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Love Your Life: 02/20/22

Love Your Life

Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella is a romance that starts at a writing retreat in Italy. "Aria" meets "Dutch." They have a fantastic week together and decide to keep the no filters approach to their relationship back in London when she's Ava and he's Matt.

At home, she's too Bohemian. She's too into rescuing dubious things: old book, falling apart furniture, Harold the beagle. Meanwhile, he's too business oriented, too into modern art, and has uncomfortable furniture.

At play is a similar dynamic to the early romance of Becky and Luke (see Confessions of a Shopaholic. Here though Ava's not as extreme in her interests and obsessions. Most of the humor of their relationship comes from the dynamics of those around them: friends, roommates, and Harold.

Four stars

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