Delirium was fantastic. I loved it. The story was really good and I felt that this book was a great pThis review is also posted on Always a Booklover.
Delirium was fantastic. I loved it. The story was really good and I felt that this book was a great premise to the beginning of the entire series. In this book, love, something that seems rather amazing to all of us, is seen as a disease. Its seen as something that one can have a cure for because it’s the root of all problems and without it, things will be better. Maybe in some ways, things were better. People didn’t fight over love, over emotion essentially. But their lives were devoid of that spark that love could bring you. The thing is, they all actually wanted it.
Lena and Alex are our two main characters. I have to say, I didn’t really like Lena in the beginning. I felt that she was too afraid to live, and that just rubs me the wrong way. Still, I like how the author is able to convey her fear and all the reasons for her being afraid. It was a little bit repetitive though, I must have read Lena’s reasons for being afraid many many times. I loved her character development. She transformed from a girl who was so afraid to love, to a girl who couldn’t live without love. Who did everything for love. And that touched me. It was the depth of love and the power of love that was the message conveyed through everything Lena did. It was beautiful.
Alex on the other hand, was someone we didn’t know much about. I would have liked to understand Alex a little better. It’s nice that he’s an enigma, which makes him just a bit more attractive. Still, I would love to know why he feels the way he does, what made him that way. I do think there are side stories of him, so I’m definitely going to check those out. His character development here wasn’t fantastic, he doesn’t develop per se. Because he started out believing in love, and I think there wasn’t much space for him to develop.
Yes, I have to admit, there were many parts of the book that was draggy. But Lauren Oliver made up for it with the love story she wrote. I think the most beautiful part of this book was how she captured love in it's simplest form. Everything she said, it just rings a bell of when you first find someone, when you first fall in love with that person and it reminds you of how beautiful love can be. Maybe it's also because of my own experiences and also because Lena's the same age as me and hence I can identify rather well.
And oh gosh, at the end, what he did for her, that told me he loved her in ways that nothing else could. And while the action only came towards the end, I loved the build up to it. I loved how they fell in love. The ways she described how being in love felt was just so real. I love the way she captures teenage angst. When I was reading about how Lena felt love was like, and all the things that love made her feel, I was just yes yes yes, that's exactly what I felt!
It's not the best romance in the world, but there's something so endearing about it. It was so sweet and I just found myself rooting for them. They weren't my favorite characters, but I adored them together.
I know there's a lot of people that say it's unrealistic that she would kiss him in public if there were so huge consequences. Ok to be honest, I didn't even realize that. But on further thought, I just feel that sometimes when you're so young and you have so strong feelings, it just spills out. You heck the consequences because you just can't imagine not kissing him right there and then.
And one of the parts I loved most? It was when she said, "It [love] will kill me. And I don't care." I just felt that little bit summed up love so simply yet it captured the essence. When you're in love, sometimes you just don't care about anything. You don't care about the consequences, all the things that could go wrong, all you can think about is how right it feels. And there was another part where she said how happy she was. How love brought her happiness. And that was beautiful too. You see, all of Lena's life, she was brought up thinking love was a disease, that it had to be cured. Yet, when it happened to her, when she fell in love, everything went away. And only love mattered. I know she’s young, I know she fell in love really easily and really quickly. But still, love comes at unexpected times, and maybe that’s the beauty of it.
The ending broke my heart. Still, it was for the best. I think when the book ended, I put it down and I started to cry. By how much they loved each other, how much he was willing to sacrifice for her. That touched me to the core.
There was one part I had a little bit of an issue with. It was the pacing. I honestly got a bit confused here and there because I didn’t know what was the timeframe like. Everything seemed to happen together that it got a little confusing. Its like one moment she’s preparing for something, the next we skip forward a few days because she has gotten an epiphany about the situation or something. Still, it was just a small annoyance and it didn’t really detract from my enjoyment of the book.
Delirium was fantastic. I loved it. The plot, the characters, and especially, the love. I would read it again in a heartbeat, just to cry over the sweet scenes.
