Book Review: This Love Story Will Self-Destruct by Leslie Cohen

This Love Story Will Self-DestructTitle: This Love Story Will Self-Destruct
Author: Leslie Cohen
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: January 23, 2018
Pages: 336
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance

This is the classic tale of boy meets girl: Girl…goes home with someone else.
Meet Eve. She’s a dreamer, a feeler, a careening well of sensitivities who can’t quite keep her feet on the ground, or steer clear of trouble. She’s a laugher, a crier, a quirky and quick-witted bleeding-heart-worrier.
Meet Ben. He’s an engineer, an expert at leveling floors who likes order, structure, and straight lines. He doesn’t opine, he doesn’t ruminate, he doesn’t simmer until he boils over. So naturally, when the two first cross paths, sparks don’t exactly fly. But then they meet again. And again. And then, finally, they find themselves with a deep yet fragile connection that will change the course of their relationship—possibly forever. Follow Eve and Ben as they navigate their twenties on a winding journey through first jobs, first dates, and first breakups; through first reunions, first betrayals and, maybe, first love. This is When Harry Met Sally reimagined; a charming tale told from two unapologetically original points of view. With an acerbic edge and heartwarming humor, debut novelist Leslie Cohen takes us on a tour of what life looks like when it doesn’t go according to plan, and explores the complexity, chaos, and comedy in finding a relationship built to last.
I was so happy with this book from beginning to end, especially the end. Eve and her sister have suffered a rough childhood. It's evident when we first meet Eve that she is a basket case in every sense of the word. She goes home with strange men, has one-night stands, and then never wants to see them again. She is restless and not too keen on finding a romantic relationship - that would be too involved.

But then she meets Ben. Ben is the antithesis of Eve in that he has his life in order. His life is planned out meticulously. When they first meet, it's obvious that there is serious chemistry between the two of them. Eve is hesitant to let Ben into her life since its so messy and she doesn't want to subject anyone else to her poor lifestyle choices.

But every time they turn around they keep running into each other and decide to hang out. Slowly, feelings begin to change, which both Eve and Ben find scary. Plus, you find out that Eve and Ben might have a connection between each other in their past. 

During this book Eve goes through a roller-coaster of emotions. While reading this in book in bed, some parts throughout the book made me want to jump up screaming at Eve because her choices were just plain dumb.

The author did a great job exploring the two characters and creating such great arcs for the both of them. It was truly a page turner. I highly recommend this story to anybody because it is amazing and the story is beautiful. 


  1. This book sounds like a lot of fun! And I love that title. :)


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