Thursday, December 6, 2012
Modern Love Story
t'irla ~The BookSlayer~'s review Apr 22, 12
Blown away! Awesome romance! Another favorite from Jolyn Palliata!
After the death of her parents, Robbie Byrne is put in foster care where she meets her exact opposite, Luc Cintrone. Abandoned as a small child, Luc is a foul-mouthed rebel who takes it upon himself to be her defender, whether she likes it or not. As they grow up, they fumble through their different roles in each other's lives—family, confidants and then, ultimately, lovers.
Just as the couple is settling into their new found relationship, they encounter a beautiful lawyer, Payten, who is immediately taken by Luc's rough edges. But he denies her, making him absolutely irresistible in her eyes. Payten is a woman who has grown accustomed in her privileged life in obtaining whatever she wants, no matter the cost or sacrifice. And she is fairly confident Luc will eventually see things her way…one way or another
It is hard to critique a book that pulls at your heart, makes so mad you want to toss the book against the wall (poor ereader), makes you want to pull out Peyton's hair and slap her silly, makes you want to hug and yell at the hero at the same time. Beneath all this is a depth of love rarely reached. This totally unpredictable book has more twists and turns than a roller coaster. The originality of the story and characters who you not only sympathize with but get to the point where you are empathizing with them. This writer was new to me with this book and I certainly hope she writes more, her talent should not be hidden. Look out Ms James there is a new kid on the block.
A solid 5 stars and I can't wait to read more books by this talented author!