Worthy of Love by Quinn Ivins

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Author: Quinn Ivins


An age-gap, workplace lesbian romance about learning you’re never too broken to be worthy of love.

Nadine Bayani was at the top of her game. The brilliant, ruthless lawyer was in line to be White House chief of staff—until she confessed to campaign finance crimes that cost her party the election.

Now Nadine’s out of prison, broke, hated by millions, and stuck doing a menial retail job in rural Virginia where she barely earns enough to survive.

Bella Clarke has worked at Overstock Oasis since she flunked college. She wants to go back to school, but secretly doubts she’s smart enough. At least she’s not as clueless as her boss, who just accidentally hired the woman responsible for a national scandal.

However, Nadine seems to be nothing like the crook portrayed in the media, and Bella is drawn to her troubled, standoffish co-worker. As they grow closer, Nadine introduces Bella to the delights of Filipino food and opens Bella’s eyes to her own possibilities.

Before long, about the only thing harder to make sense of than Nadine’s past is their powerful chemistry together. Is Bella really falling for a woman who caused so much harm? And even if she is, how can two such different people ever be a match?

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Publication Date

April 2021


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4 reviews for Worthy of Love by Quinn Ivins

  1. Karola


    *free ARC
    When life gets in the way of your own plans for your life, sometimes the worst can turn into the best. After her two years in prison, Nadine is more than happy to get any kind of job, even a shitty one. As an ex lawyer she‘s certainly not used to the work in a retail store. But Bella, a long time employee, makes her days bearable. Bella is fascinated by Nadine and soon finds herself more than willing to help her. A beautiful story with the right amount of „wow‘s“ and „oh no‘s!“. And of course a happy end.

  2. Patricia Iserman


    I enjoyed this well written story.It isn’t the usual humdrum girl meets girl,sparks fly and so on.The author puts her characters thru the ringer.How does a newly released prisoner find a job when every application asks,have you ever been in jail?With no money or job ,where do you live?Minimum wage is so low it’s almost impossible to survive even if someone hires you.What happens when you need to see a doctor but have no insurance?
    Each character has some major issues to deal with.Quinn writes an intriguing story that held my attention and made me think about what it’s like to be a female immigrant living in this country who experiences abuse at work no matter how well they do their job.
    This is a keeper.

  3. Karen J Reno-Cobb


    The year is 1/3 over as of this weekend, which means I’m 1/3 through my GR reading challenge. There have been some really great books published this year, but I’m going out on a limb and saying that at the end of 2021 Worthy of Love will still be standing at the top.

    This is the kind of book that makes me wish I could discuss it in a book club. There are so many things that need to be called out, but every reader deserves to discover them for herself. This is an opposites attract/age gap (without making it a big thing) story that features maybe the most compelling couple I can remember reading recently. Neither feels “worthy of love” due to past transgressions or personal failings, but Nadine and Bella are perfect for each other.

    When I read The Love Factor last year Quinn Ivins became an automatic read for me, so I didn’t bother with the blurb (sorry, Lee Winter). I was surprised by the depth of the political intrigue storyline that totally separated this book from a standard romance for me. I can only imagine the amount of charting and graphing and sticky notes involved in laying out this plot, and as a reader I appreciate it so much.

    This book is truly unforgettable and even with an epilogue, and desperately need more Nadine and Bella. Five super satisfying stars.

  4. Betty Harmon


    Every once in a while, I like to read a story where the characters have even more problems than I do. Worthy of Love by Quinn Ivins fits this need perfectly.
    This is a very intense romance, filled with angst from the first page. Former lawyer Nadine Bayani has just finished a two year jail sentence for a political crime that made her notorious and hated by just about everyone in the country, and she’s finding it challenging to integrate back into society. She ends up in a dead end minimum wage job in Overstock Oasis, a type of warehouse store that carries stock that didn’t sell in regular stores. There she meets fellow employee Bella Clarke. It’s not love at first sight, especially since Bella recognizes Nadine almost immediately, but there are sparks there even with Nadine’s history.
    Worthy of Love is a very beautiful love story in spite of the angst and the obstacles thrown in their way. It is definitely a character driven tale. The two main characters stole my heart from the beginning. They became real to me, which shows just how well-developed they are. Their secrets, quirks, and the baggage they both carry only make them more human, and more loveable. The story will keep you enthralled, wondering if there is any possibility of a happy ending for these two.
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Worthy of Love. If you love angst-filled love stories, then get this book.

    I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.

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