Thursday, November 3, 2011

Temptations of Love by Amore

The Temptation of Love: A Novel by AmoreThe Temptation of Love: A Novel by Amore by 5ive Star Publications

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Title : Temptation of Love

Author: Amore

Publisher: 5ivestar Publications

Release date (or anticipated release): 2/2011

ISBN: 9780982263839

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Ebook ISBN:098226383x

Specs: 180 pages; 6x9 standard paperback

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Category: romance fiction

Review Summary:

Alexander Love is an attorney seeking to make partner at a law firm but also noted for his stellar performance in the courtroom, winning cases. He is a lover’s man besides a reserved and daring man but serious dating is not on his list until he meets Ami’s best friend and roomie, Jada Whitman. Their body language says it all—reaction, relation, romance with a magnetic attraction, connection, and chemistry that is hard to ignore. This rarely happens in early relationships or at all.

Dream Moment(s): “Her head was telling her one thing, her heart another, and her history something completely different (page 51).” For some reason, this line had captivated me into the story and wanted Jada to take me there and share exactly what was on her mind, heart, and past history of which made her feel that her relationships were not healthy and doomed for failure. Amore nibbles us in bit by bit when we read that Jada lost her family by a car accident unplanned to how she doesn’t know how to receive or give love.

Dream Disaster (Nightmare(s)): There was an editor mentioned on the copyright page; however, there were typographical errors that were hard to dismiss (e.g. page 5 Brian and a paragraph later becomes Brain) and easy proofreading errors that could have easily been corrected. There are a few grammatical issues too. Yet, I was able to continue reading and some highlights in the Amore’s writing style.

More importantly, it was hard to lock the reader in the fairytale of love at first site with numerous characters and mention of their careers (which is great to see them accomplish such studious and successful careers) immediately in the first chapter, where the reader easily gets bored or loses track of the actual plot of the story. It was unnecessary and a development editor would have omitted these passages to keep the flow of the story. It was irrelevant and forgets who the main characters are: Alex and Jada including secondary characters. There is a way that they could have been introduced and brief description but would have been best to remove them. However, I did find myself going back to the first chapter when I saw Sean or other cousins introduced to see their careers or role in the story.

Dream 4 More (Keep us Dreaming or Begging for more): To wonder if this sudden romance between Alexander and Jada is going to lead to anything promising, especially since it starts off as a goo-goo eye, premature romance and Alex does what some men do—buy flowers. Waiting for the “It” Factor. Definitely the romance comes alive midway of the novel.

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Adrienna Turner

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