Loving Liberty by Belinda Boring
Author: Belinda Boring
Publisher: Blushing Heart Press
Release Date: July 13, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Academic/college
Liberty Montgomery is many things:
A dutiful daughter.
Easy to manipulate.
But secretly she wants more.
For years, Liberty has dreamed of a life filled with opportunities—a life where she makes the decisions, living by her own rules. Unfortunately, her parents have other plans for her, ones that involve her submission and total obedience. Every attempt to break free from their control is met with threats, leaving her feeling trapped. Just when all seems hopeless, Liberty meets Oliver Nichols. With just two words, be brave, he stirs up her secret longings for more . . . friendship, fun, and independence. He almost has her believing her dreams are possible. However, taking a stand can be terrifying when you've spent your entire life pleasing others.
Are some chances worth taking? What would she risk for freedom?
Loving Liberty is about Liberty Montgomery. All Liberty wants is to get that freedom that she desperately wants. She's been basically under house arrest by her parents, forbid to do anything that they haven't told her to do, including what classes to take in college, what friends she can have, and who she can date.
In comes Oliver, waiter, DJ and odd jobber. He knows how Liberty feels because he's been through the exact same thing with his family. He's Liberty's voice of encouragement when she really needs the encouragement.
Liberty needs to break free from her parents' tight rein, but will she be able to? Will she have the strength to do it?
This book seems like a short read (although the Goodreads page says that it consists of 340 pages).
It's a clean romance with Oliver and Liberty falling in love.
But, that love started as the dreaded... insta-love. You know the one, where they fall in love almost instantaneously.
In my opinion, when a book has the protagonist and love interest falling in love so fast, it takes away from the romance and therefore cuts down from the enjoyment of the wooing during the book (which is usually expected in a romance). So, those of you who don't really love insta-love in books, then maybe this isn't exactly right for you.
I liked Liberty's character, though sometimes I felt myself wanting to yell at her for not being strong enough to leave her home. Most of the time, she didn't even really have that strong of a reason to stay, other than the fact that she was a coward. If she would have left, the stuff that her parents threatened her with wouldn't still be hanging over her head like a proverbial sword.
I absolutely loved Oliver, but he was one of those 'perfect' love interests that jut aren't true to real life love interests. He was pretty much 'perfect' in every way, other than that he was a little bit rebellious in his younger days.
Although, this doesn't sound like as terribly complementary review, I didn't think the book was absolutely horrible. I just felt like there was some plot holes and an almost sudden addition of a certain doctor.
I really just thought the book was okay, and I liked the storyline, but I wish some things could've been more covered, and that Oliver and Liberty's relationship could've been more than just a week before the MC things that she's in love with Oliver.
So, this book gets between 2.5 - 3 hearts from me (but for now, it'll have the '3 hearts' badge)