Review: The Way You Love Me
THE WAY YOU LOVE ME - Donna Hill
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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February 2015
CATEGORY ROMANCE
REVIEWER:   Brenda Larnell | RATING:  A
REVIEW: Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the setting for THE WAY YOU LOVE ME (Lawsons of Louisiana). If you are familiar with Donna Hill’s dynamic Lawson clan of Louisiana, then you know that other than Sag Harbor, Baton Rouge is the ideal setting for another Lawson love story to unfold. The youngest member of this legendary family is Justin Lawson, and this is his story.

Justin Lawson appears to have it all; status, good looks, and money. He has chosen to avoid the political arena where his father is a well known ring master, to practice law and to eventually open his own firm. When he meets the heroine, Bailey Sinclair, Justin decides that he definitely wants Bailey in his life, and in true Lawson fashion, he goes after what he wants. Bailey also has a plan, and her plan is to return to law school after taking a year off to get her degree. The conflict hinges on the different lifestyles that Justin and Bailey live.

While Justin is a scion of privilege, Bailey, on the other hand, works two jobs, relies on scholarships to help her complete her law degree, supports two siblings, has a lot of baggage, and is fiercely independent. When they become a couple, she fights Justin’s attempts to take care of her at every turn. He says, “Let me help you”. She says, “Let me handle it myself”. This causes a great rift in their relationship. The secondary characters perform satisfactory roles as confidants, antagonists, and troubled siblings. As a result, the overall characterization works well to support the storyline and to produce a believable romantic tale of two people from the proverbial opposite side of the tracks. How will Justin and Bailey resolve their dilemma? Will they achieve their happy ever after? You will have to read the story.

I am a fan of Donna Hill’s Lawson family series. She always delivers an entertaining story that satisfies the soul of romance readers.
THE WAY YOU LOVE ME falls into that category. Get familiar with the Lawson family. You can read this story as a standalone, then check out the others. I promise you will not be disappointed.

5th December 2015 | romcol@caribsurf.com