Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Review: Love In Translation by Sara Palacios
You have to love a book that opens with your heroine "stalking" an ex-boyfriend, tailing him like a pro in her car, and ducking down to avoid being scene. And ignoring your best friend wanting to know what in the blue blazes you are doing, of course. That is how we meet Emily, broken-hearted after boyfriend, David, dumps her for another woman. Emily is a fun lead character to get to know. She is charming, witty, a little naive at times, but always trying to do the right thing for everyone in her life. I love the friendship that is displayed between her and her two best girlfriends, Deana and Sophie. And while she is blind to the obvious interest that her best male friend, Steven, has in her, there is a great vibe between them. Add in the spicy hot new neighbor, Andres, and Emily has a busy schedule on her hands. I love that you were never certain who Emily would pick...I definitely had my favorite and who I was rooting for (and yay, she picked him) but it was obvious that both men would do right by her.
This is the debut novel of Sara Palacios and you would never guess it. She writes like she has been doing this professionally for years. She knows what type of story to weave to get the reader completely invested and to hold them there until the book ends and you give a satisfied sigh of contentment. I read this book in one sitting, knowing that I would be dragging at work the next day but not caring. If you want a book full of humor, friendship, and romance, then I highly recommend taking this one for a spin.
You can purchase LOVE IN TRANSLATION here:
Amazon: Print or Kindle
Barnes and Noble: Nook
When she isn’t busy reading or writing, Sara enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is happily married, the owner of two precious doggies and a new mom to a handsome baby boy. Sara is also an avid animal-lover, runner, yoga enthusiast, wannabe vegan, USA soccer fan, foodie and fashion blog-lover and Christian.
Bio: Sara Palacios is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a major in Advertising and a minor in English Literature. It was during her time in college that she really fell in love with the written word and ventured into writing her own stories. In addition to writing, Sara spends a majority of her time reading the works of other authors. She reads most genres – but thoroughly enjoys chick-lit, women’s and historical fiction.