Archive for the ‘Romance’ Category

I had to get away from all paranormal and horror stuff for a while, so I chose this ”Love and other Foreign Words” by Erin McCahan. I wanted a sweet escape, that is exactly what I got from this book. It has love, humor and lots of emotions.

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16 years old Josie loves languages. She speaks High School, College, Friends, Boyfriends, Break-ups, and even the language of Beautiful Girls but none of these is her native tongue — the only people who speak that are her best friend Stu and her sister Kate. When her sister gets engaged to a guy and they both speak the same language of love which Josie cant understand, all she want to do was break them apart. But will she be able to do that when they are so madly in love and seems inseparable? This gets crazy when Kate announces her wedding date. Josie is forced to examine her feelings for the boyfriend who says he loves her, the sister she loves but doesn’t always like, and the best friend who hasn’t said a word — at least not in a language Josie understands.

Heroine of this book is super likable, she is witty and a good person by heart. I didn’t like her sister Kate, she was mean and selfish, always thinking  about herself. The comment she made about Josie’s appearance was too much, it seemed like she was full of herself and she didn’t deserve Josie’s love.

My rating: 3 out of 5. A quick contemporary kind of read, I would recommend to YA fans out there.

Mistakes Like Love and Sex”Mistakes Like Love and Sex” by Madhuri Banerjee is the continuation of the ”Loosing my Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas”. Books by this author has got catchy title, may be that is the reason why I bought them. Once in a while I have this strong desire to read books by Indian authors that is why I have piled up my shelf with many books. To tell the truth I didn’t enjoy the first book as much as I did the second. I remember giving it 2 stars out of 5. But an incomplete story is not fun, so I picked up the sequel and I am happy that it didn’t disappoint me.

After serious heart breaking and many failed relations our protagonist Kaveri is back, but this time she is with a handsome Spanish boyfriend  and a lovely job in far away country. But nothing lasts forever, soon she goes through difficult breakup and she is back in India, searching for a good career and her dream man. But as usual Kaveri is Kaveri! she gets into a hot mess with a rich- older man,has hot sex with a Bollywood superstar and works as a Hindi teacher for an upcoming actress. One thing leads to another and she is standing where she was in the beginning, nothing is changed. But when she enters the world of Twitter may be she is at the right direction!

I liked this book better than the first one so my rating: 4 out of 5. I really enjoyed reading this book there were lot of twists and it was never boring.

right-fit-wrong-shoeRight Fit Wrong Shoe by Varsha Dixit is an Indian contemporary romance. I don’t know after how many months I picked up a book from an Indian author. I bought this last year but as I was busy with my crazy project of  completing the series I didn’t get opportunity to read this. I loved the book ”Xess Baggage” by this author and was eager to explore more of her writing. As I expected this book was easy and interesting read, I read it in single sitting. The romance and the sexual tension between the main characters captured my heart.

Nandini is single and independent woman with a beautiful body and a good heart. There is nothing exciting in her life she is this average Indian lady who stays with her parents and does an average job. But she has a dark past which comes chasing her for revenge. This dark past which she is so scared of is her ex-boy friend Aditya who wants to ruin her life so badly. What is the story behind this love-hate thing? What did she do to Aditya to make him hate her? How her life will change after Aditya’s entry in her life once again?

It is totally cheesy, melodramatic Bollywood type novel. But I loved the chemistry and that little tension between Nandini and Aditya. Their chemistry was perfect, it has been ages since last time I read a novel this filmy. My rating: 4 out of 5. I am looking forward to read the sequel Wrong Means Right End.

ONYXOnyx is the second installment in YA series-Lux. It was not a bad book but still I felt a bit disappointed. It had somewhat same story line as the first book but this time with a tangy twist. I loved the main characters and their chemistry was amazing. Other than the main characters there was nothing to focus on the story. Only in the last half of the story important things started to unfold.

