Title: Napoleon (Layers of Veronica #1)
Author: Emilia Rutigliano
Published: 2013 by Emilia Rutigliano
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Veronica is a great mother, friend, and lawyer. Her ex-husband is having a baby with his new wife, which is fine with Veronica as long as the new wife treats her kids well, and she does. Veronica has a lot of self confidence in the courtroom and in the bedroom. She sleeps around with no strings attached and that’s the way she likes it to be. But Veronica starts to meet certain men and develops stronger feelings for them. Will she meet that special someone who she can’t live without, or will she continue to live her life the way she does because after all she is happy, isn’t she?
It’s hard to like a book when you don’t like the morals that you’re presented with. I really did like Veronica. She’s a great mom, and an awesome friend. She’s there for everyone when needed. As a lawyer, she also excels. She’s been a lawyer for years so it comes naturally at this point in her life. And the fact that she sleeps around, I couldn’t care less. The only thing that bothers me is that she prefers married men so there are no strings attached. Her husband cheated on her and got another woman pregnant. Veronica doesn’t act hurt by it, but I’m sure she was/is. Doesn’t she realize that she is doing the same thing to someone else’s wife? It’s obviously the men’s fault as well; they’re not getting off the hook here. It’s just that she doesn’t seem to feel bad for the men’s wives in the least. That’s what bothers me.
Anyways, the book itself was well written and fast moving. I did get a little confused when she met Jeremy, a successful and married man, and he tries to explain to her about different levels and layers of her life. I just didn’t understand what was going on. He was trying to give her an education on how to get more out of life and more money I believe. I don’t know, I just didn’t get it.
There was a rape, not really scene cause it wasn’t, we, the readers, just know that it happened. Anyways, it was horrible but during the after effects of the rape there were some significant spelling errors. Semen was spelled ‘seamen’ a few times. Now honestly, I was glad for the error because it made me laugh and I needed that laugh during that scene to take me back to reality.
The ending didn’t give me closure at all. In fact, I made a note in my kindle saying, “what??????” I know that this is the first book in a series but I just feel that some sort of closure would have been nice.
Looking at what I wrote it sounds like I’m ripping apart this book, but I’m really not trying to. Again, it was for the most part a fast moving enjoyable read. All and all, definitely a good book.
My Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
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