The Love Interest – Kayley Loring

Reviews by Yael Waknin


Dear Fiona,

I hope this letter finds you well—and by well, I mean significantly less infuriated than you were yesterday. I’ve wanted to continue our conversation from the night we met, but there are so many things I can’t say or do, now that I’m your professor.

As an anonymous letter writer, I can give you some idea of what I have planned for us, once the year is over. As an author, I can share my work in progress with you. Not for you to critique but to show you how much you mean to me.

When you’re done reading this page, destroy it—and then write me back. Don’t sign the letter. Don’t put a return address on the envelope. Mail it from a random mailbox.

Yours in problem solving,


P.S. I still think you’re wasting your talent on that historical romance novel.

P.P.S. I really wanted to push you up against the door and kiss your beautiful, angry face. I will. One day.




Dear Emmett,

Your handwriting is almost as terrible as your mood swings, and it would have been my instinct to destroy that letter even if you hadn’t ordered me to.

If you show me your work in progress, I will critique it.

I am currently still too infuriated to write about all the other feelings I have for you.

Expect another letter soon.

Your problem and your solution,


P.S. I still think an overpaid, overrated, overly handsome bestselling author of thrillers has no business teaching creative writing at a prestigious New York university.

P.P.S. To my great horror, I really wanted you to push me up against that door and kiss my angry face too. I understand now that your appalling way of treating me in class has been overcompensation, but I don’t forgive you for it. I’ll kiss you again anyway. One day.

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My review

I knew of Kayley Loring after reading her book A Very Bossy Christmas, which I loved! (it was funny, witty, superbly written, and insanely steamy). Since I’ve read a few more of her books and then I found this treasure!

This book is about Emmett and Fiona.

Emmett is an author and is temporarily replacing another author in a creative writing course.

Fiona wants to be a writer; she has written a few short stories and just moved to New York to attend a creative writing course.

But that’s not all…

In this book, we have our hero – Emmett + the book’s hero he is currently writing, Jack.

And there’s our heroine Fiona + the book’s hero she is currently writing, William.

In this book, the inner voice of Emmett and Fiona are the fictional characters they are writing? Confused – Do not be! Read the book! It’s so hallucinatory and funny that it’s just genius.

How many times have you said about a book that is genius? I certainly didn’t. But this book surpasses all expectations of romantic comedies!

I have already read several books by the author and read several books from this genre. It is very difficult to innovate and distinguish books from the genre because there are almost constant plots with changes here and there which is not always bad but overall, sometimes we feel we read the same books with locations and name changes, and then there is this book.

How talented it is to write a book about a couple who write books of their own and give us a glimpse into their books.

This is a piece of creativity, especially since I was somehow drawn to the characters’ “fiction” books as well!

Even before I interviewed the writer, I noticed that her male characters are unique. That there is something soft, sensitive, and beautiful about them. Then she mentioned in an interview that her male characters – quote: “Pretty nice guys,” and she further emphasizes that the model who will appear will have good eyes in the book’s cover. Is there anything more charming than that?

Emmett and Fiona were perfect. Story with a small age gap that is felt imperceptible but fits the story perfectly.

There’s a professor a student.

It’s such a beautiful story with a whirlwind of emotions that I I was in tears in one part of the book, laughed in another, smiled with joy and excitement in the rest.

Emmett was stunning. He was a broken guy with sad eyes which after more than a decade, he found a reason to smile and even a reason to live, and then finds out that this reason is going to be his student and he can’t get close to her. It was so hard and so painful that I almost broke down along with Emmett.

And Fiona… I loved Fiona so much! A 25-year-old girl with a head on her shoulders and with more life wisdom than many people older than her, just by chance, she had a 4 feet tall rooster

Yes, you read that right – she has a 4 feet tall rooster.

So let’s say I do not think I will continue to write to you about the book because if until now (or at least the first two paragraphs) you weren’t convinced, then you missed one of the most interesting, romantic, sexy, exciting, and beautiful book you will ever read.

Click here for an interview with author Kayley Loring

Click here for an interview with narrator Teddy Hamilton

Click here for an interview with narrator Emma Wilder

Click here for an interview with narrator Connor Crais

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