Tuesday, February 25, 2014

TBR Tuesday # 34 ~ Love Is Relative by Haven Francis

My good friend Sharrice from Reese's Reviews: My Addiction to Fiction came up with the idea of 'TBR Tuesday'

If you want to join in the fun, then just do the following:
From your book shelf or your e-reader, pick a book that you own that is still on your TBR list. Post it however you want to, then leave a link below so others can see what's waiting to be read.

This week for me its:

Love Is Relative
(Defining Love#1)


Haven Francis

When Emily Winters returns home she thinks she knows what she's getting into. She's had three years to accept the fact that her former best friend/ love of her life/ boyfriend of exactly one day, Danny Donovan, is no longer any of those things to her. 

In fact there is a good chance he hates her. There is an even better chance that he is her half-brother. 

She thinks she knows what she is coming home to, but what she finds is the utter devastation that Danny's life has become thanks to the chain of events that Emily's mother set in motion three years ago. Danny has lost everything and Emily doesn't recognize the cold-hearted bad boy that Danny has become. 

And yet she can't help but love him. She can't help but want to make him happy again, to see that beautiful smile on his face again. She just needs him to let her back in. She just needs him to remember how much they need each other. 

Letting Emily back into his life is not easy for Danny. It’s not easy because, despite their sibling status, he still wants Emily, badly. It’s clear that she still wants him too. But Emily is good, Emily is better at pretending that she and Danny are friends. But the burning that erupts between her legs when she is around Danny is becoming a problem. For Danny, seeing Emily in pain is a problem… he could make it go away, if she would let him. 

The line that separates right from wrong becomes blurry and negotiable as they try to navigate around it. 

For a minute, lost in each other, happiness seems attainable as Danny and Emily attempt to shut out the rest of the world. But reality does not just disappear. Life goes on. 

Danny’s former best friend, Noah, is still trying to pick up the pieces every time Danny hurts Emily which, thanks to Danny’s recent sordid past, happens sometimes. 

Emily’s mother is still the reason that Danny’s mother is dead, his father is an alcoholic and he is a parent to his two younger siblings. 

And if Emily went by the opinions of her best friends, Nat and Jessa, she might be able to convince herself that what she is doing with Danny is okay, but she has to look into the eyes of her Grandpa and Grandma everyday knowing that what she and Danny are doing is wrong. 

When life in the small town of River Bluff becomes too much to handle, Danny and Emily are finally forced to deal, not only with their present, but also their past. When the truth of their sibling status is revealed will it tear them apart or allow them to finally be together in the only way they know how?

Yeah, I picked this one up from Amazon awhile back. Hoping to get around to reading it soon.

Leave a comment and tell me what's waiting on your TBR pile.


  1. Holy smokes you need to read this book asap and let me know what happens because I am so wanting this book now! Eep can't wait. Hope your life and week are going well? Thank you as always for posting. I really appreciate it a whole heck of a lot.

  2. I haven't heard of this one, Marilyn. But it sounds great! Another book that is STILL on my shelf...Angelfall. I've owned it for almost 2 years. But I'm reading it next month! :)