The romantics is a rom-com about Love, narrated by Love. The main character, Gael, is a hopeless romantic whose life crumbles up as his parents separate and his girlfriend cheats on him with his best friend. Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right but she does not anticipate the intrusion of the rebound. Gael falls for the next girl he meets, Cara. Unfortunately this causes him to miss out on a starting relationship with his first true love, Sammy. Throughout the book, Love explains no matter what she does, she cannot force people to do anything. She also points out that there are many types of love and that even one little seemingly insignificant moment in fact have a very important, beautiful purpose.
I would recommend this book for any fans of Lauren Myracle and Rainbow Rowel. I strongly feel like this novel will attract readers from all ages. One of the things I liked about the book was Konen's recognition that every high-schooler thinks their relationship is the one that is going to last forever. So when Gael's relationship is destroyed in the worst possible way, he starts questioning Love and losing his own self-confidence. This book will take you back to the memories of your first love and even your first heartbreak. I also very much appreciated how Love reminded the readers that the end of a relationship is also the beginning of a new one, something Gael himself experiences, when he meets the Rebound. In addition, Konen also achieves to send the message that love is not only present in relationships but in family and friends also. The Romantics is a funny and amusing writing that will take you from tearing up to smiling from ear to ear. This novel is perfect for anyone who needs a positive impact of love and good humor in their life.