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Characters in Love: Second Loves

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Second Loves
Amy Garvey

Love. It sounds so simple and joyful, on the surface – “They’re in love!” “Love makes the world go round.” “All you need is love.” But love is also one of the messiest, most confusing, terrifying, and crazy-making things in the world.

I think that’s why Wren and Gabriel grabbed me – COLD KISS is all about Wren learning to let go when her very beloved boyfriend is killed in a car crash (and she subsequently brings him back to “life”). I couldn’t imagine meeting a new boy in the midst of that process, and finding herself confused all over again. Danny is the one she loves! The only boy she’ll ever love! Right?

Wrong. The good/bad thing about love is that it doesn’t work that way. There is no gray area as stormy and murky and grayly gray as love. For Wren, coming off her first ever relationship, and one that ended tragically, loving someone else seems not only impossible but completely wrong. Because if she loved Danny so much that she brought him back to life, showing even a glimmer of interest in another boy has to be the worst possible betrayal in the history of girlfriends, right?

Not really. Gabriel doesn’t and can’t replace Danny, but he’s not supposed to. What Wren finds with Gabriel is something completely other than what she had with Danny. And that was one of the hardest and best things to write when I was working on COLD KISS – the idea that love isn’t always a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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29 comments on "Characters in Love: Second Loves"
  1. I LOVED this post and your take on love!

    Especially how each love is different, how it's confusing and messy.

    And what I totally loved was this: "And that was one of the hardest and best things to write when I was working on COLD KISS – the idea that love isn’t always a once-in-a-lifetime experience."

    This is both hopeful and hard to accept - because everyone what's a soul mate, but what if you don't "get" yours or if you lose the one you think is your soul mate.

    Cold Kiss sounds aweseome! Thanks so much:))

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  2. Actually, I think your post is the best advice to get over the heartbreak and guilt of losing someone you thought was the one. It really provides hope

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  3. I like the idea of second chance and second loves.

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  4. I know this has been out for a few months now, but I haven't had the chance to read it yet. That being said, I'm still so interested in the idea of a more emotion-driven story, rather than action and all that.

    Thank you both for the post & giveaway! :)

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  5. This sounds like a great story...nothing like having your heart torn in two

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  6. I can't wait to read this book. It's been close to the top of my TBR for a while now.. I'll get to it.. Eventually :)

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  7. Cold Kiss is on my tbr list, thanks for the giveaway!

    Leanne

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  8. I have wanted to read this for a while. Thanks for the awesome give away!

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  10. I'm dying ;) to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. What a great guest post! I especially love what you wrote here: "There is no gray area as stormy and murky and grayly gray as love." That is so, so true! I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway:)

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  12. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    I'd never seen anything about this book until now, and it sounds interesting. Though I think I might feel super bad for Danny, depending on how this book plays out.

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  13. I hadn't thought that this book would be for me from the description, but now I have to try it. :)

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  14. Awh, I really like this post - second loves. <333 Eep, I can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. this book sounds so good! awesome giveaway. (:

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  16. i LOVE this book and read it from the library so it would be nice to have my hands on my own copy!! i'm sure i'll 'need' to re-read it before glass heart comes out : ) thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Thanks for the great giveaway!!! I've been seeing this book around a lot and would love to check it out!

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  18. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Sounds like a great book!

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  19. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  20. Love this book giveaway! I love a great book with a love triangle! :)

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  21. Who said love isn't complicated!

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  22. I've been trying to get my hands on this book for months! I can't wait to read it, it looks awesome :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  23. This has been on my TBR list for a while now! Loved your post!

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  24. This is really awesome. Thanks :)

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  25. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  26. Is it weird that books about love tend to make me cry? It's a good kind of cry though. Maybe it's just me...

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