Tuesday, January 21, 2014

REVIEW: WAITING FOR ROMEO BY DIANE MANNINO

Heartbroken by the one guy she simply couldn’t resist, Emilia King is determined to move on. But Logan Prescott is also determined… determined to win her back. He lost the only person who truly mattered to him and now he’ll do whatever it takes to convince Emilia to give him a second chance.

While their attraction to each other is undeniable, the obstacles they’re forced to confront may be too much. And just when it seems their love for each other is a bond that knows no bounds, Emilia faces her worst nightmare.

With her newfound inner strength, Emilia realizes fighting to be with Logan is her only hope…and waiting for him may ultimately determine not only their future together, but her own destiny.


Published November 15th 2013
eGalley received from author in exchange for honest review

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Our Review---
We read the first book by Diane, Running From Romeo, last year and generally had mixed feelings about it. And while I did like Waiting For Romeo better overall than the first book...I still am not in the place I was expecting once I was finished. Agreed, Courtney.

The parts that were better. Let's start there. I did like Logan a little bit better. Okay, maybe a teensy bit. I love that he quotes Shakespeare as much as the next person, but it was a teensy bit OTT...and OTT isn't always a good thing (aka, over-the-top). I did like that he grew up and fixed his shit with his loyalty to crazy man Sebastian and his crazier sister Seraphina. I liked Bryn better this time around as well...okay, I liked Bryn when she stopped being outrageously bitchy at about 20% in. That girl could try the patience of a saint, but her heart is in the right place...and that is clear, albeit eventually. I definitely liked Logan much better; he seemed sincere in his efforts to clean up his act and his persistence in wooing Emilia back was laudable. Bryn, on the other hand...gah. She was annoying as hell. And Sebastian and Seraphina can suck it. Period. 

The main issue that hung me up with Waiting For Romeo is the pace. The pace is s-l-o-w. With a cast of college students who namely go to work, the bar, and do homework that was a challenge for me. I needed more action...and was pleased at the end when we do get some. At the end of the day I am happy to know how this story ends, but unfortunately it will not be high on my recommendation list because of the pace, and the questions about Sebastian's plot line that we are left with. I, too, had issues with pacing--the end happened so quickly and the beginning was a slow starter for me. 

Courtney: 2 1/2 stars
Shelley: 2 1/2 stars

About the Author---
About the Author:

DIANE MANNINO graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in English Literature. She is a former writer for Museum and Arts Washington and Star Magazine as well as several television shows, including, Inside Edition, American Journal, and E! News Daily. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Running from Romeo is her first novel and she is currently working on the sequel.

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