Paper Love by Jae

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

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Author: Jae

Description

Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan in this lesbian romance from best-selling author Jae.

Susanne Wolff isn’t thrilled when her mother sends her all the way across the country to Freiburg to save her uncle’s stationery store from bankruptcy. Freiburg is too provincial for her taste, and besides, pen and paper are outdated anyway.

Anja Lamm, Paper Love’s only full-time employee, takes an instant dislike to the arrogant, digital-loving snob who’s supposed to be her temporary boss.

But thanks to a meddling cat, a business trip to a stationery fair, and an armada of origami boats, Anja soon starts to see beneath Susanne’s aloof exterior, and Susanne discovers how sexy pens and notebooks can be—at least when Anja handles them.

As the end of Susanne’s three-month stay approaches, will she stick to her plan to leave, or will she open her heart to more than just paper love?

Additional information

Publication Date

August 2018

Formats

epub, mobi, and pdf

Length

89,000 words

Language

English

ISBNs

978-3-96324-067-6 (mobi), 978-3-96324-068-3 (epub), 978-3-96324-069-0 (pdf)

Publisher

Ylva Publishing

3 reviews for Paper Love by Jae

  1. stephasselin
    Rated 5 out of 5

    :

    Who thought writing with a pen could get as intense as it gets in Jae’s latest novel Paper Love?

    Paper Love is the story of Suzanne, who just quit her job as a business consultant, mostly because she felt she would never get her potential recognized in the sexist environment she worked at. Once the news is out, she gets forcibly asked by her mother to help her uncle try to save his stationery store business. Reluctant at first to help yet another family member to maintain their business open, she gets more than she bargained for when she gets her foot wet in the Bächle next to her uncle’s store on her first day. Anja Lamm a stationery geek, who has been a loyal employee of Paper Love for many years, feels threatened when the digital-loving ice queen Frau Wolff sets her now-wet foot in the store and starts looking through the business in detail, making suggestions that could cost her job.

    What starts as an impossible working relationship between two strong-willed women, turns into a great complicity to save what is left of Uncle Norbert’s store. With Anja’s knowledge of the stationery world and Suzanne’s ability to handle the digital one, once united, they are a force not to reckon with. Will their many late nights working be enough to save Paper Love?

    I remember in the middle of April, Jae had asked her followers on Twitter: How many of us still use pen and paper? Back then I thought I knew what my answer was but after reading Paper Love, I find myself mysteriously wishing to buy an expensive refillable pen and try my hand at writing on a quality paper. The details are so well written that writing on a paper could almost feel like an intimate action.

    Paper Love is another great success from Jae. Her characters are as usual loveable, mysterious and with a complexity rarely seen in books. It almost feels as if she knows them privately before she writes about them. I loved the fact that both protagonists hold a certain animosity against the other at first, which made the romantic part of the book come in as a great surprise. Another great surprise was once again the mention of a character from one of Jae’s previous books, Jenna Blake. Every time the author writes a new story, I am waiting for the little link between her characters, because there is always one somewhere, only a sentence, or a name, but it is enough to make me satisfied.

    What astounded me the most in this book is the city the action takes place in. Knowing Jae is from Germany and having her characters be on her side of the world for once is great. I felt as if it made the story even closer to her heart and the lake she mentioned a few times in the books is a special place to her. I also liked the use of a few German words, about three, that I had to google to understand what they were, because of the German name, but it wasn’t enough to make me stop reading, it’s just that my curiosity needed to put an image to the words.

    Paper Love is a great book that will keep you up at night, turning pages, urging the characters to act as you wish they would. Once again, Jae’s writing did just that. Every book I find myself reading makes me respect this author greatly. I recommend it as one of her best yet, along the lines of Perfect Rhythm, Something in the Wine and Just for Show.

    Rainbow Moose’s Reviews
    **I received an ARC in exchange of an honest review**

  2. PH
    Rated 5 out of 5

    :

    I loved to right from the start!
    The funny loveable, character’s drew me in straight away- Anja, Uncle Norbert, Susanne and Franziska. I enjoyed the play on their names..Wolff and Lamm which conjured the exact picture of how Susanne and Anja interacted with each other. After getting off on the wrong foot, Susanne and Anja slowly get to know each other surrounded by the amazingly picturesque village of Freiburg.
    The local legend of “If you accidentally step into a Bachle, you’ll marry a local guy and live happily ever after in our beautiful city” was always in the back of my mind whilst reading Paper Love.
    Another great story and book by Jae. I received an arc in exchange for an honest review.

  3. charles_barsaga
    Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I couldn’t wait to buy this book from Amazon so finally gave in and bought it before it was published there.

    I love Jae’s books, I always think that no matter the character the romance always feels earned to me.
    Perfect Rhythm was probably the book that ruined romances for me though because I don’t think any book has yet to overcome the connections I felt from that novel. (First book that I ever almost completely could relate to one of the main characters)
    While Holly and Leontyne are my favourite couple followed by Lana and Claire, I just had to read this one about stationery xD

    There was quite a lot of information here or at least enough information to link it to the stationery industry and I enjoyed learning about it. One could really identify with some of the thoughts of Susanne especially in the introductory stages. Herr Wolff was I felt, the audience surrogate while Anja was to persuade the audience.

    But I couldn’t help but feel there was a certain disconnect. Perfect Rhythm had conflict that was tied into the romance and to me, that felt like a romance that was solidly earned by the end and was completely satisfied by how the main duo finally got together. (Both wanting and not wanting a sequel xD)

    Just For Show had an inciting incident that tied the main characters together quite strongly, the push and pull was wonderful, even though I usually hate that sort of thing in romances.

    But although the ‘save the business’ aspect was enough to get the characters working together and it made sense. Its resolution wasn’t as impactful for me compared to Jae’s other stories. I’m not entirely sure why it felt like the subplot resolution wasn’t as powerful as the romance unlike the previous two books I mentioned. Perhaps it could be that I couldn’t quite get behind Susanne’s wanting to save the business? Or maybe there should have been a scene or two that could show Susanne in her element more near the beginning? *shrugs*

    I still loved the book though. Herr Wolff and Herr Lamm were absolutely adorable together and there were some lovely sexual tension laced scenes containing stationery xD

    As always, I look forward to the next book released :3

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