Loving David by Gina Hummer
I received a copy of Loving David in exchange for an honest review. I will say off the bat that I really enjoyed this novel, and was engrossed throughout the two days it took me to read it. The MC is Charlotte, a forty-something romance writer who is content to be independent. She caught her husband in an affair, and shortly after he and his girlfriend were killed in a car accident. David King, a thirty year-old heartthrob actor, jumps into Charlotte’s vehicle one day while trying to escape the paparazzi. Charlotte helps him escape the photogs, and the two quickly fall in love. Even though they have many obvious differences – age and lifestyle topping that list – the pair are quickly jet-setting around the country, moving in together, and tying the knot. Charlotte thinks she has it all, but her fairy-tale comes to a heartbreaking end.
When I first picked up the book, I’ll admit that I thought both the title and cover were just a tad on the safe side. Once I started getting into the story, I understood where the title was coming from and even more so the cover, and I quickly got over the qualm! For the actual story, I thought it was really beautiful, even though sometimes I thought the dialogue was too stuffy. Charlotte and David made such a wonderful couple, and seeing their relationship grow was special to me as a reader. Gina Hummer has a great talent for building unique characters and scenes. One thing I will say – I don’t think the synopsis fully covers what this story is about. After I read the back cover, I thought it would be a celebrity/non-celebrity relationship that deals with Hollywood. It’s really nothing like that. Not a whole lot gets touched on Hollywood or the celebrity part of David’s life. The ending is incredibly sad, and I was crying when I finished the book. I just wanted to be sure to include that part so readers aren’t so thrown off like I was. There is also a lot of romance between the pages and very detailed sex scenes. Overall, I really enjoyed this novel and hope you read it!