Friday, August 30, 2013

Blog Tour and Review: Running from Romeo by Diane Mannino



Running from Romeo
Title: Running from Romeo
Author: Diane Mannino
Release Date: 1st June 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours
Find on: Goodreads

Quick ReviewEmilia King is entering her senior year at Santa Barbara University. For the past three years, she lived in the library – doing what she knows best – focusing on her studies and forgetting her past…a past that has forever changed her life. But this year marks a new beginning…


Logan Prescott is not only the hottest guy on campus, he’s heir to a billionaire hotel fortune. Emilia knows he’s trouble and should stay clear of him. But his notorious good looks and piercing blue eyes make him simply irresistible – especially when he’s quoting her favorite literary works.


Intrigued by Emilia’s innocence and resistance to his charm, Logan discovers she’s a challenge he simply can’t resist. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but running from him may be impossible.


Detailed Review: In the case of this book, it wasn't the story that really drew my attention, but the details and the setting and the characters. The main characters were really the deal for me. They made me cry and laugh and do other things I wouldn't have done while reading other books.

Even though the story was simple, it still managed to affect me, because it was a contemporary, which meant it could happen in real life and the characters just felt so real. I could literally imagine them in my mind and what was happening between them.


So my favourite characters were:


Emilia King: She is the main character and narrator in the book. Her innocence is her most distinguishable trait but her sense of humor is just the thing that makes me laugh. My heart really reached out for her when she was in any difficulty. I love the fact that she's majoring in English Literature since I love Literature too!


Logan Prescott: Emilia's love interest. He's hot and he's the heir to a chain of successful hotels around the world-Prescott Hotels. And at the same time, he's caring and kind and I loved the times when he and Emilia were together because they seemed to get along so well together, not to mention that he's also well-versed in Literature. Ahhhh could you have wished for a better guy? Even though, he was a playboy before he met Emilia, I think he could really change if he tried hard enough.


Bryn: Emilia's best friend and my imaginary best friend. I so wish she's my best friend! She's so protective and maternal and I would love a friend like that! My friends, do you hear that?


I especially love Logan's and Emilia's email exchanges because they just reflect how the pair are getting on with each other. They also managed to reveal the fact that Emilia is slowly letting her guard down and finally falls in love with him. I also love the literature which Diane has included in Emilia's English course and the songs, they just give so much hints and increase the tension between Logan and Emilia even more!


The best moment in the book was when Emilia and Logan met for the first time because it was so funny and tense and I also think that is a turning point in the story where everything for the main characters start changing. The worst moment was the ending, or more precisely the last few pages. My heart was completely shattered... I can see my heart in pieces, literally....

And not to mention the title is a good one since it relates to the book quite well, and I can't wait to know what the title for the sequel is! And the cover OMG it's so BEAUTIFUL! 


And you can guess who 'Romeo' is. *winks*


Also you've got to watch the trailer for the book! It's absolutely AWESOME. This is gonna make you wanna read the book even more!




Brief Review: The author really overworked her abilities to write this book. It couldn't have been more perfectly done and Diane can make you swoon with just a sentence over Logan and also sympathize with Emilia with just a paragraph. She definitely can break your heart in a few pages' time. This book is a MUST-READ for contemporary and romance lovers! If you don't read it, you're clearly missing out!

Final Rating: 5/5 'Totally Amazing!'











QUOTE:

 To both Logan and Emilia, who found it hard sometimes to get along together,

The course of true love never did run smooth.---William Shakespeare


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About the Author:

DIANE MANNINO graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in English Literature. She is a former writer for Museum and Arts Washington and Star Magazine as well as several television shows, including, Inside Edition, American Journal, and E! News Daily. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Running from Romeo is her first novel and she is currently working on the sequel.



Website: http://dianemannino.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RunningFromRomeo?fref=ts


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