Author: Lisa White
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Date of publication: July 2012
Because having it all does not necessarily mean having it all at once…
In a small, Virginia town where fly-fishing is the favorite pastime and Hampton Steel is essentially the only employer, Associate General Counsel Livi Miller believes she has reached the top rung of Hampton Steel’s corporate ladder. With her alcoholic boss retiring soon, Livi is the presumptive heir to Hampton Steel’s general counsel position. However, in the midst of proving herself promotion-worthy, Livi’s high school sweetheart, Jake Cooper, returns from Iraq and causes long-lost butterflies to alight in Livi’s emotionally charged stomach. The resulting loss of her promotion to slimy newcomer Edward Winston combines with her rekindled feelings for Jake to place Livi on track to choose between her career and her heart.
If she chooses Hampton Steel, she saves her hometown. If she chooses Jake, she saves her butterflies as well as herself.
Laws of Love is a pretty quick and enjoyable read. While I enjoyed the story overall, I wish it had been longer. There were times when I felt like I was missing back story and times when I wish the story had expanded or explored further. Livi is a driven career woman, who is hoping to get a promotion. Jake is back in town for what seems to be an extended visit after leaving the military. Livi and Jake were very sweet together. I am always a sucker for long lost loves. I only wish there had been more of them together. I was confused by Jake's reaction and quickness to walk away from the woman he loved when she was working too hard. It gave me less confidence in the HEA. Especially when Jake hadn't indicated he was staying around for the long haul.
The suspense part of the book was interesting. I almost liked that better than the romance. There was a nice twist toward the end that I didn't anticipate. I definitely think Laws of Love is worth a read. This is the first book I have read by the author. I look forward to reading more from her!
Lisa White was born in Kingsport, Tennessee and raised in Bristol, Virginia. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Italian language and literature, she obtained her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law.
When not practicing law, Lisa enjoys gardening, spending time with friends and family, and, of course, writing romance novels. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. The Laws of Love is her first novel. She recently completed her second novel, Discovery, the first in her Council of Powers trilogy. Discovery is a young adult romance where two teenagers discover hidden powers and the love that makes these powers great.
Lisa currently lives in Southwest Virginia with her husband and two children where she is frantically writing her third novel and dreaming of another love story to share with you all.
Visit Lisa at her website www.lisawhiteauthor.com and like her on Facebook.