Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: The Love Square, by Jessica Calla

Happy Release Day to Jessica Calla!

Read today:

On the west coast…

…Nebraskan Clare Davis hates her new life managing a bookstore in LA—until she meets up-and-coming movie star Dylan Barnes. Dylan’s always been a city guy, but can’t resist Clare’s midwestern charm as he shows her the wonders of California.

On the east coast…

…Alex Popovich loves being a carefree bachelor and a minor league ballplayer in his hometown Brooklyn. But things get complicated when gorgeous ballroom dancer-slash-office worker Jenna Stecco asks him to take that leap with her from best friend to something more, and he bunts and lets her go.

When Jenna and Dylan stir up the dynamic with a night of passion, the four friends must decide whether to accept the new normal, or fight their way out of the wrong corners of their love square and journey to their happily ever afters.


Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

The Love Square definitely puts a twist on the love triangle trope as it tells the dual story of best friends Dylan and Clare in Los Angeles, and then Dylan’s childhood pal Alex and Jenna in NYC. In both pairs, they each have feelings for one another, but there are some complications and nobody really acts on this feelings. But then Dylan meets Jenna while visiting Alex one weekend, and a steamy long-distance relationship takes off. But how true are they to each other when they both can’t stop thinking about someone else? Especially when an unforeseen complication makes things messier?

Like I said, this story puts a unique twist on the trope. There is some mild cheating (kissing) and while there are sexual scenes, they are not graphic. A lot of the heartache would be avoided if these four just were open about their feelings. So much miscommunication. And I really detested Jenna’s initial decision before her mind was swayed.

But that aside, I enjoyed this story. I knew who I was rooting for, and everyone in this quarter gets a HEA — even if it is an unconventional one, in a way!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.


Jessica Calla is a contemporary romance and women’s fiction author who leaves her Christmas lights up and glowing on her porch all year long. Although Jessica’s passion is reading and writing about love and relationships deep into the night hours, she moonlights during the day as an attorney. If she’s not writing, lawyering, or parenting, you’ll most likely find her scrolling through her Twitter feed, binge-watching Netflix, or gulping down way too much caffeine (sometimes all three at once). A Jersey girl through and through, she resides in the central part of the state with her handsome husband, two charming sons, and a princess dog.



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