{Book Review} Claiming Carlos



This book from the get go had me hooked, I read it in one sitting and could not put it down so much that I was very saddened when it end but at least I enjoyed the ending as much as I did the beginning.

Review

Claiming Carlos is a wonderfully written book, a romantic book at that as always a prerequisite for me loving the book. The love tension between Choco and Carlos was quite evident early on in the book but obviously not so obvious to the lead characters (well Choco at least), when third party is introduced brought so much change that I actually hated the 'Johnny' character and honestly didn't even when the book ended. I loved that each character had a role to play in the lives Choco and Carlos and how everything fit together, the situations felt real and related (not all but some). The family bond and unity is emphasised and the need for better life and hard work was the theme that resonated with me through this book. I will say it is one hot smoking book that you wont want to put down and I so dare you to put it down. Check this book out for yourselves, its amazing but not too in your face. Great use of the English language, I can not speak for the Filipino part but I enjoyed learning all these new food words that rolled off your tongue delicately.

Product Description
"Fun & hilarious foodie romance -- too hot in the kitchen." 
Choco Sanchez is stuck in a rut. She’s never hit a softball and has been friends forever with Carlos Lopez, the head cook at her family’s Filipino restaurant. When flashy restaurant consultant Johnny Dee hits her with a pitch, she falls head over heels and gets a makeover. 
Carlos Lopez is not about to lose one for the home team. Johnny launches a full scale change on the menu, and Carlos sends him straight into the dumpster. Claiming Choco’s heart proves more difficult, especially when her secrets threaten to doom their love. But never underestimate a man who can cook hot, spicy, and steamy, and we ain’t talking just food.
  
" I triple dog dare you to read this story and not be affected by it in an intense, emotional, and palpable way." - Amber McCallister 

About the Author
Rachelle Ayala is the author of dramatic romantic suspense and humor-laden contemporary romance. Her heroines are feisty, her heroes hot. Needless to say, she's very happy with her job.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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::The Myrabev Life::: {Book Review} Claiming Carlos

Friday, November 28, 2014

{Book Review} Claiming Carlos



This book from the get go had me hooked, I read it in one sitting and could not put it down so much that I was very saddened when it end but at least I enjoyed the ending as much as I did the beginning.

Review

Claiming Carlos is a wonderfully written book, a romantic book at that as always a prerequisite for me loving the book. The love tension between Choco and Carlos was quite evident early on in the book but obviously not so obvious to the lead characters (well Choco at least), when third party is introduced brought so much change that I actually hated the 'Johnny' character and honestly didn't even when the book ended. I loved that each character had a role to play in the lives Choco and Carlos and how everything fit together, the situations felt real and related (not all but some). The family bond and unity is emphasised and the need for better life and hard work was the theme that resonated with me through this book. I will say it is one hot smoking book that you wont want to put down and I so dare you to put it down. Check this book out for yourselves, its amazing but not too in your face. Great use of the English language, I can not speak for the Filipino part but I enjoyed learning all these new food words that rolled off your tongue delicately.

Product Description
"Fun & hilarious foodie romance -- too hot in the kitchen." 
Choco Sanchez is stuck in a rut. She’s never hit a softball and has been friends forever with Carlos Lopez, the head cook at her family’s Filipino restaurant. When flashy restaurant consultant Johnny Dee hits her with a pitch, she falls head over heels and gets a makeover. 
Carlos Lopez is not about to lose one for the home team. Johnny launches a full scale change on the menu, and Carlos sends him straight into the dumpster. Claiming Choco’s heart proves more difficult, especially when her secrets threaten to doom their love. But never underestimate a man who can cook hot, spicy, and steamy, and we ain’t talking just food.
  
" I triple dog dare you to read this story and not be affected by it in an intense, emotional, and palpable way." - Amber McCallister 

About the Author
Rachelle Ayala is the author of dramatic romantic suspense and humor-laden contemporary romance. Her heroines are feisty, her heroes hot. Needless to say, she's very happy with her job.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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30 Comments:

At 28 November 2014 at 07:30 , Blogger Angelic Sinova said...

