Feb 092011
 
Alice Amorous needs some cash, and fast.

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She may only be sixteen but she’s been taking care of herself and her mother for years. All she’s had to do was to hide the fact that her mother, The Queen of Romance, Belinda Amorous, is crazy.

For a long time it wasn’t too difficult to hide her mother’s bi-polar disorder but it got much harder when they carted her mother off to the institution.

So, now Alice is off filling in for her mother at book signing, forging her mother’s to pay the bills, and answering the emails from her mother’s publisher. Until, she gets THE LETTER. The one from the publisher. The one reminder her about the contract her mother signed. The one requesting the money the’d fronted for Alice Amorous’ next book to be returned.

Alice does not have that kind of money… as a matter of fact the payments to the institution aren’t even going though any longer. So that leaves her with one choice – write the book and get the rest of the money or tell everyone about her mother and give back what she doesn’t have.

My Thoughts

Absolutely adorable! I finished this in two days – I just couldn’t put it down.

Even though this book is written in first person, it was really easy for me to read. Usually it takes me a while but I was hooked on the first page. Who wouldn’t be – a sixteen year old is lying and trying to keep a secret from everyone. Shocking, right?

I really liked that at sixteen, Alice has never been ‘into’ guys. To me that makes it a wonderful thing for teen readers because they’ll know it’s okay to not want to be with a guy until it’s time.

I really enjoyed the glimpses into Cupid’s life and his story with Psyche it really made this. If it hadn’t been there I would constantly have been wondering. This was really cute – not uproariously funny – but a fun book to read!

** I also want to give some kudos to the author for managing to take a serious illness and create a humorous book without taking away from the illness or making light of it.

Rating: A
Buy or Borrow: Buy
Steam: Nada – Great for all

** Many of the books I review are Advance Review Copies. These books are loaned to me for my review. I am in no way compensated for my time nor am I asked to give anything but my honest review. Thanks so much to Bloomsbury/Walker Books for providing this book for the Good Golly Miss Holly Book Tour.

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  3 Responses to “Mad Love”

  1. I am greeeen with envy.
    I desperately want this one.
    I am SO glad you not only loved it but gave it an A.
    Bravo!

  2. I really enjoyed it & it seemed right up your alley!

  3. I have this one on my wish list and cannot tell you how excited I am to see how much you loved it. I can't wait to read it! : )

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