Book Review: I Couldn’t Love You More by Jillian Medoff

Posted September 19, 2012 by Melissa in Book Review | 8 Comments

Title: I Couldn’t Love You More
Author:  Jillian Medoff
Reading level: Adult
Genre:  Contemporary
Size: 432 pages
Release Date: May 15th 2012
Publisher: 5 Spot/Hachette
Source: NetGalley
Find It: Goodreads | Amazon | BN | The Book Depository

Which child would you save? A decision no parent can even fathom. Eliot Gordon would do anything for her family. A 38-year-old working mother, she lives an ordinary but fulfilling life in suburban Atlanta with her partner, Grant Delaney, and their three daughters. The two older girls are actually Eliot’s stepdaughters, a distinction she is reluctant to make as she valiantly attempts to maintain a safe, happy household . . .

Then Finn Montgomery, Eliot’s long-lost first love, appears, triggering a shocking chain of events that culminates in a split-second decision that will haunt her beloved family forever. How Eliot survives-and what she loses in the process-is a story that will resonate with anyone who has ever loved a child. With hilarious honesty, wrenching depth, and a knockout twist, I COULDN’T LOVE YOU MORE illuminates the unbreakable bonds of family and reveals the lengths we’ll go to save each other, even as we can’t save ourselves.

There were a ton of things that I loved about this book. I loved the crazy familial relationships present….especially those between Elliot and her sisters and Eliot and her mom.  I loved the crazy insight into how Eliot’s mind worked and what she was constantly thinking…to the point that I am almost afraid to admit how much I could relate and how much less like an insane person that made me feel.

This book had me thinking constantly. And I love that about it.  There were times that I really liked and had sympathy for Eliot and then there were other times that I just could not believe the  things she was thinking and doing. I wanted to reach through the pages of the book and strangle her.  And the worst part was that she knew what she was doing wrong and still did it!! But then haven’t we all done stupid things when caught up in emotions?

Medoff’s writing style is flawless and the character development phenomenal.  If you want a read that will have you laughing, crying, cursing and cheering until the very end…I Couldn’t Love You More is a must read.

5 Timepieces
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8 responses to “Book Review: I Couldn’t Love You More by Jillian Medoff

  1. Oh awesome review, I saw this book and my immediate thoughts were box of tissues and emotional heartache. I am glad to hear you laughed and cheered as well. I do not do well with these contemporary real issues, as I turn into a crying basket-case that my family runs away from

  2. I love a book that really makes you think. This isn’t something I would normally pick up but I think I will have to consider reading it one of these days.

    Melissa, I have had a few that have had problems commenting on my blog. When you stop by sometime if you can’t comment will you let me know by email? It works fine for me and a bunch of others but a few have said they’ve had issues. Not sure if its the blog or blogger.

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