I've never read any books by Liv Olteano, but the cover and the blurb drew me in. Lover, Lover has hints of Native American folklore woven through it in the form of the well known dreamcatcher as well as the myths of the spider woman. For me that's something new and a fresh take on the paranormal which I like. The two main characters Drew and Angelo were sweet together, but I never really did understand why Drew left Angelo. They were obviously in love, but Drew just walks out one day leaving Angelo with no note, no explanation which baffles me since they both seemed on the same page.
Drew's fears of how the relationship had developed and became so settled so fast just weren't fleshed out enough for my liking which made Drew's sudden departure from Angelo's life lack true substance. That was a weak point in the story, but when they're reunited Angelo is reticent about taking Drew back which rings true.
Still, Lover, Lover was a fun read and made use of the ideas of soul mates and twin souls something I enjoy reading about. The concepts were explained well and used effectively to show the reason for the depth of the connection between Drew and Angelo. However, the lack of a clear cut villain in the "caster" and and no clear resolution other than to say that that the team had cut off one of the caster's power sources left me wanting more information.
Despite that, I enjoyed Lover, Lover and Drew and Angelo's romance. A also liked that Ms. Olteano used dreamcatcher as a metaphor in the sense that Drew and Angelo who later joins the Dreamcatcher team, go out and stop dark forces who siphon off the energy of the sleeping. They don't go into dreams to stop the enemy.
I would recommend Lover, Lover to anyone who enjoys paranormal and fantasy romances.