Lori Nelson elegantly captures snapshots of new beginnings, buttery romance, intimacy, and foreboding endings in "Dear Lover." In my opinion, unanimous anxiety and panic attacks are sometimes the result of anything related to relationships, love, and connecting. Therefore, I must say that I really enjoyed the vulnerability, and sincerity aspects of Lori’s poetry. Moreover, she offers the reader waves of relief with speckles of spicy and quirky humor a midst the lover’s angst tale. Additionally, I enjoyed the steadily matched shift in the protagonist’s voice in each chapter and stage as she gradually begins to arc. "Dear Lover" sculpts a vivid journey from love to loss and from bargaining to a ventilating catharsis of reflection on lessons learned from past relationships. Overall, I felt this book parallels both the roller-coaster pitfalls of love and life. It has something to offer to everyone and I definitely recommend checking it out.