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Degrees of Love By Lisa Slabach Degrees of Love In this powerful debut a successful businesswoman embarks on a journey of self discovery that will shake her to the core Like the shiny new BMW parked in the driveway of the Silicon Valley home she s
  • Title: Degrees of Love
  • Author: Lisa Slabach
  • ISBN: 9781543907216
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Degrees of Love By Lisa Slabach In this powerful debut, a successful businesswoman embarks on a journey of self discovery that will shake her to the core.Like the shiny new BMW parked in the driveway of the Silicon Valley home she shares with her husband, Matt, and their two boys, Susan Sinclair exudes confidence and style Newly promoted to a prestigious Senior Vice President position at her firm, SusanIn this powerful debut, a successful businesswoman embarks on a journey of self discovery that will shake her to the core.Like the shiny new BMW parked in the driveway of the Silicon Valley home she shares with her husband, Matt, and their two boys, Susan Sinclair exudes confidence and style Newly promoted to a prestigious Senior Vice President position at her firm, Susan is the picture of personal and professional success.Yet appearances are deceiving With each advance in Susan s career, Matt has grown distant But he refuses to admit there is a problem, and Susan, determined to give her boys the close knit family life she never had, forces herself to play along.Then she meets her new boss, Reese Kirkpatrick She and Reese become a crackerjack team, but little by little, pleasure mixes with business For the first time in a long time, Susan feels seen and appreciated for who she is.In a moment of weakness, friendship becomes something Now, unable to stomach the fa ade her marriage has become yet unwilling to decimate her family by moving forward with Reese, Susan faces a choice that could cost her everything including her children but possibly bring her than she can dream.
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    1. Lisa Slabach

      Degrees of Love is Lisa Slabach s debut novel She is currently working on her third full length manuscript and a collection of short stories inspired by her experiences growing up in a small farm community in Washington s Yakima Valley In addition to writing, Lisa works for a Fortune 500 Company, leading a sales team in the financial industry She currently resides in Northern California with her husband and has two daughters, who are both pursuing careers in film In her free time, she enjoys drinking wine with friends and cooking in her pink kitchen.

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    1. Degrees of Love is Lisa s first novel but I never would guessed that by the writing style or the way the story flowed so seamlessly together Lisa had me hooked from page one and I couldn t stop reading till the end I read this book in one night Yes 344 pages in one night I just couldn t wait to see what would happen next Susan is 36 and from the outside it appears she has it all but she doesn t think so Even when she gets the promotion she s been waiting for, it isn t enough to make her complete [...]


    2. A fabulous read dealing with the intricacies of marriage and family that has experienced heartbreak along the way This story will resonate with the reader long after completion as it highlights what so many women feel but are ashamed to express Men are motivated when they feel needed while women are motivated when they feel cherished John Gray, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from VenusYou reap what you sow as the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence.Approximately 36% admit to workpl [...]


    3. Captivating, engaging and passionate.Degrees of Love is an astounding depiction of love, marriage, family and what life could be if different choices were made.The main character, Susan is a determined, self confident, successful woman who thinks that she has everything in life She is a dedicated wife and mother to her two boys As demanding as having a career and running a household is, her husband, a quiet, uncommunicative, perfectionist man under appreciates her Over time he demeans her and em [...]


    4. Read the full review at Elgee WritesSusan, a devoted mother of two, is smart, successful and creative and just been promoted to the senior vice president She doesn t regret that she had to give up her acting career and her dreams to live in New York for the family The price she had paid for that doesn t seem too high when Matt, her husband offers the stability her life had been missing before she met him.But with every hike in her salary and her career, Matt has been growing distant and indiffer [...]


    5. I LOVE to read, but live a hugely busy life It gets complicated upon that rare occasion when a book is so captivating, so enthralling, that it is impossible to walk away With only definitive hours in a day, something has to give For me, that was sleep And it was worth every sacrificed minute Degrees of Love was a home run for me and exceeded my wildest expectations and I would bet, maybe yours, as well I stopped reading romance a few years ago because it just seemed like it was allllll the same [...]


    6. Degrees of Love tells the story of Susan Sinclair, a Silicon Valley soccer mom whos life could best be described by nice Nice husband, nice children, nice friends, nice car, yet she still can t help but yearning for something in life Not only has the niceness been wearing her thin, but since she has been married, she has been unable to show and be her true self So, when her new promotion introduces her to a handsome new boss that she struggles to resist, Susan must decide whether her own happin [...]


