Monday, May 5, 2014

Taming Romeo Review & Giveaway

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Evie Sanchez is recovering from heartbreak by working at her parents’ Filipino restaurant when in walks Romeo Garcia, the boy she left behind. Only now, he’s a hot movie star surrounded by gorgeous actresses and adoring fans.

Bad boy Romeo Garcia never understood why Evie stood him up at the prom. When he rescues her from a flying coconut in the dumpster, he is determined to dig into her heart for the reason. Their mutual attraction and unresolved feelings ignite in a scintillating night of daring sex, and Romeo shows Evie what she’ll miss the rest of her life if she walks away again.

Evie lands a part as Romeo’s co-star and falls into her role, totally in love. He plays his part, too, with his romantic gestures and skillful lovemaking. But is the fantasy real or revenge? Evie and Romeo are about to discover if their buried feelings will explode in pure delight or utter disaster.

Taming Romeo is a contemporary romance featuring family secrets, delicious food, and hot, steamy loves scenes.

Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+.


Rachelle Ayala has written a great romance novel.  What I love about this book, besides the romance, is the peek into another culture.  The characters are Filipino.  Now, don't get worried, this is not a book on the Filipino culture.  It is a romance novel with some culture mixed in.  The cultural aspect is not overpowering.

I was hooked from the beginning of the book, and couldn't put it down.  I read the entire book in about a day.  The book is so realistic, except for maybe Romeo being a "movie star".  The feelings and confusion that Evie faces are so real.  I know I've kind of faced some of the same confusion in my life.  My husband and I were good friends, and I had just gone through a rough break up right before we started dating.  I wasn't sure at first if what I was feeling was real or just a rebound thing.  I wanted him to be more than just a safety net or backup plan.  I can say, after almost 25 years together, it was and is true love.

I give this book 4 stars.  There are a few adult situations that some parents may not be comfortable with their teenager reading.  However, I don't think it is much different than other books that teenagers read these days.  If you get a chance to read this one, please do.  You will enjoy it.

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About the Author

Rachelle Ayala is the author of dramatic fiction crossing genres and boundaries featuring strong but flawed characters. She writes emotionally challenging stories and is not afraid of controversial topics. However, she is an optimist and laces her stories with romance and hope.

Rachelle is an active member of online critique group, Critique Circle, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has three children and has taught violin and made mountain dulcimers.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.



1st prize - $20 Amazon Giftcard

2nd prize - Signed Book of Taming Romeo

3rd prize - Rachelle Ayala ebook (winner's choice)
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