Her Perfect Revengeby Anna Mara Published 19 Feb 2008
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Revenge is sweet… or is it?
Christina Matteo had a humiliating prank pulled on her in high school by rich, party boy Bill Havenwood. It changed her whole life and she never forgot it—or him!
Older, wiser and tougher, she meets him again years later and decides to get even. She wants revenge and comes up with a perfect plan. But things don't go her way when she stupidly crashes her car into his expensive sportscar while tailing him one day.
Not recognizing her, Bill blackmails the cash-poor Christina into helping him stay in his billionaire father's good graces by pretending to be his fiancée for one month. Christina decides to go along with his ruse. After all, who knows what dirt she can find out about the jerk from the inside?
But as Christina scams Bill and Bill scams his father—his father scams the both of them. William Havenwood Sr. knows all about their phony engagement and begins to push the couple to marry for real in order to get them to crack under pressure.
And then Christina's little revenge plan begins to spiral out of control when she finds herself actually falling in love with her avowed enemy, Bill. It's enough to make a girl sick to her stomach! But can she really continue to go through with her plans to make him pay when she's so attracted to the creep? Christina is just stubborn enough to find out!
HER PERFECT REVENGE is a story where its three strong and smart main characters—Christina, Bill and his father, William—find themselves engaged in a clever battle of wits where games, lies, secrets and deceptions rule the day. Who will win? And will Christina risk everything to get her payback?
HER PERFECT REVENGE has also been released as a manga novel in Japan by Ohzora Publishing.
Anna Mara is also the author of WHY ROMEO HATES JULIET & SIN & SAVAGE.
"Her Perfect Revenge" Reviews
This is quite literally one of the worst books I've ever read. It's one of those books where the 2 main characters can't stand each other but rip each other's clothes off whenever they have the chance.
You might wonder why, if I thought it was so bad,I actually finished the book. Well, the editing appears to have been done by an 8th grade student who is failing English, and the grammar errors were so frequent and obvious that it was fun to keep reading just to see what was going to show up next.
Things like "It was 4 am in the morning," "It was 2 a.m. in the morning".. repeat ad nauseum.
"That was saying alot."
"You've said your peace. Just go."
Tons of exclamation points, often several within the same paragraph, incorrect compound words "backdoor" instead of "back door"... I could go on and on. I've never noticed more than a few of these types of errors in any other book I read, so the many in this book stood out like a blinking neon light.
Don't waste your valuable time on this one. If you love romance novels, there are a lot better ones out there.
The are no words to describe the horror that is this book.
I thought that the blurb for the story looked good, so much so that I downloaded it for £2.55 on to my Kindle.
That's £2.55 that I will never get back. Neither will I get back the time spent reading the damn thing.
If only I had bought the paper back copy, at least then I could have used it for something useful, such as hampster bedding.
The only nearly redeeming quality of the story was the hero's father - he was mildly, if not repetitively, amusing.
But overall the book was an absolute farce [spoilers removed]
The book also has terribly simple grammar mistakes and overly gratuitous use of exclamation points (my biggest peeve).
Ah! What a treat! This is a book full of witty surprises and laughter.
I need to divide the book into two parts for my review.
THE FIRST THREE QUARTERS OF THE BOOK (I will call the "First Part"):
I was doubled over with laughter many, many times. I didn't want to stop reading. There are three people trying to deceive each other and/or keep secrets from each other. It makes for great conflict. And, what makes it great is that they each have good reasons for what they are doing. I am sympathetic to all three of them. I loved it, loved it, loved it. I hope this author continues writing with this kind of creativity. I even woke up in the middle of the night laughing with scenes from the book on my mind.
Story brief: At age 14, Bill is a drunken rich kid who plays a mean prank on Christina at school. She never forgives him. At age 30, their paths cross. She plans to get revenge. He needs her to pretend to be his fiancee for a month, so his father won't throw him out of his home and disinherit him. The father is onto the sham and does things to try to get them to crack under the pressure.
THE LAST QUARTER OF THE BOOK (I will call the "Last Part"):
This was a different kind of story, which took me by surprise. The First Part was a crazy, wild and funny ride, full of twists and turns. The Last Part had some sadness, separation and grief. Too much bad luck was happening to expose secrets in the worst ways and at the worst times. Christina made some bad decisions. I understand the author was making the point that going after someone for revenge will have hurtful consequences. The Last Part did make sense and did provide a fitting story to finish the book, but it evoked a different set of feelings - frustrations and sadness. I generally don't like too much sadness when I read, but I accepted the sadness because the First Part was so great. Do keep in mind, this is a romance novel, which means there is a happy ending.
