Book Review : Strings Attached by Mandy Baggot
Title : Strings Attached
Author : Mandy Baggot
Publication Date : October 2011
Publisher : Self-published
Source : Sent by the lovely author herself! (THANKS, MANDY! xx)
Overall : 5/5 (I'd love to give more!)
Between the past and the future there are always strings attached
Caterer George Fraser has a mission. She's going to prove everyone wrong. Ambitious owner of catering firm Finger Food and black sheep of her family, she's determined to succeed in business where she's so far failed in her personal life. Asked to cater for gorgeous rock star Quinn Blake's after show party her life suddenly takes a turn for the dramatic.
Magnetically drawn together, George and Quinn embark on a relationship that no one must know about. But is Quinn everything he seems or is there more to his star life than he's telling her?
Things hot up when George is invited to the wedding of the millennium and her integrity very soon becomes compromised. With celebrity obsessed colleague Marisa in the mix and her beloved Adam spending more time in her life can George keep her secrets and hold on to her ambition, or will love finally get in the way?
Strings Attached was my very first (and so far favorite!) book by the lovely Mandy Baggot! When I came across this book on her website, I was so interested to read this book. I really wanted to read it. The cover was absolutely stunning (loved the blue!), fabulous. I told Mandy I wanted to read it and almost immediately (time difference), she agreed to send me a copy (THANK YOU!).
Thank god I requested to review this. As soon as I started, I was totally in love with this book. The story was very simple but it's a very great love story. It's beautifully written, really. The relationship of Georgina (George) and Quinn was full of passion and it was pure love. Georgina's ordinary catering life changed 360 degrees in just one night, when she agreed to cater for Quinn Blake's after show party. George was described as a tomboy (not your typical chick lit heroine) but deep down inside, she's just as weak and wished to be loved. I adored her as she's really easy to relate to and I totally understand her. Besides, she's also strong. She's a happy thirty-four year old woman, successful and such a great employer! Though she struggled with her family dramas and her own past that she wished to put behind, she stayed tough and focused on making her catering business into a successful one. She did not let anything get into her way and that includes putting her feelings for Quinn aside. All she wanted was success of Finger Food, do a good job for the after show party and get recommendations. Question is, how long can she remain professional and resist Quinn's charm? And, will her past haunt her? Read and find out!
Quinn! Engaged. Rock star. Gorgeous. Dreamy. Perfect boyfriend. Anything else? Oh my, I absolutely loved him! No one could resist him, right? He could have any girl he wanted but he's in love with an ordinary, t-shirt and jeans kind of girl. Sounds unbelievable, I know but that's love and love doesn't discriminate! I totally loved him! His relationship with George was exciting to read about! It's intense, dangerous and made me nervous. As I read, I hoped they will be together at last, I wanted a happy ending. Quinn is certainly someone you won't forget, he's Prince Charming! TEAM QUINN BLAKE!
I loved the other characters too. They brought happiness to the story. This love story was beautiful and it made me feel loved and Lady B, this book melted my little heart. Well, the ending. My heart cried a little, I don't want it to end. I don't want to say goodbye to Mr and Mrs Blake. The ending was absolutely unpredictable! It's touching, very.
This book is everything a reader can ask for. It's really good and a light read! No one would be disappointed, trust me. I finished the book in 3 days or so and there was never a dull moment. Every moment, I felt the love! Simple story, unpredictable twists, impeccably written, a modern fairy tale.
Mandy Baggot is officially my favorite contemporary romance author and Strings Attached? My favorite contemporary romance book. Team Mandy! Trust me, I'd love to read her other books. Follow this lovely lady (@mandybaggot) on Twitter!
LATEST NEWS : Mandy's new book, SECURITY will be released next year, 4th April 2013! I can't wait! Watch the lovely book trailer here!