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Written in the Stars by Alix Bekins
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This was my first book by Ms. Bekins and I must say I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I'm always skeptical reading new authors (although that never stops me) but this story drew me in right from the start with its wit, sarcasm and fun plot.

The blurb does a pretty good job of highlighting the main points of what the story is about. The 'experiment' Bailey plays out is quite a big part of the story, actually, and not only is it hysterical what Bailey gets himself into but his wallowing in self-pity over having to write an accursed astrology column is absolutely hilarious. I very much enjoyed it.

Part of the fun of this story is the characters. Bailey is, essentially, the mad scientist but without a lab. He's a fact checker for John's magazine and never holds back how low he's stooped since he's such a 'genius' physicists. John is ex-air force and, more often than not, amused by Bailey's suffering. They are quite the pair, bickering and bantering, throwing barbs and insults. Honestly, I had so much fun with this story I wanted it to last forever. It also helps these two are friends for most of the story so it's a slow, sweet coupling.

While I liked the story, the run-on sentences in Bailey's POV grew a tad annoying. Not to mention the fact this physicists likes to 'think' and 'say' big words. I got confused a lot because of it :( Also, by the end of the story I was wondering what in the world happened to John's POV? He's there in the beginning (which I really, really loved) then just disappears. I would have liked to get his POV during a few of the scenes.

Overall, definitely a great story. If you're looking for something cute and funny with obnoxious but witty characters and something easy to read, pick this one up because it's all the above and more. :)
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04/23/2012
22.0% "This story is so cute. Making me smile just reading it!"
04/23/2012
48.0% "Ugh"
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Fehu So you'd recommend it?
I love light hearted reads if it's something like Ethan Day's Sno Ho?


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* Yes, so far I'd recommend it. It's very cute and light-hearted. Not as funny as Ethan's Sno Ho because he had a lot of good one liners but in this one the banter and bickering between the people and the MC's surly attitude is pretty funny :)


Lauraadriana This was so cute, I'm about done with When Work is a Pleasure and I love it! I'm surprised she's not more popular her stuff is so different and fun!


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* Yes, I might try that one next! Especially since Cole said there's not much smut ^_^


Lauraadriana Nikyta wrote: "Yes, I might try that one next! Especially since Cole said there's not much smut ^_^"

Well between the the MC's there not much, but one of the guys is a porn star, so it's still pretty sexy!


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* Lauraadriana wrote: "Nikyta wrote: "Yes, I might try that one next! Especially since Cole said there's not much smut ^_^"

Well between the the MC's there not much, but one of the guys is a porn star, so it's still pr..."


Oh. Sex outside the couple? I'm rethinking this now


Fehu Lauraadriana wrote: "This was so cute, I'm about done with When Work is a Pleasure and I love it! I'm surprised she's not more popular her stuff is so different and fun!"

I have that one bu haven't read it yet, I think I bump it up to see how I like the writting.


Lauraadriana Nikyta wrote: "Lauraadriana wrote: "Nikyta wrote: "Yes, I might try that one next! Especially since Cole said there's not much smut ^_^"

Well between the the MC's there not much, but one of the guys is a porn s..."


Well hon one of them does have sex on camera for a living!!

@Fehu I kind of loved it. Very sweet and different. Liked a lot.


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* Lauraadriana wrote: "Well hon one of them does have sex on camera for a living!! "

Well I don't need to see it! Especially since there's not that much between the MCs!


Lauraadriana Nikyta wrote: "Lauraadriana wrote: "Well hon one of them does have sex on camera for a living!! "

Well I don't need to see it! Especially since there's not that much between the MCs!"


LOL Fair enough. I'm only a few pages from finishing I will give YOU the "Nikita Safety Report" when I'm all done.


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* Good! Cuz I'll be waiting!


Lauraadriana Working on it darling! :O)


message 13: by Fehu (new) - rated it 5 stars

Fehu What makes a story Nikita safe? :)


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* Lol. Lots of stuff. But mostly very little smut! And only MC couple smut! XP


message 15: by Fehu (new) - rated it 5 stars

Fehu No cheating huh?


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* No cheating! That's a deal breaker for me lol. This one was cute though. Should definitely try it Fehu!


♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee) This one was definitely adorable! And so witty! I actually read it again a few days after I read it for the first time. I NEVER do that.


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* Yes! It's definitely reread material! I could totally see myself reading again in a few days. It was just that good!


Chris Nikyta wrote: "Yes! It's definitely reread material! I could totally see myself reading again in a few days. It was just that good!"

Me, too! And soooooo many great quotes in it.


message 20: by ♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee) (last edited Apr 25, 2012 03:28AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee) Chris wrote: "Nikyta wrote: "Yes! It's definitely reread material! I could totally see myself reading again in a few days. It was just that good!"

Me, too! And soooooo many great quotes in it."


Definitely a lot that's very quotable.


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* Yeah there were. Man, I wish I would have highlighted them but I never think about that till after I finish the story :(


Chris I included a couple of them in my updates as I was reading.


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* I loved this one! LOL "He pondered the unfairness of a world that had supplied him with so much brilliance and so few minions..."

And this one! 'Praise His Noodly Appendage,' John said, raising his glass in a toast.


Chris Obviously I did too! :D


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* Hahahaha, yes you did!


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