If I could change anything, I would have Christina be a little smarter in her decisions and actions in the Last Part. I would also like to see the author continue her crazy unexpectedness in the unraveling of secrets and keeping a lighter mood in the Last Part.
I noticed one reviewer felt there were too many different points of view, stating the reader is in the heads of Bill, Christina, Bill's father, Christina's best friend, Bill's ex-girlfriend, etc. However, I thought it worked well. It made it funnier to see what others were thinking while they were observing, reacting and scheming.
Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: two. Setting: current day New York area. Copyright: 2008. Genre: humorous contemporary romance.
The author sent this book to me free of charge, requesting a review.
Boy and girl meet in high school when drunk boy pulls horrible prank on girl. Girl never forgets and ends up seeking revenge against boy 16 years later. Highly melodramatic hijinks ensue.
It was free on Amazon. I liked the hero, Bill and thought he was trying to sincerely change. The premise was decent and I usually enjoy fake engagement leads to real feelings stories. It had a very soapy quality to the story, which again, I have a weakness for.
The Bad and Annoying, or Annoyingly Bad - take your pick
I disliked the heroine, Christina. Alot. I didn't sympathize with her and her immaturity and stupidity were very distracting. From the very beginning, alot of her actions are justified and explained by other characters as smart, witty, charming, etc. It was a very basic problem of show vs. tell. My opinion of Christina differed strongly from all the other characters. I was actively rooting for all her schemes to blow up in her face and I didn't believe Bill's love for her, because I didn't see what she did that was lovable in the least.
Now, I had a similar reaction before to heroines and usually, if the book was written well, I would grow to understand her motivations and eventually come around to her side. I kept reading, hoping it would turn and it didn't happen in this book.
Also, this was billed as a "laugh out loud comedy." It just wasn't that funny.
The Bottom Line
I can't recommend this book and I doubt I'll seek out any others by this author. It's a shame because it had promise, but absolutely no follow through.
This was a $.99 book on Kindle. it had a good start until the heroine grew up (in age). Mentally, this was another pill of a character. She got on my LAST nerve so bad that I had to skip pages (chapters). My initial thought was my 12 yr old niece wrote this book. The language was juvenile at best (ex. Bozo, Idiot, Scumbag). Who uses language like that. Maybe I just insulted my niece because I believe she has more talent than this book displayed.
Another thorn in my side was the fact that if the heroine was really bitter and seeking revenge after 16 years, than she needed counseling.
Not a good read. Too many grammatical errors and the continuity was off.
This book was hard to read and rate. I liked it (just barely) but I hated it more. The premise was interesting enough but at the same time the whole aspect of revenge turns me off. It always blows up in someones face. Surprisingly enough I gave it a chance.
Now, let's talk about the bad...
Just reading about her pisses me off.
What Bill did to her was sad but not enough for her to do what she did. Her actions were completely unjustified. This was for something that happened like a decade ago. I disliked Christina from the beginning but as her plots and schemes grew, my dislike fostered into hate. Even in the end, she never redeemed herself in my eyes. Nothing she did could make me like her. Why would you try to ruin someones life because of something they did to you when you were both children? Grow the hell up. Throughout the story she kept on reminding herself that she was a grown woman but intellectually she was not. Only children acts and thinks the way she does.
I hate Christina. She is a lowlife, sleazy, conniving, immature, selfish, heartless, inconsiderate, insensitive bitch. I see that many people view her as being strong, feisty and shit like that. No. She's not. She's just a bitter woman who deserves no sympathy and she certainly doesn't deserve Bill.
What he did to her years ago was awful but grow the hell up. They were both kids. He grew up. He turned into a strong, kind, caring man. And Christina? She grew up into a bitter, unloveable witch. She though she knew everything about everything but she knew nothing at all. She's just full of shit. I hate her. I don't care that she loved Bill. If you really love someone you don't set your heart out on destroying them. And even when she realized she loved him she didn't stop. She cost this book three stars. She's one of the worst heroine's I've ever had the misfortune of reading about.
Now unto the good...
I hate what Bill did to Christina. It was an awful thing to do but I forgave him. This was something he did when he was a child. He wasn't the monster Christina made him out to be.
Bill did some cunning things too as the story progressed but nothing big enough to warrant any of the resentment and misfortune that witch Christina brought down on him. He didn't deserve it. I just kept on wishing for some other woman to come out of nowhere and sweep him off his feet. I wanted him to be happy. And Christina... she could just suffer and wallow in self misery for the rest of her lonely, pathetic, bitter, miserable life.
Other than the bitter woman, the story was alright. It had some funny moments, and Bill and William's back and forth rants were amusing to read. Overall, I give this book two stars.