Love Square by Jessica Ingro

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Review for
Love Square
Jessica Ingro
4 stars

“Life is messy and complicated. What we grow up thinking of a black and white is anything but. Gray areas are everywhere. No one knows this better than me.”

These opening sentences of Love Square come from the mind of the main character, Sam Parker. Sam has the “perfect life”. She remains friends with her bestie from high school, Michelle Kelsey. Sam is a successful author. She has been married to her college sweetheart, Aiden Parker for ten years. Aiden is successful in his career. Aiden is very much in love with Sam. Sam loves Aiden. Together they share a beautiful home, two nice cars, and a dog, named Hugo.

From the outside looking in, Sam’s life is to be envied. From the inside looking out, Sam is miserable. Her career is good, but her marriage had hit a rough patch. She and Aiden argue more often than they used to. They spend way too much time giving each other the silent treatment. Even though she knows Aiden is having a stressful time a work, Sam wonders if this is the real root of problems in her passion-drained marriage. She is floundering emotionally, and cannot seem to find inner happiness or the peace she craves. Sam finds herself questioning all she knows.

On a book promotional tour, Sam runs into her old high school flame, Jacob Matthews. Their reacquaintance sparks a flame, which grows into wild fire of unimaginable proportions. The residual damage of this fire causes Sam to lose the very things she has worked to attain over the past ten years. The turmoil caused by this disaster makes Sam question what happiness truly is and what she really values from life. She is left to rebuild the ruins that compose her life at the end of the firestorm. Sam’s journey to rebuild her life, becomes a quest for self –discovery which leads her to unexpected places.

Jessica Ingro has masterfully and creatively weaved a story of love, lust, betrayal, friendship, and forgiveness. Sam’s story had me up all night. The heartbeat of Love Sauare pulsed, spiked, flat-lined, and pulsed again. This plotline cycled through much like the erratic rhythms of a heart patient who is being treated for coronary disease. If said patient were to ride one of those monster theme park rides, they would probably feel the same way I did while reading this book. I could not believe the wild twists and turns, the sudden accelerations and the abrupt decelerations that lasted for the entirety of the story. I also was not prepared for the final loop that appeared at the end and made the whole ride one mind-blowing experience. Love Square is a romance that is neither light- hearted nor frivolous. It is pithy and chock full of real world moments that are relatable for many. Love Square made me ask the question “how far is too far to reach when one is fighting for love?” It is an all -consuming question individuals must answer for themselves.

A love triangle gone bad…
He was the one guy I couldn’t get enough of. One look from him would make me melt. He was the one I always wanted to love me, but always seemed so far away. Now he stands before me and he’s turning my world upside down.
At one time I would have done anything to be close to him. But will that anything include betraying the man I pledged myself to and that loves me faithfully?
Samantha Monroe had it all. Or at least everyone thought she did. A career on the rise, a gorgeous husband, great friends and a beautiful home. So why does she feel so alone and empty? When she reconnects with an old flame, lines are tested and compromises made in a quest for happiness.
Jacob Matthews always wondered what happened to Sam Monroe. When fate brings them together after all these years, he can’t help but wonder if it’s meant to be. But when he meets his perfect woman, there is no doubt in his mind she’s his soul mate.
Will the search for happiness cost them everything or will their love square show them what really matters?

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Author Bio:
Jessica grew up in Central New York. She spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. She spends her free time reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she’s been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. Writing has always been one of her secret dreams and she can’t wait to share her stories with the world.

She currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs.

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