Book Review: Cinder and Ella by Kelly Oram

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From Goodreads:

It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father’s home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she’s capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she’s not ready yet. The only way she can think of to start healing is by reconnecting with the one person left in the world who’s ever meant anything to her—her anonymous Internet best friend, Cinder.

Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There’s major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won’t make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he’s left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian’s bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn’t thrilled with the arrangement—or his fake fiancée—but decides he’ll suffer through it if it means he’ll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything.

Review:

I am so back in my real and unreal world! Although I have to say that I’m still in the midst of frustration and fear over my still unannounced grades! This semester really wreck my brain and body.

By the way, I know there are lots of readers out there who are waiting for their own  Cinder/ Brian Oliver. I can’t blame you, the has the charm.

But I have to say that Cinder and Ella didn’t really get me at the first chapters. I’ve read almost all of Kelly Oram’s books and I can’t help but be quite disappointed that it did not quite meet what I was expecting from this book. The first part where Ella was still in the state of devastation of accepting her mother’s death did not make at impact to me at all. She brought the subject like she was grieving but I barely felt the sadness at all.

But then again, I WAS WRONG and I stand to be corrected. As the story goes on, Ella slowly dissolve the barrier to her feeling that got me teary-eyed and all. I imagine patting her shoulder and mentally making a banner to cheer her up. Author Kelly Oram didn’t lose the magic to pinch my heart and make me feel like there’s a lump in my throat.

Overall, I had totally enjoyed reading it! You get to laugh, cry, and be wistful at times. Come on guys, Zac Efron/ Logan Lerman/ Ryan Guzman/ Alex Pettyfer (definitely my list) might be reading your blog for all you know.

Thank you Kelly Oram for keeping my hopes up! I’ll email you someday if ever Zac greeted me on my birthday! Hahaha! xoxo

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A is for Abstinence (V is for Virgin 2) by Kelly Oram

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From Goodreads:

Six-time Grammy Award-winning musician Kyle Hamilton has it all—money, fame, talent, good looks, and a job he loves. His only regret in life: walking away from a certain notorious virgin because he was too prideful, stubborn, and even afraid to give her the only thing she asked of him—his abstinence.

Four years and a broken heart later, Kyle realizes that sex isn’t everything, and he suddenly can’t stop thinking about the girl that got away. Virgin Val Jensen got under his skin like no one else ever has. He wasn’t ready for her then, but things are different now. He’s grown up, he’s learned a few things, and he’s finally figured out exactly what he wants, or, rather, who he wants.

Kyle Hamilton wants a do-over, and this time he’s willing to do—or not do—whatever it takes.

 

Review:
WARNING: This review might contain nothing but complete obsession over Kelly Oram and Kyle Hamilton.

So, there’s a book two for V is for Virgin? And it’s going to be in Kyle Hamilton’s point of view?

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*INSERT SUPER DUPER HEAVY BREATHING*

I’m fine. Yea, I am. Well, all I did was to squeal and be an ultimate number zero fan of Kyle Hamilton!

“Well, I’ll be damned. Virgin Val strikes again.”

WELL, I’ll be damned. I was Kelly Oram-ed all over again! K is for KELLY ORAM and her awesomeness and cool works!

KYLE HAMILTON and VIRGIN VALERIE JENSEN is reunited once again, guys! Now, if you haven’t read V is for Virgin or any book written by Kelly Oram, I am telling you, THIS. IS. A. MUST. Well, this book is a must because 1) Guys, it’s Kyle Hamilton’s freakin’ part to share his thoughts (even the naughty ones, Hahaha!) and 2) Well, the long wait is long overdue for all those readers who are more than anticipating what will happen with the ValXKyle love story.

I hate to admit it but, there are times that I want to strangle or even have a cat fight with Val. Sometimes, she’s such a hard to get lady even if Kyle had done everything just to prove that he has changed and his sincere with his feelings for Val. Well, I understand her stand at some point, she preserves herself to someone worth waiting for and she has a reputation to protect. And I know that she’d been through a lot of heartbreaks that Kyle Hamilton’s sudden return scared the crap out of her.

“I’m going crazy because every time I try to get close to you, you push me away. Our relationship is completely surface. Superficial. I keep trying to dive in and you’re not following me. I’m afraid you aren’t in this as deep as I am, and it has me completely lost.”

I never thought that rock star Kyle could be a sappy dude. Hahaha! But then this book, even if it includes a lot of sappy moments that bring out the feminine side of mine, even if I’m sometimes annoyed with the characters because they were so inlove with each other they couldn’t even admit it to themselves, the real score in this one was that Valerie waited for the right moment. And that’s what I think the essence of the book is. Even if someone as hot like Kyle Hamilton laid himself in front of you, don’t get too tempted and use yer mind. Well, everyone has a say on what’s necessary and what’s not in having sexual intercourse. But I think preparing and conserving yourself to someone is really worth it because you know that you are his/her once you surrendered yourself to that one person.

NOW, that’s some kind of a pep talk. Hahaha! Hoping you like this review! Ciao (: