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Beautiful Disaster

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  • Posted March 7, 2012

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    Fantastic Story, even though I don't usually like Romances Let

    Fantastic Story, even though I don't usually like Romances

    Let me start by saying, I am not a huge fan of Romance books. In the case of Beautiful Disaster I am more than willing to make an exception. This book captured my interest from page one and held it throughout the entire book. More than just a romance book, Laura Spinella's debut novel contains an intriguing back story that grabbed the mystery/thriller loving portion of my brain and left me chewing on several theories as the story progressed. While this part of the story was by no means the main event, nor really even entirely fleshed out, it kept me reading through the more formulaic romance aspects of the book. And even that portion of the book was above average. Rather than being one dimensional, Spinella's characters were flawed, which only added to their allure. At some point in the book each character was poised to make choices that left me shaking my head and saying, "What were you thinking????" Did the story contain all the formulaic pieces of a typical romance? Yes, it did. BUT -- this was much more than just a boy and girl meet, fall in love, become estranged, get back together, and live happily ever after story. It was a richly told story about people, they choices they make, and the impact throughout their lives of those choices.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2014

    A good read for fans of romantic fiction Disclosure: I'm not a

    A good read for fans of romantic fiction

    Disclosure: I'm not a fan of romance or 'soap opera' books, and only picked this one up because the author lives in my home town. Even though I don't know her I wanted to be supportive, since having a novel published is an extraordinary achievement.

    That said, I kind of enjoyed the book and didn't anticipate some of the twists the author threw in (which is always nice). I actually liked it much better than the other books in this genre that my book group has read.

    My only criticism is that some of the descriptions were a little flowery and some of the conversations seemed overly wordy and repetitive.

    She has another book out, and I'm going to check it out. This is well worth a read, especially for those who love romantic fiction.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2013

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    I am most impressed that this is a debut novel.  It is superbly

    I am most impressed that this is a debut novel.  It is superbly written.  I was immediately immersed in the story and had a hard time putting it down.  When it comes down to it, I am a romantic and I love to lose myself in a quality love story.  I particularly like that it is not all sugar and spice and all things nice.  It is raw and emotional and complicated.  It just felt believable.




    Spinella did a fantastic job on character development.  Although I never really connected with Mia, she truly fascinated me.  She was an interesting and complex character.  Flynn worked his way under my skin fairly early in the book.  I would not say I found him lovable but I was oddly attached to him.  Together, they are dynamic.




    I highly recommend reading this book.  You don’t have to be a fan of romance to enjoy it.  It is really a finely crafted, beautiful story.  What an absolutely remarkable debut.  I will be reading more by Laura Spinella for certain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Loved It

    This book kept me interested the whole time which is rare. Loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Beautiful read

    While the storyline was fantastical, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the author's writing style. The story is such a tribute to hope, faith, and everlasting love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Fantastic love story

    What an amazing first novel !! Read it you will not regret it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

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    I went through a roller coaster of emotions while reading this book! Very much enjoyed it.

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