{book report} eleanor & park and suddenly royal

 

 

eleanor & park

Eleanor & Park

Synopsis:  Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Wow, I loved, loved this book. This is now in my top 5 of books read this year. This is the third book I’ve read by this author, and my favorite so far. I loved this book because it really sucked me into their world.  I love the warmth of their dialogue and the vibrancy of the scenes, the humor, the heartache and the sarcasm that made me laughed out loud. I loved this book so much that I stalked the author’s website, twitter page, fan art on Pinterest and any fan fiction that might exist. I had it bad.

I highly recommend this book, not because of the topic of first love BUT because it’s written well.  I think everyone can find something to relate to in the book.

“You saved my life, she tried to tell him. Not forever, not for good. Probably just temporarily. But you saved my life, and now I’m yours. The me that’s me right now is yours. Always.”

Audiobook (5 stars)

 

suddenly royal

 

Suddenly Royal

Synopsis:  Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.

This was a cute and fun read and to sum it up, it’s royalty and romance. This was recommended after I loved the The Royal We. This book is sort of like Princess Diaries, but the adult edition.  Funny and sexy, strong and believable characters. First book by this author and I want to seek out her other books.

“Sometimes all our plans for life go to shit. You end up doing something you never dreamed of and you know what you do? You make the best out of it you can. Nothing is ever as good or as bad as you think it will be. It’s what you make of it.”

“Everyone is tied down in some way. Work, family, medical problems. It’s what you make of it. That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with the things that make you happy. If you have a bad day at work but get to come home to a woman you love or your favorite hobby, the rest doesn’t matter as much.”

Audiobook (3.5 stars)

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Comments

  1. I’m heading on vacation soon so I’m trying to find some books to take! That Eleanor and park book sounds cute 🙂

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