Degrees of Love by Lisa Slabach

Degrees of Love

In this powerful debut, a successful businesswoman embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will shake her to the core.Like the shiny new BMW parked in the driveway of the Silicon Valley home she shares with her husband, Matt, and their two boys, Susan Sinclair exudes confidence and style. Newly promoted to a prestigious Senior Vice President position at her firm, Susan is the picture of personal and professional success.Yet appearances are de...


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TitleDegrees of Love
ISBN9781543907216
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Release DateDec 1st, 2017
PublisherBookBaby
LanguageEnglish
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  • Debbie
    2018-01-15
    "Degrees of Love" is Lisa's first novel but I never would guessed that by the writing style or the way the story flowed so seamlessly together. Lisa had me hooked from page one and I couldn't stop reading till the end. I read this book in one night. Yes 344 pages in one night. I just couldn't wait to see what would happen next. Susan is 36 and from the outside it appears she has it all but she doesn't think so. Even when she gets the promotion sh...
  • Donna Hines
    2017-11-03
    A fabulous read dealing with the intricacies of marriage and family that has experienced heartbreak along the way. This story will resonate with the reader long after completion as it highlights what so many women feel but are ashamed to express. "Men are motivated when they feel needed while women are motivated when they feel cherished.” ― John Gray, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from VenusYou reap what you sow as the grass is not greener on ...
  • ChickLit Cafe Book Reviews & Author Services
    2017-11-10
    Captivating, engaging and passionate.Degrees of Love is an astounding depiction of love, marriage, family and what life could be if different choices were made.The main character, Susan is a determined, self-confident, successful woman who thinks that she has everything in life. She is a dedicated wife and mother to her two boys. As demanding as having a career and running a household is, her husband, a quiet, uncommunicative, perfectionist man u...
  • Gayathri
    2018-01-11
    Read the full review at Elgee WritesSusan, a devoted mother of two, is smart, successful and creative and just been promoted to the senior vice president. She doesn’t regret that she had to give up her acting career and her dreams to live in New York for the family. The price she had paid for that doesn’t seem too high when Matt, her husband offers the stability her life had been missing before she met him.But with every hike in her salary an...
  • Jean
    2018-02-25
    I LOVE to read, but live a hugely busy life. It gets more complicated upon that rare occasion when a book is so captivating, so enthralling, that it is impossible to walk away. With only definitive hours in a day, something has to give. For me, that was sleep! And it was worth every sacrificed minute. “Degrees of Love” was a home run for me and exceeded my wildest expectations and I would bet, maybe yours, as well. I stopped reading romance a...
  • Camille
    2018-01-20
    Degrees of Love tells the story of Susan Sinclair, a Silicon Valley soccer mom whos life could best be described by nice. Nice husband, nice children, nice friends, nice car, yet she still can’t help but yearning for something more in life. Not only has the niceness been wearing her thin, but since she has been married, she has been unable to show and be her true self. So, when her new promotion introduces her to a handsome new boss that she st...
  • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
    2018-01-20
    While the concept behind marriages has not changed, the role of each individual in that marriage is in a state of flux. No longer are roles defined by gender and marriages have become a true partnership. But what happens when one of the individuals wants something different? Or what if one is not happy with the other? Or finds what they are looking for from another? That is what this book brings to the table. Adultery is not a new concept, it has...
  • Laura
    2018-02-26
    Degrees of Love is an emotionally gripping story of one woman's life as she gets caught up in an affair of the heart that turns into infidelity and changes her whole life. Slabach's character development and psychological portrayal of a career woman and mother who is emotionally starved caught my attention and didn't let go until the last page was turned. I read this book in almost one sitting. It was like sitting in a train that picks up speed t...
  • Grant Leishman
    2017-09-13
    Reviewed for Readers' Favorite by Grant Leishman What happens when a seemingly happy, family woman and “soccer mum” in suburban California receives a promotion and finds herself inexorably drawn to her new boss in New York, where she is now required to travel for business on a regular basis? Fireworks happens! Susan Sinclair, her husband Matt and their two boys seemingly have it all – they are living the American dream. Dad, Matt, is a scie...
