Friday, January 18, 2013

My Experience - Disastrous by E.L. Montes

Disastrous by E.L. Montes

After struggling with the loss of yet another person so dear to her heart, Mia Sullivan, transforms her frustration and loneliness, into focusing on her future career. As the top of her class at Harvard Law, she’s nervous and excited, when given the opportunity of a summer extern position at one of the top firms in Boston. Her new boss is young, extraordinarily handsome, and the successful, Marcus DeLuca. Slowly she begins to fall for him, but as she caves in to his charms, she begins to discover he is keeping something from her.

Marcus DeLuca is living two lives: one that involves his successful career and the other that could potentially ruin his entire reputation. Every day is a stressful and hectic environment with his busy schedule. His secret could jeopardize not only his life but everyone he loves.That’s why he has no extra room for a serious, romantic relationship, but after meeting Mia he cannot resist her. She is innocent, humble, and pure, the total opposite of him. She distracts him from all of his deep, dark secrets. He knows once Mia finds out the things he has done and who he truly is, she will never want to look at him again. Deep down he knows he must stay away but he can’t. 

Mia and Marcus are heading down a path of love, lies, heart break and betrayal. Can their love conquer all or will it end?

Disastrous was a roller coaster ride for me. And I LOVED every minute of it! The prologue had me hooked for the minute I started reading. Who was this girl? Why were her emotions so high? I had to find out!

I stayed up all night reading Disastrous. I would say to myself, just one more chapter and I will go to bed. But then I would get the end of the chapter and HAD to know what would happen next! I loved what my friend Maureen said in her reviews on Goodreads. "Kindle crack at it's best!" Ha! That is exactly what it felt like to me.

Marcus is a swoon worthy alpha male lead. He has his demons, but he is also kind and passionate. I fell in love with him from the moment we met him at Club 21.  Mia was someone I felt connected to. I could understand where she was coming from, why she felt the way she did about everyone around her. 

“Letting out a deep breath, he pressed his forehead down to mine. With his eyes closed, he whispered, “That’s what love is … It’s scary not knowing what’s expected, but I know it’ll be the best frightening love we’ve ever had.” - Marcus (Disastrous)

Marcus and Mia fall hard for each other but they both have pasts that need healing. I have to admit, there were times that I didn't think I could go on in the book. Like I said, it's a roller coaster ride! 

“Being with Marcus DeLuca was draining, frustrating, confusing, and extraordinary all at the same time." Mia (Disastrous)

I totally felt Mia's pain. Marcus was frustrating and confusing but the same could be said of Mia. I laughed, gasped with surprise, cried and even yelled with this book. All and all it was an emotion feast for me. Now I am an emotional mess when it comes to reading especially with characters I connect with.

"I'm not perfect, Mia. And our relationship may not be perfect to you, but it is to me." ~ Marcus (Disastrous)

Overall, I gave this book 5 hearts. Disastrous is the debut novel for E.L. Montes. Marcus and Mia's story will continue on in "Cautious" which is set to release in May 2013. 

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