Review: Turn It Up by Vivian Arend

Review: Turn It Up by Vivian Arend
Turn It Up
Book Info

Released: February 8th 2011
Series: Turner Twins #2

“There wasn’t anything wrong with this book, the main problem I had with it was that it never captured or maintained my interest”
~ Under the Covers

Maxwell Turner has been in love with Natasha Bellingham for a while, however, due to their age difference she refuses to see him as anything more than a friend. So, when she drunkenly confesses to him one night that she is planning to have a baby via artificial insemination, he knows he has got to stop her. After all, she has a man right here willing to give her anything she wants, including children, all he has to do is convince her…

Before I start this review, I’m giving you a disclaimer: this isn’t my usual type of book, the blurb didn’t really attract me and apart from certain authors contemporary romance isn’t normally my type of read. I hear you cry “so why the hell did you read it?!”, that’s a fair question, every now and then I like to shake up what I read, tastes change after all and I do sometimes go back and read and enjoy something I never thought I would. Hence, this book, it was an experiment. Sadly for me it wasn’t a very successful one.

There wasn’t anything wrong with this book, the main problem I had with it was that it never captured or maintained my interest, if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s quite short I doubt I would have finished it. Just out of boredom. But, I did finish it and I know other girls on the blog really like Vivian Arend, which I why I added that disclaimer at the beginning of this review.

Max, the hero was ten years younger than Tasha, the heroine – 24 to her 34, however, although that is an obstacle in the book, what they really need to over come is Tasha’s mistrust of men and her fear that she isn’t lovable. A matter that Max, by the end of the book, by being incredibly, sickeningly perfect and sweet, has managed to put to rest. They were nice together, however, I felt like I was missing something that I had missed an essential step in their romance, they went from friends to old married couple in a matter of pages. It almost felt like I was halfway through a long series and I had missed a lot of back story.

As I said, this wasn’t my type of read and I won’t be in a rush to read the other book in this series, this experiment in trying new things was definitely a failure!


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About Vivian Arend

Vivian Arend in one word: Adventurous. In a sentence: Willing to try just about anything once. That wide-eyed attitude has taken her around North America, through parts of Europe, and into Central and South America, often with no running water.

Her optimistic outlook also meant that when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictive as traveling the real one. Now a New York Times and USA bestselling author of over 30 novels and short stories in both contemporary and paranormal genres, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well-entertained.


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