Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Review: Love In Translation

Title:  Love In Translation
Author:  Sara Palacios
Genre:  Women's Fiction
Publisher:  Marching Ink
Release Date:  February 10, 2013
File Size/Pages:  320 KB/285 pgs
Source:  CLP Blog Tours

My Rating:  5/5

Summary:  Still reeling from an unexpected breakup, Emily nurses her broken heart by spending time with her best friends and taking one-too-many vodka shots. After one long night, she takes a hard look inside herself and doesn’t like what she sees. She realizes that she has sacrificed too much in her failed relationships from the past and vows to never settle for anything less than almost-perfect again. As she picks up the pieces and regains her confidence, a sexy Spanish chef moves in across the hall and knocks her off her feet. What ensues is an unexpected and tantalizing affair that opens her eyes - and her heart - to a whole new world and leaves her feeling sexier than she has ever felt. Emily finally sees how easy love is supposed to be. Is happily-ever-after actually possible? Just when she starts to think so, she realizes that sometimes life gets more complicated before it gets easier. And complicated is an understatement when Steven (her best and oldest friend in the world) confesses his love for her. Everything spirals out of control as Emily must make a choice between love and friendship, and in doing so, possibly risk it all. Love In Translation is a modern day love story about following your heart to unexpected places and taking chances in life … because sometimes you will find exactly what you are looking for.

Review:  The story begins with the main character, Emily, suffering from a broken heart and following her ex-boyfriend to see what the real reason is for him breaking up. Emily's friends, Sophie and Deana, try to help Emily get through her break up in their own crazy little ways. She also has a friend, Steven, who she has been friends with forever. Things shouldn't be too complicated, right? Wrong! When Steven professes his love to Emily everything spirals out of control. My most favorite part of this novel is when Emily meets her new next door neighbor, Andres. Andres is a sexy Spanish chef that Emily is immediately taken aback with. Determined to learn Spanish to talk to Andres, Emily heads to the library to purchase Spanish dictionaries that will help her better understand Andres. This was such a great story, and I think it was very creative to have Emily speak English, and little Spanish, and vice versa for Andres. The last few chapters in this novel is very powerful and I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat! Overall, this novel was great and I can't wait to read what Sara publishes next!!

You can purchase Love In Translation here:
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Samantha March said...

Love it!

Sara Palacios said...

Thank you so much for such a great review! I am so glad that you enjoyed the book! Thank you for partaking in my blog tour!!