Official Review: Greater Love by Devyn Bakewell

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Official Review: Greater Love by Devyn Bakewell

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Greater Love" by Devyn Bakewell.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Greater Love: Let Love In, and Watch How It Changes You by Devyn Bakewell introduces the reader to a young lady named Ryan McKnight who hails from Los Angeles. She had recently graduated from high school and headed to a college in New York, hoping to carve a new life for herself and leave her hometown and all its experiences behind.

Her father did not support her move to New York. As a result, she had to fend for herself and was forced to look for part-time employment while studying full time. She was fortunate to secure a waitressing job shortly after arriving in New York, and because of her outstanding grades, she also secured another job as Devyn’s tutor. Ryan and Devyn got to know each other and grew to like one another. The relationship had a shaky start, but that changed, and it blossomed until Ryan’s dark past crawled back and turned their lives upside down.

The protagonist is portrayed as a young, strong-willed, and determined girl whose voice was silenced as she was growing up. Moving to New York allowed her to reinvent herself and find her voice. Reading about her coming out of her cocoon was heart-warming and gripping at the same time. I also enjoyed reading about a strong female protagonist.

I enjoyed reading the book as the author’s writing style was easy to understand and made it easy to follow the storyline. The characters were well-developed and believable. Besides Ryan and Devyn’s love life, the storyline covered other themes like sexual violence, trauma, and abuse.

Although I did not grow up in LA, I could relate to Devyn and Ryan’s background and upbringing. The elements of drugs, prostitution, and violence are rampant and wreak havoc in most communities. The author’s depiction of life in neighborhoods that are affected by substance abuse and gang violence is commendable and mirrors true-life events.

There was nothing I disliked about the book. It was captivating, and the storyline was exciting and unpredictable. I only came across one error in the entire book, confirming that the book was professionally edited. For these reasons, I am awarding the book a rating of 4 out of 4 stars.

The book is suitable for a mature audience because it contains elements of violence and explicit sex scenes. Readers who enjoy fictional love novels with a sprinkle of sultry scenes will enjoy this book.

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This book sounds engaging, and I like that there's a strong female protagonist. Thank you for your good review!
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I hope that Ryan is strong enough to overcome her past and fight for her love. Great review!
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Perfect, straight-to-the-point review! I love a strong female protagonist. :D
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I also like reading books with strong female protagonists. This sounds like one that I would enjoy. Thanks for your well-written and informative review!
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Although this is not a book I would typically read, I found your review interesting. Well done.
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Books with believable and well-developed characters are the best. I like that the book is easy to understand too. Thanks for the terrific review.
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This seems like a strong story, from every point of view, far beyond silly romance for teenagers. Thank you for your great review!
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Oh, this romance story sounds delightful, especially with the plot being unpredictable and captivating! I wonder how Devyn and Ryan's romance ended up finally. Might just check it out. Thanks for a very lovely review!
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Sounds incredible, wonderful job with the review, you really have me interested in this book.
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Thanks for your interesting review. Ryan sounds like a strong-willed girl who would try to achieve a better life despite her past. Unfortunately, the plot seems classical, so I don't think it's for me.
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It is refreshing for a romance novel to be unpredictable, and I'm glad that you enjoyed the book. Thank you for the review!
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This sounds like a really compelling read with dynamic characters. It is great when authors can create a portrait that feels authentic and relatable to people's experiences.
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Good job with your well articulated reviewed
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Sounds like a great and realistic read for romance lovers :) Thanks for your amazing review!
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