Monday, March 12, 2012

Before You Go by Ella James, reviewed by Lynn Worton

Book Review of Before You Go by Ella James

Margo Ford just became an heiress. Not the Paris Hilton kind. Her billions came after her father died and her insanely wealthy, insanely absent mother officially claimed her. Unfortunately, some ...terrorists noticed, and they hatched a plot to kidnap her. After a news report goes awry, reporting that Margo *has* been kidnapped, and her mother offers the humiliating sum of $500,000 for her return, Margo doesn't want anything to do with her *#$!@ of an egg donor. Then she is sentenced to a summer of "protection" on her mother's private island. Not the Oprah Winfrey kind. This one has an astronomical observatory filled with scientists, including Logan Greer, a super hot, super infuriating planet-hunter. Hiding out from kidnappers has never been so boring... until suddenly it isn't anymore.

Review 5 out of 5

Margo Ford becomes a heiress after her father dies and her insanely rich mother officially claims her. When terrorists hatch a plan to kidnap her, Margo's mother arranges a summer for her on a private island. This island has an astronomical observatory filled with scientists, including Logan Greer, a gorgeous but infuriating planet-hunter. Margo thought hiding out on the island would be boring, until it wasn't any more.

This is a short story from Ella James. However, there is a lot of action and romance. Margo is a fifteen year old who, when her father died and her extremely rich mother claims her, finds herself the centre of attention for kidnappers. When her mother sends her to a private island, Margo meet Logan. Logan is a seventeen year-old student, who is being sponsored by Margo's mother. Romance begins to bloom between the two. However, danger is not too far away.
This is a superb love story. It is sweet and touching and I absolutely fell for Logan. He's a fantastic character, who has a lot of baggage, but I think that makes him better. Margo is a typical teenager, who comes across a bit spoilt, but I don't hold that against her; She is feisty and can hold her own. I recommend this book if you would like a romance that is a quick read and well written. I am definitely reading more of Ella James's books in the future. - Lynn Worton

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