Saturday, March 29, 2014

Taming Romeo by Rachelle Ayala

Taming Romeo by Rachelle Ayala

Book Blurb:
Evie Sanchez is recovering from heartbreak by working at her parents’ Filipino restaurant when in walks Romeo Garcia, the boy she left behind. Only now, he’s a hot movie star surrounded by gorgeous actresses and adoring fans. Bad boy Romeo Garcia never understood why Evie stood him up at the prom. When he rescues her from a flying coconut in the dumpster, he is determined to dig into her heart for the reason. Their mutual attraction and unresolved feelings ignite in a scintillating night of daring sex, and Romeo shows Evie what she’ll miss the rest of her life if she walks away again. Evie lands a part as Romeo’s co-star and falls into her role, totally in love. He plays his part, too, with his romantic gestures and skillful lovemaking. But is the fantasy real or revenge? Evie and Romeo are about to discover if their buried feelings will explode in pure delight or utter disaster.

This was my first book by Rachelle and I didn’t know what to except from this book. I wasn’t disappointed, it was Hot, Fun and Downright Fantastic. I couldn’t put this book down there is so much chemistry between Evie and Romeo that make this book so hot, it was on fire.
I love reading soap opera and drama filled book and Taming Romeo hit that mark, but with a look into the Filipino cultural that I didn’t know anything about. I found that some of the practices in the cultural with dating are crazy compared to here in the States, like the three date rule.
Rachelle did a wonderful job matching the romance and drama with an understanding of what her reader would want. The Characters from Evie and Romeo to her family were all spot on. I loved reading about Evie and Genie her sister, rivalry that make Evie relatable to anyone with a sister. I also found Evie to be like most twenty something, trying to found themselves with a mix of old, new and trouble relationships on top of an overbearing family. We see Evie grow from the moment we meet her to the end she grows into who she wants to be. Romeo knows what he wants and will stop at nothing to get it, so when he see Evie again, he grabs her. Romeo is hot with his motorcycle and bad boy movie star looks…oh wait he is a movie star as well, but he is also sweet and truly love Evie.
The ending was surprising and unexpected with the twist making it even better. Rachelle’s writing style is really great with the mixed of language and how she makes you feel like you’re part of the story. 4 out of 5 stars.

About the Author:
Rachelle Ayala was a software engineer until she discovered storytelling works better in fiction than real code. She enjoys writing love stories and has always lived in a multicultural environment. The tapestry of characters in her books reflect that diversity. She is an active member of online critique group, Critique Circle, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. Check out her four romantic novels. Michal’s Window is a powerful, emotional journey as lived through the eyes of Princess Michal, King David’s first wife. Broken Build is a story of healing where a man learns to love and trust the woman who destroyed his life. Hidden Under Her Heart is a heartfelt love story combined with controversy over difficult decisions, and Knowing Vera is a suspenseful, cross-cultural romance mixing an unsolved murder, adventure, and hot, steamy love scenes.

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