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Posted April 1, 2012
Mad About the Boy by Suzan Battah
Julia was shopping when Kelly saw her and attempted to meet up with her.
Julia found a cute guy and asked him to be her pretned boyfriend and he agreed to have dinner with her Friday night in exchange.
They finally got rid of Kelly and exchanged cell phone numbers and then left the store.
Kelly was mad that she'd not heard back from Sebastian when she thought Julia was dating him.
By Designs is her company and a lot of the detailed descriptions are about the places she goes through and sees.
She's not felt anything for a man since her husband died 2 years ago.
He is a surfing champion and also is part owner of THE Augustine Hotel there in Miami.
Surfing lessons, like to learn new things with each book I read.
He has the hots for her but is too busy with charity events he has no time for himself.
She has the hots for him and wants him but her dead husbands face keeps coming into her line of vision and she feels like she'd be out of line by forgetting him and moving onto another man.
After a long time in the hospital recuperating from a car crash her mother in law comes to the rescue and gets her to not feel guilty and to start eating again.
He whisked her away for a few days to a pivate island where we find it a hot and steamy scene.
They return after much needed relaxation to their jobs which leave them but just a few hours every week to get together with one another.
The wedding of her girlfriend finally happens and he has had a visit from his fathers wife, leaving Dylan the 4 yo at his apartment, til she takes him back from the nursery school.
Health issues arise leaving him very concerned about her.
Death, custody and other major things happen that keep them away from one another and at the same time bring them together.
Will they ever be at a place where both of them can come together?
Posted February 13, 2012
Wowza! Suzan Battah's debut novel is absolutely FANTABULOUS!!!!! This is a book that gripped me from the beginning with it's sweet, funny start, and kept me hooked until the very last page with all it's twists and turns. The characters were full of complex issues yet they were perfect for the story line. I loved Julia's character. I got a little perturbed at her here and there as she kept Christophe "The Augustine Boy" Augustine at a distance. I understand her feelings of not wanting to get close again after loosing her husband...her best friend since they were in high school....at an early age. The fear of loving again can be strong and overbearing, but Chris' character was so amazingly sexy and sweet that Julia needed to open her eyes before she lost a good thing!!! I had fun laughing with her, and getting scared but I wanted to shake her a few times and say "wake up,doll"! Chris. WOW. What a totally handsomely hunky surfie, Augustine Hotel owner. Now THAT is man to drool over just reading about him, and all his good qualities. When he lay eyes on Julia the first time, he can't get over her, even plays along with her charade to avoid a crazy ex-friend stalker. With the twists and turns that follow you can't help but fall in love with Chris over and over....and over again! This story of second chances and soulmates is absolutely AWESOME! For a debut novel, Suzan Battah has captured the essence of a masterful author in one shot. This is most definitely another greatastic favorite and high on my 5 Book worthy recommendation list. I can't wait to see what Ms. Battah has in store for new fans! And a forever fan am I! What are you waiting for???!!! GO GRAB YOUR COPY NOW!!! This book originated at Reviews By Molly in part with a blog tour.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 9, 2012
I wasn't sure if I was going to like this read when I first began it. By the end however I was hooked and really enjoying the ride. This was a sweet story with twists and turns and layers enough for the most adventurous reader of romance. Battah creates some powerful scenes in a relationship between two people that she makes neither easy nor cut and dry, electing instead to show the true complexities of modern romance. She allows her main characters their nuances and contradictions, and I applaud her for it - for their humanness as portrayed. A solid start, I look forward to reading more from this author!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 18, 2011
Julia Mendoza is not worried about her love life. Since the death of her young husband, this beautiful Latino woman has spent her time and energy focusing instead upon her business, despite the wishes of her outgoing and boisterous family. But when an ex-friend begins to pester her in public, Julia convinces an attractive and charming surfer whom she encounters in a grocery store to act as her boyfriend just to circumvent the friend's annoyance. Initially, the young man, Christophe Augustine, is reluctant, but this is just the beginning of something remarkable and tumultuous for both of them. After a dramatic first date, Chris is determined to know Julia better. In his own life, he too is focused upon professional successes and receiving the recognition and approval of family. As he prepares to take control of his father's luxury hotel chain, romance seems far from his mind. But the chemistry between these two is undeniable, and it seems that Julia is now challenged by a love she was not expecting to have from this chance encounter. As the relationship between Julia and Chris grows more serious and intense, she is tempted to flee from the situation. But soul-mates are difficult to tear apart, even when one of the pair is unprepared to love. Find out where this serendipitous experience with romance leads in Mad About the Boy, the debut novel from Suzan Battah. Battah is an executive assistant with a busy day-time schedule, but her passion for writing has her pounding the computer keys until the late hours of each night. Her first novel is an entertaining and imaginative romance with a good blend of humor and sensitivity to the plight of lovers in the hectic modern world. It is right for any fanatic of funny, yet serious romantic fiction. Although this is only her first completed novel, you can expect to read more from Battah in the future, as she aspires to share her knack for storytelling with as many people as possible. Look for Mad About the Boy, now in bookstores everywhere.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.