The Prince's Bride by Diane Alberts (Book Review)

The Prince's Bride (Modern Fairytales, #2)  
Book Title: The Prince's Bride
Series: Modern Fairytales 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Diane Alberts
Purchase: AMAZON | B&N

Book Overview

Alicia Forkes went to a trendy club looking for a way to forget her troubles, and she found that in the arms of the gorgeous man who swept her off of her feet…and into one of the hottest encounters she’d ever had in her life. Awesome sex with a stranger is now something she can check off her bucket list.

Except he isn’t exactly a stranger. He’s the guy who broke her heart when they were teens, an experience she doesn’t plan on repeating.

Prince Leo can’t believe he’s finally found the woman he’s loved for years, and she wants nothing to do with him. When she shows up at his office, she looks anything but princess-like. In fact, she’s cursing him to hell and back. She may not be Cinderella, but he’s determined to prove he’s the prince for her––even if it means letting her go.

My Review

So I may have jumped straight to the second book of the series and I may not be regretting it. I genuinely think that Alicia was, without a single doubt, experienced an extensive care from the prince (And I am saying this lightly). More specifically, her ex-boyfriend-the prince. She was a bit standoffish but I find her resistance to Leo cute.

Now I only really ever venture to fairytale sometimes and this felt fairytale in particular felt sweet. Albeit I did not like it when Leo took everything too far, far as in most likely kidnapping Alicia, he was only interested in making her see that he hasn't change and his feelings for her has not withered. That in itself is the reason why I think the book is sweet. I hope the next installment would be a little less sweet though.

(BRT) Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

Under the Lights (The Field Party, #2)  
Book Title: Until Friday Night
Series: The Field Party
Genre: Young Adult
Author: Abbi Glines

Book Overview

In the follow-up to Abbi Glines’s #1 New York Times bestsellerUntil Friday Night—which bestselling author Kami Garcia called “tender, honest, and achingly real”—three teens from a small southern town are stuck in a dramatic love triangle.

Willa can’t erase the bad decisions of her past that led her down the path she’s on now. But she can fight for forgiveness from her family. And she can protect herself by refusing to let anyone else get close to her.

High school quarterback and town golden boy Brady used to be the best of friends with Willa—she even had a crush on him when they were kids. But that’s all changed now: her life choices have made her a different person from the girl he used to know.

Gunner used to be friends with Willa and Brady, too. He too is larger than life and a high school football star—not to mention that his family basically owns the town of Lawton. He loves his life, and doesn’t care about anyone except himself. But Willa is the exception—and he understands the girl she’s become in a way no one else can.

As secrets come to light and hearts are broken, these former childhood friends must face the truth about growing up and falling in love…even if it means losing each other forever.

My Review

Reading this book was solely for compliance purposes. I found the second book of this series, found out that it is about to come out this month and I kind of didn't want to read the next installment before I read this one. Now I have done the skipping phase before. There were times I've read the third book without even opening the first or second book. I only read the books that has the description that would suck me in. It really doesn't matter to me who the author is, If the description did not appeal to me, I'm not reading the book.

I've read some of Abbi Glines' book before. The rosemary and sea breeze series in particular and some others but in those series I failed to read the rest of the installment. I stopped at some point because the story line became kind of familiar and the characters kind of become similar. It was like the installments of the series were just written for the sake of each character to have a story and even though I know the writing would be good I still opted to not read the rest. I don't really know why I'm surprised at all when I finished reading this book. After all, Abbi always get my sweet young heart swoon every time and this book in particular, I can't help but say I've fallen. I forgot how great and sweet and oh so lovable YA romance could be.

The book is good. West and Maggie were good. There were a lot of cute moments that was enough for me to feel something. But, once again, the book felt familiar. I also found so many things that didn't sit well with me. It was cute how West could just lean on to Maggie for support but the way I see it, it is indeed some kind of an obsession. Also, the way West is coping and how he is just an asshole was a little annoying to me because then he would get protective which is not on the right time. Then there's Maggie. I need more from her, not just some background story. I want to be able to see her because she is still transparent to me. The way her story was told felt like there was something missing. I'm perfectly partial to the book and I feel like the rating I'm giving it is accurate. I can't wait to actually read the next installment. I'm waiting on it.

Come Back Announcement


Ola Bae's! 

It has been forever since I have posted on this blog (Forever = Five long months). I've been back from the United States, specifically New York, for a whole month now but I still haven't fixed my life yet. I mean, I am still on that high-of-the-city-lights phase. Since the trip happened over the summer, which I could not believe happened so fast as if I just blinked, I went and got a full on experience without even worrying about anything.

New York City was perfect. I do not regret not leaving it. Most of my friends from school who went on a USA trip with me experienced a quarter of America. Basically, they did a state hopping adventure while I was left in New York. Again, I do not regret not leaving New York for another state. for 3 months I just experience the city, I just experience the busy phase and I found out that I loved it. If you guys don't know this yet, I'm just going to confess that I a freakishly obsessed with New York since I was 5 years old. I do not remember loving a city so much than NY even before I went and got crazy in the city. Now that I experienced it, I could not imagine loving another city like New York no more. I just felt like I fit there.

I liked the busy phase, I liked the city lights (who would not?), I liked Brooklyn and the place I lived in, which was in Brighton beach, I liked that I got to work on a fast food chain with the coolest people and I liked how I felt like I was in the city where people see me and I see them but it just seems like they overlook me. You guys get me? or nah? It's like I was living and it felt like I was me, independent and seeing things on a new angle. I was on a New York State adventure and all they see is just someone like them, someone who is busy.

Going to New York or to any other place for that matter from the Philippines is difficult. I went through a half year of processing just to get there and it all paid off. I planned on rehashing everything that has happened to me in the City here on my blog but I think it is kind of irrelevant or you guys will not be as interested in it as I expect you to be so I decided to forget about rehashing it. If ever you do want to hear about it just say it on the comment box below. ;)

So now that I am back and now that I am slightly on the verge of moving on from my summer get away, I planned on posting reviews again and I planned on signing up for a lot of great books for the remaining of the year 2016. I have read like, more than 20 books since I have been home but I haven't really got around making reviews for them so I might try do that. Also, I have decided to change things up for the blog and just focus on reviewing and posting random things that really matters (for me that is).

On that note, I am so excited to be back on posting and I am so excited for what is about to come for the 'BER' months.