I’ve never read Donna Hill, and this is an absolute first for me. “The Way You Love Me” is a charming and an appealing love story of Justin Lawson and Bailey Sinclair.

Bailey Sinclair drops out of law school to take care of her siblings after her mother dies, and there is no father in the picture. She works two jobs to make ends meet, take care of her wayward siblings and try to save penny by penny to go back to law school. Very hardworking and friendly, she never lets the hardships in life take her down and neither does she want to depend on a man who can control her and her goals. So the surprise encounter with a charismatic stranger in the bar she works comes as a total surprise as she is instantly attracted to him.


Justin Lawson comes from the rich Lawson legacy and is one of the most eligible bachelors of Baton Rouge. Following his own destiny of wanting to be an attorney and help the under privileged, he refuses to follow his political legacy. He falls for Bailey instantaneously, but he sure has his job cut out for him, to bring down the walls that Bailey had built around her.

As Bailey and Justin spend time together and succumb to their passion, Bailey needs to get over her insecurities and trust Justin with her heart. And Justin, a by-product of his lovingly large rich family, has to build a convincing case that with love, support and trust, two deserving people from opposite ends of a spectrum can have future together.

Donna Hill makes us fall for the Lawson Clan with her simple, loving and no drama romance of two wonderful people who are meant to be together. “The Way You Love Me” sure makes it an enjoyable read.

Received an ARC from Harlequin via NetGalley for an honest review.