Review: The Love Project by T.B. Markinson and Miranda MacLeod

Can a long shot bring love to a couple of lonely hearts?

Joni Fisher is facing economic ruin. The once successful advice column she runs with her mother is on the brink of cancellation, and it’ll take a miracle to turn things around. Joni’s last-ditch effort to save her job and preserve her mother’s legacy is The Love Project, a web series she’s developing to bring the Help Me Henrietta franchise alive for a new generation. All she needs is a willing victim…er, star.

Hope Alvarez dreams of falling in love, but she’s always suspected she’s different. Physical attraction is a foreign language to her. After her only prospect for a meaningful relationship falls through, Hope has to face the fact that she’s completely hopeless when it comes to love. Can her favorite advice columnist, Henrietta, save her from a lonely future?

As the series gets underway, fans swoon for the lovable yet unlucky Hope, and they’re not the only ones. Joni is smitten, too. But she’s been down that road before, vowing never again to fall for a straight woman who will keep her forever in the friend zone. Except, what if she’s been reading the situation all wrong? Helping Hope make sense of her identity might save Joni’s job, but will it also bring her love?

My thoughts

T.B. Markinson and Miranda MacLeod bring matchmaking to the 21st century with The Love Project.

I can so relate to this premise. Anyone who has a project or business that needs to earn money has to change everything about how they do business versus ten years ago, five years, and if heavily dependent on online purchases a year makes a difference.

The fact that Joni has to convince her mom and her unsupportive father to leave the safety of what is known into an unknown and uncertain success is what most people deal with today. Markinson and MacLeod do justice to this struggle.

It helps that there is a romance filling in what could just be a boring plot. (I say boring because I live this struggle both as a person trying to hustle and as a single person who is dating.) Romance always fixes things. I love the gradual buildup to Joni and Hope’s romance. The struggle is real when it comes to dating. Markinson and MacLeod make it look fun, crazy, and depressing – it is! They also bring the heat for Joni and Hope.

There are some interesting twists I didn’t see coming and that is always a nice surprise.

Kudos to Markinson and MacLeod for bringing us yet another Love Project that we can root for.

I received a free copy of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Further Details:

Published by: February 27, 2021

Narrated by: Lori Prince

Pages: 300

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