Edit: After reading the rest of the series, I must say they were a bit of a letdown compared to this book. This wasn’t the most interesting or the most action packed, but it showed what love could be like, and that made it so beautiful. ...more
I really enjoyed Keeper of My Heart. It was a really sweet romance. Nothing heavy, just a light, simpThis review is also posted on Always a Booklover.
I really enjoyed Keeper of My Heart. It was a really sweet romance. Nothing heavy, just a light, simple read that left me smiling at the end of it. The plot was good and the characters in the book were mostly likable and really enhanced the storyline.
Katie was a very strong character. Though everything seemed to be going wrong for her, she somehow managed to keep living on and didn’t give up through it all. She’s really ingenious heh. Her ideas throughout the book especially the stealing part left me laughing and totally in awe of her. Not about the act, but about her thought processes.
As for Max, he was a great character too. However, I felt myself unable to completely like him. It seemed as if I was waiting for him to do something but that never happened. I found him very high-handed. Though it isn’t that bad on its own, I just feel that he was extremely proud and kept looking down on Katie. Sure, she wasn’t the most sensible of people. I guess I just didn’t like the way he treated her and the way he felt. I was hoping that he would really get hit by his conscience but he never did. Alright, he did, but it wasn’t really emphasized.
The plot of the whole book was good. I remember that when I first saw the blurb a month ago, I just knew I had to read it. And when I finally did, I can only say that I have no regrets. The book is impossible to dislike because of the way it was written. So sweet and simple, but yet, it had so much meaning. The whole plot fell together really nicely and was well thought out. I felt that the pace of the book was perfect and the events flowed really smoothly.
All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book. I guess the only reason why I didn’t give it 5 stars was because it lacked that spark in it. A spark of passion. Sure, it was talked about, but I never felt it. That was what was lacking. However, I still really enjoyed the book. The dialogues the characters had were rather witty and I found myself smiling along with them at different intervals in the book.
Now, there really isn’t much that I can say about this book. Firstly, its really short. Secondly, about everything was fine with the book. There were no real problems, but at the same time, there wasn’t any part that really stood out. Thirdly, I’m so tired I can’t think. Oh wait. I do remember some things that I enjoyed. I really liked it when Max finally got struck by his conscience. I was really annoyed with him throughout quite a bit of the book. He just expected Katie to fall into his arms and obey his every command right from the start. I couldn’t stand that, and hence, I was secretly delighted when he was put in his place. Everytime he discovered how much he had hurt Katie, I was just right there laughing at him.
Hmm, what else is there to say? Alright, just a short bit about the storyline. I found it rather interesting most of the time. I mean, I was addicted to it; I couldn’t put the book down. I guess it really did appeal to me and all I wanted was to see Katie and Max get their HEA. Though both had their own share of problems, especially Katie in the beginning, I’m glad to say that most of the problems were worked through and resolved. The character development in this book is really good. Though there wasn’t much space, Darcy managed to show how the characters matured over the course of the book. In the end, they both finally did grow up.
I really liked this book. Though there isn’t anything really special about it, I guess its unique in the sense that it’s a sweet, clean romance. I don’t read many of these type of genre and I must say, I’m glad that I read this book. Not because I have to read it for the blog tour, but because I really enjoyed it. Definitely a recommended read. ...more
The Knight and Maggie’s Baby was a very easy read. The storyline wasn’t complicated, it was straightfThis review is also posted on Always a Booklover.
The Knight and Maggie’s Baby was a very easy read. The storyline wasn’t complicated, it was straightforward and easy to grasp. The characters too, were likable and overall, the story was good and convincing. However, I just couldn’t feel the connection to the book. As in, a spark was missing. What spark exactly, I can’t tell you. It could be that I couldn’t really feel the sexual tension that was supposed to be between the characters or their frustration. Basically, what I’m trying to say is that I couldn’t feel them, i.e. their emotions.
