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Why Romeo Hates Juliet

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  921 ratings  ·  113 reviews

Love thy neighbor... but not before you shoot him first!

From the first moment they meet, when has-been movie star, Romeo Boyd mistakes romance writer, Juliet Soma for the hot stripper his friends have hired for him for the night, the beach neighbors clash and an epic war of pranks begins to brew between them.

And when the sexy novelist gets the partying, Hollywood bad bo

Kindle Edition, 491 pages
Published December 1st 2011
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I'm going to say the good stuff first. This book had the potential to be a really good romantic comedy. The idea was good. The writer has a great imagination. That's it for the good stuff.

I rolled my eyes so many times in this book, they almost rolled out of my head. Juliet was a moron. She was just plain dumb. Romeo was an idiot frat boy. With the exception of Sara and Tommy, the secondary characters were just as dumb. I almost stopped reading at the super glue scene, it was so idiotic.I would
Feb 25, 2012 Melankalia rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No one. Seriously.
Worst. Dialog. EVER.

Three chapters into this book, I honestly started to question whether this author had ever had a conversation with another human. By the end, I was certain she had not. The dialog is just that awful. Not only that, but I have never been so disappointed in a story that I went into with no expectations. I could so easily see how this could've been a very entertaininng screwball romantic comedy type novel, but clearly that was not to be. It's just astonishing to me the way the a

Disclaimer: I started reading this book. But then I couldn't go on past a point because the choice was to either afflict damage on my precious Kindle or go berserker on the world.

All this hate is because

a) Juliet's voice is the most childish, immature fake voice ever. Even her POV as a kid is very unconvincing.

b) Juliet is examining Romeo's black eye(she gave it to him). "But as she did so, a sensuous light seemed to pass between them the both of them and she felt a tingling in the pit of her st
Diana Hockley
This book starts out believably. Juliet is a writer afflicted with something common to all authors at some stage - writer's block. After a highly successful first novel, Juliet is paid a one hundred thousand dollar advance to come up with the second. If she can't, then she has to pay back the advance or go bankrupt. However, completing the book appears to be impossible until her married younger sister, Sara, persuades her to take a break at a quiet holiday cottage, owned by Sara's husband's fami ...more
This book really put a smile on my face. It had me laughing throughout the whole book. I was just happy after I read it. Though in the beginning only a few things were funny, by the middle it had me cracking up. I did wish some things were different though. Through the whole book, I kept wanting to scream, "Just talk to each other already! And tell each other how you feel!" I felt like just too many things had gotten in between them. It was like one thing after another that stopped them from bei ...more
Beth Adams
I wanted to love this book --- especially since it enjoys relatively good sales on But to be honest, I found few redeeming qualities to it. The story was just okay and it was rather hard to get through --- feeling more like a trudge through a swamp than a fun romance novel. The premise was great and the characters showed some promise, but I had real issues following the story. The scene jumps quickly from place to place. And unfortunately, the dialogue is rather juvenile.
Nastassja Loots

Romeo Boyd is a Hollywood star whose fame is fading, and he heads to his vacation home to drown his worries in alcohol. His love for very loud rock music immediately causes problems for his neighbour, Juliet Soma, a novelist seeking her muse to ward off a serious case of writer’s block.

When Juliet meets Romeo, he mistakes her for a stripper and things go downhill from there. An intense rivalry ensues, and when Juliet gets Romeo arrested all bets are
The idea and plot behind this novel were great, it's a nice lighthearted read, however it really could have used a better editor and some serious copy editing. The dialog was unrealistic, stilted and just not believable speech for real people. There were more than a few typos in the kindle version of this novel which yeah I know I'm one to talk about typos, but I'm just an average person voicing her opinion free of charge, I'm not a writer who's charging you money to read her words. Since reader ...more
Sandra Oliveira
The wright expression in english, i think, is Tit for Tat! Give as good as you get...
Well you most certainly get a lot of that is this book.
This book starts with a sad, sad reality of our current society...Juliet and Sara's parents divorce. Bo matter what happens in a relationship, children shouldn't be a casualty of divorce. What kind of parent, human being does that...
You have two characters who's childwood somehow defined their core and actions as grow ups.
This is a very long novel, but it br
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Its been a loonng time since I've read a really long book but I made it towards the end. Everything was all happy going and the the author totally ruined it for me by (view spoiler) I wanted to scream! I had invested sooo much time in this and I totally feel jilted.

There where soo many things I hated but I liked the story. I loved the love-hate relationship, the name calling and all the stupid games they played, Yes
This was a funny laugh out loud kind of book that I really enjoyed up to a point. To be honest, I didn't finish it as there were so many highs and lows that I just got to the point I couldn't take anymore. I got to a point where they were happy and just left it at that, which was 70 to 80 percent of the way through the book.

