Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Guest Book Review: Love In Translation

By Sara Steven

Emily just can’t get it together, when it comes to relationships.

Fresh from an excruciating break-up with her cheating boyfriend, Emily has her best girlfriends to help her through, along with her incredible best guy friend, Steve. She yearns for more. Why does she invest so much more of herself when it comes to dating? Why do her romances end so badly? She vows to never settle ever again, searching for the one man who is near perfection.

Then Andres moves in across the hall from her, a sexy chef who is more than easy on the eyes and shows his affections for her through his delicious Spanish cuisine. It seems too good to be true! Will he be her new love interest?

Oh, and let’s not forget Steve’s undying love for Emily, which he chooses to profess to her at the most inopportune time.

There’s nothing better than a tricky love triangle, and Sara Palacios writes it well in Love in Translation, her debut novel. You find yourself debating on who would be the best match for Emily; Steven, her best friend since high school, who has always been there for her and has secretly been in love with her for years, or Andres- the delicious Spanish man who goes above and beyond for Emily, coveting and adoring her beyond imagination.

Who would you choose?

We’re also given back story on Emily’s family life, strained relationships with both her mother as well as her sister. You get the sense that a lot of what she has dealt with growing up has fed into the way she manages her romantic relationships, and this helps to identify and relate to Emily as a real person, not just a character in a book.

This was a quick read for me. It flowed well, and was a nice, relaxing, easy breezy experience. If you are looking to get lost in love, "Translation" is the perfect book for you!

Thanks to the author for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Sara Steven is a wife and stay-at-home mother of two rambunctious boys in Bellevue, NE. When she’s not running marathons, group fitness instructing part time, or working on her novel, she takes a break and opens up a good book (or turns on her Nook). Find her at her blog.

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