The Love Doctor by S.W. Andersen

A heart-warming story about the healing power of love when you open yourself up to new possibilities.

What was the book about?:

Sofia Delacruz is her name and love is her game. Despite the tragic end to her own story, she hasn’t given up on happily ever after. At least, not when it comes to other people. With her best friend, Reyna, by her side, they’ve built a successful business helping others make their one true connection. When a new client hires them in hopes of kindling a relationship with her long-time crush, life takes an unexpected turn. Personal desires burn like bonfires and professional boundaries are pushed, putting the duo in uncharted territory. For Sofia, however, that tantalising burn also pierces like a stake through her heart. Can she finally shake the pain of her past and heal? Or will she spend the rest of her days cursing the powers that be? 

Featured Tropes: Slow burn, grief, second chance at love, bisexuality, HEA

Book Strengths:
The story is well-written. Andersen uses words carefully to ensure we are really immersed in the story, There’s a scene towards the end of the book that made me lose it. Talk about tears. That scene? Beautiful. Read the whole novel to get to that part, I implore you.

Book weaknesses:
The story took a while to get going, then took a while to finish. There were a couple of chapters that felt extraneous. Kat, Allie’s sister, is incredibly annoying. I wish she’d been written differently.

Character Chemistry:
Allie and Sofia are on a slow-burn journey and the chemistry is there right from the start. Because of Sofia’s reluctance to enter into another relationship, the chemistry builds and builds. It’s very lovely. The secondary characters of Reyna and Runa are well-developed, and add depth to the story.

Heat Rating: 3

Conclusion: This is a story about love, the really intense kind where intimacy and understanding the soul of a person is paramount. It’s the forever kind.

Star Rating: 4 stars

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