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  • Cute and Informative

    The Love Study is a cute, fun and entertaining queer romance about two Millennials. My first book with non-binary, gender queer people. I feel , after reading this book , I have a better understanding (still need to learn much more) into this area of LGBTQ . I think this story would be perfect for High School age teenagers . There lots of emphasis in opening up and talking about ones feelings . The romance part is about the relationship and friendship instead of the sexual aspect of it. By the way, all sexy times are fade to black. This is a very inclusive story . I am happy, took the chance , with a new to me author, and read his/her/theirs book. I just reviewed The Love Study by Kris Ripper. #TheLoveStudy #NetGalley

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  • A beautiful and important love story

    I really enjoyed this romance. I found it very fresh and original. The storyline was fun and had a lot of heart. The characters were likable and in Sidney's case, quite groundbreaking. I felt that Declan and Sidney made a cute couple, that worked well together. A beautiful and important love story that was a pleasure to read. I am freely posting a frank, review.

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  • I was so torn on my rating.

    I am so torn on The Love Study by Kris Ripper. I really loved the fast pace of the dialogue when the MF’s group gets together, along with all of their snark and how they hold each other accountable and feel comfortable calling each other out. I felt a kinship with Declan since I often talk in tangents and say awkward things. But I just couldn’t get over how for a bunch of people in their late 20’s and Sydney being mid-20’s (at least that’s what I gathered) act like a bunch of junior high kids. And all of that giggling. I can’t. I’m a happy person and laugh a lot, but everyone continually giggling, it just kept pulling me out of the story. If this was marketed towards a YA audience I would be giving it a higher score. And I do recommend high schoolers to give The Love Study a read. There was so much talking about every aspect of the relationship which is great because I feel communication is the most important thing in every relationship, but it was through the entire book. I know communication should not stop once you start sleeping together (you should probably even do more), but as a reader it was too much. I felt like I had a teacher repeating the lessons on love and relationships over and over, instead of enjoying a romance book and seeing the two main characters grow. Talking about growth, there was very little of it in regards to Declan. In fact, at 80% into the story he had a total meltdown and just threw it all away. Now I know this happens all the time in romance movies/books where the main character doesn’t feel like they are good enough for the other one, but the world is open here. With so much new in queer and glbta writing, why do the conventional norms need to be followed. Ripper could have just skipped all of the drama and continued on with the happily ever after. Or skipped over the breakdown and given us more of a look into queer dates. Sure there were three before Sidney, but since this was a study in queer dating, having Declan go on more dates would have enhanced the story even more. There is a lot of potential with The Love Study if the story was tightened up, but I think before reading another romance by Ripper I would check the reviews to see if the writing style has changed at all.

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  • Delightful LGBTQIA Romance

    I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley. The Love Study is the first book in what looks to be a delightful new series by Kris Ripper. This story begins when Declan Swick-Smith is introduced to Sidney Worrell, who is non-binary, because his friend Mia who fancies herself a matchmaker works with Sidney and thinks they will be perfect for Mason Declan’s former fiancé. Declan has decided that he would like to try dating again but is not really sure how to go about it, so when Sidney asks him to participate on their The Love Study YouTube show, to go on dates that Sidney arranges and then come on the show and talk about the dates he agrees mostly because the idea of spending time with Sidney appeals greatly. I loved the group of friends in this story as well as that everyone in the book is accepted for who they are. The relationship between Declan and Sydney was delightful and I highly recommend this book. Low Steam. Publishing Date: September 29, 2020. #TheLoveStudy #KrisRipper #CarinaPress #HarlequinRomance #LGBTQIARomance #ContemporaryRomance #bookstagram #bookstagramer

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  • Fun and Sweet

    We’re back with another beautiful Carina Press read. The Love Study is my first venture with a non-binary lead and I am always up for books like this that allow me to learn more things about the LGBT spectrum that I did not know before. The Love Study gave me a sweet story that did not overwhelm. It was light, fluffy, fun, and it had very low angst. If you are looking for something comfortable, this book definitely delivers. Its a perfect easy read. But, at the same time, this book was educational. It had many moments of sex positive conversations, intimacy without taking your clothes off, and a wonderful friend dynamic. Just one thing, if you want to see some steam, everything happens off the page. Overall, this book was a joy to read and I had a great time. Not sure if this will continue on as a series, but if it would, I’m open to it!

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