Friday, April 29, 2011

'Beautiful Disaster' by Laura Spinella

About the book:
Mia Wells is poised to finalize the deal that will make her eco-friendly career goals a reality.  The moment is interrupted when an unexpected phone call ushers in a tremulous past.  The man she’s always loved, the one who abandoned her years before, has mysteriously resurfaced. As the past and present reconcile, Mia’s what ifs are endless.  Filled with sweetness and suspense, Beautiful Disaster is an achingly powerful tale—the kind of love story each of us wishes was ours to tell.

My Thoughts:
Beautiful Disaster was a beautiful debut novel! I was hooked from the first chapter and had a hard time putting the book down. I loved the way the author worked the relationships in the story and I felt pretty connected to Mia. I absolutely understood (from personal experience) of falling in the love with a dangerous person and how intoxicating that love affair can become. I thought the pacing of the story was great..never a dull moment. The characters were fleshed out and the events unfolded in such a manner that kept me reading for hours at a time.

Recommend? Yes...without hesitation
Why? Because at the end of the book I was totally satisfied with my reading experience!

Rating: 8.5/10

Published: January 4, 2011
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Pages: 384
Genre: Page turning women's fiction with fantastic writing!
ISBN: 9780425238608

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Disclaimer:Thank you to Laura Spinella and Erin Galloway of Penguin for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel

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  1. You seriously find the most AMAZING books!! This sounds soooooooo GOOD! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. I've been interested in reading this book for a while now so I'm relieved that you enjoyed it. Thanks for the great review.

  3. Sounds like a great story, though I've never understood the "bad boy" appeal. I think I'm pretty much alone on that one, though! Thanks for your review!

  4. This book sounds very good and if you give it a such a high rating, I need to check it out. Thanks for sharing, Staci!!

  5. I love that cover.

    The story sounds interesting but I'm not sure it's for me. I shy away from books that center around a romance unless there is something meatier there.

  6. I'm a sucker for a good romance, bad boy or not. From your rating, I can see this is a good one.

  7. So glad you enjoyed it. I placed a hold for it at the library.

  8. Sounds fantastic. I'll keep an eye out for it. Great review Staci!

  9. I hadn't heard of this book, but it sounds worth checking out!

  10. Now this one does sound good. And a ending that gives you that...gotta love it

  11. I thought this book included time travel or something like that... Regardless... I'm glad you enjoyed this one so much.

    I have been shying away from reading this one but should add it to my list.

  12. I've got this one added to my wishlist after reading your review. It sounds like a great read!

  13. The title is very appealing to me.

  14. Oops! I forgot to add . . .

    "I absolutely understood (from personal experience) of falling in the love with a dangerous person and how intoxicating that love affair can become."

    You have piqued my curiosity! Do you have a story to tell of your own?

  15. I knew this was going to be a good one; you know your recommendations are killing me LOL or killing my budget more to the point! Thanks for another great review Staci :)

  16. Okay I'm intrigued and will have to check this one out. Love the cover.

  17. Sounds like a good one Staci!

  18. Staci: we want to know more about the dangerous person you fell in love with. The start of a new book...?

    Best regards,

    Harvee/Book Dilettante


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