Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Book Review: The Love Of My Other Life

Author: Traci L. Slatton
Title: The Love Of My Other Life
Publisher: Parvati Press
Publish Date: Jan 29, 2013
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Book Blurb: What worlds would you move to be with your soulmate? Painter Tessa Barnum is struggling. Her husband left, she's broke, about to be evicted and has made some serious missteps in her career.

When scruffy Brian Tennyson explodes into her life, claiming to be from an alternate universe, Tessa thinks he's a crazy vagabond - albeit one with mysterious and undeniable appeal.

Then he informs her that in his world, they're married.

Tessa's universe is turned upside down as the truth of love and loss, victory and humiliation, and second chances comes back to her. She has to choose love over logic to reach that state of anticipation where miracles unfold.

The secret to her own life was always in her heart.

Review:  First off, there is a bare bottom on the cover of this book. I wasn't sure what to make of that, and I actually found it a bit off putting when it came to reading the novel. I thought this might be erotica, and while I like that genre, it's not my favorite.

This is not an erotic novel.

Its a strange novel.

Really really strange.

But it is the kind of strange that keeps your attention until the last page. Tessa is a painter and Brian comes from another universe, a parallel one at that.


The book alternates points of view between Tessa and Brian.  think the problem I had with this was the two universes. They were too similar. So it didn't feel science fictiony and it was a little hard to keep track of which universe you were in.

Again it just felt strange.

But it was fun, because Tessa was so kooky and off the wall, with her rants on art and the weird stuff she gets up to. Brian on the other hand is just lovable in both universes.

There were some great quirky secondary characters, like Ofee and Mrs Leibowitz that you just really love. It is through Mrs. Leibowitz that you'll understand that though the front cover of the novel is a bit misleading, it really does make sense. There's a lot of talk about bottoms between her and Tessa.

The ending was kind of sad in some ways. It reminded me of David Tennant's last episode of Doctor Who, where the alternate Doctor gets to stay with Rose.

This isn't a book for everyone, but if you are looking for a quirky fun read, give this a shot.

Rating: 4 flowers


Lover Of Romance said...

Sounds interesting. Good Review. The cover doesn't really draw me in though. I don't know if its a book for me though. But occasionally I do like a quirky fun read.

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