- File Size: 882 KB
- Print Length: 178 pages
- Publisher: Lyrical Shine (July 7, 2015)
- Publication Date: July 7, 2015
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ONTR7W8
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Waiting For A Girl Like You, Christa Maurice
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: Contemporary Romance,
I hadn’t realised but I’d recently downloaded and read book one in the series, satellite of love, and enjoyed that and there is another between that and this one which I haven’t read. I understood once I back tracked and discovered that why I felt like there were things I was missing, where it referred to characters and events as if I should know who and what they were. I still found the book ok to follow though, and I'd rather an author do that than bore those who are following a series with lots of info they already know for people who haven’t kept up.
So we’ve Alex, escaping for the summer from her disastrous romance with a married University professor. She meets Marc – well, meets is a bit of a misnomer, seems the village has decided the two would be good together and thrown them in each others path. Happily they go along with it, and for a while things are good....though she discovers Marc has a hatred of cheaters, having been cheated on by his now ex wife, and treasures honesty. How on earth then can she tell him her situation, and if she doesn’t then she’s being dishonest. Then the past comes to find her and sends her into a downward tailspin...and sends Marc after her.
Well, I liked Alex, she took all the blame for the affair, but her prof was a) older b) in a position of advantage and c) a real sleaze. Somehow he’d convinced her she was the one to blame, and he was still trying to hang on to her – she’d been doing a lot of work for him – made his life easy. It makes me wonder how often this kind of thing does happen? She was, like most students beginning university, at an impressionable age and unscrupulous tutors see a new intake each year and can pick out the vulnerable ones...of course there’s the other side where there are manipulative students too – its not all one way. Anyway – back to the book...Marc was a sweet guy. He thought he loved his ex, then was devastated when she cheated. Now he’s met Alex and he knows that was just lust, physical stuff, as how he feels for Alex is so different. He knows his band mates who’ve got love themselves are going to laugh, he’s been saying they’re whipped etc and now he’d do anything for Alex. She’s not telling him what's wrong though so he has to track it down and put it right himself. He doesn’t do the chasing, this is all new ground for him, and it was great the way he went all out to try to make things right for her.
Its a band novel, but there’s little interaction with the others, just some references and phone calls, and no touring or anything. Its mainly centred around the town and the uni, but was a fun read. I don’t think its one I’d reread, but was a well written and entertaining read.
Stars: Four, a fun book.
ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers
Not that it was bad but I felt like I stepped into an alternate universe. The setting was contemporary so you also kind of expect the people to act that way but the whole setting felt more like a version of “the Gilmore Girls” on fast forward.
The actual storyline was interesting but for me it kind of got lost in between the whiplashes of Alex emotions or thoughts in general.
I only saw now, when preparing this review that it is actually the 3rd book in a series – which makes total sense now because at times I had to struggle to keep up with the plot. So do yourselves a favor and read the books in the right order. But even if some of my struggle was due to me missing out on the first two books, still the main plot was very confusing due to the actions and thoughts of the female lead.
Also I am am strong believer of series that enable the reader to still understand fully what is going on – even when you did not read the first books and I am afraid due to a lot of basically unnecessary informations around the couple in this book there was more confusion for the reader created than explanation.
I could not connect to the relationship that was supposed to be developing between Marc and Alex. To me they felt like those kind of children that only play together because their parents are friends and not because they actually like each other. I could not even understand why the town thought they would be perfect to each other because except that they were both at the same time in the same place they had nothing that I (as a reader) could feel would “bind” them …
I love reading books which are focused on music and songs. I may not be able to compose, but I know how to appreciate good music, great lyrics and perfect harmony. This book, Waiting For a Girl Like You actually sings to me. I liked how the characters met, like a blind date waiting to happen.
I liked how Marc had pursued Alex, even after she had left him, even after he discovered something about her past. I liked how Alex stood up for herself. I liked how she was so similar with me, digging around the Internet trying to find clues or tips on how to get close to the man I had a crush on (mostly celebs nowadays, of course). I liked how the author gave me this giggly feeling whenever the two were together. I even liked how social media played a big part in the story. I liked how this made my heart sing!
Of course, the other characters in the story were also a bonus in this wonderful story. But believe me when I say, these characters could very well run their own soap-opera, because of the entanglements and issues revolving in their relationships. There's the married college dean with 1 or 2 mistresses, townfolks who loved gossips, a member of the band who had doubts about his wife and her constant companion... the number of interesting personalities were endless.. and dramatic!
This is my first Christa Maurice book and I have a feeling this won’t be my last. It’s easy to love her writing because it was clear, subjective, sexy and lyrical. Would gladly recommend this to music aficionados and hopeless romantics like me.
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This is the 3rd book on the series. I read book two which was ok to me. This was a little better. The storyline was fine.Read more