Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Review: LOVE on the Horizon (Breaking The Rules #1) by A.M. Madden

****3.5 Stars****
This is a difficult review to write, I really struggled to get into this book at first, I just found it lacked that usual spark that completely emerges me in an A.M. Madden book and has me totally engulfed in the story and characters. But around halfway through it suddenly gripped me and whereas for the first half I had picked it up and put it down multiple times, once it had me in its claws I couldn't put it down and was riveted by the second half. Very odd, I've never experienced that before. It's had me questioning if my not being able to get into it at first was more to do with me and my attention span at the time as opposed to the story itself. There was only really one thing I can point out that could have contributed to my initial struggle with this book, and that was Marco and his Italian-ness, for me sometimes it did feel a bit cliché how he would say the odd world in Italian in a sentence of English, it just felt a bit stereotypical. But that must have be one less noticeable for me or I just got used to his character but I didn't feel this to an issue further into the book.
This is a story of the hurdles and obstacles a couple very much in love have to go through, the problems that can arise in a relationship, but overall it's a feel good story that has us hoping that the adage of love conquering all turns out to be true. Marco and Rebecca came across many problems on their road together, some mountains that seemed insurmountable but you really do root for these two to succeed.
Overall I found this to be an enjoyable read, something different from A.M. Madden. I'm definitely intrigued about Sam's story and look forward to it.
Reviewed by Steph Lewis
Love isn't always smooth sailing.

Graduating from college is supposed to be a promise for excitement and limitless possibilities. But for unemployed Rebecca Stanton, the highlight of her day is sitting in her parents’ home with a pint of Chunky Monkey while watching The Bachelor. Desperate for change and inspired by a late night commercial, she stumbles onto a job opportunity with a new cruise line, packs her bags, and sets sail toward her new destiny.

Life is full of an endless supply of exciting possibilities for Marco Puglia. The tall, dark, handsome, ITALIAN Cruise Director with Sunset Cruise Lines is practically a celebrity in the cruising industry. When Marco adds Rebecca to his staff, he soon discovers it is both the best and worst decision he's ever made. The beautiful siren has captured his attention and ensnared his heart. An intense attraction like theirs doesn’t follow the rules, even one that forbids a boss/employee relationship.

Will their blatant mutiny force their newly found love aground, or will Rebecca and Marco find love on their horizon?

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