Underneath a unique writing style, The Romantics is really just a fairly predictable slow-burn contemporary romance. The story is narrated by Love, in rather the same way that The Book Thief is narrated by Death. The main character is Gael who’s been rather unlucky in love. In the opening scene he catches his girlfriend cheating on him with his best friend. From there Love discusses his mistakes, ranging from Gael’s parents’ divorce to an accidental rebound girl for Gael, and his plan to unite Gael with his true love.
I enjoyed the definitions of the different types of people: romantics, serial monogamist, etc. and the relationship advice scattered throughout Love’s tale. The characters in this story were all fine, and the plot was cute. It just wasn’t anything spectacular.
Rating: 3 Stars
Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This fact does not in any way impact my thoughts/feelings about the book.