After the dramatic twist from the first book thanks to Daemon’s alien powers Katy has this strong connection with him. But Daemon tries to prove that the feeling between them is real not just becuase some alien mojo. Where Katy is trying to keep away from him, he is determined to prove is feelings. There is this new boy in school who is interested in Katy. Will this new boy can take away her mind from her hot alien? There seems to be bigger problem than this, there are some secrets to reveal and fights to face. Trust is hard to come when there is someone very close is involved.

My rating: 3 out of 5. This book is kind of my guilty pleasure I am definitely going to read the rest of the books in this series.

This Girl ”This Girl” is the final installment in ”Slammed series”. I’m going to start off by saying-I’m not a huge fan of books which are just a retelling of a previous book from a different point of view. Just becuase I enjoyed the first 2 books in the series I picked up this book. I knew from the beginning that there is nothing going to be new about the story.

This Girl takes place immediately after Will and Layken get married. They are lounging around in their hotel room talking about the past when Lake decides she wants to hear Will’s story of how they got together and what followed after that. It was more like a summery of previous books and if I start reviewing more I will give out the spoilers for those. So I  won’t go into detailed review. I felt like I was stuck in one of those TV series episodes where they all tell stories of what happened to them and they show the old shows within the new one,if you know what I mean.

My rating is 3 out of 5. I wanted to give 2 but then I changed my mind and gave 3. I am sorry to say that this felt like an unnecessary telling of a story already beautifully told.

Thomas & January Thomas and January is the second installment of ”Sleepless” series. A perfect romantic novel for romance lovers. I absolutely loved ”Callum & Harper” by Fisher Amelie so picked up ”Thomas & January” but didn’t like it as much as I liked the first book.

Thomas Eriksson fled to NY, he is a former musician and now a music scout. His whole persona from Callum & Harper did a complete turnabout, he went from being tie-dye Tom to dark, moody, heart broken, sad and mysterious Tom. He is trying to forget Kelly, his best friend who is getting married soon.

January MacLochlainn, the eldest of ten children has left a scholarship at Berkeley to pursue a career in the music world where her passion truly lies and she really has good ears for music.

When they meet they share a kiss, but they never knew this one kiss can turn their life upside down.

I liked this adorable love story, but didn’t like how it started. Don’t you think 2 strangers kissing each other for the first time with out even bothering to introduce themselves is bit weird? Other than that everything was good. My rating: 3 out of 5. It is  good time pass read. I read this book in one sitting.

DreamlandDreamland by Sarah Dessen was different. I’ve read two Dessen books prior to this one, Lock and key and That Summer. I liked how she wrote about teenage problems with mixture of sweet romance and emotions. Her book covers reminds me of happy summer stories.

The book starts with Catlin’s older sister, Cassandra, running away which leaves Caitlin’s family situation in chaos, and also leaves Caitlin to fill her “perfect” sister’s place. Caitlin has always used her sister as a bit of an excuse not to excel or be special, knowing she could not measure up, and, without Cass around, Caitlin doesn’t have any clue who to be. In the absence of Cass, Caitlin’s overprotective mother switches her focus to the remaining daughter and tries to do everything for her which really annoys her. In her continuing search to be her own person and do things Cass never did, Caitlin begins dating a bad boy. If you are thinking that this is another ”Hollywood” type of stories where bad boy has a golden heart and helps Catlin to find herself then you are wrong story has a twist here. He deals drugs, bosses Caitlin around, and completely monopolizes her life and he is possessive in every possible way. The abusive relationship she goes through is something very realistic and emotional. Rather than living her life she lives for him instead.

My rating: 3 out of 5. It a an excellent book about abusive relationship, one of the teenage problems. I strongly feel that people should get out of painful abusive relations. Love can never give you physical pain, love is giving and forgiving. This book explains the dark sides of abusive relation with a bit of romance and lot of emotions. If you are Sarah Dessen fan then its a must read book.