⭐️⭐️⭐️ Low angst, insta-love romance

This Is Love

With a very insta-love feel and a much lighter tone than you’d expect from a book that features a stalker, I have mixed feelings on this one. On one hand, I loved the protective and caring Mason, who isn’t a playboy, only has eyes for Remi, and doesn’t hesitate to show how much she means to him. On the other hand, I didn’t love the speed at which the relationship moved, the cheesiness of some of the dialogue, or the fact that sometimes Remi came across as childish and naive. Ultimately, there are probably as many things I liked about the book as there are things that troubled me, but it’s a feel good, light, low angst romance with plenty of steam.

The story follows Remi, an actress who has lived most of her life in the spotlight. She’s never been allowed to truly spread her wings, but ever since a stalker entered the picture, she’s been so restrained that she’s about ready to snap. When she gets a new bodyguard, Mason, who not only protects her but also seems to genuinely care for her, it doesn’t take long for deeper feelings to develop. But Mason is there to do a job, and he can’t give Remi the level of protection she needs if all of his focus is on the attraction that sparks between them.

If you’re a fan of Melissa Foster’s work, I’m sure you’ll love this one (and it will probably be easier to keep track of all of the many characters involved in the story). There’s a sweetness to the relationship that makes it feel like there’s a deep connection between these two, and it was refreshing to read about a guy who isn’t afraid of being open about his feelings and hasn’t been sleeping around for years. That being said, I probably would’ve liked the book a lot more if things had developed a little slower between Remi and Mason. The fact that Mason is Remi’s bodyguard is kind of a non-issue, and it’s not long before they’re planning a future together. However, it didn’t always feel like they were equals – Remi has lived such a sheltered life that Mason teaches her some things, and since he’s her bodyguard, he’s in control of some of her day-to-day activities. It doesn’t overpower the story, but it’s definitely something that shapes their relationship. Fans of a lighter, easy romance will probably enjoy this the most. I received an ARC via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving a review of this low angst romance.

This Is Love by Melissa Foster. My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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