(ELD)My writing process involves red flannel moose pajama pants, a well-loved Eddie Bauer sweatshirt, IBC root beer (straight from the bottle…hard core, I know) and some sort of chocolate. I like to write in the middle of the living room with my dogs at my feet and my husband across the room on his laptop. I don’t mind noise around me as long as no one attempts to engage me in conversation. Oh, and FB is turned off. LOL
(ELD)I have pretty eclectic tastes when it comes to literature. I loved Water For Elephants. I literally couldn’t put it down. But I also loved Fifty Shades of Grey, for completely different reasons. It’s the story, the characters, the mood I’m in on that particular day. I don’t even know how to explain it. I’m just a fickle girl.
(ELD)Oh, Helena definitely comes back in the sequel. And the third book too, if I make it that far. I’d like to think I’ll make it that far. ;) After all, I made it here. And who would have ever guessed that?
My Rating: 5/5 Freakin' Amazing Stars
I have to admit, this was definitely my most waited for book throughout 2013. I'm sure it didn't help that the lovely author kept sending me teasers for it, but no matter how frustrated I got when I read the teasers, I waited (mostly) patient to receive the book for review. Finally the day came, and what a glorious day that was. It was like a Christmas present! I'm definitely glad I didn't have to wait as long as everyone else! =P
I was hooked immediately from the prologue (which will be posted below in this post). I ate this book up like holiday leftovers. I'm pretty sure my husband was fairly annoyed by my behavior for the day that I spend stuck in this book. I'm a fast reader, but I was even annoyed by myself. I wanted to know everything NOW! I felt like I was reading too slow, but at the same time, I knew if I read any faster, I'd probably miss out on something important. I've never actually got annoyed at myself for reading "slow" before this book.
As far as the story goes, this book is absolutely hilarious, which I wouldn't expect anything less from this author. She has a knack for turning ordinary (or in this case magical) situations into something much more, something that would cause you to spray your computer screen with whatever you're eating/drinking. I'm actually pretty happy that my tablet is fairly ramen resistant.
The characters are fantastic and quirky! I absolutely loved them all, although, I must admit that I was a tad partial to Helena... >.> I have to say, I fangirled pretty hard seeing my name in a book. When you're named something like Helena, you rarely see your name in any publication, so just seeing the first name is enough to make me squeal, but FULL NAME? Yeah, I may have strut around my house like I was the Queen of England... Probably why my husband was a bit upset with me for that day. =P
I think the only thing about this book that I didn't love is the fact that my favourite part, I can't tell you! I hate spoiler reviews, and ugh, let's just say the information given at the end is absolutely lovely, and it totally made my day.
Although I was miserable waiting for this book, It was definitely worth it. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone that loves a hilarious romance. Also to anyone that secretly wishes that they could turn their ex into a smelly animal.... Which I know I do!
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