I was so very lucky to receive an ARC of one of my most anticipated 2021 romances. I sunk into Love at First (February 2021) by Kate Clayborn this weekend, and it is essentially the electric brush of two lovers' hands captured in perfect book form.
Love at First reminded me of all the romantic touches I've loved in so many different forms of media. From the perfect rhyme in a sonnet, to Romeo falling head over heels at the first sight of Juliet, the Darcy hand flex in 2005's P&P, I highlighted the heck out of my digital copy. There's a perfect line I'm holding close to my heart right now.💓
And while I fell in love with Nora and Will, I also gathered close the residents of Nora's apartment building. The city of Chicago and Midwest sensibilities reminded me of some of my favorite films, especially Batteries Not Included & While You Were Sleeping (the found family and Lucy's loneliness, not the amnesia part). The way grief, family, and learning to love is explored in this book, wow. I'm blown away.
Anyway, I'm a certified Kate Clayborn Fan so I may be a bit biased, but I absolutely loved this book and I really hope you all do too.