STUCK WITH ME
By Cassandra Piat
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Islandgirl Publishing
Can your perspective on life, happiness and love really change in a week?
Molly, known for her unflagging optimism and constant cheeriness, is thrilled to win an all-expenses paid vacation to Mauritius. She packs her camera and a few colourful bikinis and can’t wait to have some fun in the sun. Little does she know there’s a catch.
Adam is a journalist on assignment and his mission is to test Molly’s optimism and see how far she can be pushed before she breaks. Surely it can’t be that hard?
What happens when Molly meets the hilariously cantankerous Adam and finds that she can’t seem to shake him? How will Adam successfully complete his task when faced with Molly’s beautiful smile, quick wit and curvaceous body?
As they bicker their way around the island, Adam and Molly realise that there’s more to each other than meets the eye. An unexpected friendship develops between them which soon turns into much more. But what will happen when Molly learns the truth behind Adam’s trip to Mauritius?
A heartfelt, funny and touching story about life, love, and happiness.
After a lot of different genres of book reviews I am again back with a romance book review, this one goes by the name of Stuck With Me, which is a romantic comedy set in Mauritius.
Adam is a sports journalist, he is asked to write an article for real life feature section of magazines because the usual writer has to leave for her mother’s sudden illness. Molly is chosen as the subject for the article.She is always smiling and Adam had to find out whether she is fundamentally happy, chooses to be happy or just pretends. He has to become the bane of her existence, be cranky and grouchy for the week they were scheduled to spent in Mauritius to see that how far she can keep her happy demeanour.
Molly is always smiling, she always looks at the positive side of everything. She chooses to be happy. But like every normal person she has her set of fears and problems. Her mother is anxious ever since her father died and often suffers from panic attacks, been the only child the responsibility of her mother is totally on her. She sometimes feel overwhelmed by all her problems but she tries to reminds herself of all the things she should be grateful for. I quite liked Molly’s character, she is someone I could take life lessons from. She is positive and strong despite her problems.
“I love catching that exact moment when the groom sets eyes on the bride as she walks into the church; the look of love and emotion passing between the parents as their daughter says her vows; the look of pure delight on a child’s face when opening a present, or even a burst of laughter between friends – perfect moments made everlasting by me . . .”
Now coming to Adam he is also a very likeable character. I laughed through his cranky side and loved his friendly and caring side. He was always there to hold Molly tight. He helped her and also understood her when she wanted to take things slow between them.
There were some terribly funny moments especially during the first half of the novel. I laughed a lot throughout this part. But I would like to add that the book was not only funny, there were some really heart warming, intense moments that touched my heart. I absolutely loved Adam and Molly’s love story.
Finally I would like to add that I felt that this book could have been a bit shorter. Not that those extra pages made this novel boring but still it could have been shorter.
Overall I would say that I quite liked Stuck With Me and would surely recommend it to all romance lovers.
LIFE AT 17 RATING
Cassandra Piat is a part-time English teacher and a full-time disorganised mother and housewife. She spends her life trying to remember not to forget the 101 things on her things-to-do list, but seems to fail spectacularly most of the time! Whenever she has some free time she’s either with her head in a book, watching a romantic comedy or writing her own romantic comedies.
She lives in Mauritius with her husband, who prefers TV to books, and her three children who keep her on her toes and don’t leave her much free time to sit down and write.She published her first book What’s it Gonna be? in December 2014 and Stuck with Me is her second novel.
She loves writing stories that take place on her beautiful tropical island of Mauritius and sharing the island life with her readers. She is currently writing her third book in her head and hopes that she will soon have time to get it down on paper.