Book Review - The Truth About Love by Sheila Athens


Strong Convictions
After her testimony sent an innocent man to prison, law student Gina Blanchard vowed to spend her life righting that wrong. She passed up more prestigious opportunities to intern at a Tallahassee nonprofit dedicated to overturning wrongful convictions. But when she catches the eye of sexy green-eyed hunk Landon Vista, she realizes there’s room in her hardworking life for a little fun. Then she learns her newest case involves the man accused of murdering Landon’s mother…and possibly setting him free.

Stronger Passions
The people of Tallahassee still see Landon Vista as their golden boy and football hero…and as the man who tragically lost his mother. Yet Landon hides his emotional scars behind his handsome smile. While working for a senator who’s tough on crime, he finds himself keeping an eye on gorgeous redheaded Gina in more ways than one. But as their passion simmers, their secrets build…until Gina’s latest case collides with Landon’s heartbreaking past, threatening to tear them apart forever.


The characters in this story are very realistic and easily relatable. Both are flawed and haunted characters with similar pasts and dealing with them in different ways. When their paths cross, they find themselves on opposing sides, but still wanting the same result.

The mystery in this story was surprisingly well crafted into the story and enhanced the love story between Landon and Gina.

It was easy to grow frustrated with the characters at times, but most of that came from how realistically they were written and the young age of the characters.

MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy


Sheila grew up in the Ozarks, vacillating between climbing trees, reading books and neurotically working toward straight A's. Many years later--after marriage, two sons, a couple of careers, and a Master's Degree--she discovered her first romance novel in the gift shop of a hotel when she was supposed to be networking with fellow conventioneers. Now, some years later, she's got a bright red study filled with romance novels. She's a creative lefty who loves quiet spaces and eccentric people. She's lived in the coastal south for more than twenty-five years, but looks forward to one day moving to the serene mountaintop cabin she and her husband have built at the edge of a national forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Please visit her on the web at


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