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Mad About the Boy by Suzan Battah
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Jan 10, 2012

really liked it
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Brief Summary

Julia meets Christophe (Chris) Augustine under chance circumstances in the local supermarket. They have an instant attraction, an attraction Julia hasn't felt in a long time since her husband Carlos died. Julia is a designer and is contracted by The Augustine Hotel to do some renovations, unaware to Julia, Chris owns the Augustine. Chris tries to pursue a relationship with Julia but she is fearful of losing someone else she loves. Can a fearful woman and two workaholics develop a relationship, I think so....


This story started off sweet with an interesting storyline. Chris is determined to get to know Julia better but feels like she is afraid to get close. Little does he knows that Julia was married before, which he doesn't find out about until way later after they are intimate. The story starts to go all over the place, Julia has a car accident, Chris is trying to adopt his little brother, Julia's mother-in-law is a thorn in her side etc....... Julia tries to push Chris away and he keeps coming back for more! And when he tries to be tough with Julia he whimps out! I thought the island scene or the gala opening at the Augustine or even Chris's 30th birthday party were good scenes!!! I also liked how Julia would curse in her native tongue (Spanish) when she got really frustrated and Chris would speak romantically to her in French.

All in all, I liked the story line. I thought the story got a bit repetitious with them not having time to be together due to working so much. Also, they both had secrets and they were not revealed until way after they were in a relationship. You felt Chris's need to protect Julia at all times and she begins to let go of her fear and finally allows Chris to love her.

Story: Good
Intimacy: Sweet
Enjoyment: Good

Reviewed by Davia R.V. for
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