Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Modern Love Story by Jolyn Palliata

A Modern Love Story ~ Jolyn Palliata

An adult contemporary romance novel (Rated NC-17 for the sexiness of it all)

4 out of 5 stars

Book Summary

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 newfound 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.

My Review

Where to begin this one. This story has mixed reviews and after reading this I can understand why. You’re either going to love it or hate it. For me, there was a lot to love and a lot to hate.

And here are the reason why. Why did I love it? Well, the characters are compelling. Especially Lucien. I was drawn into him. I couldn’t get enough. While reading, I kept turning the pages to find the happiness I wanted for him. I won’t tell you how long it took and no it wasn’t the t the entire book. Anyway, you’ll just have to read to see for yourself. ;-)

What I hated? I wasn’t a fan of the chopping writing style. By this I mean the chapters that ended on cliffhangers not really resolved. There would be a passage of time and a summary explaination on occasion, but for me the flow left me feeling a bit off at times.  I understood the authors need to progress time, but I wish each time period was fully explored before moving on. But that’s just me. The other thing was misunderstanding. I hate when I know both points of view and therefore I see that if the characters would be honest with each other, there wouldn’t be unhappiness. That’s a personal reading choice. In the end, it had to be there or there wouldn’t be a story. But I didn’t have to like it.

Overall, I still really enjoyed this story to the bitter end. I could tell you the movie it reminds me of, but I won’t. It would give too much away. It is worth a read. And I hope the title doesn’t hold true. I hope modern day love stories don’t read like this one, lol.

My book boyfriend Lucien.

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