Definitions of Love

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
276 Pages
Reviewed on 11/12/2020
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Author Biography

ANGELIA RENEE graduated from North Carolina Central University earning a bachelor's of art degree in English with a writing concentration. She began pursing her writing career in the last year of her college career. Angelia currently resides in Raleigh, NC.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Definitions of Love is a work of fiction in the interpersonal drama, contemporary romance, and realistic fiction sub-genres, and was penned by author Angelia Renee. The work is written for adult reading audiences, with some mention of mature sexual themes and some sensitive subject areas such as domestic violence situations. It is presented as a series of contemporary dramas between six different couples, each of which explores what the idea of love means to them, for good or for ill. What results is an emotive and thought-provoking work which has its ups and downs, but is generally very celebratory in spirit on the topic of love.

Author Angelia Renee really showcases her range and force as a dramatist with this excellent collection of stories. Though novel-length in total, each of the tales can be easily digested in a cozy afternoon read, allowing readers to sink into each little microcosm of what love and relationships mean, learning through empathetic narration and some very compelling dialogues. There is a clear and present talent for character, really getting to the heart of different mindsets, attitudes, and passions in life, so there will certainly be someone for every kind of reader to relate to. I personally really clicked with the retrospective and engrossing narrative style of Phoenix and Joyful, but every story had its own unique feel that was distinct from the ones around it. Overall, I would certainly recommend Definitions of Love as a highly readable, enjoyable, and immersive work of accomplished contemporary fiction by a very promising author.