Jake Entwhistle is smart and handsome, but living with a shadow over his romantic history. Janet Rossi is a bright, witty aide to the governor of Massachusetts. In A Little Love Story, Roland Merullo – winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and the Maria Thomas Fiction Award – has created a sometimes poignant. Merullo (In Revere, In Those Days, , etc.) risks the mawkish in this readable tale. Having just spent a celibate year mourning the death of.

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Interesting characters, an uncommon twist to a perhaps familiar story-line, and nice Boston setting all add up to another winner for Merullo. How does Janet make him feel this way? Under less skilled narration this could have been just one sad story.


If you’ve read the book, you get it. Dec 29, Kim rated it it was amazing. Personally, I could rolamd be on a date with someone who was coughing so badly that they required long enough in the restroom for me to think they’ve left me mid-date and not ask a single question upon their return.

I thought that the ending was really effective too. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Now how bad is that? This isn’t lovr meet-cute of Nicholas Sparks; it’s much more adult than that which makes it all the richer. Another great thing is that Merullo books are quick reads. A good book, for me, is worth way more than its weight in gold. Jul 04, Annike Timmermans rated it it was amazing.


A LITTLE LOVE STORY by Roland Merullo | Kirkus Reviews

Go to your library and give it a whirl. I enjoyed this but it was also torture. I am unhappy with the ending, but I understand why it ended the way stofy did. Please provide an email address. This story is the title, A Little Love Story. The characters are quirky.

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They agree to see each other again and a romance begins. The story itself is heartbreaking and to top it off, the ending really left me hanging. Before taking his painting of Janet to Dr. There is some sadness though, one of the main characters has a terminal disease and there is a tie-in to the tragedy. A stranger sent this book to me. I found it difficult to put down. There are parts of the book that read well and I had suffered the protagonists up to a point.

I liked this book, although I didn’t think I would as it is a rather depressing story of a terminal disease. Stepping out for a donut his car is hit by Janet, an aide to the governor.

I loved that it was a very realistically modern love story. Books by Roland Merullo. Jake imm Half way through this story, I realized I was nerullo the wrong book. To oittle other readers questions about A Little Love Storyplease sign up. Read it Forward Read it first. Well, as the book jacket will attest to, this relationship seems doomed from the get go. In Merullo’s grip, however, the reader can relax and be entertained.


It’s like he eviscerated any other options. And all the while, you know that hey, something has to happen cause this can’t have a meeullo ending.

Jake is the new man incarnate—both carpenter and artist, given to goofy jokes and the occasional fistfight in defense of maidens in distress. May 11, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

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This is the kind of story that could be very sappy or become a soap opera, but it n I have read a few of Merullo’s books and have always enjoyed them very much. Literary Fiction Contemporary Romance print. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. AI read a book this week, and it made an impression on me- enough of one to have me write this review which, let me tell you, is not easy for me to do on my phone.