However, on the whole, the book really was quite good. I wouldn’t say it was incredibly witty, or extremely addictive. Rather, it was a really sweet book and as I was reading it, I could just see their love through the little things they did. It was more evident in Jonah’s case though. And that guy is one hot, but yet, so so sweet guy!
Alright, time for a short summary.
Basically, Jonah has to get married quickly in order to get his estate. Its not much of him wanting it, he just doesn’t want it to pass out of the family. Which is what his grandfather threatens to do if he doesn’t get married within a certain time. So he was about to get married, but was jilted at the altar. Other than losing his pride, he didn’t really lose anything because they weren’t in love. But she took his car when leaving so she could meet her fiancé. And hence, he was stranded. Which was when he stumbled into Maggie’s café. Instantly, there was a strong attraction. Out of impulse, he asked her to marry him after only knowing her for about 45 minutes. Maggie was pregnant but the father didn’t want the baby, seeing as it wasn’t intended. She wanted to give her baby a name because she didn’t want him/her to be teased in the future, which was what happened to her in the past. Hence, she agreed. The agreement was to be married for a year. As you can guess, they fell in love. How? That’s what the story is about. They live happily ever after:) But then again, isn’t this how all romance books are like?
This was a sweet read. Nothing complicated, simply a story where two very different people meet, and against all odds, fall in love. There weren’t any real conflicts where they broke up for a while. When they were living together, you could just see them falling in love with each other.
There’s really nothing much to say about this book. There was nothing bad about it, but neither was there anything really exceptional about it. It was a good book and an enjoyable read, but with a very simple and straightforward storyline. Though it didn’t bring out a lot of feelings within me, I did like reading the book.
I wouldn’t recommend this book to people who needs action, passion and such in the books they read. Because this book doesn’t have that. I’m not complaining, I actually do like books that are just sweet, nothing more, nothing less. But I would definitely recommend this book to someone who wants an easy, sweet read to pass the time. Because this book just is so sweet.
Overall, the characters were nice to read about. Though there wasn’t much character development, I liked them. Jonah is just so so so sweet please? Sigh, he isn’t like normal rich guys, pretty aloof and all. He’s so sweet to Maggie, through his every action, I felt his love for her.
They were also very real. I could relate to them and how they felt but I couldn’t feel the same way. Its like, I could understand their feelings but it didn’t evoke any feelings in me.
As for the plot, there’s really nothing to say about it. There weren’t any gaping holes in it or anything special about it. If anything, it was a little dull. I felt it a little too straightforward and could practically predict their next actions. And I know I’ve said this a thousand times, but the plot was sweet.
All in all, I really do enjoy this book and I felt that it was a very sweet and good read. Recommended for people after a sweet and easy read. ...more
I loved this book. It was really touching. I can't really explain why, but I know this book really touched my heart.
Yes, the story line may be a littI loved this book. It was really touching. I can't really explain why, but I know this book really touched my heart.
Yes, the story line may be a little incredulous at parts, but somehow it just made it all the sweeter to me. I dunno, I'm a sucker for books where the rich guy falls in love with your everyday girl. And the everyday girl has a strong enough character.
At the beginning, it started off pretty slow and I didn't really enjoy reading all that much. But as the book progressed, I found myself sucked into the plot more and more. Without even knowing it, I was addicted.
The book kept me laughing at parts, nearly in tears at others and at one scene actually in tears. But I'm a little over emotional especially when it gets to declarations of love!
Well, I don't want to get into the plot but I'll say this. At some points the story was pretty far-fetched for example, (view spoiler)[when Robbie forced them to get married at gunpoint. I mean, who does that now??? (hide spoiler)]
In the beginning, I couldn't stand Garek, the main guy. I found him annoying, paranoid and egoistical. For goodness sake man, you're not that famous and not everyone is out for your money!!!!!!!!!
Yes. As for Ellie, I found her to be a really intriguing person. I mean she could be so freaking sweet, how does anyone even do that? And somehow find joy in everything. She doesn't seem to be scared of him at all even though he was such a jerk to her at first. Her character though rather implausible, made me laugh many times throughout the book.
