Friday, March 22, 2013
Review: Love in Translation
Author: Sara Palacios
Publisher: Sara Palacios
Genre: contemporary fiction, romance
Length: 285 pages
Reviewer: Storm Goddess
Review rating: 4.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS
Blurb: Still reeling from an unexpected breakup, Emily nurses her broken heart by spending time with her best friends and taking one-too-many vodka shots. After one long night, she takes a hard look inside herself and doesn’t like what she sees. She realizes that she has sacrificed too much in her failed relationships from the past and vows to never settle for anything less than almost-perfect again. As she picks up the pieces and regains her confidence, a sexy Spanish chef moves in across the hall and knocks her off her feet. What ensues is an unexpected and tantalizing affair that opens her eyes - and her heart - to a whole new world and leaves her feeling sexier than she has ever felt. Emily finally sees how easy love is supposed to be. Is happily-ever-after actually possible? Just when she starts to think so, she realizes that sometimes life gets more complicated before it gets easier. And complicated is an understatement when Steven (her best and oldest friend in the world) confesses his love for her. Everything spirals out of control as Emily must make a choice between love and friendship, and in doing so, possibly risk it all.
Love In Translation is a modern day love story about following your heart to unexpected places and taking chances in life … because sometimes you will find exactly what you are looking for.
Review: Love...it's a strange world out there. Emily learns this right away. From the beginning, i could understand and relate to Emily. I've been where she's been plenty of times. Love in Translation is a journey of self discovery, a story about finding yourself, and even finding love.
I never knew which way this story was going to turn. The plot kept surprising me, just when I thought I could get used to one thing, a new idea was thrown at me and I had to struggle to catch my breath! it's heartwarming, funny, and so true to life. Emotionally engaging, the characters really had a hold on my heart. I rooted for Emily the whole way.
Love in Translation is a well done story! Characters you can believe in, a great paced plot, and a story that touches your heart.
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