Friday, April 18, 2014

First Chapter Review: White Girl in La Casa by Christa Jeanne

Christa Jeanne is on tour with Pump Up Your Book talking about her romantic comedy, White Girl in La Casa.

Christa Jeanne lives and writes in the Los Angeles area, which means at any given moment she is likely to be stuck in traffic somewhere. When she isn’t writing her next romantic comedy, she is either busy getting clobbered at Candyland by her daughter, educating anyone who will listen about how her son with autism is going to change the world one day, or lovingly doting on her handsome, charming, intelligent and perfect husband (who totally fed her that line). Christa is the ringleader of her circus at home and as soon as the kids go to bed, she can be found at her computer rocking out to a playlist that matches the mood of the current book she’s hammering out. She loves writing about the funnier side of love since falling in love can be pretty hilarious sometimes.

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BLURB:  After being dumped by the last bad boy she’s ever going to date, Calliope meets her Hispanic prince charming. Peter Delgadillo is the perfect gentleman, sure, but he’s also extremely easy to look at with a flirtatious grin, naturally tanned skin that just radiates over gorgeous muscle, and the potential to be Calliope’s passionate Latin lover who whispers sweet Spanish nothings into her ear. Hmmm. If only she could convince him that she is his Caucasian love goddess. However, Peter wants to remain in the ‘just amigos’ category. Well, that is until a pipe bursts and they are forced to stay with Peter’s mother. He confesses that in order to ease his mother’s ailing heart, they need to act like a couple in love. Pretend to adore one another? Play the part of the adorable girlfriend while getting to touch, fondle, cuddle and cozy up to the man that she’s been madly in love with for years? No problemo!

However, nothing is getting past Peter’s mother, Margarita, who is not fond of the new white girl who doesn’t speak the language, doesn’t know the culture and doesn’t eat meat! With quite the language barrier and culture shock, Calliope struggles to keep her end of the bogus relationship bargain especially when she begins to realize that their friendship may break her heart. Oh, and then there’s Peter’s brother, Eddie, who threatens to blow the secret wide open because he knows it’s all an act. With a love triangle right out of a Spanish novella, Calliope tries to figure out what’s real and what isn’t so her heart won’t take another blow.

One white girl, one fake boyfriend who should be The One, one ice cold Margarita who’s determined to drive her out and the one guy who knows it’s all a sham. It’ll be a wonder if this white girl will survive in la casa…

COVER: I love it. The cover captures the flavor of the book perfectly.

FIRST CHAPTER:  Calliope tells you right away that she's got issues. It could have been her fault, but she feels safer blaming someone else. She then proceeds to tell you why she's where she is and about the possibly life-changing moment she's struggling with.

KEEP READING: Oh my gosh, you have to read this book. It is so funny! I was crying I was laughing so hard. Honestly, the position Calliope finds herself in is no laughing matter. It's a life-altering kind of moment. But you simply can't help but laugh as she runs things down for you.

I'm not always a fan of characters talking directly to readers, but it works perfectly in this case. I can't imagine the story being told any other way. Author Christa Jeanne has created a witty, slightly sarcastic kind of young woman that readers will love. I can't wait to see what happens next.

File Size: 801 KB
Print Length: 160 pages
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

I downloaded a sample of this book to my Kindle. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

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