CALLING ROMEO
by Alexandra Potter

February 2004
ISBN: 0-7434-7032-X
Reviewer Graphic Button Downtown Press
Trade Paperback
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Juliet and Will have lived together for a couple of years, but the flames of passion and consideration have long begun to dwindle to ashes. Juliet knows there has to be more out there, perhaps life with someone who remembers important dates, makes her feel sexy, and most importantly, wanted. Too bad that someone happens to be, Roberto Sykes, a major competitor in Julietís bid to win a huge advertising account for her firm. Sykes makes Juliet feel like a desirable woman, and thatís certainly more than Will has done lately.


Attracted to something new and shiny, Juliet gives in to temptation only to discover that sometimes the greatest pleasure is found in simply wanting. For often in taking what one believes she desires, one risks losing what was truly wanted. And with Julietís realization comes the painful knowledge that it just may be possible to destroy love.


With Calling Romeo, Alexandra Potter delivers a bounty of wit and realism to readers everywhere. Juliet and Will arenít the perfect couple, and in the real world, perfect couples rarely exist. Thatís why Calling Romeo is a delightful addition to the literary scene. What makes Will and Juliet so attractive is the fact that they grow from their mistakes and donít fall into dull ruts like so many characters drawn by lesser talented authors.


Although the story is predictable, the main characters and their supporting players are vibrant people who turn an old tale into something refreshingly new. Julietís friend Trudy is one of the most appealing characters of the entire book and is worthy of her own novel.


Reviewed in March 2004 by Natasha.

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