  • Teresa
    2018-01-23
    I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for a review but all opinions are my own.This story, seemed to me, to accurately portray the conundrum a lot of modern women face. We want to do it all and have perfection in everything. The idea that you can do anything but you can't do everything is integral to the story. And when you try for the everything life bites back and teaches some hard lessons.At different times I felt sympathy for all three...
  • Wander Girl Life
    2018-01-22
    In ‘Degrees of Love’ we follow Susan a Silicon Valley, soccer mom who is dedicated to her two boys, her husband and her career. Susan just got a promotion as the vice president in her company and a hike in her salary. She has it all from a lovely family, to a promising career, but things that look perfect from outside really aren’t so perfect.Her husband, Matt is not exactly what she needs in a husband. Over the years he has become indiffer...
  • Carla
    2018-01-05
    Degrees of Love is an excellent novel from start to finish. We have our main character, Susan, who seems to have it all - an amazing job, perfect family, excellent home and financial security. But as we all know too well, sometimes things are deceiving from the outside.On the inside Susan is craving more. She desires and wants the love that she feels is lacking in her marriage. Matt goes out of her way to ignore her, plans family events that leav...
  • LAWonder10
    2018-01-14
    Susan and Matt Sinclair and their two sons appeared to be the ideal family. They did things as a family, attended Church, were involved in their children's school and participated in fund raisers. Matt was content with their intimacy but Susan felt discontented. Although Susan had decided to go to work, build her career so the family could enjoy the extras, Matt, felt threatened and resentful. He wanted the prestige but was not happy with Susan b...
  • Amie's Book Reviews
    2018-01-31
    Lisa Slabach has written a story in which it is easy to see yourself in the main characters. Anyone who has been married for a number of years can understand that sometimes daily life gets in the way of passion.  Temptation to feel that excitement of new love can happen to anyone. The author has deftly captured the imagination of the reader. This is classified as "Women's Fiction." There is a very good reason for this. Women can read a book abou...
  • Samantha March
    2017-09-25
    Degrees of Love by Lisa Slabach is her debut novel, but I would have never guessed that. I was immediately hooked into the story, and I couldn’t stop swiping frantically at my Kindle to see how the story unfolded. We follow Susan Sinclair, a wife, mother, and also career-driven business woman who is determined to bring her kids up right, fit in with her Silicon Valley neighbors, and climb the corporate ladder. While I do not have children yet, ...
  • Frugal Girl
    2017-12-29
    Deep down, at the root of it all, we seek love and acceptance. We each yearn to find someone who understands us, who admires us, and ultimately who yearns to be with us. We want passion and excitement. We want to feel butterflies in our stomach when we think about the one we love and we want them to feel the same desire for us.So what if you've been married for over a decade and don't feel that burning sensation for your spouse? There can certain...
  • Carla
    2018-02-14
    I read tons of books, and have read in this genre for years. So I don’t really expect to find a topic/theme or plotline that hasn’t sort of been done one way or another somewhere. That’s totally fine. For me, author voice is almost everything, and it will make or break a book/novel and my enjoyment of it. I need to hear originality and know that the author is not trying to sound or write like someone else, but is telling her story in a whol...
  • Elizabeth Brown
    2018-02-14
    Just a heads up…when starting “Degrees of Love” by Lisa Slabach, make sure you don’t have anywhere you need to be or anything you need to do because you won’t want to stop reading until you’ve finished it all!! Trust me on this! The book starts off with a very intriguing beginning (after Susan gets her promotion and goes to New York) and sets the stage and tone for how her story is going to be different than perhaps what we are used t...
  • Essie Harmon
    2018-03-15
    4.5 starsThis was a totally unexpected delight for me, to be honest from the description I wasn’t really sold, only because I felt like I could already guess the storyline and the ending without even reading it. But then I realized that I had never actually read a romance novel where the heroine (who we are supposed to root for) was married and had an affair – something that I disapprove of--- so I wanted to see how that would translate into ...
