Vince & Joy It's an intriguing premise: What if your very first love was the one you've been destined for all along? Lisa Jewell's charming protagonists are late-blooming… Vince & Joy It's an intriguing premise: What if your very first love was the one you've been destined for all along? Lisa Jewell's charming protagonists are late-blooming… 2006-10-03 Fiction Harper Paperbacks
Book Review

Vince & Joy (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Oct 03, 2006; Writer: Lisa Jewell; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

It's an intriguing premise: What if your very first love was the one you've been destined for all along? Lisa Jewell's charming protagonists are late-blooming hunk Vince and pretty Goth Joy, who meet as teens on a forced holiday with their respective parents. They fall madly in love, only to be forced apart by a misunderstanding. The pair embark on separate lives, falling in and out of relationships along the way, but what makes their story much more than a cutesy chick-lit tale is Jewell's realistic, often dark portrayal of modern love. The story in Vince & Joy, populated with well-drawn characters, is ridiculously readable, too.

Originally posted Sep 29, 2006 Published in issue #900 Oct 06, 2006 Order article reprints
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