Pub Day: July 11th
Tropes/Info: multiverse, soulmates, dual pov, emotional, thought-provoking
Have you ever thought about what your life would look like in a different universe? What would have happened if you didn’t take a particular job, weren’t with a long-term partner, or any of the other little things that shape your life? The Love I Could Have Had explores some of those questions in a stunning multiverse romance.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. The book’s premise caught my attention, and I was engrossed in the story. Liv and Jake are meant for each other, and I found my heart breaking for them throughout the story. It’s also wild to think about how much one person’s life can affect others. The impact that Liv’s existence had on her friends and family’s lives was fascinating. Things that I would never think would change were different in the alternative universe, which made me reflect a lot.
That said, it would have been fun to see Liv do some things she never did in her ordinary world. We didn’t see much of that, and I think it would have added a fun layer to the book.
What threw me for a loop was the switch between first-person POV in Liv’s chapters to third-person POV in Jake’s chapters. It grated at me, but that might be because I prefer the first-person POV. That said, it didn’t take away from the book so much that I wouldn’t recommend it. Also, the ending was a bit abrupt, and I would have liked to of seen a little bit more or an epilogue.
If you’re looking for a quick beach read that has heavier themes, make sure to check out this book in July!
Thanks so much to the publisher for a free early copy in exchange for my honest review.