Friday, October 30, 2020

Book Review: Love in the Time of Corona by CJ Loomis

Title: Love in the Time of Corona
Author: CJ Loomis
Genre: Contemporary; Romance
Publication Date: June 12th, 2020

 Love in the Time of Corona is a love story written in its entirety during the Coronavirus pandemic. Sloane Knox and Hayden Foster spend a single night together in Minneapolis, MN before their world gets turned upside down, but not for the reasons you'd expect. The stage has officially been set for the greatest love story ever told. Through a twist of monumental proportions, this boundary defying tale of romance is challenged at every turn. Will these star-crossed lovers survive seemingly insurmountable odds?

*A Thank you to the author for gifting me a copy. This is my honest and unbiased review*


Hello Fellow Readers,

So I'm not sure what I expected going into this book, but it wasn't the emotionally poignant tale I got. It starts out like any typical romance, we meet Sloan and Hayden, get to know them, and they soon meet each other. A witty conversation and night together forges a connection between these two. They are then separated by unforeseen circumstances. It's at this point in the book that this romance takes a surprising turn that separates itself from other typical romance stories.

Despite the name, this book is so much more than a romance trying to capitalize on the currently pandemic. Hayden and Sloane are so realistic and relatable. So much so that I almost feel like they could be based on real people. Sloane especially, she was just so laid back and witty (and had great music taste). You can tell that she really needed a change in her life. Hayden did seem a little too perfect at first, but once the story picks up you start to know the real Hayden. I will say that while I enjoyed Loomis characters and writing, there were some parts that felt a little slow. This was noticeable particularly in the beginning, but this was due to the setup and getting to know the characters individually.

Overall, a great story that will definitely surprise you.

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