Book Reviews

2017 BR #27: Love, and You

Love, and You

by Gretchen Gomez

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GR 5 star

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I do know Gretchen on a personal level, however I purchased by copy of the book for a completely honest review. 


This is Gretchen’s debut novel and boy did she knock it right out of the park! I devoured this book in like 40 minutes and highlighted some of my favorite poems, which I will share with you in this review. When I finished the book I was left completely speechless because the book was just that beautiful. I actually teared up a little bit.

To be completely honest, I won’t be doing much of a review just because I honestly feel like how do you put a ‘rating’ on something that is so raw and personal to the author. How do you ‘review’ someone’s life experiences when they are laid out in a format such as this.

Personally, poetry speaks to me on a different level than prose. I’m not sure why. I just feel like poetry is meant to reach into the depths of a person and pull out their deepest emotions. It does this for both the author and the reader. 

I have picked a few passages from the book that did reach down inside me and I hope you enjoy them just as much as I did.

These two passages are what completely won me over and made me realize that this book was going to speak to my experiences as well.

 “i
learned
my
lesson
when
i
felt
single
on
the
weekends
i was his girl monday thru friday
– balance
i blame this one on me”

“but
i
was
losing
myself
while still trying to be with you.”

Here’s some great advice you can find in this book:

“it’s usually the who and what
behind the love that cause
the
pain.
dont blame love;
blame the who or the what
for lying to you
for making you believe
that love is pain
love hurts
you should experience love with the right person, no the wrong one”

“the ones who break your heart,
cant repair it either.”

“yank that control back like
the queen you are and make
sure they see that crown
while you take back what’s yours,

your life
your body
your soul”

This was such an amazing read and I will be recommending it to anyone who will listen!


Have you read love, and you yet? If so, did it speak to you like it did to me? If not, what are you waiting for?!

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