Sunday, 13 April 2014

Book Review: Honor and Obey by Teresa Mummert

It was weird reading this book because I thought it was a stand-alone (and it sort-of can be) but then I was browsing around and realized that it has 2 prequels and I'm like, oh gosh *face palm*.

It's a great book. A great read. But I did not like how things ended in this book.

I could have lived with the car accident. Just, not the whole *spoilers alert* AMNESIA part. But I love the fact that it happened to the guy and not the girl. Very clever. It made stuff more interesting afterwards but part of me wishes that the last parts were dragged a bit longer. I wanted the guy to suffer a bit. Or maybe a sequel to this. A novella perhaps? I really wanted the guy to suffer, just a bit. There's this sadistic part of me that just wants to punish him and I wanted to seem more of her being in-charge and punishing him for the hurt he's done her.

It was infuriating. It was maddening. It was passionate. It was that good a read.

They also have this very interesting relationship because she did after all, start out as his student and he was just this super-rich substitute professor, very much alike Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvian Reynard, although his parents are married and are probably happy with each other? The mom's not miserable so that's a good sign. They're both deliriously in love with each other and they're living this very kinky lifestyle. I did love one thing about the ending though. *spoilers alert* They got married. I thought that was sweet. He's a teacher and could have been fired after what he's done but he doesn't care (but I'm pretty sure he does as he has expressed in the books how much he loves to teach and see the look in his students' faces when they learn something new)/ Very caring and emotionally damaged. I love the characters so much because it's so very Fifty Shades of Grey.  The characters are very verbally and emotionally expressive and I just love that.

This is a book I'll proudly put in my bookshelf.

Book Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell *cue in paper clips*

I love how the story began. I love how it ended.

It was amazing. I simply agree with the review on the book cover; if it were an e-mail I'd forward it to everyone in my contacts. Most of the books I read are about two people finding each other and doing what they can to keep their relationship alive while fighting through all the history and insecurities. This book was about a guy whose job was to read e-mails (legally invade someone else's privacy) and filter them out to see who should be fired, reads a stream of e-mails from two women, falls in love with one of them, grow up and moves out of his mother's house, quit his job and leaves her a note saying sorry and then fate does what it does. The idea of a job like hist was both outrageous and amusing. Doesn't America already have an agency to do that already? Anyways, it all happened in a newspaper company/news network "The Courier". The guy was fascinated by the thread of e-mails from two women sent to each other. Then one day "she" e-mailed her friend about seeing this cute guy who looks like Jason Bateman with a bit of Hulk to his body. Then she talks about this Jason Bateman-look-alike as her "My Cute Guy" then turned "My Handsome Cute Guy" after seeing the Cute Guy having dinner with one of the old ladies named Doris then he realizes that she's/they've been talking about him and he's like "No no no no.... no, it can't be" like he can't believe the girl he was falling in love with through her e-mails has a crush on him. Now, how cute is that? And then we fast-forward until the part the other friend gets a miscarriage but gets pregnant again and THE girl has finally broken up with her boyfriend and it makes the readers go "OMG this is his chance!" and it is but the book says "Nah, it's not. Not yet. Just, wait for it. WAAAAAAIIT for it. Didn't I tell you to wait for it? Just WAIT, 'kay?" and the readers are like "NO NO NO NO ANOTHER GUY???? WHAAAAAATTT?" So yes, I was basically screaming inside my head when it got to the part when another guy asked her out on a date and she said yes then THE guy decided to quit his job and send her a note of apology for having read every e-mail flagged from her and... well, he did quit his job and she did date the other guy. I found it fascinating to watch him grow out of his shell and how shocked everyone was that a) He has a crush and there's a woman b) He's finally moved out of his mother's place and has his own apartment and  c) OMG a few months later they meet again at a theater and THE girl just drops her candies and they're like staring at each other and just when he's about to leave she sits beside him and then their hands touch around when the movie starts and then they're kissing and she's missed the whole movie already and she doesn't know what her movie review should have because she wasn't paying any attention at the movie because she was paying attention to him and they're thinking in their heads "Where have you been all my life?" and then he's apologizing for his former job and she's like "shut up and kiss me" and they do and then they end up together and it's another OMG moment in the history books.

Okay, I think I just wrote the longest run-on sentence in my own personal history of writing.

And, yes, it was amazing. And I'm gonna read every other book that Rainbow Rowell has written, which I'm pretty sure my best friend will appreciate.

P.S. THE guy was an IT guy and is currently working at another school and studying again at another school  and THE girl is a feature writer of movie reviews, hence the meeting at the theater.