The Love Square by Laura Jane Williams

I’m pleased to share my review for The Love Square by Laura Jane Williams on my book review blog today on the ebook publication date (paperback publication is in August 2020). Thank you to Avon Books for a digital ARC – my thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift.


She’s single. But that doesn’t mean it’s not complicated…

Penny Bridge has, historically, been very unlucky in love. She’s pledged to focus on other things – her friends, her career – making the most of what busy London life has to offer.

But when difficult circumstances mean that Penny’s uncle must hand over the kitchen of his beloved restaurant in Derbyshire, she finds herself stepping into a new life in a new town.

And as luck would have it, she’s suddenly confronted with one remarkable man who wants to date her, followed by another. And then another…

So begins a hilarious love-square with Penny firmly in the middle…

My thoughts:

This is the first book I’ve read by Laura Jane Williams and I liked the sound of the synopsis. The story starts with Penny living and working in London, wondering if she will ever find her special someone to go home to. Over the next few weeks she meets three very different men, a chef, a band manager and a wine merchant, and moves to Derbyshire for at least a year.

The story follows how Penny finds herself in the middle of the love square, with all three men enjoying her company, and wanting varying levels of commitment from Penny.

The story is an enjoyable modern romance story with lots of food descriptions (Penny is a chef) and hopes for the future. It covers topics such as cancer and IVF, so isn’t a ‘fluffy’ read.

Laura Jane Williams:

Laura Jane Williams was born in 1986 in Derbyshire, England. Her 2019 debut novel Our Stop was an international hit, and she is currently adapting it for screen. Her non-fiction includes Becoming, Ice Cream for Breakfast, and The Life Diet, and she has contributed essays and articles to the Telegraph, the Guardian, Marie Claire, the Independent, Cosmopolitan, as well as to a collection by Stylist Magazine, Life Lessons from Remarkable Women. She was previously a columnist for both Grazia and Red.

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By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum. Adopter of dogs.

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