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Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and Ksenija Nikolova for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
I know from looking at the cover, most would think that this is possibly either a romcom or some sort of contemporary romance novel. It’s not the case though, so keep that in mind when you read this. It’s described as a romantic psychological thriller, so while there is some romantic elements to it, the psychological thriller part may be a bit more prominent than others.
One of the things to keep in mind is that you will probably be going through a lot of emotions reading this one. When reading about Enzo and Leah interact with one another and seeing how that relationship develops, I felt excited about them learning about one another but also worried because of those secrets that were hidden under the surface. This book also deals with some mental health representation that is worth noting. Take that how you will; I believe that this book showed it fairly well.
Another fun thing to note is that this was the author’s first novel to be translated into English, so this was a great achievement on Nikolova’s end.
All Men Love Leah
by Ksenija Nikolova
Publisher: Kingsley Publishers
Release Date: September 24, 2021
Genre: Romantic Psychological Thriller
Length: 250 pages
A gripping, powerful emotional page turner with a heart-breaking twist.
All Enzo wants is a reason to believe it’s all worthwhile. Stuck in a world that doesn’t fulfil him, he meanders through his days feeling empty, lost, and left out of the real world that is moving by without him. He is cynical but gifted, and when he meets the beautiful and enigmatic Leah she turns his universe upside down.
Leah and Enzo are exact opposites, but she is drawn to his darkness just as he is drawn to her light. She is a woman who lives by her own expression and challenges his dismal character down to its most frightening corners, awakening in him something he didn’t know he had the capacity to experience.
But everything is not what it seems. There is a secret that threatens the happiness that Leah represents in Enzo’s life. She is the one who embraces his flaws and uncovers his bravery by teaching him to love, and for the first time in his life he feels like a real man, but in the end, will Enzo survive Leah’s heartbreaking truth?
Ksenija Nikolova is a Macedonian fiction author and she has been writing since she was little. Her books abound with emotions, where characters’ internal lives and battles are deeply described. She uses her voice in her books, to raise mental health awareness and to diminish discrimination and narrow thinking.
She is the author of six books, and “All men love Leah” is her first book translated and published in English language. She says she wrote this book in her darkest moments, but also it was this book that brought such light to her life.