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Reviewed by Jessa L.

Donna Andersen was an accomplished self-employed woman with many positive attributes. Nonetheless, she felt as if something was missing in her life. She was coming up on her 40th birthday and had yet to be involved in a serious long term relationship. Sure, she had dated a few men here and there, but nothing had lasted.

Having exhausted other options, Donna reluctantly decided that she would join the newly developed world of online dating. She posted a personals ad describing herself and sharing some facts about her life. She recieved a large amount of replies, but nothing panned out. The second time around, Donna posted a very bluntly specific ad with a touch of humor. Not long after posting the ad and sifting thru the seemingly endless emails, she found the man she believed was right for her. His name was James A. Montgomery.

James turned out to be a manipulative man full of lies and deceit. Reading Love Fraud, the red flags were quite evident to me from the very beginning. James’ accomplishments looked very impressive on paper, to the point of being unbelievable, and his claims to fame were preposterous. Within two days of their meeting, James announced that he was head over heels in love with Donna. Three days later, he proposed. Within a month of knowing each other, Donna dished out approximatly $35,000 dollars to a man she just married, yet barely knew.

While in a relationship with James, Donna saw a whole slew of physics on a regular basis. These psychics “revealed” to her that she had 5,0001 lifetimes. I understand the concept of reincarnation and the belief that past lives have karmic consequences. The part I did not understand was why Donna would have this many lifetimes that involved either James killing her, or raping and pillaging and torturing random people from historical events. (Coincidentally, some of the other women duped by James also had psychics they confided in)

All in all, I thought Donna did a decent job with Love Fraud and her site is full of helpful information that I hope will let others see the red flags that Donna completely missed. I hope that the people visiting her site can learn from others’ mistakes and get themselves out of a negative situation before it completely ruins them.

As far as Love Fraud the book goes, I understand that Donna wanted to tell her story. However, I think it dragged on unnecessarily and bored me as a reader. I felt inundated with details that could have been summarized and condensed instead of taking up 500 pages. I suggest that people interested in learning more about sociopaths visit her website instead.

Rating: 2/5

Jessa lives in Utah with her husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. She goes to school full time as an english major with a focus in creative writing. She likes anime and reads books and plays video games in her moments of spare time.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Donna Andersen. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.