I’ve heard great things about this author’s debut so I was especially excited to read Love You, Truly by Susan L. Tuttle!
about the book
Love You, Truly by Susan L. Tuttle
Blake Carlton, the camera-shy son of Hollywood’s Darling, dodges the invasive limelight and scripted relationships that so often accompany fame. But when his mother’s popularity declines and she falls into a depression, he offers himself up as the next bachelor on a reality show, hoping to reignite interest in her career while creating a way for them to finally connect.
After her fiancé dumps her for her best friend, aspiring photographer Harlow Tucker is done with romance—until her beloved, disabled sister requests her aid to start a nonprofit. Harlow agrees to do whatever is needed to raise funds, even reluctantly costarring on a dating show with a notorious womanizer who distrusts anyone behind a lens.
As Blake and Harlow navigate the superficiality of a reality show, their preconceived notions of love are challenged. Deciding to trust each other feels like the ultimate risk, but taking that chance could lead to a love truly picture-perfect, worth both of their hearts.
This book was a “one sit” read for me, I couldn’t put it down! Wit, spunk, and attraction that sparks kept me hanging on every word and devouring page after delightful page of Love You, Truly! I’m not a reality television fan but for some reason, I nearly always enjoy books set in those outlandish situations and this book is no exception.
Harlow and Blake each have serious trust issues and neither dares to hope for happily ever after, especially with one another. Their verbal sparring is enormously entertaining from the start. Despite their vastly different backgrounds, I found both characters to be genuine and relatable.
Harlow is a hard-working small-town gal with a heaping measure of sacrificial love. Blake may not have to worry about money but the truly meaningful seems to remain out of reach in his life. Secondary characters in all shapes and sizes surround the potential couple creating all the drama we expect from reality television.
Themes of salvation, purpose, trust, and perspective take this story from entertaining to encouraging. I highly recommend this story and have purchased the author’s debut to enjoy as well!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
about the author
Susan L. Tuttle lives in the Mitten State where she’s a homeschooling mom of three and happily married to her best friend.
Between raising her teens and leading the women’s ministry at church, she finds time to write. She’s firmly convinced that letters were meant for words, not math, and loves stringing them together into stories that inspire and encourage.
Romance, laughter, and cookies are three of her favorite things, though not always in that order.
Let me know if you’re familiar with this author, reader friends!
Have you read At First Glance or Love You, Truly by Susan L. Tuttle?