    7. While the concept behind marriages has not changed, the role of each individual in that marriage is in a state of flux No longer are roles defined by gender and marriages have become a true partnership But what happens when one of the individuals wants something different Or what if one is not happy with the other Or finds what they are looking for from another That is what this book brings to the table Adultery is not a new concept, it has been around since the beginning, but why do some people [...]


    8. Degrees of Love is an emotionally gripping story of one woman s life as she gets caught up in an affair of the heart that turns into infidelity and changes her whole life Slabach s character development and psychological portrayal of a career woman and mother who is emotionally starved caught my attention and didn t let go until the last page was turned I read this book in almost one sitting It was like sitting in a train that picks up speed to the point where you wonder how bad the crash is goi [...]


    9. Reviewed for Readers Favorite by Grant Leishman What happens when a seemingly happy, family woman and soccer mum in suburban California receives a promotion and finds herself inexorably drawn to her new boss in New York, where she is now required to travel for business on a regular basis Fireworks happens Susan Sinclair, her husband Matt and their two boys seemingly have it all they are living the American dream Dad, Matt, is a scientist, Mum, Susan, a high flying corporate executive who still m [...]


    10. I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for a review but all opinions are my own.This story, seemed to me, to accurately portray the conundrum a lot of modern women face We want to do it all and have perfection in everything The idea that you can do anything but you can t do everything is integral to the story And when you try for the everything life bites back and teaches some hard lessons.At different times I felt sympathy for all three main characters and at times I wanted to give each o [...]


    11. In Degrees of Love we follow Susan a Silicon Valley, soccer mom who is dedicated to her two boys, her husband and her career Susan just got a promotion as the vice president in her company and a hike in her salary She has it all from a lovely family, to a promising career, but things that look perfect from outside really aren t so perfect.Her husband, Matt is not exactly what she needs in a husband Over the years he has become indifferent and distant She craves to connect with him at all levels [...]


    12. Degrees of Love is an excellent novel from start to finish We have our main character, Susan, who seems to have it all an amazing job, perfect family, excellent home and financial security But as we all know too well, sometimes things are deceiving from the outside.On the inside Susan is craving She desires and wants the love that she feels is lacking in her marriage Matt goes out of her way to ignore her, plans family events that leave her out and seems generally dissatisfied with their marria [...]


    13. Susan and Matt Sinclair and their two sons appeared to be the ideal family They did things as a family, attended Church, were involved in their children s school and participated in fund raisers Matt was content with their intimacy but Susan felt discontented Although Susan had decided to go to work, build her career so the family could enjoy the extras, Matt, felt threatened and resentful He wanted the prestige but was not happy with Susan being gone so much Neither voiced their feelings Susan [...]


    14. Lisa Slabach has written a story in which it is easy to see yourself in the main characters Anyone who has been married for a number of years can understand that sometimes daily life gets in the way of passion Temptation to feel that excitement of new love can happen to anyone The author has deftly captured the imagination of the reader This is classified as Women s Fiction There is a very good reason for this Women can read a book about adultery and not have that translate to their real lives I [...]


    15. Degrees of Love by Lisa Slabach is her debut novel, but I would have never guessed that I was immediately hooked into the story, and I couldn t stop swiping frantically at my Kindle to see how the story unfolded We follow Susan Sinclair, a wife, mother, and also career driven business woman who is determined to bring her kids up right, fit in with her Silicon Valley neighbors, and climb the corporate ladder While I do not have children yet, I immediately could relate to Susan Through the entire [...]


    16. Deep down, at the root of it all, we seek love and acceptance We each yearn to find someone who understands us, who admires us, and ultimately who yearns to be with us We want passion and excitement We want to feel butterflies in our stomach when we think about the one we love and we want them to feel the same desire for us.So what if you ve been married for over a decade and don t feel that burning sensation for your spouse There can certainly be love without passion There can also be passion w [...]


    17. I read tons of books, and have read in this genre for years So I don t really expect to find a topic theme or plotline that hasn t sort of been done one way or another somewhere That s totally fine For me, author voice is almost everything, and it will make or break a book novel and my enjoyment of it I need to hear originality and know that the author is not trying to sound or write like someone else, but is telling her story in a whole new way, whatever that story may be I feel like I can smel [...]


    18. Just a heads up when starting Degrees of Love by Lisa Slabach, make sure you don t have anywhere you need to be or anything you need to do because you won t want to stop reading until you ve finished it all Trust me on this The book starts off with a very intriguing beginning after Susan gets her promotion and goes to New York and sets the stage and tone for how her story is going to be different than perhaps what we are used to reading about in typical romance novels I do think that affairs adu [...]


