Eek! Finally, Cindi Madsen’s Losing Romeo has been released! **Review and giveaway**

Synopsis

When Rosaline Capulet takes a pill Romeo Montague gave to her in a love letter and goes to the Capulet party to find him, the last place she hopes she’ll end up is jail. Before taking the drugs Romeo gave her, Rosaline had always followed the rules. So she doesn’t understand how her only mistake lands her a one-way trip to Middle of Nowhere, Arkansas. Forced to live with her aunt, the threat of military school hanging over her head, she’s sure she’s ruined her life—all over a boy who disappeared from the party with her cousin Juliet.

Bryson Mercer’s motocross career was destroyed the night he was attacked, his knee shattered. Now he can no longer race, the thing he loved most in the world, and has to walk with the help of a cane. He’s kept to himself for a long time, but then Rosaline moves in next door with her aunt. Even though Bryson’s sure the girl’s trouble, as well as out of his league, he can’t deny his attraction to her.

The more time Rosaline and Bryson spend together, the closer they get, and they both find themselves doing the one thing they said they’d never do again—fall for someone. Meanwhile, Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is igniting the Capulet and Montague feud back in Verona, and people are getting killed over it. Rosaline’s starting to think losing Romeo was the best thing that could’ve happened to her. But when the words she speaks to Juliet lead to a chain of devastating events, the repercussions might not only tear her family apart, but also make it impossible for her and Bryson to be together.

When Rosaline Capulet takes a pill Romeo Montague gave to her in a love letter and goes to the Capulet party to find him, the last place she hopes she’ll end up is jail. Before taking the drugs Romeo gave her, Rosaline had always followed the rules. So she doesn’t understand how her only mistake lands her a one-way trip to Middle of Nowhere, Arkansas. Forced to live with her aunt, the threat of military school hanging over her head, she’s sure she’s ruined her life—all over a boy who disappeared from the party with her cousin Juliet.

Bryson Mercer’s motocross career was destroyed the night he was attacked, his knee shattered. Now he can no longer race, the thing he loved most in the world, and has to walk with the help of a cane. He’s kept to himself for a long time, but then Rosaline moves in next door with her aunt. Even though Bryson’s sure the girl’s trouble, as well as out of his league, he can’t deny his attraction to her.

The more time Rosaline and Bryson spend together, the closer they get, and they both find themselves doing the one thing they said they’d never do again—fall for someone. Meanwhile, Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is igniting the Capulet and Montague feud back in Verona, and people are getting killed over it. Rosaline’s starting to think losing Romeo was the best thing that could’ve happened to her. But when the words she speaks to Juliet lead to a chain of devastating events, the repercussions might not only tear her family apart, but also make it impossible for her and Bryson to be together.

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 My Review

Rating: 5 wine glasses!!!

Well, isn’t this just the best way to start off the New Year? I get to gush and rave all about my favourite author and her new book. Losing Romeo. Now I know you all think I am terribly biased when it comes to Cindi madsen’s books, but hey, once you read it you are completely hooked for the rest of your natural life. Of course if I somehow manage to turn into an unnatural being (let’s face it, I already am a reading monster) I will continue to pounce on each and every Cindi Madsen novel that there will ever be.

Losing Romeo just blew me away. A modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, this story focuses mainly on Rosaline, Juliet’s cousin. boy was I glad. Rosaline always struck me as the one character who really needed more scenes in Shakespeare’s play. Luckily Cindi Madsen brought her into the limelight.

I loved Rosaline. She was a breath of fresh air in YA romances. Her personality jumped off the page and she was a laugh a minute. A good rule following girl, who gets sent away after one simple mistake, a mistake a lot of girls would probably have done if a guy like Romeo asked them to do it. But really, who needs Romeo, when Bryson Mercer is just a few feet away?

Now this is where the story started to be a mashup of Romeo and Julie and Beauty and the Beast. Because man, Bryson could be really beastly when he wanted to. He embodies the brooding, mysterious guy every woman alive wants to love. And boy, did he jump off the page as well. Of course, what’s a romnce without another guy thrown into the mix? I was completely hurt when Cindi just threw that guy into the story and for a moment, just a moment, I had my doubts about where the story would end up.

But between all the turmoil both our hero and heroine experience, between silly little fights and sparkly toy phones, I fell in love with two characters I never thought I would. Rosaline’s aunt Dafne and Bryson’s uncle Winslow. There romance was so sweet, it had me in tears at some point.

Naturally, there’s some sorrow when R&J finally do the inevitable and do the whole suicide thing, but looking past that, this story was brilliant.

If I never read another YA romance, I will die a happy woman, just because I have read Losing Romeo. Of course, you’ll have to make the call for yourself, but i bet you’ll all love it just as much as I did.

For never was there a story of more joy, than this beauty of a girl and this beast of a boy.

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Now to celebrate this wonderful release of Cindi’s new book, I’m giving away an e-copy of one of Cindi Madsen’s backtitles.

All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below.

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