3 out of 4 stars
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Definitions of Love by Angelia Renee is a collection of six short romance stories. "Andrei and Jedina" is a story a mother tells her daughter about an arranged marriage before her wedding. "Phoenix and Joyful" is a story about jealousy and how it can destroy a person and their family. "Charles and Aspen" is a story about how a husband's priorities affected his wife and marriage. "Neale and Hope" is about a husband who confesses to murdering his wife, but no one believes he killed her. "Piper and Slade" relates Piper's daydream of the perfect blind date. The story "Grady and Victoria" answers the question about the most important thing in life. Is it love, success, or family? Do these stories accurately define love? Is love just a fantasy? What do you think about arranged marriages or blind dates? Read this enjoyable book by Angelia Renee before answering these questions.
Angelia Renee has done a fantastic job with character development. Each of these stories focuses on different, and some same, emotions. I could sense the characters' love, insecurities, pain, hate, fear, and hopes. Each story is a standalone as they are not connected and have their own plot and ending. Some story endings will make you laugh, and others will make you cry. Each of these stories is full of suspense that kept me reading to find out the outcome. It was hard for me to put this book down.
The only negative I found in this book is the editing. The editing is inconsistent between the stories. Some of them are well-edited stories, and others are not, which I found distracting. I reread one story because I thought I had missed errors only to find out that there were none. I recommend that the author have this book edited by a professional editor as there is missing punctuation, missing words, and extra words in parts of the book.
Due to the number of grammatical and typographical errors, I have no choice but to give this book 3 out of 4 stars. The book does not deserve a lower rating because it is an enjoyable read.
I recommend this book to teenagers and older readers who enjoy romance books. As in any romance, the characters make love, but there is no description of the act in this book. There is some borderline profanity, and God is mentioned but not to the extent that it would be offensive to anyone.
Definitions of Love
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