Monday, March 7, 2011

Review: Love Inc

Love, Inc. (Love Inc - Trilogy)Love, Inc. (Love Inc - Trilogy) by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout
Published: Hyperion (January 4, 2011)
Pages: 432 pages
Source: Borrowed from library

Rating: 4/5

Summary from Goodreads:

Zahra, Kali, and Syd would never have met if their parents' marriages hadn't fallen apart. But when the three girls collide in group counseling, they discover they have something else in common: they've each been triple-timed by the same nefarious charmer, Eric, aka Rico, aka Rick. Talk about eye-opening therapy.

Cheerful, diplomatic Zahra is devastated. Rico had been her rock and sole confidant. How could she have missed the signs? Folksy, flirtatious Kali feels almost as bad. She and Rick had only been on a few dates, but they'd felt so promising. Hardened vintage-vixen Syd is beyond tears. She and Eric had real history... Or so she'd thought. Now all three girls have one mission: to show that cheater the folly of his ways.

Project Payback is such a success, the girls soon have clients lining up for their consulting services. Is your boyfriend acting shady? Dying to know if your crush is into you? Need match-making expertise? Look no further than Love, Inc.

My thoughts:
I requested this book after seeing it in The Story's Siren's IMM, and my library was quick to order it. After it arrived, it sat in my library basket for a couple of days. Eventually I picked it up, hoping for a quick read. But at 432 pages, Love, Inc. proved to be more of a challenge--one that I throughly enjoyed and pleasantly surprised at the results.

I'm finding it hard to review this book without giving away spoilers, so instead I'm going to list the top 5 things that make this book worth reading:

1. Zahra. She's an awesome main character and you really get inside her head and understand her motives. Love her.
2. The cultural aspect. Collins and Rideout did a great job of presenting Zahra's confusion combining her American life with the new Pakistani point of view her grandparents bring. It was really well done and one of my favorite parts of the books.
3. Love, Inc. With its rules and clients it was a business that I would have loved to be in :)
4. Kali and Syd. Great supporting characters. Their story lines were interesting and woven in nicely. 
5. Project Payback. I can't give away much, but this was an awesome revenge. 

Great book--fun, bubbly with some serious subjects like religion and parental seperation approached in what I believe was a fresh way. 

Can't wait for Book Number 2!


  1. I loved this one too! It was such a fun book. I thought it was just about perfect! And ya, Project Payback rocked out loud!!

  2. Great review. Sounds like such a fun read yet with something meaningful to say. I will have to keep my eye out for this :)

  3. This is the second awesome review I have read for this book - I'm going to have to add it to the TBR list!