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An Amazon Book with Buzz: "Punch Me Up to the Gods" by Brian Broome
"One of the most electrifying, powerful, simply spectacular memoirs I—or you— have ever read." —Augusten Burroughs Learn more
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About the Author
- ASIN : B016PXKBR2
- Publication date : October 15, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 1736 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 233 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,499 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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-Heroine remains celibate during separation
-Heroine witnesses hero having sex with OW
-Hero is heroine’s one and only ever sexual partner
-Hero claims to have loved and thought of heroine their whole separation, but he still dipped his wick in all kinds of wax
No, I’m not a fan of any of that, but I had bigger issues with the characters and plot presentation.
For starters, I wanted to like the hero more and I think if I had some of his POV that would’ve been possible. Instead, all I got is the heroine’s constant doubting and whining. The hero claims he suffered during their separation(s), but I never got to see it. What good is his pain if I don’t get to experience it? He made some grand gestures and pleaded with the heroine about how scared he was something bad had happened to her and voila, problem solved.
Secondly, the heroine goes from “I hate him” to openly telling him she loves him in less than 24 hours. Wow, that must be some magical D for her to be so forgiving. Just because he was finally willing to expose their relationship to the public doesn’t mean she should go straight to the declarations of love. I’d like to think any logical real human being would take more time than that, so it’s unfortunate for the heroine to be so… well, dumb.
Finally, they never really acknowledge the elephant in the room: seeing the H cervix-tapping OW. Ashlyn makes some passive aggressive comments about Emilia, the OW she saw Dante having sex with, then Dante says a couple times how there were no emotions involved and it was a convenient stress reliever blah blah blah. Well, I have about 100 problems with that because it makes no sense. Dante and Emilia were so stressed out at a work engagement that they just had to go bang in a closet? That’s a mighty big risk to take by sleeping with your brother’s fiancé in a public location where anyone could and did walk in on them. What if it hadn’t been Ashlyn to walk in? Now Emilia’s fake relationship with Luca is out and that’s a publicity nightmare for everyone. I don’t know about most people, but when I’m high-strung and stressed out because of work, I like to maybe scream into a pillow, or take a walk and buy some chocolate. I certainly don’t sleep with people because it’s so “convenient”. The scene was too contrived. There are a million more realistic ways for the characters to be reacquainted under awkward circumstances AND make readers angry/uncomfortable. The cherry on top of this whole debacle is that apparently the OW and hero’s brother are the couple in the next book and apparently, Dante never bothered to tell Luca he was sleeping with Emilia. Fake engagement or not, that’s such a skeezy thing to do.
After finishing this book and reading all about the hero’s never-ending love for the heroine all I could think was, would Dante have ever reached out to Ashlyn had she not walked in on him banging his brother’s fiancé?
I am honestly surprised at how many people who think these two characters rate hero and heroine status and such good reviews. There was no growth to either character. Their whole relationship/family felt like a train wreck waiting to happen. And I won't continue with this series to see how many idiots get caught up in it! My time is too important to spend on this kind of mess.
The story starts off where the heroine catches the hero having sex with another woman. That is so romantic!!! Barf. Really?
I persevered, and later we find out that the heroine broke it off with the Hollywood wunderkind because he wanted to take a model as a fake date to a movie premiere, and she has to understand as that's how the business is run. Yuck and what a stupid way to create drama.
No thank you.
Review by Roy Murry, Author
When you give up something precious of yourself, you will never get it back. That loving act is the beginning and the underlining love keeping the main character engaged with the past, present, and possible future of her romance.
Ashlyn falls in love with a famous person, a Fontaine, in film school college. Handsome and wealthy Dante falls in love with her also, but there is a side of him that he will not let her in. They break up.
Then the story begins a few years later, and all emotions come to light again with an unfortunate event. Here is where the Taste of Sin starts with conversations and acts of sin that lead to another 'On again; off again,’ rollercoaster ride that does not seem to end.
However, it does end. Romantics will like the end; others will not. However, the written emotional conversations will keep the reader hoping for the best, as they should in a well put together beginning of a series - THE FONTAINES.
Only reading on, will the love affair be fully developed between Ashlyn and Dante. It's worth the chase to get the series - the first book free on KINDLE.
In the beginning I was drawn in, I liked the characters and the story flowed easily.
Then it seems to be stuck in a whirlpool of just going around and around. At which point I start to lose interest. But I push forward with hope that it will pick back up. Sadly, no such luck.
With some great editing it could be a good book. As it stands...not so much.
I can't recommend this book and I won't be reading the rest in the series.
Top reviews from other countries
Three years ago they split up and went separate ways only to bump into each other by chance.
Dante the rich screen writer from a rich film family back ground.
Ashley the girl who has never got over him.
If I'm honest I didn't really warm to these characters.