Friday, January 23, 2009
I've always been asked what my favorite book is whenever someone finds out that I love reading. I've never been able to answer that questions fully because I've enjoyed all the books I've read and never had one that stood out more than the others. So I usually answer either with "All the books I've read are my favorites" or "There are to many to name." So after reading April Bostic's romance novel A Rose to the Fallen, I think I have finally come up with a definite answer to that question. So from now on my favorite book is A Rose to the Fallen by April Bostic and I will be spreading the word about this book to everyone who asks me that question. With that said I'm guessing you must now know that I absolutely LOVED reading this novel. I'm glad that I found out about April and her self-published paranormal romance through MySpace. It's kinda funny when I think about how I found her and her novel now that I've finished reading A Rose to the Fallen. The hero and heroine sorta found one another through MySpace in the beginning of the novel almost like I found April and her novel. Now I must say one more thing before I get to my review of the novel and that is to "THANK YOU" April Bostic for writing the most wonderfully sexy, emotionally and fascinating novel I have ever had the pleasure of reading in my life.
Now on to my honest review of A Rose to the Fallen the self-published novel that I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing for April. Do soul mates really exist? Is there really another person out there who was born just for you? And are they the only one who can answer your heart’s call? Those are some really intense questions that I really had to think about after finishing this novel. I came to the conclusion that I do believe that soul mates really exist and that they're the only ones that can answer our hearts call because they were born just for us. I don't exactly think it's as intense and full of paranormal accurences like in the novel but I do believe in soul mates. Bridget Monahan, the heorine, is an elementary school teacher, and she’s about to find out that perhaps soul mates do exist. Her heart is on the mend from many failed relationships, so she’s a skeptic when it comes to find love, and the last thing she wants is to be set up on another blind date. Bridget is such a cool and level headed person who believes in what you can see and touch with your eyes and hands. She is also a good girl who has lived practically a safe and totally normals life with two loving parents in Califorina. She does have a wild and party girl best friend named Autumn who I think compliments Bridget so well because they are almost complete opposites.
However, she is introduced to the charming Tristan Hathaway as a blind date set up by her BF Autumn in the beginning of the novel. Bridget has been set up on blind dates by Autumn and they have all turned out to be jerks or totally not someone Bridget could connect with. So at first Bridget isn't sure that she should meet Tristan at all. But when she got to the party at Autumn's house Bridget’s first impression of Tristan is that he reminds her of an angel with a British accent that makes her knees weak. When they begin their passionate romance, Tristan is able to break her defenses that were guarding her heart for so long, and as Bridget allows herself to fall deeper in love with him, she starts to believe that they are soul mates. She isn't all that confident in their intense feelings for one another especially since Tristan is more than any other boyfriend she's ever had in her past. But she also learns that although his beauty is near perfection, he is not without flaws, and there’s more to him than she ever imagined. Tristan may seem perfect on the outside but on the inside he has issues that he hasn't resolved but I think Bridget is the only one who can help him. Not to mention he can seduce her unlike any man she’s ever known and take her mind, body, and soul to a place of sheer ecstasy.
Bridget unexpectedly becomes the student in this magical love affair and her biggest lesson may be that true love and eternity are bound. Reading this novel was so much fun and I can honestly say that I could hardly put this book down for more than 30 minutes since I started it (except when I went to sleep). I devoured this book in 2 days and when I finished reading it I couldn't sleep for hours because I was thinking about all the love, pain, happiness that Bridget and Tristan went through in this book. It was like an exciting rollercoster ride of emotional situations that made the beautiful true love between Bridget and Tristan such a pleasure to read. I don't know how else to describe how I loved reading this book so I'll stop at that and say now that I really recommend this novel to everyone out there no matter if you've read tons of romance novels or you haven't read a single one in your life. You have to go and buy a copy of this novel right now because I think it might really change your opinion on what soul mates and true love is all about. Now that I've finished my review of the book I want to say something else and it is that I really hope that April considers sitting down and writing up another wonderful romance novel. I think she is so talented and that she would be doing everyone a favor by sharing more of her work with the public and maybe with this novel out she could consider going to an agent or a publishing house so she doesn't have to spend money to publish her amazing work. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
A ROSE FOR THE FALLEN $ 36.49 (658 Pages)(also available in paperback for $25.99)
A Rose to the Fallen by April BosticDo soul mates really exist? Is there really another person out there who was born just for you? And are they the only one who can answer your heart’s call? Bridget Monahan is an elementary school teacher, and she’s about to find out that perhaps soul mates do exist. Her heart is on the mend from many failed relationships, she’s a skeptic when it comes to find love, and the last thing she wants is to be set up on another blind date. However, she is introduced to the charming Tristan Hathaway. Bridget’s first impression of Tristan is that he reminds her of an angel with a British accent that makes her knees weak. When they begin their passionate romance, Tristan is able to break her defenses that were guarding her heart for so long, and as Bridget allows herself to fall deeper in love with him, she starts to believe that they are soul mates. But she also learns that although his beauty is near perfection, he is not without flaws, and there’s more to him than she ever imagined. Not to mention he can seduce her unlike any man she’s ever known and take her mind, body, and soul to a place of sheer ecstasy. Bridget unexpectedly becomes the student in this magical love affair and her biggest lesson may be that true love and eternity are bound.
You can find A Rose to the Fallen at these websites, which you can find by clicking on either of the three icons below. Since it is a self-published novel you probably won't be able to find it at your local library unless you ask them to order a copy of it using these two numbers, first one for paperback ISBN: 9781438902593 and second one for hardcover ISBN: 9781438902609.

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I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre.
 
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