Friday, November 15, 2013

Welcome to my stop for Waiting for Romeo blog tour!

Author: Diane Mannino
Release date: November 15th 2013
Publisher: Self-Published
Series: Romeo # 2
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: Irresistible Reads Book Tours
Purchase: To Be Updated
Add to your library: Goodreads

Heartbroken by the one guy she simply couldn’t resist, Emilia King is determined to move on. But Logan Prescott is also determined… determined to win her back. He lost the only person who truly mattered to him and now he’ll do whatever it takes to convince Emilia to give him a second chance.

While their attraction to each other is undeniable, the obstacles they’re forced to confront may be too much. And just when it seems their love for each other is a bond that knows no bounds, Emilia faces her worst nightmare.

With her newfound inner strength, Emilia realizes fighting to be with Logan is her only hope…and waiting for him may ultimately determine not only their future together, but her own destiny. (via Goodreads)

This contain spoilers from Running from Romeo so don't read this if you haven't read that! And there might also be possible spoilers for Waiting for Romeo.

Since I had finished Running from Romeo, all I ever want to do was to read the sequel. When I received the review copy, I immediately sent it to my Kindle and started reading it right away. I didn't stop till I was finished. See? I'm that hooked!

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better. Oh hey, hold that thought! I know Diane has the talent and that Waiting for Romeo will be explosive. Well, it totally was. Diane's writing was so easy, simple and powerful. 

Waiting for Romeo started a few weeks after Running from Romeo. So yes, it left us hanging with Emilia catching Seraphina and Logan in an unlikely behavior and with Logan being all that drugged-up guy. It was heartbreaking. TOTALLY WAS. Imagine yourself surprising your boyfriend then it turns out you're the one being surprised with him being back in his old ways when he promised he won't. Ever. Again. I swear I want to throw my Kindle. And it bothered me everyday thinking what's going to happen to Emilia and Logan. Just as I mentioned in my review for RfR, I wholeheartedly love those two! So even if it was heart-wrenching, I was hoping for the best for them. 

Now going back to WfR, three weeks have passed since the "incident" happened and neither Emilia nor Logan can call it quits. Emila might be putting up distance but she sure knew that it wasn't even really an option. She knew it in her heart that it'll always be Logan. I actually liked how Emilia was so firm in her decision not to take Logan immediately that it even made me dislike Logan a few times. He was so persistent to the point that it was annoying. Seriously. Why cannot he respect Emilia's decision? Then I realized that Emilia wants Logan to win her back anyway. You know, deep inside, Emilia wanted that. Of course, she wouldn't actually acknowledge it. She'll deny it all along because she doesn't want to get hurt. Again. But love works in mysterious ways and she just can't run away from it. I love her plan with Logan. Though I guess her plan was really just a bonus because she knew she'll be taking Logan back anyway. Maybe some of you will think that it was so unwise for her to be back with Logan even after what happened. But you see, it's different when you're in love. Emilia felt worse without Logan than being with Logan. I know you have to be rational but there will always be bumpy roads in a relationship. Emilia realized that she'd rather take the chances than regret it and she also saw how Logan was so so so sorry. And despite me getting annoyed with Logan at times, I am so thankful he was that persistent. Even then, I knew their love will still be put into tests. 

Emilia and Logan grew closer. Just when they were learning things about each other, I learned too. What happened to Emilia when she was a kid was really unforgivable. It was nasty. But it was because of Logan that she learned how to come out of her shell and be brave. It was so evident on how her character grew from that strong yet fearful girl in RfR to this brave woman in WfR. She probably won't ever take back Logan if she didn't grow here. I have a fluttering feeling in my heart knowing how much Emilia have gone through and yet she's still standing strong. Of course, Logan too changed. And hey, with him always following and taking care of Emilia, I've learned what he was doing when he wasn't on a scene. I felt his presence anywhere. I saw how he was that changed man when he met Emilia. I can't even blame him for what happened. Things happen but that doesn't mean we'll be back there again. I just love Logan, okay?

I hate to dislike characters but I sorta want to punch Bryn. I know she was just looking out for Emilia but I wish she could have let her choose for her life. She forced Emilia in a lot of things. Honestly, it was a little unhealthy already. But hey, I understood her so we're still good! 

I'm not yet finished because there's still more! Just when Emilia and Logan thought they'd be happy living with each other already, things happened. Let me just say that it involved Sebastian and Seraphina. I want to slap those two. So evil. But there was more. There was a twist in the latter part and I'm pretty sure you won't want me to say it. I sorta saw that coming. I know! I'm such a guarded person so I observe every character with scrutiny. I always think of why this character is doing this or that. And really! I got the vibe from that character. Creepy!!!

Yet, the story ended on a good note. I'm hoping to read more about these two in the future. I want to see Emilia walking down the aisle. Heee. Just thinking about it makes me smile.

Before I forget, thank you Diane for including me in the acknowledgements! You know you always have my support, lovely lady! I've told you this already but I definitely love your writing style and I'm pretty sure you'll go a long way. And of course, I love you! ;)

Waiting for Romeo is an amazing follow-up for Running from Romeo. Easy to read, explosive twists, powerful writing and a love that goes beyond! 

         About the Author 
DIANE MANNINO graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in English Literature. She is a former writer for Museum and Arts Washington and Star Magazine as well as several television shows, including, Inside Edition, American Journal, and E! News Daily. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Running from Romeo is her first novel and she is currently working on the sequel.

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