Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Claiming Carlos Review + Giveaway

Title: Claiming Carlos
Series: Sanchez Sisters #2
Author: Rachelle Ayala
 Release Date: October 22, 2014


Choco Sanchez is stuck in a rut. She’s never hit a softball and has been friends forever with Carlos Lopez, the head cook at her family’s Filipino restaurant. When flashy restaurant consultant Johnny Dee hits her with a pitch, she falls head over heels and gets a makeover.

Carlos Lopez is not about to lose one for the home team. When Johnny launches a full scale change on the menu, Carlos sends him straight into the dumpster. Claiming Choco’s heart proves more difficult, especially when her secrets threaten to doom their love. But never underestimate a man who can cook hot, spicy, and steamy, and we ain’t talking just food. 
Steamy love scenes and language. Suitable for readers 18+.

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Choco, also known as Choke, can be all talk with little bite. Choco is stuck in her daily routines day in and day out, until the new consultant, Johnny, comes in. Now her life is turned upside down for better or for worse. 

Choco encourages her best friend, Carlos, and her cousin, Julia, to start dating. Choco thinks it's a good idea until a kiss brings desirable feelings. Feelings she's not willing to have or show.

Choco has insecurities, just like any other girl, except if shes not careful she could risk something truly dear to her. Johnny, the consultant, helps Choco realize she can be beautiful by helping her with a makeover and encouraging her to have a backbone. 

Choco goes with the makeover until times get rocky for her family's Filipino restaurant. Too much is changing at once. Johnny is trying to change the restaurant and menu. Customers and employees are not happy.  

Choco finally opens her eyes to what truly is going on around her. She's no longer blinded, but is it too late to fix the mess that's been made?

The characters in this story are well written. Each have their own distinguishing personalities that add meaning to the story. Some are more connected to each other than they all realize. 

Each time I tried to guess what would happen next or I would know the characters next move, something else would happen. The story kept me on my toes trying to figure out how it'd progress. 

I truly enjoyed reading Claiming Carlos.

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Author Bio

Rachelle Ayala is an author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.

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Fiction: Michal’s Window, Broken Build, Hidden Under Her Heart, Chance for Love Boxed Set, Knowing Vera, Taming Romeo, Whole Latte Love, Played by Love, Playing the Rookie, A Father for Christmas, Claiming Carlos

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