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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1530554209
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- Publication Date: July 25, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01J4JTT4A
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What I really like was how personable the characters were. I love that the setting took place in Romania, something different from what I usually read. Schreter does a wonderful story line with a great plot. This book has wild situations and crazy riddles that must be solved, which draws you in to read more and more to find out. I laughed, cried, and realized the characters were more than what they seemed. I really really enjoyed this book and recommend this to all.
Disclaimer: I received this Ebook for free in exchange for my unbiased opinion and review.
Well, if you put it that way, all right. I’ll be as nice as possible in saying the hero is definitely not the stuff of a Romantic Novel. A humorous Romantic Novel? Depends on your sense of humor. For me it was sometimes comical but mostly not, seeing this guy bumble his way through a strip joint and a casino, buying a ring for his long-distance girlfriend, falling in love with a village girl he keeps referring to as “the angel” (she does have a name), getting in over his head as a consequence of that ring, and trying to buy land to build a hotel/resort in this quaint, picturesque town. You will be shocked to discover that in the end, he does the right thing. I just wish he’d done it with passion, conviction, and enthusiasm. His tone of detachment throughout the novel doesn’t seem to change.
The premise is charming (and has been done many times before: think “Doc Hollywood,” the 1980s movie). It’s a trope we never tire of – the busy career man from the big city, stuck in the village because it takes so long to get a mechanic to work on your needlessly broken down set of wheels. Of course the villagers (or small town folk) make the long weekend so fun, the out-of-towner will end up wanting to stay after all his fussing that he has to leave, asap.
Anecdotes, superstitions, eccentrics, and classic one-liners flesh out the story. My Kindle was lighting up as I noted my favorites lines:
--Her husband Lika is the uncrowned king of slackers, and the only reason he hasn't been crowned yet is because the rest of the slackers are too lazy to get around to crowning him.
--Men don't use that sentence, "we need to talk."
--If she(Mothers the world over, right?)'s isn't worrying, she'll become worried that she's not worried. She doesn't really want to solve problems or help, she wants to worry.
--"During the day I study economics at the university, and I work nights here. My presence here doesn't imply that I don't have a promising future," she (a pole dancer) says in a defensive tone. "Now you listen, when I finish my studies I'll fulfill my potential. If we meet again in a few years, you'll be impressed by me, I guarantee. And besides, who are you to pass judgment?
--Society treats prostitutes with scorn and contempt, and on the other hand they're pitied. Some girls have no choice but to be prostitutes, and others girls choose… “ (I highlighted this because it’s one of the most flaming examples of hypocrisy ever : Universally, people scorn the women who use their bodies to make money, while the men who pay them get a free pass.)
--We were all born to be happy, to live a happy life and die a happy death.
For me, this message could have been delivered with half the words, or even fewer. I ended up skimming and skipping whole pages. And the hero's name should be spelled out once in a while. I honestly couldn't find his name. If anyone said it, or if he said it by way of introduction, I missed.
If you like this novel, try Rod Usher’s novel “Poor Man’s Wealth” – (click on my name, it’s buried somewhere in my hundreds of reviews). Now that’s my kind of humor.
I like the message, "Some people have watches, and others have time," but this novel could use some trimming and tightening.
First of all, I need to point out that I really loved the Romanian setting in the novel, not just because I'm a huge fan of Romania, but because I felt like the location perfectly fits the plot and the novel in general. The characters are layered and much more complex than at first sight. There are lots of things below the surface that will keep you intrigued and analytically satisfied if you are, like me, into that. I love the idea of giving each character a story and getting to know more about the characters that are not the protagonists or antagonists.
All in all, an amazing and pleasantly surprising read!
I got this ebook Stealing Love because I wanted something different. Now at first I wasn't sure where the author was going with this book. But, I give it some time and after about the 2nd chapter I was hooked. Now the main character was a little weird I thought, but boy did he sure go on a adventure. Now why would he go to these remote villages to look for land for a new Hotel. And oh my gosh, the funny people he meets along the way had me laughing so much. Each person has their own story and very interesting stories they are. Just stay with the book, it does get real good, and funny after about 2 chapters. And of course the ending is great, I love how the author put everything together for the readers. He does have you wondering where the heck he was going at times, but to me it made it funnier. Loved the old great-grandma and the old grandpa and a couple of nosy neighbors. Oh And, can't forget about the Angel. I would recommend reading this book, its funny and very interesting.
Thanks, H. Schreter.
I received this ebook for free or at a reduced price in exchange for my Honest, Fair, and Unbiased Review.
This book was a good read. Schreter does a stand up job really adding wit, humor, and some drama into his novel. I liked how personable the characters were. This book has wild situations and crazy riddles that must be solved, which draws you in to read more and more to find out. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to readers.
***I did receive this book at a discounted price to share my honest review***
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