30 August 2015

Twilight (book1) by Stephenie Meyer


Summary:

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger.Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.


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My Review:

To be honest I never much cared about this book, but after reading many of the negative reviews—some with a funny streak. I decided to give this book a try.

I have to say that I agree and disagree with many of the reviews. First, it wasn't that bad as some made it, but it didn't make me go "wow!" either.

Well, it’s not surprising since I'm not a big fan of vampire romance. This is my first, probably my last, since I have this written rule in my head that doesn't matter how good looking a vampire is, he/she still a bloodsucker. Therefore, a human shouldn't allow themselves to fall in love with them. Unless, the story tell that this vampire actually doesn’t need human blood, then okay… but that's another issue.

Second, I agree with some of the reviewers who said that it was really was tiring to read how handsome, good-looking, gorgeous, etc. Edward was.

Yes, he's perfect, but it really was annoying how every time Bella think of him, the first thing she mentioned or notice is how magnificent he is, and it's… yeah, in almost every turn. So, while I was reading the book, I started to wonder if she really is in love with him or just worships his beauty and mistaking it for love.

But even with all that being said, I think the book was okay. It's not my type, but I can say that it did entertain me a bit and help me pass the time.

I wouldn't mind reading the next book, but I'm not so eager to get it.
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It's Just Love

The revised version of It's Just Love now in Kindle!



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16 August 2015

Secretly Married


Summary:

Phoebe Bernal shares a secret with one of the country's hottest stars, Kent Fuentabella. Their secret? They've been married for a year. Of course, no one can know, lest Kent's stellar status goes kaput along with his on-screen love team with the It Girl of the moment, Elisa.

Phoebe has known Kent since he was a gangly nobody, and she doesn't even know how they feel about each other. But just when she's trying to sort out her feelings for the moody and unpredictable Kent, she meets Harley. Kent's equally gorgeous rival, who's determined to sweep her off her feet. Oh, what's secretly married girl to do when her life's suddenly put into the spotlight?




Review:

The story was a great read. I love every minute of it. It's full of drama, cute, funny moments, awkward situation and misunderstandings, lots and lots of it keeping you on the edge of your seat. The chapters are short and intense that it keeps me flipping for the next page. It's probably the fastest time I ever read a contemporary romance.

I like all the characters in this book but Phoebe, the heroine, was my least favorite. I sympathize with her and the hardship she went through especially near the end. I also admire how she readily forgave Elisa before the big accident, but she just make me so frustrated at times. I mean she and Kent really need to learn to trust each other, but I feel like they never really develop that all the way to the end. I wish they did early in the story, then maybe I might have been able to read more of Harley's story. I'm serious Harley need his own story!

Anyway, even this story was great and all, the one reason why I won't be placing this to my top favorites is Phoebe's illogical action at the beginning of the story. The part where she drop her stuff. I don't why would she be carrying her passport and marriage contract to school! She said that she kept forgetting it but why bring it at all in the first place? Especially if it's supposed to be confidential information. Unless, of course, if she actually wanted someone to "accidentally" find it, which actually happened.(Ah, so stupid) That part actually almost made me stop reading the book- I'm just glad I persisted, after all, that aside it's still a good book.

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10 August 2015

Surrender to Love is out!


Thursday news! Surrender to Love is now available in selected eBookstores! And is one of the publisher's Features titles this August! Yay! Do check it out!


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