Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book Review: Running from Romeo by Diane Mannino

A very big thank you to Irresistible Reads Book Tours, the Tour Host, for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Running from Romeo 
By Diane Mannino
Release Date: June 1st, 2013
Format: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ 1/2

Blurb From Goodreads:
Emilia King is entering her senior year at Santa Barbara University. For the past three years, she lived in the library – doing what she knows best – focusing on her studies and forgetting her past…a past that has forever changed her life. But this year marks a new beginning…

Logan Prescott is not only the hottest guy on campus, he’s heir to a billionaire hotel fortune. Emilia knows he’s trouble and should stay clear of him. But his notorious good looks and piercing blue eyes make him simply irresistible – especially when he’s quoting her favorite literary works.

Intrigued by Emilia’s innocence and resistance to his charm, Logan discovers she’s a challenge he simply can’t resist. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but running from him may be impossible.

My Review:
When I received an email asking me whether I would like to join in the Running From Romeo book tour by Irresistible Reads, I immediately agreed to it because of the interesting blurb - billionaires and heirs. After finishing this book, I really didn't know how to rate it as I had a love-and-hate relationship going on with it. Therefore, I shall simple state what I love and didn't love about it.

The characters felt real and thus, truly annoyed me to the max, especially Emilia. I love how the h/H's relationship wasn't straight on sex but Emilia's continuous trepidation and constant giggling got on my nerves. Gezus, this girl sure can giggle her way to the moon and back! I truly expected Logan to be some sort of Romeo as the title indicated, but man, he is far from it. He is no Romeo at all - so serious, intense and business-like.

Aside from all these, I am amazed at the lyrics and soundtrack the book flowed with. The author truly has excellent taste in music. I also love, love, love the exchanging of emails going on - simply too cute for words! And let's not forget Bryn, the BFF, and her endless supply of smashing cocktails.

This book was no beach read, but a roller-coaster ride. Although with it's irritants, flaws and all, the story and its characters really stick to you and get under you skin; you just can't help caring about it. And the ending is every reader's heart attack!

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Friday, August 23: 
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Book Reader Chronicles

Monday, August 26:
Library Mosaic
Confessions of 2 Book Lovers

Tuesday, August 27:
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Wednesday, August 28:

Thursday, August 29:
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Friday, August 30: 
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