February 19, 2014

Book Reviews (XXV)

Not Juliet


Ella Medler

Book Description

Publication Date: February 10, 2014
Riella Smith, an unconventional Romany Princess, travels to Tuscany on the trail of her father’s challenger, to delay him and prevent unnecessary bloodshed and humiliation. What she expects is trouble from a fearsome rival. But life is rarely that easy.

The trouble she finds is of a different kind. Soon, she faces the toughest decision of her life – again – though it should really be a no-brainer. All she has to do is choose between her people and a myth.

After all, there’s no such thing as love at first sight.

About the author:
Ella Medler is a U.K. author and free-lance editor. She writes fiction in more than one genre in a seemingly vain attempt to slow down her overactive brain enough to write non-fiction on subjects she knows a thing or two about. She also does not believe in the starchy use of English and ignores the type of rule that doesn’t allow for a sentence to be finished in a preposition. Her books are action-driven and well-developed characters are her forte. Loves: freedom. Hates: her inner censor.

To keep up to date with her current writing and future projects, visit her website at http://ellamedler.wordpress.com/

My Review
Having already read two of  Ella Medler's previous books, Martin Little Resurrected and Blood is Heavier, I was very interested to read Not Juliet. I must say it was a pleasant surprise to discover the author’s creative imagination in a compelling romance. 
The first chapter introduces Riella, a Roma girl, the king’s daughter, Goliath Petulengro’s only offspring. She guiltily thinks of her decision to leave the Romany settlement.   
Riella has romantic dreams and expectations for a second half that would complete her soul. A great kisser, so warm soft lips would be a must. Eyes to get lost in, deep and dark… She searched for the perfect Romeo to her Juliet.  
Her romantic dreams are shattered by the cruel hands of tragedy. She finds the camp on fire, one of the women accusing her of the tragedy, and finds her father severely ill. The fire crew confirms it was arson. Someone wants her father dead.
 Riella embarks on a search for the arsonist with the intention to ask him, to beg, if necessary, to allow her father live his last days in peace. But I won’t tell you how the story develops. Grab a copy and find out. You won’t regret. 
Not Juliet is full of suspense that keeps you turning page after page. The plot and characters are very well written, the story flows extremely well and it's one of those books you don't want to put down.

                                   I rate it Five Stars



  1. Thank you, Carmen. I'm so glad you liked Not Juliet.
    Lovely review. :)

  2. You are always welcome! Best of luck with your writing!