But I must say, the biggest laugh I had was when Caspar unveiled his painting. I couldn't stop laughing. Read it, you'll know what I mean:)
All in all, it was a very good book and I enjoyed almost every minute of it. The love story was sweet and realistic though chances of it happening in real life is sadly, very low. Still, a girl can dream right? :)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I loved this book. It was just so sweet. Through everything he did for her, you could really see his love. One reason that made their love sweeter wasI loved this book. It was just so sweet. Through everything he did for her, you could really see his love. One reason that made their love sweeter was because their relationship was never based on sex! It's slightly different from what I'm used to reading but it's sweet all the same!
This time, I could really and truly see his love for her and her for him. It just brings to mind how easily people can fall in love as long as it's with the right guy. I really loved this book. It's certainly worth reading.
Though a little slow and dry at times, I couldnt help but be wowed at how awesome he was. I mean he was so sweet, so wonderful. Kinda makes it impossible for anyone to find that sort of guy.
Well, I won't say anymore just try it for yourself!...more
I really enjoyed Splendid, it was a very light-hearted and easy reThis review is also published on Always a Booklover .
First read from 3 - 4 Jan 2014
I really enjoyed Splendid, it was a very light-hearted and easy read, yet not too simple that the plot is practically non-existent. The characters in the book, Alex and Emma were just so perfect for each other, you couldn’t help but root for them from the start. Sure, Alex is a bit too high-handed at times. Make that way too high-handed. He is essentially a male chauvinist. But well. I kinda do like guys like that. Sometimes it annoys me like crazy, but other times, I just love them. They’re just… irresistible to me. Heh, any feminist would be screaming at me to wake up! So, let’s started with the summary, shall we?
Emma is from the USA. She has a great head for business, beautiful, all that. She’s also really stubborn, and would do things without second-guessing herself if she thinks its right. No matter how impossible it is. She’s just that sort of person. As for Alex, he’s a person that doesn’t trust women. He’s a duke. Does that explain it all? Alright let me elaborate. Generally, dukes are very highly sought. Not just for their title, but also for their wealth, land and such. And heroes in romance are hot. Duke + hot = irresistible. That also means every single girl is gonna come throw himself at him for his money. And of course, Alex hates these kinds of shallow women. And so, he becomes very cynical, very jaded and has vowed not to marry until he has to. But of course as expected, Emma is the one woman who can change his mind.
NOTE. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF SUMMARY MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS. But then again, this is a romance, it’s possible to guess the summary!
Ok, you know I’m not really in the mood to write a summary so it won’t seem really interesting. Basically, Emma goes out, dressed as a maid. She saves a little boy on the way home, and he’s the nephew of the Duke of Ashbourne, Alex. Along the way, she injures herself by hitting the ground hard. Nothing serious, just a bump on the head. So as expected, there is an instant attraction and he kissed her. That same night, he goes to a ball. Why? To find her of course. He believes she is working there and convinces himself that he needs to check up on her. In reality, he just can’t wait to see her again and have his own wicked way with her… Yep, so basically at the party, he finds out she isn’t a maid. Basically over the next few months they become friends, even though the sexual tension between them is like whoa. Then they go to the country house where he does stuff to her, I don’t want to say it, but I think you can guess! She’s technically still a virgin. Yeah. Moving on. He wanted to propose, planned out everything alr, but… She proposed. He found out what he thought was the reason she wanted to marry him and being a stupid fool, broke up with her? Of course they reconcile. Now this part is the unique thing to every romance. So I won’t say anything, suffice to say it was interesting and believable. Totally what you would expect from her and from him!
Alright, that’s about it for the summary.
So Emma was a very likable character. Beautiful, but witty. And so very stubborn. She’s really funny and a very enjoyable character to read about. I absolutely love how she doesn’t ever give in to Alex. Their arguments are really funny to read. Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t argumentative people but they certainly like having their own way. Besides, it’s more of a friendly argument, or as Emma puts it, a discussion. She’s a very real person and I’ll talk more about that later.
