Genre: Contemporary / Mythology
Synopsis: Alice Amorous, the daughter of the bestselling Queen of Romance, has been living an agonizing lie ever since her mother was secretly hospitalized for mental illness. But her next book is well overdue and the Queen can’t write it. Alice needs a story for her mother-and she needs one fast. That’s when she meets Errol, a strange boy who claims to be Cupid and insists that Alice must write the story of his tragic love affair with Psyche. Can Alice do double duty to help Errol and her mother without losing her own sanity?
200words (or less) review: I like Suzanne Selfors writing, she creates characters that instantly pull you in.
Alice is struggling with keeping her mother’s illness secret. Instead of being in school she’s taking on-line courses, answering fan-mail and representing her mother at events. Then her mother’s publisher writes to say that unless they get Belinda Amorous’s next book they’ll recover the advance. With hospital bills piling high Alice knows she has to fix this, just like everything else.
Alice isn’t the only character to love in this story. The other tenants in the condo are wonderful, I particularly liked Archibald. Apart from Alice’s struggles there are a few sub plots that really touched me. I wanted to high five Mrs Bobot at the end when she made that scene. So brilliant.
Mad Love is a love story but it’s about love between family and friends than the teen romance. Though there is some of that also, so don’t worry.
I really enjoyed reading this, if you’re looking for romance this is perfect. If you’re looking for a touching emotional book about family this is also perfect.