A Theory of Love: A Novel

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Ambivalence is a central theme in this love story. Can a wealthy, globe-trotting financier settle into marriage with a more plebeian journalist? And can their love and attraction weather the demands of his burgeoning global investment practice? The heroine, Helen Gibbs, is a down-to-earth working writer who is swept away by her dashing island companion. They meet on Bermeja. Bermeja is an island that disappeared from the globe in 1997. Metaphorically, Gibbs’s new husband disappears from their relationship to increasingly focus on building his business and the relationships that amount to new clients.

This lightweight fantasy of the jet-setting, high stakes, up-and-coming young couple is a breeze to read and seems perfect for escapist summer beach reading. Do we care if their love ultimately survives? Do we care if his elusive and smarmy business partner robs from the rich to build his personal wealth? Yes, this book requires a minimum of commitment and emotional investment. It is well written in spite of its predictable plot.

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Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 275 pages
Publisher Ecco
Publish Date 2018-May-08
ISBN 9780062742704
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Issue August 2018
Category Modern Literature


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