I almost forgot this blog tour, to be honest. it’s because I read this book when I was in my hometown, visiting my parents and relatives. Thankfully, I checked my google Calendar today even though I haven’t checked it in a while. If I din’t, I would’ve a lot of explaining to do to Shalini. Shalini from Digital Reads Blog Tours is hosting this blog tour. Thank you for including me in this blog tour Shalini.
Milky thought she was ready for anything, but is she ready for love?
Ready to take on the world, Milky Valdez moves to Madrid to carve out a life and a career for herself, away from the stifling help of her well-meaning, affluent parents. Still young and inexperienced with men, she is shocked when she meets Luke, her handsome, womanizing neighbor, who leads a hedonistic lifestyle as a music producer.
Despite their differences, the two strike up an unlikely friendship.
Milky’s new world changes when she overhears a conversation that leads her to make a rash decision. Giving up her virginity to a friend seems like the easy option, but when she finds out what Luke has given up for her in return, she realizes just how big a risk she’s taking.
“Excuse me,” the man said, in an oh-so-sexy voice.
Is he a singer-to-be or something? I wondered, gazing dreamily at his baby-blue eyes, straight nose, and full, dark-reddish lips.
The man smiled and scratched his short, layered hair. It was around then that Luke passed by Amira’s room with a TV show director. I heard him say goodbye to the director, but nothing registered in my head until I felt Luke’s arm around my waist just as the man was about to speak again. And since it was so normal for me to feel Luke’s hand on me, I almost didn’t notice it until the handsome stranger looked at my waist and said, “You have a cute girlfriend there, bro.” He glanced at Luke, who smiled widely.
“Of course!” Luke proudly replied, possessively tightening his grip on me. My heart was filled with warmth and anger at the same time. “I would never choose someone other than my belov—uff!” His words were cut off by the force of my elbow hitting his side.
This whole thing might be fun for Luke, but my love-life was at stake here!
I forced a laugh and added a half-playful smack to Luke’s face as I looked back to the man in front of us. “Don’t listen to him. We’re not in that kind of relationship. He’s a friend and my boss.”
I gotta be honest with you guys, this book disappointed me, and yet at the end of this review you’ll see I gave it a 3-star rating. Let me explain. This book had me at blurb. It promised enjoyment and that it seemed to have everything I want in Romance stories. And somehow, it has.
The book has an amazing story idea or plot and great characters but the problem lies on the execution. The characters like I said are great. I even like Milky, our heroine. She’s brave and independent. I like that she’s so driven and ready to take on everything to achieve her goals. But along with other characters, I think they didn’t undergo enough development. But it’s only because of the storyline.
Like I said, the problem lies on the execution. The storyline and the timeline of the novel is a bit preposterous. It’s like the narrator, Milky, just told chunks of the whole story of her love story. There is no tension and there’s no development in the plot. The story started with a scene that should be in the middle of the story which is fine. we know how this goes. After that scene the narrator would take a little flashback on how she came to that scene and then picks up on that first scene again to bring us to the ending. But in this case, everything happen-well they just happen. Before I know it, it’s already three months and then the major conflict happened and then it’s two years later. There’s no logic behind it. Sure SOMETHING happened that needed the two years but in my opinion, the story should have just focused on the first conflict and develop the story around it. It doesn’t matter if it’s 300-page long as long as there’s development in both plot and characters. there’s no need to put too much conflicts.
So now, why did I rate this book three stars, because I really believe that this book has a lot and great potential. And besides, to be honest, there are parts that I really enjoy reading. That’s why I was disappointed because if executed right, this book can be perfect.
So that’s all I can say about this book. 🙂
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jessica is a romance author. She writes in both English and Filipino (Taglish) language.
She’s a hopeless romantic, who will forever be young at heart. She enjoys traveling and hours arguing with her characters, and sometimes, she also takes pleasure in playing the villain and give them a taste of hell when they refused to listen to her outrageous demands. She currently lives in Spain near the Mediterranean coast with her loving husband and adorable son.
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