I’m a little divided on this one. This is one of the first romance books I’ve read, so I’m pretty new to the genre. I was also a little hesitant about the power difference between the two main characters (Barbara and Jenny). I don’t mind the age difference, but I wasn’t sure about the boss/employee dynamic, especially when Barbara laughs off Jenny’s accusation of sexual harassment.
I was surprised by how easy it was to read and how much I kept returning to it, though. I was reading it on the computer, and usually I have trouble keeping my attention on one thing when I do, but it managed to keep drawing me in.
I enjoyed their couple days together, when they stay at Barbara’s house. I liked the little bit of domesticity: the calmness and comfort of it amongst the swirl of drama in the rest of the book.
I also appreciated the side characters in Lovestruck, mostly Jenny’s coworkers and friends. They added some depth to the story.
I’m still not sure what to think about this one. I liked parts of it, but I’m not sure the genre or writing is my style and I still get stuck on the power dynamics. I’ll definitely have to keep exploring the romance genre to get some perspective.