The Love Shack by Jane Costello

The Love Shack by Jane Costello was published by Simon & Schuster on 23 April 2015 with 496 pages. 


Life’s great when you’re 29 years old with a gorgeous girlfriend and fulfilling job. Until you have to move back in with your mum . . .
Dan and Gemma have found their dream first home, but the asking price is the stuff of nightmares. The only way they’ll ever save enough for the deposit is by moving in, rent-free, with Dan’s mum.
It’s a desperate solution, but it’s only for six months. And Gemma’s determined to
make it work, no matter how bad things get.
But between Dan’s mum’s kitchen karaoke, her constant innuendos, irrepressible argumentative streak and – worst of all – her ham and pineapple curries, life back at home would test the patience of two saints. Which Dan and Gemma most definitely are not.

Then, as they’re trying to convince themselves it will all be worth it, Gemma’s past comes back to haunt her. And suddenly the foundations of their entire relationship are shaken to their coreā€¦

The Love Shack, an English book I bought for the first time at Popular bookstore  To be honest, I’d never buy any English book before, but The Love Shack totally make me. And also my first time read a book from Jane Costello, I’d never read any her book before but I do now. The Love Shack, the story is told from Dan and Gemma’s perspectives, that’s what makes this book different from the others books. You can know what the characters feel, thinking about or so. As an example, the first chapter is telling the story from Gemma’s perspective, the next chapter is about Dan’s and so on, Jane giving a continuous story from both sides and made me feel that this book is great for me because I’m know what’s going on with both of them, what’s they are thinking about, what happened to that day to them, how they’re trying to do to not hurt their partner feeling so on. 
This book has it’s own funny part, especially when it comes to Dan’s mum part, Belinda. Staying with Dan’s mum was Gemma idea, to make them have enough money to get their favorite house. I loves Dan’s character. He’s not a typical male character like other books you ever read.  He wasn’t a chessy-romantic guy and over the top who has a lot of money. He’s kinda an ordinary character who is has income and job and trying hard to make his girlfriend happy and comfortable with him. I don’t know it’s just me or not, but I’m not so into Gemma. There’s no hate or something like that. But I don’t like her, I don’t know why. We, a human not perfectly good, imperfect, so do Gemma. But be honest is good thing in the world and for ourselves. With a better plot and dialogues. Also made me thinking about  my life. Hurmm I don’t have my own house yet. I learnt that relationship needs a lot of work to keep a track but family, friends, careers and memories had a big role in this book. 
So,  Jane Costello, keep it up. Continue a great storyline and characters that can impress me and others. 

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