Oh, I love a good romance novel (especially if it's done tastefully!) Sounds like a good read <3

 
At 28 November 2014 at 07:46 , Blogger The GO Mamas said...

Sounds like you really enjoyed this one!I am not so much a romance book reader, but I love relatable romances as movies and series (North & South) comes to mind.

 
At 28 November 2014 at 13:31 , Anonymous Shabby Chic Boho said...

This book sounds like something I would buy and read. I'll definitely check it out.

 
At 28 November 2014 at 13:59 , Blogger Victoria said...

This sounds like an interesting read. I may have to check it out.

 
At 28 November 2014 at 14:13 , Blogger CourtneyLynne said...

Sounds like a really interesting book!! Might just have to check it out!!!

 
At 28 November 2014 at 17:41 , Anonymous Vaneese said...

Reading this made me realize that I haven't read a romance novel in years. Maybe it's time, since almost everything I've read recently has been on self-discovery and business. A nice romance could give me a much needed break. Thanks for the recommendation!

 
At 29 November 2014 at 03:41 , Blogger Eileen Chow said...

Sounds like a fun romantic good! I'll definitely have to check it out!

 
At 29 November 2014 at 04:18 , Blogger Esther Ju*Lee said...

haha "But never underestimate a man who can cook hot, spicy, and steamy, and we ain’t talking just food." sounds like a fun read. and yes don't underestimate that kind of man.

 
At 29 November 2014 at 07:22 , Blogger Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

Great review! This usually isn't my type of book, but it sounds intruiging!

 
At 29 November 2014 at 13:36 , Blogger Manu Kalia said...

Sounds like a perfect gift for romantic novel lover.

 
At 29 November 2014 at 17:58 , Blogger Julie @ Director Jewels said...

It's been SO long since I have had time to read a whole book! Sounds like you really enjoyed this one.

 
At 30 November 2014 at 00:10 , Blogger My Thirty Spot said...

Love good books that are recommended. Have been looking for a good romance! - Erin Kennedy

 
At 30 November 2014 at 06:38 , Blogger Rachelle Ayala said...

Thank you, Mia for your awesome review! I had a lot of fun writing Choco and Carlos. I still miss them these days and am struggling to write about someone else and trying to make them as interesting.

 
At 30 November 2014 at 08:59 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

This is such a good read, I enjoyed every moment of it

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:00 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

I love romance novels and relatable ones are even better, I am such a sucker for romance books

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:00 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

You should, its really lovely book

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:00 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

You will not regret it

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:00 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Absolutely check it out

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:01 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

It's good now and again to read a good old romance novel

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:01 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

I was over all it, its so nice

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:01 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

hahaha never underestimate a man with such skills lol

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:02 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

I am glad to hear that and thanks

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:02 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Absolutely hence why I am gifting this to myself lol

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:03 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

I love reading books mostly romance and kids books and this one I enjoyed just as much as I enjoyed other books by Rachelle

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:04 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

I hope you like this book as much as I did Erin, thanks for stopping by x

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:04 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Always, I love your books. Choco and Carlos has me hot and bothered in the kitchen lol

 
At 30 November 2014 at 23:47 , Blogger Taya Elery said...

Such a great story line. Very interesting twist to getting hot in the kitchen!

 
At 1 December 2014 at 06:48 , Blogger Rachelle Ayala said...

No wonder you posted all that yummy food. :) By the way, my blog tomorrow (Dec 1) will have a few recipes from Claiming Carlos [modified Filipino food].

 
At 1 December 2014 at 06:51 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

The hotel kitchen being the operative word lol, love this storyline

 
At 1 December 2014 at 06:52 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Hahahaha I love me some yummy foods and thanks I will check them out

 

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