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5 stars for Loving Brooke by Elsa Winckler #romance #fakerelationship #bookreview

Title: Loving Brooke

Author: Elsa Winckler

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fake Relationship Romance


Book Blurb: 


Can two friends fake love or will their fake relationship end their real friendship?


Irritated by their families continued efforts to get them together, good friends widow Brooke Johnson and Gavin Wilson decide to fake a relationship for the next two weeks. But then Gavin kisses her, making her aware of the desires she’d suppressed for so long.


Suddenly, Brooke struggles to focus on finishing paintings for an upcoming exhibition and her simple life becomes way more complicated than before.


When a creepy gallery manager makes her life unpleasant, Gavin wants to take control of the situation and red lights flicker. Brooke had made a vow to handle her own problems rather than relying on someone. Her husband’s death had left her in the dark about finances. She couldn’t let Gavin take over but will their new romance stand up to her hands off attitude? Or will Brooke learn that it’s okay to lean on the ones you love sometimes?


But in the small town of Alisson, Montana, love will find a way.


My Review: 


Two friends fake a relationship to please their families but one kiss changes everything. In Loving Brooke, Elsa Winckler delves into two of my all-time favourite tropes: friends-to-lovers and fake relationship. This romance is filled with family matchmaking, oodles of romantic tension, and characters I simply adore. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop.


Let’s start with the characters. If you’ve read the previous two books, you’ll remember sweet Brooke. She’s a widow raising a little boy on her own. She’s also an artist. I connected with her on so many levels. I admire her strength and fortitude. She’s got a lot of love to share, if only she opens her heart. Gavin is just the man to lend a helping hand, if only he can get out of the friend zone. I found him to be such an intriguing hero. He’s got a lot of layers and complexities. Can he be there for Brooke? You have to read Loving Brooke to find out.


Once again, Elsa Winckler has penned an emotional romance. She infuses emotion into every story she writes. After all, falling in love is all about emotion.


If you’re looking for a romance you can’t put down, pick up Loving Brooke.


My Rating: 5 stars


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Author Biography:


Elsa has been reading love stories for as long as she can remember and when she ‘met’ the classic authors like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James, the Brontë sisters, etc. during her Honors studies, she was hooked for life.


Although her three grown-up children rarely acknowledge the fact they have a romance-writing mom, her husband fortunately, is very proud of her, reads every word and is happy to make sure she gets the kissing scenes just right.

She likes the heroines in her stories to be beautiful, feisty, independent and headstrong. And the heroes must be strong but possess a generous amount of sensitivity. They are of course, also gorgeous. Her stories typically incorporate the family background of the characters to better understand where they come from and who they are when we meet them in the story.


Social Media Links:


Twitter: @elsawinckler


Reviewed by: Nancy


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