United States of Love is a complex, sweet romance full of angst, humour and regret. A lovely story of second time around love for Anna and Tex who experience a rocky road trip to happiness laden with emotional baggage from their first loves.
Anna’s strength maintains a secure family life for her now teenage son Luke despite the weakness and ultimate betrayal of her ex husband Mark; juggling a variety of jobs she is rescued by a handsome stranger who makes her long for romance in her life.
Tex is a sexy, successful chef about to launch a new restaurant in Anna’s home town. After the death of his wife he shies away from commitment but Anna gets under his skin and makes him want more. Wonderfully supportive of Anna he still manages to hurt her.
The plot has all the right ingredients romance, intrigue and insurmountable conflict when Mark returns to the UK to reclaim his estranged wife. Mark’s character is so believable and so easy to hate. With every page turn the complexity of Anna’s life scuppers her budding romance with Tex and makes you wonder if they will ever reach their happy ending.
Great characters and an upbeat twisty plot a very enjoyable read.