Saturday, February 21, 2015

Book Review: Secrets of the Elusive Lover by Mike Wells

Secrets of the Elusive Lover
Book 1: The Personal Journal of a Playboy
by Mike Wells

File Size: 692 KB
Print Length: 79 pages
Publisher: For Readers of Paulo Coelho, H.M. Ward, Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, Bella Andre, Charlotte Stein Publishing Co. (January 18, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Note: I received a review copy of this book free from the author, Mike Wells. The review posted below is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.

Ratings: ★ ★ ★  

My thoughts:

I don't really have half stars here but considering I liked some parts of the book but disliked the main characters, I decided to push my rating up to 3.5 stars.  

Adam is a typical handsome "loverboy" (the term my friends and I use to refer to a player). He has his wonderful ways of luring beautiful women to making them his fuck buddies but I just couldn't accept that this "loverboy" is into astrology... I have guy friends who are much worse than Adam but I could never imagine them into astrology. As for Bethany, I don't really dislike her. It's just that I like Cassandra more (one of Adam's fuck buddies). Frequently I was skipping because I wanted to know more about Cassandra, and actually continued reading because of her. 

Oh the ending. . . You can't end the book without resolving the first and only major issue. I don't really know how to explain it, sorry. I love trilogies/book series, and often they have cliffhanger endings, this one just didn't work for me. 

Overall, it was still an entertaining read. A lot of readers loved the book, you may want to read them HERE (Amazon / Goodreads).

About the book:

Every woman knows an Adam. He's a "player," the type who professes true love, but with eyes that never stop wandering. He always has the perfect excuse when you find that long strand of blonde hair stuck to his collar, and fidgets whenever you get near his computer.

Adam can't fool Bethany, who, despite her better judgment, falls head over heels for him. Bethany is far more intelligent and strong-willed than Adam bargains for, and he finds himself smitten, too.

Hilarious at times and poignant at others, Secrets of the Elusive Lover explores the age old challenge of obtaining the unattainable man, and the paradoxical issues surrounding monogamous relationships.

About the author:

Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of over 20 "unputdownable" thriller and suspense novels, including Lust, Money & Murder and Passion, Power & Sin. He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide. Formerly a screenwriter, Wells has a fast-paced, cinematic writing style. His work is often compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists. He currently lives in Europe and has taught in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford. 

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