LOVE REWRITTEN, BY J. SAMAN
PUBLICATION: PRONOUN; JUNE 12, 2017
About the book: Abby Scofield’s love life has been all sorts of wrong.
So when lacrosse star, Brandon Kessler, comes along with his all-American good looks, easy disposition, and magnetic charm, things seem to be looking up. Even if they come from two totally different worlds.
Xander Novak is the ridiculously hot, volatile and often times mean best friend of Abby’s twin brother, Aubrey. Her relationship with him is strained at best. But when Xander moves in unexpectedly, things seem to shift between them. But in what direction?
One night of deception, lies, and heartbreak are a common link the three share. When the truth about that night comes out, none of their lives will ever be the same.
Will Abby be able to find the love she’s been searching for or will everything in her world fall apart?
Warning: Strong language and moderate sexual content
This is my 4th time reading and reviewing for J. Saman and as always, it was a complete pleasure. I cannot find the words to describe how much I loved this novel. Love Rewritten introduces us to twins Abby and Aubrey, Aubrey’s best friend Xander, Abby’s best friend Nina, and hottie Lacrosse player Brandon. Abby and her brother are wonderfully close and have a fantastic sibling/twin bond – except that she has long had feelings for Xander and he behaves as though he despises her. One day in the library, Brandon walks in and sits beside of her and starts chatting and messaging her which leaves her both excited and confused because she’s a sort of alternative girl and he’s a big campus jock. Brandon tells her that they met 2 years earlier and that he’s wanted to ask her out ever since, but she has no memory of this. Things get a little dicey as Abby starts dating Brandon, she’s dealing with her brother’s overprotectiveness, and Xander suddenly moves in with them.
I loved all of the characters in this novel, even Brandon at times. Abby and Aubrey had a fabulous twin relationship and they were all very well-developed characters that I was instantly invested in. I figured out fairly early what the reason was for Xander’s mean and hurtful behavior towards Abby, but there were also numerous surprises in this novel. J. Saman has a wonderful gift of writing romance novels with a perfect touch of suspense and conflict that you will never see coming. The entire time I was reading this I was trying to figure out what Xander’s problem was, whether or not Brandon was as sweet as he seemed, why Abby didn’t remember her first time meeting Brandon, and so much more. This one kept me on the edge of my seat, made me laugh, made me angry, and every other emotion one could name after reading a book – but overall, it was completely amazing.
Despite Xander being the brooding, angry dude for the majority of this novel, I completely fell in love with him. Abby was equally as fabulous because she was just so real. She was struggling with an assignment for a class, unsure what she wanted to do after graduation, torn about dating Brandon – just a normal girl that was very relatable and likable. Saman’s writing always impresses me with its easy flow yet sophisticated style. I feel like I say this too often when I really fall in love with a book couple, but I sincerely hope that Saman is not finished with Xander and Abby yet, and that we are graced with a follow-up to this story. It was spectacular.
*Thanks to the author for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review!