‘All Men Love Leah’ by Ksenija Nikolova is her first novel to be translated into English. The cover of this book gives you a different idea as to what the book is about. Saying that, it is a gorgeous cover and the book is a great read.
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 could 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?
This book is an interesting and very compelling read. The author brings the theme of mental health and how it can twist how people view the world and everything around them. I was drawn into the story so well and I was with these two character’s even as I realised Enzo was such an unstable character and his views couldn’t be taken as true all the time. His mental state caused him to take things and see them differently.
Ksenija Nikolova has created a beautiful romance between Leah and Enzo. It had me hoping against hope they could get over everything that was thrown at them and survive together.
Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources and Kingsley Publishers for my copy of the book.