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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Book Spotlight - Degrees of Love by Lisa Slabach



Book Details:

Book Title: Degrees of Love: A Novel by Lisa Slabach
Category: Adult Fiction, 344 pages
Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: Bookbaby
Release date: Dec 1, 2017
Tour dates: May 1 to 18, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (Adult themes including infidelity, occasional F-word, non-explicit sex scenes)

​Book Description:

At thirty-six, Susan Sinclair has it all. She's just been promoted to Senior Vice President of Mobile Banking at her firm, a prestigious position bringing fresh creative challenges and a hefty salary increase. Like the shiny new BMW in the driveway of the Silicon Valley home she shares with her husband, Matt, and their two beautiful boys, Susan exudes confidence and style.

Yet despite her success in juggling the roles of wife, mother, and businesswoman, Susan struggles with a secret dissatisfaction. Matt's work in cutting-edge computer research pays less than her job, and with each advance in her career, he has grown more distant. But Matt refuses to admit there is a problem, and Susan forces herself to play along, determined to give her boys the close-knit family life she never had.

Then she meets her new boss, Reese Kirkpatrick. Working and traveling together, she and Reese become a crackerjack team, but little by little, pleasure mixes with business. For the first time in a long time—maybe ever—Susan feels seen and appreciated for who she is. Certain she would never allow their friendship to cross the line, Susan lets herself stray dangerously close to the edge.

​A moment of weakness changes everything. Now, unable to stomach the façade her marriage has become yet unwilling to decimate her family by moving forward with Reese, Susan faces a choice that could cost her everything—including her children . . . but possibly bring her more than she can dream.

Praise for Degrees of Love:

​"Slabach crafts a relatable, heartbreakingly real story that will no doubt resonate with those at a similar station in life: women who love their families yet yearn for just a little more—to feel wanted rather than needed, to feel passion rather than complacency. In engaging prose and through skillful storytelling, Slabach captivates with an all-too-familiar story that raises questions with no easy answers."
- Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

"This does not read like a debut author’s book. Slabach shows herself to be adept at portraying the complex emotions of the human condition. Her characters live and breathe on the page in a way that every author strives for, but few actually manage. Susan’s struggles ring true, and the way she handles everything makes her a very likable and relatable character."
- Sarah Perry, San Francisco Book Review, 5 Stars

"Profound, heart wrenching and very emotional, it is hard to believe that Degrees of Love is a debut novel by Lisa Slabach. This is one of the best novels I have read this year."
- Rabia Tanveer, Readers' Favorite


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Meet the Author:




Degrees of Love is Lisa Slabach’s debut novel. She is currently working on her third full-length manuscript and a collection of short stories inspired by her experiences growing up in a small farm community in Washington’s Yakima Valley. In addition to writing, Lisa works for a Fortune 500 Company, leading a sales team in the financial industry. She currently resides in Northern California with her husband and has two daughters, who are both pursuing careers in film. In her free time, she enjoys drinking wine with friends and cooking in her pink kitchen.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook


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24 comments:

  1. I wants it - entered the giveaway and crossing my greedy fingers

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  2. This one sounds complicated in a good way! I

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    1. Yes it does. I have a love-hate relationship with books dealing with cheating..

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  3. I'm curious about this book, but a part of me is super annoyed with the idea that the man has to make more.

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    1. That actually is about their ego.. I have personally seen marriages get stormy because of this..

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  4. Entered the giveaway 😊 Like the sounds of this one.

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    1. Sure is! I have added it to my TBR to see how it goes..

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  6. I'll pass on this one, but great review ^^

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    1. Spotlight!! not review Alan.. grins..

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  7. Sounds like an emotionally heavy read. Too rich for my blood but I can see why it's appealing to some!

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    1. I hear ya! I feel it's going to be full of tears and guilt..

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  8. Sounds like an emotional read. I love how white and clean the cover looks. :)

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    1. The cover is direct opposite to the heaviness of the book I think..

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  9. I love books with real characters and real dilemmas.

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  10. Very interesting. As a woman that makes more than my husband, I worry about this. It is a very real world problem.

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  11. I really want this. Giveaway entered.

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  12. Great spotlight, ok now I am intrigued I absolutely love tough topics in books. So I really want to check this book out! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.

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  13. Sounds like a great read! Entered the giveaway!

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  14. This one doesn't snag my attention, but fantastic review regardless.

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