to tie together The chapter set in the past tell how she met her husband and it came to b [...]

    14. Melissa says:

      I read this is one day Well, technically two since I stayed up until 1 in the morning to finish It is extremely well written with interesting and believable characters It is not overly sentimental or soppy So many books about losing a spouse just get bogged down with emotion This is a woman who has made mistakes, quite a few actually, but manages to learn to live with herself I absolutely loved it but I don t have the ability in my writing to convey just what a gem it is.

    15. Hrvoje says:

      Ba je slaka On je u svakom dahu i otkucaju srca

    16. Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner says:

      A nice love story Very touching.

    17. Heather Anderson says:

      Review originally published here twincreatives 2015 11 07 bI picked this book up in the Great Oak Bookshop in Llanidloes whilst I was holidaying in Wales It sells a large selection of both new and second hand books, and The Love of My Life is one of six books I picked up that day.I was drawn to the book at first by the cover, and the deal was clinched by the blurb I am a huge fan of women s fiction, and the beautiful pink and purple sunset and blatantly in love couple that adorned the cover appe [...]

    18. Loretta Milan says:

      Olivia and Luca, who grew up together, fall in love and elope to London, breaking the hearts of those closest to them But Luca dies in a car crash and their happy ending becomes the sad beginning of The Love of my Life by Louise Douglas.Missing Luca with every breath and heartbeat , Olivia returns to their hometown to be close to his grave but has to face the resentment of his family who blame her solely for causing a rift She seeks solace in Luca s married twin brother, Mark, who seems to be he [...]

    19. Haifa says:

      When I finished this book I started crying, and I don t cry that easily But when I started imagining the number of trees that has been cut just to print this terrible book, I couldn t hold the tears I read this awful book based on the recommendation of someone I admired.Which I regret doing terribly, because according to her the book represents deep and beautiful feelings which I find that statement laughable To me those feelings were sickening, and I ll tell you exactly why.So, she is a grievin [...]

    20. Jeanette says:

      Read this book on holdiay thought it would just be a quick beach read and to be fair, I did get through it pretty quickly because I couldnt put it down Douglas uses an easy flowing style to get the reader very quickly interested It starts with her walking out on her old life after the death of her husband the rest of the book switches from the now and the then telling the story of her life within a close knit coastal community and an even closer knit Italian family It could be just because I lov [...]

    21. Elizabeth says:

      First, thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for the opportunity to read and review this book.I must say that I had a really hard time reading most of this book It had some grammatical errors that I found annoying and I found Olivia to not be very likable The story got old in a hurry and Olivia seemed like a whiner during the first 3 4 of the novel However, I made it through all that angst and, at the end, the bad disappeared and I truly enjoyed it Would I read it again No But I d be willing to [...]

    22. Rebekah says:

      I struggled with this book I wanted to find this a gripping emotional read, as several reviews I read suggested it was, but it was hit and miss I think there was a lot of potential for it to be a good book, but it s hard to enjoy a book when you dislike the main character I felt sympathy for her, but she was not a particularly nice person and she seemed to not feel at all bad for the way she behaved The ending was a bit rubbish too, all the way through its leading up to a big show down, and inst [...]

    23. Mel Caldicott says:

      I didn t like this book at all I didn t find it moving in the slightest, in fact I didn t even like Olivia least of all feel empathy for her She only seemed to care about her own selfish needs and this propensity was displayed in all three of her affairs described in the book I found the plot jolted alarmingly its pace and structure There were times when the characters behaved incongruously which made it hard to believe in them This was just a badly written sickening mix of forbidden love, contr [...]

    24. Claire Dobson says:

      A tale full of bitterness, slyness and selfishness Not one character was really likeable all out for themselves with no thought for anyone else Olivia was a product of her mother s hate for her father, always compared unfavourably with her older sister leading to low self esteem What a mess she made of her life And don t get me started on Luca and his back stabbing obnoxious family

    25. Blair says:

      Thought I d give this a go after unexpectedly enjoying The Secrets Between Us by the same author Unfortunately, it seemed to be about as good as I d have expected with a title like that Very awkward and stilted writing style and the plot from what I could make out was almost unbearably mawkish Not my cup of tea.

    26. Antoinette Martin says:

      I did not enjoy this book at all I just didn t have any sympathy for the character, to be honest she deserved everything she got for being so selfish and a cheat I just couldn t get past her being a cheat and couldn t relate to anything she did, it just made me angry, I ve never read a book where I ve hated the main character Disappointing as the other Louise Douglas books I ve read have been great.

    27. Liz says:

      I enjoyed this book and couldn t help quite liking Olivia despite the poor choices she made I was surprised, considering the title, that there was not focus on the relationship between Olivia and Luca I thought the characters were well developed and believable and the flowing style of prose made this an easy read.

    28. Ellen May says:

      An easy yet incredibly enjoyable read Overall 4.5 5, but I ll say 5 stars for easiness sakes I read this in a day and found it interesting, compelling while also just a simple holiday page turner I felt very sorry for Olivia, while I can see her many flaws I also felt she was a likable and interesting character Overall, nothing too challenging but still gripping.

    29. Saturday"s Child says:

      This novel was not at all what I expected Each page made me feel like I was getting to know Olivia well and I just had to keep reading to find out what happened to her next I liked the way each chapter went from the present to the past to give the reader a better understanding of the characters.

    30. Liza says:

      this story is just so unbelievably sad i cry when i read it s really a beautiful story about love but still i don t like reading this kind of stories because i m so sad after reading it and i can t stop thinking why it must be like thatbut i won t say like what because if you want to know you must read it yourself

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