Book Review – Love in Between by Mercy Jane Porquez Ballesteros

Love in Between

★★★★ 3.5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary Poetry / Romance
Publication Date: October 27th, 2017
Publisher: Independent

Love in Between emits some very “Romeo and Juliet” vibes in its style. These speak on love in bloom, love unrequited, love ill-fated, and love captured in the past.
I like classical romantic poetry quite a lot. I think it lends itself naturally to beautiful ideas.

While maybe not as fully realized as they could be, a couple of the poems are quite pretty, especially “Sweet Summer of Jun” and “Beautiful Fascination”. There aren’t really any terrible ones, though some become repetitive. I love the flash-fiction stories at the end, though. Poignant and delicate, like rose petals drifting into the evening’s last sunbeam.

Thanks to the author for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review.


  • “At eventide I confess emotions, I forgot to spill the want of these hidden affections, the past I used to haunt.”
  • “Hours of sunlight as I view, the beautiful waves, the glittering skies / pondering the truth, he knew, casted a spell in his heart with lies.”
  • “Piece of fiction is this affection, fated had decided our destiny / hearts wrapped in lover’s potion, thy love’s the remedy.”

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