As for Alex, as I’ve mentioned earlier, he’s very high-handed and in a way, thinks he’s king. But, he’s an extremely filial guy and is super nice to his family. Now that just makes him a great man in my opinion. He comes from a great family, with women so sweet and nice. It doesn’t make any sense that he’s so cynical and jaded. But Emma was a refreshing presence for him. Through her, he learnt to trust a woman not from his family. It was difficult, and the first test he had, he did fail. But one thing he did well was loving Emma. He truly truly loved her. And can I just say how cute he is? He sometimes acts like a little kid around her and he is just so adorable! And it just shows me the depth of his love for her. That he can actually let go of himself enough and trust her, something which he has never done for a woman outside his family.
I felt that the part where she felt really guilty after engaging in, how shall I put it, illicit activities with Alex was very realistic. I mean, she’s spent her whole life being told that what she did was wrong. I find that in a lot of other books, the girls just somehow manage to put aside their morals because it was so pleasurable. And the part where they had a misunderstanding over the proposal? I was screaming at him when he just threw her out of his house. Seriously, what an ass right? How could he even think that way of her? That being said, I think she reacted really well when Alex apologized. I loved it when she said she forgave him but was not able to forget. It’s all this little things that really make her real to the reader. Emma isn’t portrayed as the perfect heroine, but rather a heroine with human faults. I think that makes her as a heroine really interesting to read about. You just can’t help rooting for her, and hoping she’ll put Alex in his place.
Now, the love between both characters are so sweet and so touching. You just can’t help but root for them from the beginning. From the start, all I wanted was for Emma to heal Alex’s distrust of the female sex. And she did. The love between them was so obvious and so so sweet. I especially loved it when Alex finally realised he was in love with her. He was just rationalizing so much and it was just so funny! I couldn’t help but grin like the Cheshire Cat when they finally confessed their love to each other. The life they had after marriage was just so sweet too, exactly the kind I hope to have. That even though the husband is busy at work, he always makes time for the wife. Hmm, one part that sticks out in memory was when Emma left him for a week, or at least she wanted to. His expression, or at least, what I imagine of his expression was the cutest thing ever.
And of course, the ending was pretty climatic. Ok fine, not that much, but it was enough. The kidnapping, trying to escape, all those were pretty interesting and it really gave a good ending to certain parts of the plot. It wasn’t boring and even though it seemed a little extraneous, it did round up some of what happened towards the end really well.
All in all, I really did like reading this book. It was a very easy read but it never got boring. I enjoyed myself thoroughly and the love between them was so sweet, it just made the book even more convincing. The pace of the book wasn’t too fast too. It was really just right. The first book written by Julia Quinn, yet already so good. One can only wonder how much better her books have gotten! But to be honest, I liked this more than the Bridgertons series, which is reputed to be really good. I dunno, maybe its just me! I think one thing I love about this book and Julia Quinn is that its really humorous. It doesn’t have to be explicitly made a joke, but through the conversations that the characters have, I can almost always find something there to be amused at. And I don’t mean the bad kind of amusement! It really did add to my reading experience! I really do recommend people to read this book. I’ve read the rest of the books in the series and I really feel it hasn’t deteriorated....more
Wow, just wow. I have to say I never really loved this book until this read. But this read, all I can saRead and reviewed on the 24th of August 2011.
Wow, just wow. I have to say I never really loved this book until this read. But this read, all I can say it was perfect. I loved almost every moment of the book and I was completely addicted throughout. Both characters amazed me at different points in the book and I really admired them. I was kept laughing, crying, smiling, sighing with joy at every point in the book. I was never bored.
Elizabeth and Ian were characters who were so in love then due to a major misunderstanding that led to each other hating the other, they broke up. The beginning of the book started off with her uncle informing her that she had to 'visit' with a few of her former suitors, one of whom was Ian, so that she could make an advantageous marriage and she could keep her home, Havenhurst. So of course Elizabeth was pissed and all, and told Alexandra (remember her from Something Wonderful?) about her experience with Ian one and a half years ago. Now, I have to say, I didn't really enjoy reading that part. I don't really know why but it definitely wasn't my favorite part of the book. Anyway when she had told Alex everything, she went on to the homes of her first 2 ex-suitors, Francis Belhaven and John Marchmann (something like that :P). Blah blah blah, it was pretty amusing how she managed to convince them how they wouldn't suit in marriage. But that's not the important part.
