Title: How to Love
Author: Katie Cotugno
RATING: ☆☆☆ (3/5)
This is the first book by Katie Cotugno that I have read, I had never heard of her before but I stumbled across the book from reading some prior reviews about it online and I wanted to share my take on it.
” Before: Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember. But he’s never noticed that Reena even exists…until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. Then Sawyer disappears without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind.
After: Almost three years have passed, and there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter. Reena’s gotten used to life without Sawyer, but just as suddenly as he disappeared, he turns up again. Reena wants nothing to do with him, though she’d be lying if she said his being back wasn’t stirring something in her.
After everything that’s happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?”
My take on this book:
Ok so I wasn’t quite sure if I would like this book as it is not a typical romance book that I read often, but I did like it! I didn’t 100% love it but I did like it. It starts off with what happens after she gets pregnant and alternates between before and after so if you’re not paying attention and just flipping through you could get easily lost.
I like that the characters are certainly interesting and that they banter and that Reena certainly seems to hold her ground but she does seem kind of harsh in some instances, and sometimes she seems to forgive him. So I did not know what to feel at first, but after the first couple chapters, it got better!
At first, I was not a fan of Sawyer not just because he left without saying a word but his character seems a little boring in the first few chapters. He didn’t seem too interested in getting back with Reena or in the baby at first either which was kind of a turn-off, he was just kind of there. It didn’t delve too much into their relationship in the after baby parts either so it was kind of disappointing.
Overall it was a pretty good read, Reena seemed like a pretty good mom who had a baby at such a young age and you can clearly tell that she loves her, I may read it again eventually so definitely worth the time.
And I give it 3 out of 5 stars! * Young Complicated Love!