Sunday, July 17, 2016

THE TENOR’S FALL by Paola A. Rodriguez

Author:  Paola A. Rodriguez
Publish Date:   07.12.13
Publisher:  Paola A. Rodriguez
Category:  NA Romance
Recommended for:  18+
Grammar/editing:  F – spelling, homonyms, etc. distracted me from the story
Received from:  Paola A. Rodriguez (in exchange for an honest review / blog tour)
Goodreads:  The-Tenor’s Fall
Date completed: 09.01.13

Description from the publisher:
Julian is a disgraced superstar, hated by everybody in America.  Accused of a crime he didn't commit.  He leaves everything behind and goes back to his roots, changing himself enough that he can go unrecognized by the people around him.  He meets Sandy a young woman who teaches him how to laugh and live again.  The two of them will have to confront his ghosts and the man responsible for Julian’s fall.

This book contains adult/mature young adult situations.


After being accused and tried for a murder he didn’t commit, Julian Mathews does not trust very many people.  In fact, he can count on one hand the people he truly trusts, the ones who stood behind him in his darkest hours.  Though he was acquitted, the media has vilified him; he is believed to have gotten away with murder, because of his wealth and celebrity status.  He disguises himself and because of his disguise, he is able to experience life as a normal twenty-year-old, without the paparazzi and the entourage of his usual life.  He goes to New York for a visit.  There, he meets Sandy.  Still, he wants to clear his name and until he does, he does not believe that he is worthy of her attention.

I’ll get the bad news out of the way first – the grammar, spelling, and editing are not well done at all.  Once I accepted, within my own mind, that this was obviously written by a person for whom English is a second language, I was able to enjoy the story line. 

Now for the good news - this was a wonderful love story and mystery-thriller.  Written, mostly, from Sandy’s point of view, it was interesting to delve into the mind of the young woman thrust into the spotlight as the new fiancé of a reclusive, cynical, fallen star.  Together, Julian and Sandy, face the world and the psychopath intent on claiming Julian for himself.


Originally posted 09.01.2013 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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