The Gentileschi Sisters are daughters of a king, princesses who come to the U.S. to pursue their careers and fall in love with seemingly unsuitable men.
After the untimely death of her young husband, Mariella Gentileschi Moretti has had enough heartache in her twenty-three years. Now at Georgetown Law School, she’s determined to protect herself and her daughter from the perils of the world. But when she takes a class from law professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Jordan Dubois, she finds herself drawn to him.
Jordan’s life is a mess and he grabbed the chance to become a visiting professor at Georgetown to get away from his problems. More complications face him when he meets the lovely young widow. He’s captivated by her gentle ways, so different from the women he left behind in France.
She’s in his class so he can’t avoid her. Their six-year-old daughters become best friends at an after school program at the university. And they simply can’t stop the moving forces that seduce them into a doomed relationship. A guaranteed tear-jerker, their story will move the reader to cheer for their reunion.
Don’t miss this charming six-book series of novellas: I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, THIS GUY’S IN LOVE, CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE, HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE?, LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER and I THINK I LOVE YOU!
I received a complimentary copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This book is such an emotional roller-coaster. I was so happy that Mariella's story was finally here. She married young to a man that was chosen for her by her father the King of Casarina. Arturo died not too long after they were married and had a daughter, Lilliana. Lilliana becomes very close to another young girl her age, Yvette. They are so close they could be sisters! Yvetta's father (Jordan) becomes friends with Mariella as the children both attend the same child care for the university's staff and students alike. Mariella is accepted in the ethics program along with 9 other students that is taught by Jordan. The two become close but decide to wait to further their relationship until the class is over as it would be unethical for a teacher/student relationship.
Jordan is also a Pulitzer Prize winner on his ethics book. Unfortuately Jordan has a messy background that could interfere with his present and future relationship with Mariella.
This book is written in a dual POV format. This is really great for me as a reader to get into the character's mind set. To fully understand them and get to know them as people.
This book becomes such an intense read. I really couldn't put it down. I really felt like I was right there watching everything unfold for the characters and they chance to grab a hold of their HEA.
Love Will Keep Us Together
ARC for honest review with no compensation
Love Will Keep Us Together by Kathryn Shay is book 5 in the Gentileschi Sisters series. While it is a standalone reading the prior books gives you more background into the family.
Mariella (Mari) married at a young age and at 23 she is now a widow raising her daughter while finishing her final semester of law school. Her professor, Dr. Jordan Dubois also is raising a daughter who attends the same school as Mari’s daughter. The girls become fast friends and want to spend time together but due to no fraternization between teacher and student, the adults try to keep their distance but sparks are all around them...
So much emotion, family support, infidelity in the past, passion, ups and downs and finding love when you least expect it...
Challenges in love and live!
Mariella is a young widow with a daughter, Lilly. She is also attending law school. Jordan is a visiting professor with a daughter, Yvette who becomes fast friends with Lilly. Mariella is also in Jordan’s highly sought after ethics class. I love how Kathryn Shay portrays the classroom, students’ interactions and assignments. She gets the teaching point across with some humor thrown in. However, as the story develops some serious issues are brought up. This story also brought tears for Mariella as she described her relationship with Lilly’s father as well as her current heartbreak. At the end I really wished the story would continue on as I enjoyed reading it so much. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. Five stars for Kathryn Shay’s newest release.