Monday, June 24, 2013

Review: Love in Translation by Sara Palacios

Publisher: Self-published
Received: Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: February 2013
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Goodreads Synopsis:

Still reeling from the unexpected breakup with David, Emily nurses her broken heart by spending time with her best friends and taking one-too-many vodka shots. After one long night, she takes a good, hard look at herself in the mirror and doesn’t like what she sees. She realizes that she has sacrificed too much in her failed relationships from the past and vows to never settle for anything less than almost-perfect again. As she picks up the pieces and regains her confidence, a sexy Spanish chef moves in across the hall and completely knocks her off her feet. What ensues is an unexpected and tantalizing affair that opens her eyes, and her heart, to a whole new world and leaves her feeling sexier than she has ever felt. Emily finally sees how easy love is supposed to be. Is happily-ever-after actually possible? Just when she starts to think so, she realizes that sometimes life gets more complicated before it gets easier. And complicated is an understatement when Steven (her best and oldest friend) confesses his love for her. Everything spirals out of control as Emily must make a choice between love and friendship, and in doing so, possibly risk it all.

LOVE IN TRANSLATION, is a modern day love story about following your heart to unexpected places and taking chances in life … because sometimes you will find exactly what you are looking for.

My Review:

This book sounded right up my alley, and I'm really glad I read it. After her boyfriend breaks up with her, Emily decides she needs to move on and not settle anymore. It was really great to see Emily grow and learn about herself and learn from past mistakes. This book is very fast paced and in a way I think it took away from the story.

As much as I enjoyed everything that was happening, I found that the story needed to be longer and a little more fleshed out with the story. Everything just seemed to happen so fast and then the story ended. I think the story could have been a few chapters longer so that readers could have gotten a little more.

I did really love most of the characters, Emily's friends are so supportive through everything and I love reading a book with people like that. Both of her girl friends are the type of characters that just add that little extra fun into the story. But the one person I loved the most was Emily's friend Stephen, he was adorable and seeing everything they had been through together was adorable, I wished there was a little more of him and Emily together.

What really grabbed my attention with the story was how Emily learns to put herself out there. And also, how Sara  Palacios shows that sometimes you find what you are looking for when you actually take a step back and let things happen for themselves.

All in all I did enjoy the story, I just felt like there was a little something missing and that it was too short to really get into the story. The story starts and before you know it everything is happening and it's wrapping up.  The characters were good and there was a lot of fun things happening in the story though.


  1. Good job! I think you really captured how I felt, too. Sweet story but it was lacking a little something. I think you finally helped me realize that it was just that it ended too quickly.

  2. Thank you so much for the review and for your honesty, Andrea! I really appreciate the feedback and will be more conscious of the timing next time. Thank you for taking the time to read Love In Translation.


  3. I'm glad you enjoyed this despite the few things you mentioned - the characters each sound wonderful and I like that there is an underlying message to the story.

    A wonderful review! :)



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