mardi 28 août 2012

Calling Romeo by Alexandra Potter

Hello to all,

                    nearly the end of summer , it is too soon but we have to do with what we have. Anyway, my dog is already better but under medication so i'm happy so happy ( i can't stand seeing him bleed ). So today i will share with you my opinion on the last chick lit book for this month " Calling Romeo", i could perhaps have read another one but it's really not my genre so after finishing one i have to read something else, it's impossible for me to read two chick lit in quick succession but i did discover at least one that i really liked so this month challenge was interesting to say the least.

Without any more delay here come Calling Romeo:

Publisher: Black Swan
Publication: 2002
ISBN:  0552770035
Genre: chick lit
Violence: none

Language: normal
sex: mild
Public: 18+
Source: received from Birgit (The Book Garden)

Short description from goodread :

 Juliet can't help wishing she had more romance in her life. She loves her boyfriend Will, but after living together for two and a half years, she's come to realise that thirtysomething monogamy isn't all it's cracked up to be. Will used to whisk her off to candlelit restaurants. Now his idea of a perfect evening is a video and vindaloo. He used to leave post-it notes saying 'I love you' on the bathroom mirror. Now the only things she finds are his dirty socks on the bathroom floor. So, when Juliet meets a sexy, dark-eyed Adonis from a rival London advertising agency she is sorely tempted. And when he invites her away for an illicit, no-expense-spared weekend in Verona it's almost impossible to resist. Her very own Romeo.

But does she want to risk losing Will and all they have shared together? Juliet must work out what's really important in life and whether romance really is all about sexy lingerie and red roses.

My opinion:

          Enjoyable read, we can easily see the improvement of Alexandra Potter’s writer style. Her first book was properly writing but didn’t keep the readers hooked, this one is better to keep the reader attention on the story.

The message is also expressed in a better way during the entire story: don’t keep everything for granted, stay attentive to your loved one, keep having small gestures to show your feeling and don’t give up at the first difficulty, speak about the problem instead or letting them add. The moral is good and true but I regret the fact that the characters have to succumb to understand them. Tempted I understand but I don’t see why the heroine could not be wise and strong willed. I mean there are women who keep their head on their shoulders even if they are terribly romantic. That’s the part of Alexandra’s books that keep bothering me, I can’t identify myself and I stay too detached from the characters.

Now like I say this one was better that the first one “What’s new Pussycat?” and I didn’t have to force myself as much to read it even the opposite. It was a light read, enjoyable but not my style. The readers of chick lit should love it and its happy ending and the no fan could appreciate it at least a minimum.

Score:  3/5


Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review



This book enter in the Romance and Me Challenge

Book read for the 2012 TBR reading

4 commentaires:

  1. You made it through your challenge! Yeah for you! This sounds like a good book to take to the beach. :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. thank you for reading ^^, yes a good book to read on the beach .

  2. I love a good chick lit book! You've made this one sound cute and appealing. Great review!