Next, she went to Ian Thornton's home in Scotland. I won't say much about what happened there but it was the start of everything again. Where they would begin to fall in love once more. One of my favorite scenes in this part was when Elizabeth cooked breakfast for Ian. I couldn't stop laughing. Just read it, you'll know what I mean.
After that of course they fell in love through a series of events. I felt that this scene was pretty funny. When Ian confronted Belhaven.
Ian had said in a dangerously quiet voice. "I dislike your coat, I dislike your shirt, and I dislike the knot in your neckcloth. In fact, I dislike you. ..."
I couldn't stop laughing, I dunno why, it probably doesn't even seem that funny. I guess it just is to me.
Then they got married. This is where the really good part started. Ian Thornton is the sweetest man ever. I mean, wow. There's so many things that he did that I'm in awe of. Well for starters, he's a freaking genius, his brain is as fast as a calculator, the speed he reads at impresses even me (considering that I read real fast), how he treats Elizabeth, just everything. So well, after they were married, they had months (I believe) of wedded bliss where everything seemed right in the world.
Then disaster struck.
I won't say what but all I'll say is that it broke my heart. Ok, if you really want to know, (view spoiler)[ she left him because her brother Robert who had disappeared 2 years ago, came back. He blamed Ian for everything that had happened to him and made Ian seem like a monster. She didn't see any reason why Robert would lie, and when he showed her his back, which was scarred from whipping, she really believed that Ian had almost killed her brother. So of course she left. Though it broke my heart, she couldn't just stay on. But just before she left him, came one of my favorite scenes in the book. (hide spoiler)]
So they had a quarrel. Ok, perhaps it wasn't so much as a quarrel. Rather, it was just she being pissed at him and he didn't know why. But he was pissed too, cos she kinda didn't return home for a few days.
So basically he stormed into her room and scolded her. But this scene almost made me cry.
Oh wait, its technically a spoiler, cos it comes right from the book, so i'll leave it to you whether to read it.
Ian saw the fear in her eyes and stopped short only inches in front of her. His hand lifted, and she winced, but it came to rest on her cheek. "Darling, what is it?" he asked.
Remember they were quarreling before this. But omg, he's so freaking sweet!!!!!! Instead of scolding her back or whatsoever, he asks her in what I imagine to be a sweet and gentle voice what was wrong! I mean, seriously?? Why is he so nice! Normal people would have lost their tempers, wouldn't they? At least they would in other romances... But not him!!! Slightly later on, he just is such a perfect husband, wanting her to rest more... And even when she wanted to sleep alone, he was pissed for a while then he went off and immediately returned a few minutes later. He gave her a freaking cup of brandy and told her it would help her to sleep. Then he started teasing her about her work, just trying to make her feel better. My heart just melted. I mean, instead of being angry he was so nice!!!! From that short scene of them arguing, I saw the depth of his love for her. Who could do such a thing unless he was completely and wholeheartedly in love with her? I mean, just wow. It really told me how selfless his love was. Maybe you won't feel it, but I just couldn't help but fall in love with that scene.
The next part was beautiful. Because of what she did in my spoiler on top, stuff happened to him that I won't say. Just read the book!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, so basically it was her at fault of course. I can't say much so I'll skip this whole part but the way she tried to help him was entirely ingenious and had me agape in admiration.
So when she confronted him later on, that scene made me cry. Even now, just glancing at it gives me goosebumps. But this part was my favorite of the whole confrontation.
And you are going to hurt me, Ian-never, I hope, as much as you are hurting me now. But if that's the way it has to be, then I'll endure it, because the only alternative is to live without you, and that is no life at all."