  • Elisha
    2018-01-31
    I knew I would be reading a story about a marriage that gets impacted by an indiscretion. But I was so interested in how the author would work the heartbreak of cheating into a non cliche story. This story deals with the complexities of marriage; the good and bad. She loves her husband, adores her kids, and is happy with their life. However, she has been dealing with the fact that her and her husband don't connect on an intimate or emotional leve...
  • Vicki (MyArmchairAdventures)
    2018-03-03
    Do you guys like to read and help promote self-published authors? Thank you to Author Lisa Slabach for hosting a giveaway of her debut novel, Degrees of Love because I won! And I do love to promote self-published authors when I can! Susan Sinclair is married with two sons and in her late thirties, has risen to an executive position at her firm. She’s doing the Mom thing while juggling a demanding career but meanwhile, the spark has left her mar...
  • Gillian H
    2018-03-01
    I t has been a long while since I have found a book that I wanted to read slowly so that I could soak in every detail in hopes that the last page seems to never come. When reading the synopsis of this novel, I never imagined that I would feel this connected to a story like this – to be honest the description seemed a little cliché and melodramatic, but I was wrong! This novel was so much more (and better) than the description states. The idios...
  • Jenna
    2018-02-14
    I thought “Degrees of Love” by Lisa Slabach was totally amazing, and this is really not normally the type of book I’d gravitate to! (nothing against it, just not my usual thing). And in the beginning, I admit that I really wasn’t sure if I’d care where the story was going, but once I was about 25% in I was totally hooked and didn’t want to stop until I’d reached the end. I would describe this as a character-driven modern romantic dr...
  • Sherri
    2018-02-25
    I knew by the 20% mark that I would really love this book and it would go on my “favorites” shelf, and I was right! I admit I had no real expectations when starting it, seeing as how I’d never read the author before and the description felt a bit generic to me. Wondered if she’d pull it off, and I truly believe she did! I was so immersed in this book and impressed with the level of detailing on almost every single aspect, from character t...
  • Margaret Tidwell
    2018-01-15
    FTC: I received a free copy of this book from iRead Book Tours in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.Degrees of Love: A Novel by Lisa Slabach was very well written, but I struggled with reading it. I say that because since this book is a romance novel, I got bored because even though I don’t know what is going to happen, I do know what...
  • Marcella Gonzales
    2018-02-14
    from the opening pages of “Degrees of Love” I knew it would be different from the books I’ve been reading lately and I was right! Ms. Slabach sets of the scene and characters in a skillful way that not only draws us right in, but she creates great visualizations (like we are watching a show on tv or a movie) and elicits genuine emotional reactions, even when unexpected. I admit that at first I had dislike for Susan and felt that she was bei...
  • Cale
    2018-02-13
    From the moment I picked up “Degrees of Love” and read the first chapter I was hooked, as the characters are so real and alive and the descriptions are so vivid and clear, it is impossible to put down. This is my favorite type of book – where real people are in real situations that can spiral out of control and change the course of their lives, for better or worse. Lisa Slabach has painted a picture of life which at times is very moving, sa...
  • Cody
    2018-03-15
    oh wow, I loved this book and read the whole thing in one week, which is fast for me, especially considering I have no free time to read these days! But it just seemed to go by so fast and I never wanted to stop reading it, even late into the evening. I was mesmerized by the world Lisa Slabach creates, one so realistic and authentic and dramatic, yet something I’ve never really read about before because I generally stick to mysteries/thrillers ...
  • Jessica
    2018-01-31
    What a wide opening book to learn This is my favorite book that I read this month and maybe for a very long time. I really loved reading this book so much. I do not have a problem if a person commits adultery. It is their life and as long as it is not my husband they fool around and am good. This story blew my mind. I so loved what Reese did to this forbidden relationship. I wish that all men are liked him. For me marriage will have ups and downs...
  • Darlene Cupp
    2018-02-26
    4.5 starsLisa Slabach put a lot of heart and time and effort into this story and it shows. She has an incredible way with words; her descriptions are vivid; you see what the characters are seeing, you feel what they are feeling; you feel like you are there. I felt like I was experiencing what they were; love, confusion, excitement, despair, guilt…anger, joy, heartbreak, happiness, etc. I found the book very hard to put down, as I had to know wh...