    19. I knew I would be reading a story about a marriage that gets impacted by an indiscretion But I was so interested in how the author would work the heartbreak of cheating into a non cliche story This story deals with the complexities of marriage the good and bad She loves her husband, adores her kids, and is happy with their life However, she has been dealing with the fact that her and her husband don t connect on an intimate or emotional level any The passion seems deflated and the relationship s [...]


    20. I thought Degrees of Love by Lisa Slabach was totally amazing, and this is really not normally the type of book I d gravitate to nothing against it, just not my usual thing And in the beginning, I admit that I really wasn t sure if I d care where the story was going, but once I was about 25% in I was totally hooked and didn t want to stop until I d reached the end I would describe this as a character driven modern romantic drama, but it is written with a literary bent, and there is lots of confl [...]


    21. I knew by the 20% mark that I would really love this book and it would go on my favorites shelf, and I was right I admit I had no real expectations when starting it, seeing as how I d never read the author before and the description felt a bit generic to me Wondered if she d pull it off, and I truly believe she did I was so immersed in this book and impressed with the level of detailing on almost every single aspect, from character traits, insight, personalities, locales, emotions A lesser autho [...]


    22. FTC I received a free copy of this book from iRead Book Tours in exchange for my honest review I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.Degrees of Love A Novel by Lisa Slabach was very well written, but I struggled with reading it I say that because since this book is a romance novel, I got bored because even though I don t know what is going to happen, I do know what is going to happen if that makes any sense I am sure th [...]


    23. from the opening pages of Degrees of Love I knew it would be different from the books I ve been reading lately and I was right Ms Slabach sets of the scene and characters in a skillful way that not only draws us right in, but she creates great visualizations like we are watching a show on tv or a movie and elicits genuine emotional reactions, even when unexpected I admit that at first I had dislike for Susan and felt that she was being selfish But as the story progressed I truly cared about the [...]


    24. From the moment I picked up Degrees of Love and read the first chapter I was hooked, as the characters are so real and alive and the descriptions are so vivid and clear, it is impossible to put down This is my favorite type of book where real people are in real situations that can spiral out of control and change the course of their lives, for better or worse Lisa Slabach has painted a picture of life which at times is very moving, sad, stressful but it is done with nuance and delicacy and authe [...]


    25. What a wide opening book to learn This is my favorite book that I read this month and maybe for a very long time I really loved reading this book so much I do not have a problem if a person commits adultery It is their life and as long as it is not my husband they fool around and am good This story blew my mind I so loved what Reese did to this forbidden relationship I wish that all men are liked him For me marriage will have ups and downs but the key to a successful marriage is communication We [...]


    26. 4.5 starsLisa Slabach put a lot of heart and time and effort into this story and it shows She has an incredible way with words her descriptions are vivid you see what the characters are seeing, you feel what they are feeling you feel like you are there I felt like I was experiencing what they were love, confusion, excitement, despair, guilt anger, joy, heartbreak, happiness, etc I found the book very hard to put down, as I had to know what the outcome for each of these characters would be, espec [...]


    27. This book Degrees of Love by Lisa Slabach seems to have something of everything seriously Romance, drama, secrets, personal struggles, family life, professional issues but I was impressed by the seamless narrative transitions and the way that we are able to experience the story through Susan s perspective and genuinely experience her guilt and inner struggles as she wrestles with her empty, distant marriage to Matt and we see of their relationship in narrative flashbacks and yet she cannot deny [...]


    28. This is a romance story that tells what can happen between a married couple after years of marriage Susan Sinclair has recently been promoted to senior VP which has not made her husband, Matt, happy He wants her to be a stay at home wife and mother to their two sons Susan has been working a lot with her new boss, Reese Kirkpatrick, who really appreciates all the work she has been doing Slowly, their time together becomes and personal She now has to decide whether she is to stay a wife to Matt [...]


    29. In this debut novel, author Lisa Slabach writes a remarkable romance story that will have you hooked from page one The main character is Susan She is a wife, mother, and career woman who is determined to bring her children up the right way, all with fitting in with her Silicon Valley neighbors, and climbing the corporate ladder Degrees of Love will take you on the emotional journey as a woman struggles to make decision after decision that will hopefully have a positive effect on her and her fami [...]


    30. Degrees of Love A Novel by Lisa Slabach was a well written women s fiction novel that had an interesting story I really felt for Susan as she was in an impossible situation with a husband that seemed jealous of her success and a boss that truly appreciated her I felt like the situation would have been easier to handle if not for the children as that left Susan having to decide not only what she wanted, but what would be best for her children as well.


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