This Love Story Will Self-Destruct by Leslie Cohen

This Love Story Will Self-Destruct

This is the classic tale of boy meets girl: Girl…goes home with someone else.Meet Eve. She’s a dreamer, a feeler, a careening well of sensitivities who can’t quite keep her feet on the ground, or steer clear of trouble. She’s a laugher, a crier, a quirky and quick-witted bleeding-heart-worrier.Meet Ben. He’s an engineer, an expert at leveling floors who likes order, structure, and straight lines. He doesn’t opine, he doesn’t ruminat...

Details This Love Story Will Self-Destruct

TitleThis Love Story Will Self-Destruct
Release DateJan 23rd, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
GenreFiction, Romance, New Adult, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews This Love Story Will Self-Destruct

  • Cia Black
    Have you ever read a book and when the conclusion came, you were honestly a peace with it. This love story will self-destruct was so calming and satisfying the whole way through that I for sure thought I would be let down by the departing words. But I was wrong, this book just left me in such a tranquil state of mind that was in awe.It's exactly as the synopsis describes it to be, which was again oddly satisfying. This is the story of past acquai...
  • Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
    5+ StarsWow! This book surprised me in the best of ways. I was just browsing through Net Galley and the title is what got my attention. I was expecting a ring pop, something cute and yummy and instead I got a freaking Tiffany diamond!!! I love finding these hidden gems!This reads like a coming of age story with quirky characters, subtle humor and there are so many layers of complexity in how these characters responded to both big and small life c...
  • *The Angry Reader*
    ***ARC received for an honest review***Have you ever grabbed a handful of brightly colored candies and tossed them in your mouth thinking "all right! m&m's!" only to discover you now have a mouthful of skittles? That's what this book did to me - an unexpected tart flavor with a surprising deliciousness. I thought I was going to get sugary sweet, but instead I got something to chew on. A large portion of this book is about how Eve is neurotic and ...
  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    I received a free advanced copy of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.4.5 starsBefore I start with a brief synopsis, I just want to say that the writing was superb. It is the author's debut novel and it was written with such care, I was very impressed.We are introduced to Eve and her group of girlfriends as they navigate friendship and love in NYC. There are a group of guys who always seem to be just around, cue in Ben. Eve is anxious ...
  • Dianne
    My Rating: 3.5 StarsBoy meets girl, girl doesn’t even acknowledge him on her radar, perhaps because he is reasonably safe, a little bland, not a bad boy? Eve is anything but stable, mature, she is a dreamer, waiting for her dreams to arrive and unfold themselves in front of her. She likes to think she is living life on the edge, but her own thoughts and insecurities keep tripping her up.Ben is a young man who thrives on order in a chaotic world...
  • Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
    Review to come.Arc received in exchange for a review.More reviews and book talk at : You can find me here too ☞
  • Chelsea
    Let me start by saying I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an HONEST review. That being said: I hated it. Eve was truly insufferable. She was a garbage person I could not stand from the beginning. At 37% (kindle) I had to force myself to keep going. Ben (our other lead) doesn’t even come into the story until the halfway point. Ben was a gem and didn’t get nearly enough of a plot or character development. When he entered the story...
  • Renee
    Not my thing. Found myself skimming.
  • Ginger at
    That was messy & gritty & I loved it.
  • adaline
    Thanks to the publisher for providing an e-arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!DNF @ 27% Do you ever start a book and instantly get that sinking feeling in your gut because you know with every fiber of your being that you're just not gonna like it one bit?? I always feel absolutely horrible not finishing arcs, but when I don't care about characters at the 20% mark, I know I'm not going to care to see their journey to the end of the...
  • Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
    Eve Porter has been through a lot. Her mother died tragically and her father left her and her sister when they were young. Due to this, she spends a lot of time worrying and observing things in order to protect herself. She dates a lot of toxic people and when she meets Ben, she assumes he is too nice, too boring, and far too perfect for her taste. But as the years go by, she runs into Ben again as they share some of the same college friends and ...
  • Julie
    I really enjoyed this romance of two different people who were friends but fell in love.
  • Sharon May
    Thanks so much to Netgalley, Gallery Books and Leslie Cohen for the opportunity to read and review her debut novel - loved it!This is just an easy-to-read, sweet love story. Boy meets girl, life interferes story. Told in alternating voices of Eve, a damaged young woman trying to cope with her dad's desertion and her mom's death, and Ben, a logical, engineer type. They meet at Columbia University and continue to cross paths while each are moving o...
  • Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review
    4.5 StarsHave you ever read a book and been left wondering how it felt like absolutely nothing happened but somehow SO much happened at the same time? This is that book for me. It read sort of like a diary where you’ll learn everything about Ben and Eve’s lives and how they missed each other for so long but crossed paths so often. You’ll learn of Eve’s struggle with the death of her mom and her absent father and her inability to trust in ...
  • Claudia
    A sweet and bitter story about a young couple that was always crossing paths with each other but never actually met… later on, Ben and Eve are a couple, but one of them is keeping a secret that could change the future of their relationship. I read this book in one day, it keep me awake at night, I was waiting for something to happen, the beginning was a little boring, I was almost giving it up then suddenly right in the middle, I felt in love w...
  • Diana Iozzia
