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    Review: Falling for Romeo

    Falling for Romeo by Jennifer Laurens was published on October 1, 2007. It is currently available online in the U.S. from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in paperback format only.

    Published by Grove Creek Publishing, the paperback edition is 208 pages.

     

    Goodreads description:

    John can have any girl he wants. Jennifer’s never been kissed.

    Everybody thinks he’s perfect. She’s got issues with pride and jealousy.

    They were best friends-once. Now, they’re playing Romeo and Juliet.

    Virgin lips Jennifer must have her first kiss on stage with John, the guy every girl in school wants. The pressure and tension build along with each staged kiss. Both are shocked when feelings bloom.

    Can either tell which kisses are real and which are for show?

    John Michaels has tried to be everything to everyone – a friend, an idol, a volunteer, a jock and a good son. And now he wants to add actor to his long list of achievements. But in his push for success he has left behind his childhood best friend and neighbor Jennifer Vienvu.

    Now cast as Romeo and Juliet in the school play, they must put aside the past and commit to their parts to be believable as the ill-fated lovers in Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy.

    Will Jennifer be able to ignore the resentment she feels toward her former friend for being cast aside when he gained rock star status? And when he so easily and immediately steals her spotlight will the competition between the two of them affect their ability to perform?

    With an on stage kiss that ignites something between the two of them will pride get in the way of happily ever after?

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    Falling for Romeo is a story of love, trust, friendship and denial. From the very first moment they kiss, the electricity and tension between the two characters builds, leaving readers in knots until the very last page.

    The story alternates between Jennifer and John’s point of view and readers follow along with the characters as they struggle to admit to themselves and to each other what their true feelings are.

    Once again author Jennifer Laurens has written what might at first glance appear to be a sweet story of high school romance, but is in reality a story that takes your emotions on a rollercoaster ride like in A Season of Eden and the Heavenly trilogy.

    Falling for Romeo is a quick and agonizing (in a really good way) read. And is perfect for readers who love a story that will make them feel like their stomach is tied in knots from beginning to end.

    Reviewer gives this book [rating=5]

    On a personal note:

    From the number of books I’ve read and reviewed on this site, you may think I am a fangirl of author Jennifer Laurens. That may very well be the case, but my reviews are still honest, I promise. I’ve read all of her books but Magic Hands, and will purchase that very soon.

    I don’t know how she does it, as I can’t pinpoint it when I look back at her stories, but the author always has a way of creating a huge amount of tension that continues through the entire story and doesn’t let up until the last second.

    Her stories for young adults have that same agonizing/tormenty feel that many of the chick-lit stories do but without a formulaic plot that becomes a pitfall to some authors who write many books in the same genre. Each of her stories is very different from one another, but yet each manages to create the same effect, which is why I love to read (and re-read) her books.

    I highly recommend Falling for Romeo if you’re a fan of the author or if you like to feel a bit of anguish for the characters while you read.

    Her next book, Overprotected, is due out in April.

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    How I “discovered” this book:

    Falling for Romeo is a “Just Discovered” just got a chance to read book.

    I didn’t know about this book or the author when it was first released. The edition I have is a second printing, so the book has been out, and popular, for awhile.

    I finally caved and bought this book in November along with Nailed after months of clicking that I wanted to read it on my Kindle with no success. I have wanted to read it since then but just haven’t had any time. And I still don’t, but I made time because I wanted to read this book.

    Immediately after reading the Heavenly books and A Season of Eden I knew I wanted to read all of the author’s books and would have read this one much sooner if it was an eBook, but it was definitely worth the wait.

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    Book trailer for Falling for Romeo: (Not my favorite of the trailers for Ms. Laurens books but I love the song so had to include!)

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