The moment I read that, I was touched beyond belief. That was honestly one of the sweetest things I read. I won't go on talking about that but you have to read it. It's so beautiful and amazing.
Of course they made up in the end. And that scene was another beautiful one. Now, this one I won't write out, but I loved it completely. His apology was so sincere and I was honestly touched by the depth of his love for her. Just... read it. You have to. Really read every word, and even after the most boring part, (though I wasn't bored, it just was really predictable) you'll understand the beauty of Almost Heaven.
I mean, this book not only showed their love in so many ways , it also showed how selfless true love was and how amazing it could be. There are too many things to say about it. I loved the book, every moment of it. I didn't ever want it to end. It's not unrealistic even though some events are pretty improbable. It was a very well-written and I enjoyed reading every word. In the past, I wouldn't recommend this book, but now I say everyone should read it. Yes, it took 4 reads for me to fall in love with the book, but when I did, it was amazing beyond belief.
The experience that I had while reading this book just touched me completely. Its gonna be hard for another book to replace this in my head. Now, I think its one of my favorite historicals, where in the past I felt that Whitney, My Love was unparalleled.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
When I first saw this title, I have to say, I didn't expect much from it. I didn't even want to pick it up. But boy, am i so glad to have been provenWhen I first saw this title, I have to say, I didn't expect much from it. I didn't even want to pick it up. But boy, am i so glad to have been proven wrong.
The first time I read the book, I literally could not stop reading. For the whole day, my eyes were glued onto the book pages. I couldn't even sleep because I was so engrossed. TO me, it was one of the best romance novels I have ever read.
I won't go into the synopsis because I can't write summaries, but throughout the book, I was taken on an emotional roller-coaster. Some parts had me sighing in happiness, some parts made me feel like throwing the book across the room. One thing stayed constant. I simply could not put down the book.
Seeing how Whitney grew up made me smile. No more was she a spoiled brat. Yes, she could be mischievous at times, but she was mature. To me, Clayton was a jerk at times, yes. But he made up for it. I couldn't help but see why she fell in love with him, because a little part of me did too.
The next time I wanted to read this book, I was a little reluctant. I had read many reviews saying how much they hated this book and so on. I was afraid to read it a second time in case I didn't enjoy it so much and I would have lost that magic.
But I took a gamble and read it again. I loved it. Once more falling in love with all the characters even with her dad when I realize he truly loves her.
I have never understood why others do not like this book. Maybe it's just me but I found this book to be really amazing. I have read many other romances, historical and contemporary. But so far, this remains one of the only romances that have compelled me from the beginning to the end.
I have read this book a total of 3 times and I must say, Whitney, My Love, has not lost even a bit of its original magic for me.
25 August 2011
I just read the book for the 4th time and all I can say is that it is amazing. No words can truly describe it. Granted, I didn't enjoy the first part as much as in the past, but it was still entertaining to read. What I truly loved was when their problems started. I screamed, I wept. I just couldn't take it at times. My heart was breaking right along with theirs. I remember when she rejected him at the wedding banquet, I was practically begging that it would't happen.
Clayton Westmoreland truly convinced me he loved Whitney beyond belief. He tolerated so much, put up with so much of her nonsense and did so much for her. My heart broke when the book mentioned that he knew he was gonna be lying beside her for the last time ever. And of course my heart broke again after they were married and he stupidly assumed she had been with another man. I was so pissed and annoyed with him at that point that I couldn't read and could only scream and shout at his stupidity. I loved it when he finally realised he loved her so much he didn't care anymore how many men there had be before him. But when he finally realised she couldn't have slept with another, my heart melted when he tried desperately to find her but couldn't. And when he did, I was immensely touched. No words can describe it, I have to say.
This leads me to the conclusion once more, that Whitney, My Love remains unparalleled in my heart. It has every aspect that I love in a romance and it doesn't brush across the issues easily, it really goes deep into the issues and bring out the true beauty of everything. All I can say is that this book is still as magical for me as when I first read it. Beautiful beyond belief is all I can say.
Read for the 5th time and still loving it :)...more