She smiled at me. "Love always matters," she said.
I was in no position to argue. (p. 278)
If you're the kind of person I used to be, you might think that real life means going after what you want and getting it. ... But in the months that followed..., I'd figured out that a real life didn't mean attaining my heart's desire, but knowing it, meant not the satisfaction, but the longing. Knowing what you love and why, I found out, is as real as it gets. (p. 287)
Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos tells the story of love in many dimensions. It is narrated by the two main characters, Cornelia and Clare. Both are in search of love for very different reasons, and they learn a lot when their worlds collide and they begin personal journeys into the discovery of real love. Cornelia would like to find the kind of love that will bring her a happily-ever-after and Clare would like to find the kind of love that doesn't go away. Both have their preconceived notions about love and the people around them, but they soon learn that love comes in many shapes, sizes, and forms.
This book was a slow start for me, but the emotion that I found when events took a turn for Cornelia made this book a great read in my opinion. I'm glad I didn't give up on Love Walked In. I recommend this book to others who will also give patience to the plot and characters, allowing them to develop and evolve into a beautiful story about the discovery of love when it walks into one's life.