Today I'm excited to be part of the blog tour for Mad Love, a contemporary romance novel by Colet Abedi. Read on for a synopsis and my review, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!
23-year-old aspiring artist Sophie Walker can think of no better place than the exotic paradise of the Maldives Islands to escape the wrath of her controlling parents, the monotony of her boring legal work and her passionless boyfriend. With her two best friends along for the ride and to help her find herself again, Sophie is not prepared for the enigmatic Clayton Sinclair. Clayton comes from another world of privilege that seems like a fantasy to Sophie. Can this man introduce her to the passion & seduction she never realized she was desperately searching for? Sophie quickly becomes ensnared in Clayton's seductive web until a shocking treachery makes her question her judgement and actions...
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I returned from my vacation last week, and am not ashamed to admit that I've had my fair share of post-holiday blues. Mad Love transported me back to a place where anything can happen, where the sea is unbelievably blue and the sunshine is endless. Talk about paradise. The Maldives have never even appealed to me before but Abedi makes them sound amazing! As for Clayton, oh my! I found the age difference between Clayton and Sophie a little odd at first, I'm twenty-two myself and would never consider a relationship with someone over thirty. Mind you that could all change if I ever come across a Clayton Sinclair of my own! Sophia seemed very conflicted at the start, and I wanted her to stand up to Clayton more, possessiveness isn't all that attractive in my mind. As she came into her own I liked her a lot more, and the banter between Clayton and herself as her confidence increased was really well written. Erik and Orie were definitely my favourite characters, they were absolutely adorable! It's a refreshing change to have 'gay best friend' characters who aren't completely over the top camp too! I was so not prepared for the cliffhanger at the end of the book, but given the billionaire romance genre that this book falls into I suppose I should have expected it.
4/5 stars: A perfect read for the beach, or for conquering post-holiday blues. Just be prepared to be frustrated at the ending!
About the Author
Colet Abedi has been an entertainment industry executive for over ten years. In addition to working on many
television programs for NBC, ABC, FOX, and most cable networks, she is best known for her work as head writer for the telenovela serials American Heiress and Fashion House, the latter of which starred Bo Derek and Morgan Fairchild, on the FOX-owned MyNetworkTV. Abedi currently has one television series in syndication, Unsealed: Alien Files, and has completed Five Souls, her first feature film. She is also the co-author of young adult fiction novel, FAE. Book one was released July 2013 by Diversion Publishing Group and was an instant online bestseller. The Dark King, the second in the planned FAE trilogy, was released May 2014. FAE was recently optioned by Ridley Scott. Colet is a native of California, graduated with a B.A. in English literature from the University of California at Irvine, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three dogs.
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