    "This Love Story Will Self-Destruct"Written by Leslie CohenReview written by Diana Iozzia / Bookworm Banter"This Love Story Will Self-Destruct" is a great new romantic comedy. This is very different than typical will-they-won't-they books, and it's very reminiscent of "When Harry Met Sally" and many Nora Ephron films, both of which are written about in the blurb and in reviews, so I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks like this. Clearly, if yo...
  • Brittany
    Wow you guys. Is Gallery books sure this is Leslie Cohen's debut novel? In all seriousness this book was written will outstanding talent. I didn't know about this book right away. I actually got it as an email from NetGalley. Most of the time, I dismiss these types of emails, but for some reason I clicked on this one and I immediately fell in love. I went on to request it right away. I couldn't wait to get some time to read this. Once I did..I wa...
  • Heather
    Thank you to Netgalley, for the ARC. I received it in exchange for an honest review. First, the good. I really enjoyed how Ben and Eve each narrate the story. Their voices were distinct and I easily knew which character was telling the story. I also loved the way New York City was portrayed. It felt like I was really there. The writing in general was also really good. Cohen's style is enjoyable and easy to read. Now, the not so good. The story it...
  • Lisa
    MY RATING: 3.5/5I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This Love Will Self-destruct seems exactly like the chick-lit novel you've been browsing around the bookstore for. It has an adorable cover, an enticing synopsis, and it just seems light and fun from a quick flip through. You're not wrong. I found myself slipping into this story, needing to know what would happen to our hero and heroine, Ben and Eve after the ...
  • Cyndi Becker
    You need to read this book! I just can't recommend this opposites attract, slow burn romance story enough. I was intrigued by the blurb because hey, I love angst. But Ms. Cohen delivered so much more. This Love Story Will Self-Destruct is an expertly written, clever, poetic and heartfelt story of a young women coming of age in the early to mid two thousands. From the very opening pages I was captivated. The prologue sets a tone of anticipation an...
  • Gaele
    3.5 Stars – Rounded This is the story of Emily and Ben – polar opposites in both their approaches to the world and their willingness to ‘be’ out there in the way one might expect two twenty-somethings to be. Crisp and incisive word choices highlight this story that, for me, was far more drama and angst (much of it self-inflicted) than I expected and still I was compelled to keep reading on. Emily. Emily was difficult. Dramatic, self-destr...
  • Savannah Garner
    I want to give a huge thank you to Netgalley for giving me an advanced copy of this book!This Love Story Will Self-Destruct is about two people and their lives as they intertwine with one another. First we meet Eve, who is carefree and a dreamer. Then there's Ben, a straight forward hard worker that needs some form of order in his life. This novel goes through their experiences with each other from strangers, to friends, to maybe more. To me this...
  • Liz
    This Love Story Will Self-Destruct by Leslie Cohen was a charming story about two people who meet and don’t fall for each other. Yes, you read that right. They run in similar circle and run into each other throughout the year, but sparks do not fly right away. It was actually charming to see them go through their journey. Eve and Ben cross paths when they are college and continue to meet across the years. They see each other through many differ...
  • Heidi
    Eve and Ben have been acquaintances throughout college, but never really friends. You know, the type of person that you recognize in the campus library but avoid making eye contact with because small talk is exhausting. Eve is kind of an emotional basket case, while Ben is a tidy basket with structural support beams and a backup basket just in case the first one has a flaw. They're opposites, and yet somehow their paths always seem to cross. The ...
  • Carla
    This Love Story Will Self-Destruct is being called the When Harry Met Sally for the 21st Century. While there are some similarities, (both are about two college graduate acquaintances living in New York City) there are distinct differences. This Love Story Will Self-Destruct is grittier and darker than it's counterpart. Eve and Ben cross paths occasionally as students at Columbia University and in the early years after graduation, but it is not u...
  • Janet
    I almost cashed out on this one, but I recently bailed on two other reads so I decided to see it through. I had a hard time rooting for the "love" story in this book. I suppose the way Ben and Eve got together was a lot like what happens in real life, but in fiction format it all seemed a little too, "so what?" for my taste. Also, the story alternated between Ben and Eve's viewpoints, but I walked away feeling we got a little too much of Eve and ...
  • Alyssa | Swept Away By Books
    This one had a lot of potential for me, especially when being comped to When Harry Met Sally, but was sadly a bit of a let down. The romance aspect barely felt there at all, and Eve was a character that I just couldn't connect with. I really liked Ben, but he also didn't feel as fleshed out as he could be. The setting was fantastic; New York felt gritty and raw and real, which I loved.
  • Arlena
    Title: This Love Story Will Self-DestructAuthor: Leslie Cohen Publisher: Gallery, Threshold, Pocket BooksReviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: FourReview:"This Love Story Will Self-Destruct" by Leslie CohenMy Thoughts....This was a interesting read with Eve trying to find herself...being with the right person with a lots of drama issues that seemed to keep her so very unhappy. Then here comes Ben who seems to come in and out of Eves life. I liked how h...
  • Emma Iz
    Title: This Love Story Will Save Your LifeAuthor: Leslie Cohen Publisher: Gallery Books Release Date: January 23, 2018Rating: 2/5*Received a review copy form Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The first thing that caught my eye about this book was the cover. It’s so great, especially because it looks like a watercolor painting. The summary for this book was also very intriguing. The story itselt did not completely wow me. It's essence, ...
  • Michelle Garrett
    Thank you Net Galley for an advanced copy of this book. There was a part in the middle when Eve and Ben were getting together when I was absolutely in love with this book. The beginning drew me in and I read the whole thing in a day, but the Jesse part in the beginning was so depressing in a cliche way. It did set a good contrast to the Ben part. Then the ending also felt kind of cliche and didn't pack the same punch as the middle and kind of dra...