Now, the parts that I read...GREAT...there was a lot of humorous situations, and the characters were likeable in their own flawed ways. But like I said, there was just so muc
Lori S
First off let me just say this book is worthy of 4+ stars but I got frustrated with it. Why? because it is ridiculously long. I am not sure why the author felt there needed to be so many chapters to tell this story but she did. I never skip parts in a book and with this one I had to. I did not even finish it because I became bored. Dont get me wrong I really like the story of the hot beach bum movie star named Romeo who annoys his neighbor who happens to be named Juliet. It had so much potential ...more
This is by far the worst book I've read, (and this is coming from someone who read the whole Twilight saga).
I bought this book by mistake through my kindle app and I thought, well, it's a few pages, seems cheesy but could be good, it was labeled as romantic comedy after all...but noooo, it took me a whole week to read this thing partly because there were parts so poorly written, stupid and predictable that I had to stop before my brain melted. I totally HATED the female protagonist; that Juliet
This book is retarded. I honestly don't know why i kept reading it, maybe i was hoping for it to pick up. it has a promising enough premise but its badly executed. Juliet is plain dumb and unnecessarily combative. i lost count of the number of times she 'shouted', 'yelled', or said something 'defiantly' after the first five chapters. Romeo was no better than her and Juliet's sister, Sara was insufferable as well.

The only character i liked in the book was Tommy, maybe because he had 12 lines of
I'm going to get right to the point. This story has so many used themes like: enemies to lovers, celebrity and girl next door, evil other woman, and a whole lotta lies and misconceptions; ENOUGH ALREADY! I'm giving this 2.5 stars because I enjoyed the romance aspects but this book should have stopped after they finally are happy. I serious hate the ending and felt duped and let down because I wanted to like it. Just horrible.
I loved it. I found it funny and hard to put down. Loved all the characters just like I did "Her Perfect Revenge". I can't wait for the movie version, all I kept picturing was Josh Duhamel. He'd be sooo perfect for Romeo. I loved the ridiculousness of some of the scenarios but isn't that what a good book can be? Silly stupid things that don't happen in real life?!
Too much. Too many devices. Too many scenes that made the book overly long. Too little editing that should have cut the story off long before the book ends. This just got to being a frustrating read.

Note: this was an Amazon freebie read.
This was definitely R-rated so I probably shouldn't have read it, but I really enjoyed the plot line of this novel. There were some hilarious moments that really did have me laughing out loud. I think it would make a great movie with a little cleaning up. The reason I had to give it two stars is because of the ridiculous use of foul language. I understand inserting it into certain dialogue situations for shock and awe, and to make sure the novel is categorized as "adult." If it's used more frequ ...more
This book was probably twice as long as it needed to be. It could have used some serious editing. Lots of repetitive dialog. Premise was like a really bad romantic comedy.
It was okay until the end, that really ruined the whole thing!
This was my first Anna Mara read and I loved it, I’ve never laughed out loud so much as to the amount of stupidity and immaturity that came from Romeo and Juliet. This was a cute, fun and light hearted read. Juliet is on vacation with her sister Sara, trying to write up her next novel to save herself financially before she ends up declaring bankruptcy. The arrival of her unexpected next door neighbours shatters her peace, as loud music takes over and sexual nature is on full display to witness, ...more
4.5 stars.

I got hooked on this book. I really enjoy reading love/hate relationships because they are funny to read. I loved how they tried to out do each other and there was some ridiculous scenarios. There is a fine line between love and hate and this book shows it. This book was beautifully written it made me laugh, cry and broke my heart. I am looking forward to reading more books from this author. The only reason I didn't give it the full 5 stars is because it was a bit repetitive in some pa
Jun 17, 2013 Jess rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Jess by: No one, stumbled upon it
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Amanda Reid
I loved this book! It was silly and enticing the entire time. It wasn't serious and I think that helped me escape from my day to day nonsense. At one point I couldn't put it down. I read a few of the other reviews about this book being bad because it wasn't believable and people just didn't understand why they didn't just come clean and tell each other, but then there wouldn't be a book would there? I didn't let myself focus on all of the things that would actually never happen in real life and ...more
Well, this book had a lot of potential but unfortunately couldn't totally live up to it. It was a fun read, i loved the character of romeo and i liked the general idea. My only problem was, that the book was way too long. Normally i love to read huge books, where i can really get into the story. With this one, however, i was simply annoyed in the end.
Every time i thought the happy ending was finally on its way, another conflict was dragged into the story. It was like a roller coaster, the coupl
Kim Page
If I could have given this another star I would have!! The story line and characters were believable it was laugh out loud funny and an emotional love rollercoaster! Really everything you expect from a Romantic Comedy...Anna Mara did terrific job writing this and I absolutely look forward to reading more romantic comedies from her!!! Well done Anna!!
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I started this book first only because of it's interesting title...isn't it interesting...why Romeo hates Juliet!!
But, I was was not a good read for me....!! know....when I started the book, I saw there were 104 chapters...I almost fainted, even though I finished it quickly....!! Most of book has the lead characters Juliet Soma and Romeo Boyd fighting and bickering with each was so exhausting and hateful...that I was surprised how they can fall in love with
Hilarious Hyjinks!!! Oh my gosh! I so loved this book. So unbelievable the things that she did to him and what he did to her. I loved that there was sweet romance. Just a super story. You will love it! Hated when the story was over..i hope that she would do a sequel at some point. That would be awesome...
Mia  P.
I liked most of the story and sometimes I was laughing out loud, it just got a little too slapstick and then I felt the ending was a little too heavy/melodramatic for this type of romance/comedy book, it just didn't seem to fit together. I'm still happy I read it though.
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