About the Book
“Love at first sight wasn’t meant for millennials.” – So thinks Alice Aberdeen—art student, recovering addict, David Bowie enthusiast. Alice is among the recently dumped, and just wants to keep her nose down until she finishes her degree. Her sister Emma has other ideas, and sets her up with new-in-town Warinder “Will” Murphy- tall, dark, and aloof. To say it wasn’t love at first sight is an overstatement. He finds her too abrasive, with her sharp tongue and a don’t-screw-with-me attitude. She thinks he’s too reserved, too damn serious. But the more time Alice spends with Will, the more their slow burn begins to thaw her heart. A man of two worlds, half-Irish, half-Indian Will Murphy only feels at home when he’s with Alice. He soon realizes that her tough shell is hiding a lot of scar tissue, from her trials with addiction and recovery, to her spectacularly bad ex-girlfriend Jamie, to the loss of her mother. Modern Love isn’t a story about love at first sight, it’s about learning to love yourself before being able to see the one you love.
Modern Love is a fast-paced, intriguing story that I found myself highly enjoying right off the bat. Though she has a host of issues, Alice was an easily relatable and likeable character, and her journey had me quickly flipping the pages. I really enjoyed the supporting cast as well, especially her sister Emma and her own journey. The romance is the main focus of the book, and truly is a Modern Love story. A lot of interesting twists and turns happen between Alice and Will, and while sometimes I just wanted to yell “Get on with it!” it was still a very engaging read and one that I would recommend!
About the Author
Beau North is a native southerner who now calls Portland, Oregon home with her husband and two cats. She attended the University of South Carolina where she began a lifelong obsession with English Literature. In her spare time, Beau is the brains behind Rhymes With Nerdy, an internet collective focused on pop culture.