Thursday, October 27, 2011

Friday Night Chicas - Pt. 1

Here is the first story from Friday Night Chicas

"My Favorite Mistake" by Mary Castillo

Isela isn’t looking for a one-night stand; she’s desperate for one last shot at saving her career. Her ticket is Hollywood’s director du jour Tyler Banks, but one major mistake could cost her everything.

Reviewed by: Bela M.

Review: I have heard of Mary Castillo. Her debut novels included Hot Tamara and In Between Men. I have to say that there was still a lot of the same old awkward phrasing, the kind you don’t see too often and nobody would ever use. However, the author did a great job rendering Isela as a flawed human character with the fear of not being able to make her rent and the clumsiness of standing next to a good-looking hunk like Sebastian. Man, does she get a wonderful surprise when she goes to bed with him. I mean, it literally blew me away!

Afterwards, Isela displayed a mixed combo of vulnerability and strength, which grew exponentially when she decided to get down to business and stop acting like a kid. Mary Castillo is a pretty good story-teller, but it just seems that she should stick to short stories instead of lengthy novels, which seem to go nowhere. Out of all her books, this was the best one. I liked all the little sayings at the beginning of each chapter—very original. Where does she come up with this stuff?

1 comment:

  1. I always look forward to your reviews because of your honesty, you point out the good and 'could be better' sections.
    With limited finances and most of us being 'time crunched,' readers want a good story that is well written and satisfying before they go out and buy/download the book.