Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Review: Taming Romeo by Rachelelle Ayala + Giveaway

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+.

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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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This was a very sweet and sexy read with a lot of humor. But definitely an adults only.
  Evie's home from college after getting her heartbroken by her boyfriend only to run into the man that she left.
  There's a lot of humor and drama in this one. Lots of high emotions. It really read like a soap opera. It was quite fun. I really liked Evie but she annoyed me at times with her back and forth on whether she should be with Romeo or not. He was the boy she left to try and have a better life. But she always has loved him. Ever since she was a kid.
 Romeo is a definite heartthrob. He's loved Evie even after all these years and her leaving him with no explanation. He only wants what's best for her even if it isn't him. But it's not to say he's not fighting to be with her.
 There was quite a bit of reference to the Filipino cultural and foods. Sometimes it got confusing but it was fun to learn more about their practices. Their very family oriented with I really love. Some of the funniest parts of the book had to do with Evie dealing with her overbearing family.
 It does have a HEA even if it took a bit to get to it. I really enjoyed this.
I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


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  1. I love the sounds of this one, didn't get to read it yet !!

    1. It was very cute. Hopefully you can get to it soon. :)

  2. Thanks so much for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed her overbearing family. More to come with Choco and Genie. :)