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Book Review: The Alice Equation by Davina Stone (ARC)

Thanks to BookSirens and the author for providing me with an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


Title: The Alice Equation (The Laws of Love, #1)

Author: Davina Stone

Expected publication: January 8th 2021

Description: Alice Montgomery’s life is like Groundhog Day. Five years after graduating, she’s still working in her mum’s bookshop, hiding her stash of romance novels under the bed and pining for the gorgeous guy who helped her over a panic attack before her final uni exam.

Aaron Blake loves to party—hard. His idea of commitment to anything other than his legal career is strictly three months. Until landing a job with the most prestigious—but conservative—law firm in town means he has to convince the partners he’s deeply committed to family values.

Aaron needs a fake date fast—and who could be safer than his bookish friend Alice?

Soon Alice finds herself dating her secret crush, sporting a daring new look of vintage frocks and itsy-bitsy lace lingerie.

Now the heat is notching up. Aaron’s feelings for his fake date are proving anything but safe, and Alice is discovering her inner sex-goddess.

But when secrets are revealed and lies uncovered, both Alice and Aaron will have to work out the hardest equation of all… what this crazy thing called loved is all about. 

RATING

Rating: 4 out of 5.

BookSirens is definitely a website on a higher level because every book I pick up from there, I seem to enjoy!

This is a cute contemporary romance about Alice, a girl who would rather fall in love with a fictional guy than a real one (except for her bff Aaron), on the other hand Aaron is the biggest womanizer she knows. However, when he gets a job in a very family-orientated company, he needs to present himself as a respectable man, and is there anyone better to play the role of a fake girlfriend than his best friend Alice.

Little do they both know their fake relationship will soon become very real.

I usually really enjoy these types of romances, and although I’m not to keen on friends-to-lovers (I’m more of an enemies-to-lovers kind of gal) but it was done very well in this case.

The whole book was so cute and what I love the most is that Alice is a book lover (like a lot of us on this site are) and so she’s very funny and relatable. I love how whilst falling for Aaron more and more, her confidence also sky rocketed and she managed to conquer some of her biggest fears. That’s the kind of character building I like to see.

Aaron is a womanizer but he wasn’t painted as an jerk-face like those kind of characters usually are. I really enjoyed his character as well and how although he’s not big on emotions, he managed to open himself up more and more.

I love the side story of Alice finding out (and reuniting) with her father and I thought that was so cute and very beautiful.

My favorite character by far is Polly and ever since finding out the sequel is about her, I’m very interested in reading it! She’s such a likeable character and I would definitely want to hang out with her.

To summarize, this is such a cute and funny romance and I really enjoyed it. I hate how this isn’t more popular so I would definitely recommend it to all of you contemporary lovers!

Also, Merry Christmas! ❤

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