Title: The Look of Love
Author: Sarah Jio
320 pages, published November 2014
Genre: Women's Fiction
Source: Purchased for myself
Born during a Christmas blizzard, Jane Williams receives a rare gift: the ability to see
true love. Jane has emerged from an ailing childhood a lonely, hopeless
romantic when, on her twenty-ninth birthday, a mysterious greeting card
arrives, specifying that Jane must identify the six types of love
before the full moon following her thirtieth birthday, or face grave
consequences. When Jane falls for a science writer who doesn’t believe
in love, she fears that her fate is sealed. Inspired by the classic
song, The Look of Love is utterly enchanting.
I've read several of Jio's books this year, and she's become one of my favorite authors. I preordered this book and was excited to receive it in the mail the day it came out. What I loved about this book was how creative the plot was. However farfetched the concept of your vision clouding when you see true love is, Jio made it work in a way that wasn't overly cheesy or weird. I love how Jio entwined the concepts of science and love. I also enjoyed all the other characters besides Jane--newlyweds Katie and Josh, Elaine the baker, Mary the hairstylist, and her shop assistant Lo. All different love stories and all heartwarming.
I love Jio's writing style. It's quirky and fun, and a quick, relaxing read. I read it over Thanksgiving weekend and it was perfect cozy holiday read. If you're looking for a fun read and don't mind a little bit of cheesiness and predictably, you'll love this book. Jio is one of my must-read authors--if you haven't read one of her books you absolutely should!
Overall rating for "The Look of Love": A