She betrayed him and left him to be with another. Now that she’s alone again, nothing is going to stop him from coming for her.
Australian media tycoon Jake Formosa does not believe in forgiving…or forgetting. So when he discovers that Amanda — the woman who once broke his heart — is newly widowed, he immediately enacts his revenge. Jake is intent on making Amanda remember him, and making her suffer for what she did. He will leave her broken and alone, and finally have his closure.
But Amanda is not the sweet girl that Jake remembers, and her life is far from perfect. As the web of lies surrounding her begins to unravel, Jake finds himself once again ensnared. Can he learn to overlook the past and risk his heart again?
First and foremost, let me tell you I am Filipino. And you might be saying, “so what?”. If you were Filipino, you would know that we love our drama. Almost every tv show at night is heavy on drama, the bawl your eyes type. And I can tell you this story has been done. Plenty of times.
Though Echoes of the Heart may not be highly original and predictable, Alyssa Montgomery’s writing can deliver. Though storyline is rushed, I have liked the characters she had created. ...more
Facebook can lure you to do crazy things. Your friends do this, you most probably want to follow suit, like click on Facebook's make your movie for thFacebook can lure you to do crazy things. Your friends do this, you most probably want to follow suit, like click on Facebook's make your movie for their anniversary. Well, in lieu with your friends' posts, Facebook also has a gazillion ads like play Candy Crush or whatever silly game you will never have interest on playing. Or Zoosk, the best app for online dating. Or really useful stuff like scribd which offers $8.99 for unlimited reading of any book on their database! I was like WOW. (I tell you, Scribd is like Netflix but instead of movies, we got books). Or in my case, get lured into buying another kindle book to add on your already mountain like pile of kindle books. (In my defense, A Shade of Vampire only cost a couple of cents and said it did say it resembled Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Yes, Twilight is my guilty pleasure. Don't judge.)
So yes, I ended up buying the book.
It is not Twilight-like at all. Except for the vampire part.
Well as the blurb says, Sofia is kidnapped and brought to an island. She gets spa treatments and the like, only to be offered to the prince Derek, who instantly falls in love with her. She also is attracted to the guy. (Talk about falling for someone dangerous. Like me falling for a guy on a motorbike with a goatee all the way to his waist and with tats all over his face, which will not happen BTW. But if he has a shaved head, I might reconsider.)
A Shade of Vampire starts very strong, but gets weak after the middle mark. The world building is eyebrow raising but very interesting. At first, I was genuinely involved with the characters but as I said, at the middle I disconnected with them.
A Shade of Vampire is a short and good read, but I do not feel the compulsion to go on with the series. (Yey, I missed the bullet by not jumping on a series that I have to wait for years to know how it concludes, and definitely works for me)....more
I am still trying to figure out why Cake by Nicole Reed is titled CAKE. I tried looking up the word Cake in the ebook, and it gave me two results. AppI am still trying to figure out why Cake by Nicole Reed is titled CAKE. I tried looking up the word Cake in the ebook, and it gave me two results. Apparently the heroine, Kylie Lord, thought of Trent Moss and Drey Savage as pieces of cake. I wouldn't call them cake, but more of man candy. I will stop before I salivate on my ipad.
Kylie Lord, has been in love with her humanitarian best friend, Trent Moss, for the longest time. Trent had a foster brother, Drey Savage, who is a professional footballer. Drey and Kylie never got along. But Drew got into an accident. And Trent needed information that wasn't available to the public. He calls Kylie and asks her to find out Drey's condition She does, but things get complicated as Drew requires bed rest. As Kylie relays this information to Trent, Trent insists that Kylie take care of Drey, because he will let no one else near him. Kylie sets aside her differences, and gets to know Dray. And they get to know each other too much, to the point that they make an agreement of becoming friends with benefits.
But Trent comes home, and admits he has feelings for Kylie all along, but knew that Dray wanted her too, so he never pursued her.
Cake is a complicated love triangle. Trent and Dray are foster brothers, and it should always be bros before hos. Though it worked out in the end, it seems unrealistic to me. I know I am reading fiction lliterature, but I still want my stories as realistic as possible. The characters are not very likeable. I did not like Kylie Lord. I thought her superficial, as she wanted to nurse her broken heart more, instead of taking care of her dying grandmother. I did not like Trent Moss, as I thought he was selfish, thinking that he could always take advantage of Kylie whenever he wants. I did like Dray though. He acted as a jackass from the beginning, so when he acted nice, it was a pleasant surprise. Also, Cake seemed a tad too rushed, and you can't rush your cake. I always like savoring my sweets, instead of wolfing it down. ...more