“Deconstructing INFATUATION” by Merce Cardus was good. Helen, whose boyfriend travels 350 days out of the year, needs a roommate. Her current roommate, Marleen, is getting married to her boyfriend so she needs to feel the vacancy. Tiziano comes and checks the room, and they pick him. Helen is not sure how to feel about him at first…actually she just doesn’t plain like him, but soon they start spending time together, and she finds herself starting to like him. Maybe have feelings for him.
Tiziano is so different from what she’s used to. He’s daring, romantic, passionate and actually wants to be around her. He also teaches her about herself, what she likes and what she’s possibly missing. Little does she realize, Helen is starting to fall for Tiziano. She believes it’s love, but really it’s only infatuation. He came into her life and woke her up, so to speak. Showed her what she really wanted and how she was inside. It goes so deep that, after the month that he is only renting, she wants to go back to Italy with him, leaving everything behind. Helen’s friend, Emily, tries to tell her that this will pass, but Helen doesn’t believe it until Tiziano doesn’t come back at all.
I did enjoy reading “Deconstructing INFATUATION.” Ms. Cardus helped shed light on the fact that someone new can come into your life when you least expect it and practically “force” you to realize what you’ve been missing and actually wanted in your life all along. Personally, I was able to relate to this story. I think we’ve all been infatuated with someone at some point in our lives.
I give it 3 stars.
“Deconstructing INFATUATION” by Merce Cardus was provided courtesy of Great Romance Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, single or married, young and old. Take this day out for yourselves, pamper yourself even if you have to do it yourself. We spend so much time taking care of everybody else…seems like, when we get around to us, the day’s almost over, and we can barely keep our eyes open. So, somewhere in the MIDDLE of today, take care of you.
Again, Happy Mother’s Day!
“Fixing Cupid” by Cristian YoungMiller was okay. It was about Ben needing to find the love of his life and his best friend, Carey, helps him find a way to do this. By rooming with Jack, he soon finds the love of his life, Anna, but deals with some crazy, wild antics along the way.
The story was really hard to follow at times and tended to jump around a lot. And, the main idea of the story that Jack was cupid and this is how his roommates find love was a great one, but the story just needed to be more down-to-earth.
I give it 2 stars.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can
comfort those in any trouble with the comfort
we ourselves receive from God.”
2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 (NIV)
Everyday, as humans, we are all presented with a multitude of issues. Starting from the time our eyelids flicker open wide ’till the time they fall shut locking us into darkness at night. None of us are exempt from the day-to-day problems that seem to smack us right in the face once we leave out that door, but, thank God, we have a Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ, who serves as our great comforter. He’s there for us always, providing us a way to communicate with him continually through prayer. He provides us our daily needs, constantly letting us know that He is everything and will be everything to us if we just let Him. Moreover, it’s because He provides this comfort to us, that we are able to comfort others. It’s so easy for us to get in our own pity party and think that we are just in the worst situation. Nobody has it as bad as we do. Right? Wrong?! As a matter of fact, one of the best known ways to forget about your own problems is to jump right into somebody else’s. One of my co-workers was even telling me about another friend that he has and how she will, more often than not, text or message him about her day and what she’s going through. He told me that listening to her problems, he doesn’t feel like he’s going through anything, but, despite her telling of her problems, he’s still able to listen and provide her with sound advice to help her situation. I’m vice-versa with him. I’m able to listen, provide my opinion and offer him some advice that will help him on his way, and it’s all because God is such a great comfort to me. Because he provides such compassion, understanding and mercy to me. Thank you God for being my great comforter when I need you to be.
This bible verse was provided via email from Bible Verse of the Day.
“A Hero for Her Heart” by Candice Speare and Nancy Toback was a breath of fresh air…Allie Vahn has never been a fan of forgiveness, and she absolutely positively does not tolerate lying…in fact her famous quote is “I can’t abide lying.” She’s just trying to get over her disastrous engagement to Michael Maynard, a man who lied and cheated on her during the engagement. He tries to make it seem like he didn’t do anything wrong. However, when Derrick Maynard comes to town looking for his sister’s son whom she had given up adoption, their accidental meeting leads to more than Allie feels like she can handle. What’s more, she doesn’t know the real reason that Derrick is in town. He tells her that it’s to find land for his business, but he’s really trying to find his sister’s son and made sure he’s safe and happy with his adoptive family. When Allie finds out that Derrick’s intentions are more than what he lets on, will she be able to forgive him and let sleeping dogs lie, so to speak, or will she consider it lying and a betrayal?
Fans of romance and happily ever after will love this book.
I give it 4 stars.
“Summer in the South” was awesome…I didn’t want to put this book down. I even kept trying to sneak and read it at work, it was so good. Ava Dabrowski is so over her life and horrible love life so when Will Fraser, an old college friend of hers, extends to her the opportunity to come down south for the summer and work on her novel, she jumps at the chance. After all, how often do you get to live in a “writer’s like colony” for FREE! But, when she gets to Woodburn, she soon discovers that everything that glitters ain’t gold. There are secrets in this small town…secrets that the Woodburn family wants to keep buried, but Ava finds herself always wanting to search and find and bring them up. And, when she does, she discovers history is not always what it seems to be and sometimes secrets that have been dead, buried and layed to rest should stay just that!
I give it 5 stars.