Jake Entwhistle is smart and handsome, but living with a shadow over his romantic history. Janet Rossi is a bright, witty aide to the governor of Massachusetts. In A Little Love Story, Roland Merullo – winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and the Maria Thomas Fiction Award – has created a sometimes poignant. Merullo (In Revere, In Those Days, , etc.) risks the mawkish in this readable tale. Having just spent a celibate year mourning the death of.

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I don’t have a TV, my wonderful CD radio is on the fritz, and I don’t have a full screen, functioning, computer see the aforementioned phone – you can see where I am going here The title had two means for me: Really got me involved in the story and characters very early and it was hard to quit reading once I started.

I got great satisfaction and enjoyment, each time I picked it up.

A Little Love Story

And all the while, you know that hey, something has to happen cause this can’t have a happy ending. To view it, click here. This story is the title, A Little Love Story. Jan 23, Eva Nickelson rated it it was amazing.

A stranger sent this book to me. Janet, who was having an affair with her boss, Charles Valvelsais, the shady but recently reelected governor of Massachusetts, may not survive the year it will take for her to find a lirtle transplant donor. Vaskis as a bribe, Jake revises it to reflect his new understanding of her courage. This is the fourth or so book I have read by Merullo.


What Roland does is show how these two rolannd, told from Jake’s perspective, move through certain uncertainty as they try to build a relationship. And in other hands, that might be the case. Want to Read saving…. Jake imm Half way through this story, I realized I was reading the wrong book.

This is not smack-you-upside-the-head writing but rather slice of life, simple and satisfying. I felt Merullo was right on about his characters. Beautiful and realistic descriptions of people and storg, poignant moments and realizations at just the right time, with an almost perfect pace. Read it Forward Read it first.

You will not be disappointed. There is something to learn from all of them.

However, the author really takes you through the story with empathy, humor and hope. Well, as far bu endings go, I was not the least bit disappointed, and without giving even an idea of the ending away, there is a sudden twist, an element that suddenly arrives that makes you say, “Hey wait, I thought for sure I knew how this was gonna turn out May 05, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: Published August 8th by Vintage first published There is a line in which Jake has spent an evening with an increasingly sicker Janet when he says “We didn’t talk about our feelings for each other, but those feelings had changed, had moved from blossom to fruit.


Jake is the new man incarnate—both carpenter and artist, given to goofy jokes and the occasional fistfight in defense of maidens in distress.

Mar 24, Latarsha rated it it was amazing. It’s interesting how the relationship of these two souls develops into something that is truly remarkable. That’s how “A little Love Story” was to me.

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May 18, GariRae Gray rated it it was ok. A good book, pittle me, is worth way more than its weight in gold. I highly recommend this one and am curious about other novels by this local author. I think that Merullo is a wonderful writer and really brings his characters alive. This one was hard for me to get fully into.

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