The Spanish Love Deception
I know this is a very popular book, so you might not agree with me, but... I didn’t love it. It was very poorly written. It was hot, spicy... and I see why people get excited to read it, but it’s annoying that the author explains every single Spanish terminology at the beginning and that a professional engineer is described in a such immature manner at the beginning of the book; it just seems unrealistic. I don’t know what it is with the las few romance novels I’ve read or with the trendy ones that they portray the guys in such an unrealistic way... is that what women fantasize about? does that not make me a women? LOL
I think this is a quick read, definitely escapist, so if you just need to unplug this would be good. I give it a 3.5 rating.
A Train to Moscow
Really liked the story. It’s sad, it’s realistic. Not all stories have happy endings, and that is okay. We need to accept that reality is hard and this historical fiction is a wonderful story. The book truly portrays the character’s inner conflicts that is derived from growing in a war era. Our generational trauma that is both inherited and lived through as it’s passed on, marks us and shaped us and who we are. I think the book was very well written, the story was powerful and I would definitely read again. Highly recommend!!! 4.5 starts for this one!
As any romcom book, this story has a lot of cheese moments and a happy ending. However, comparing this book to all the other romance novels I’ve read lately, I definitely like this one more and I recommend it. There is something about the way it’s written that actually makes sense! The narrative itself and writing are well done. I do think there are some loose ends towards the end and it feels rushed, but definitely waaaaaaay better than other romcom novels. It’s all about the writing... the writing helps make the story believable and realistic, even when there are cheese unrealistic moments. It hopeful, instead of unreal. I give this book 4.5 stars.
The Friend Zone
A couple of months ago I read “Life is too short” and then realized that it was the third book in a series called “The Friend Zone”, so I decided o read books 1 and 2. I hate to say it, but “Life’s too short” is a masterpiece compared to this, and if you read my previous post, I didn’t love the book. Is the story good? yes! I like that is not your typical romcom hate to love, etc... it actually underlines the complexities of a relationship and decisions that one has to make for their future, despite the love you might feel for someone. When you are looking to settle with someone, love is not the only factor. However, the way it was written was too cheese (once again) and unrealistic from the perspective of the guy. The style with parallel perspective (boy and girl) is the same throughout the series and, although, it could be a good strategy to make it more interesting, the writing didn’t help. I only gave 3 start to this one.
The Happy Ever After Playlist
I’m giving 4 start to this one... same issues as above, since this is book #2 of “The Friend Zone” series, but I like this story way better.. it was more fun and different (again, I really appreciate originality) It’s a different type of romcom, unique with the approach to the story and the background. However, same issue with the other two in the series.. a bit unrealistic from the guy’s perspective... Idk what it is with books that are note exceptionally well written, but I cant get past that to enjoy the story. Its definitely catchy and an easy read... so, I do recommend the whole series if you just want a quick escapist read.
I hope you enjoy this month' reviews and recommendations. Happy Reading!
Welcome to Jime's Book Reviews. Each month I read a different novels and I write about it. Some of these novels are great for the classroom and, if they are, I will let you know, but I mostly read for fun and to help you find something you enjoy outside the classroom.