Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Review & Giveaway: "The Proverbial Mr. Universe" by Maria La Serra (Contemporary Romance)

The Proverbial Mr. Universe
by Maria La Serra

Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Publication Date: June 27th 2016

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Description from Publisher: Dear girl with the red scarf,
Love was never meant to be conquered,
you have to surrender to it.
Trust me. After all, I am Mr. Universe.

When the universe conveys a message, you listen.

Olivia Montiano just caught her fiancĂ© cheating. Now she is forced to question what she wants out of life and love. Striving to live up to her father’s unrealistic standards for the past twenty-three years, every decision she has ever made was with her father’s wishes in mind—until she finds mysterious, handwritten letters tucked away in places only meant for her. That’s when she realizes she’s been on the wrong path all along and gives her heart to a guy her father thinks is entirely wrong.

Washed-up abstract artist Nick Montgomery has had quite a few setbacks in life. He’s accustomed to never needing anyone, thinking he’s just fine—until he meets the girl with the red scarf. She’s not his type. But the universe has other ideas. Nick has a secret he’s keeping from her, afraid it will bring their new relationship to a sudden halt.

Will they figure out what the universe holds for them?

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I received a digital ARC from the publisher through for an honest, unbiased review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is my 100% own.

As soon as I saw the title, I really wanted to read this! Then, I read the blurb and I REALLY wanted to read this. :)

This starts out with Olivia being "good" and engaged to the man she "should" marry, living the life she "should" be living. Then, she starts to get messages with inspirational "I believe in you" messages from "Mr. Universe." I adore how she gets the very first letter, and it's one of the many quirky and unexpected things you'll find throughout this story!
The real shining star of this, I thought, was Nick. He was sweet, charming, and had gone through a lot in his life without letting it keep him down.
There were some things about this that felt a bit confusing, or off, but the overall premise and the story itself is solid and an entertaining read!

Maria La Serra, a fashion designer, turned writer, lives in Montreal with her husbandand two children. She will try everything at least once, except for skiing, hiking or camp- ing-okay anything relating to activities done in the great outdoors. The Proverbial Mr. Universe is her first novel.

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