Thursday, March 24, 2016

【心得】《Roommates》

Roommates
Kindle Edition
Author:Erin Leigh, Tara Brown
File Size: 2722 KB
Print Length: 301 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: October 24, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
ASIN: B0175GJZE8

This is a 17+ read

Life is full of expectations.
For Brady Coldwell it’s always been about the game.
Hockey is and always will be, his life.
His family sacrificed everything to get him here and he won’t let them down.
He knows what’s expected of him.
Natalie Banks is no different.
She too knows what it means to have everyone sacrifice for you.
She knows about the debt that’s left owing in the end and the price you pay for making up your own mind.
But when an innocent mistake lands them as roommates, neither of them is prepared for the feelings they have or the consequences of their actions.
How do you negotiate matters of the heart?
How do you say no when it simply feels so right?

Roommates, an unlikely romance!

以上是来自 Amazon US 的資料和簡介。

續上一本《The Long Way Home》後,接著下來的就是同一位作者的《Roommate》啦!哦,我實在有點懷疑這位作者是位擁有東方靈魂的西方人,故事情節真的非常接近「偶像劇」啊,然而卻也保留了西方人那種不拖泥帶水羅哩羅嗦的愛情方式。故事以主角視角方式呈現,偶爾是女主角的,偶爾是男主角的。其實這種說故事的方式蠻特別的,讓讀者可以完完全全的了解主角們的心態和想法。

不過說真的,這一部故事相比之下就比較平淡,結尾部分也不怎麼完整。我還記得看上一部的時候看到哭了!真是痛徹心扉的故事啊...

故事背景

富豪?哈,反正就是有沾到一點點關於富豪的,上流社會的,但是成分並不多。故事背景大概比較接近剛出社會的新生寶寶的社會生活,開始為自己為生活打拼的時候。

主線

故事的觸發點是當身為一位Graphic Designer的女主角 - Natalie 決定了搬離自家家裡開始自己的生活。而同時作為一位Hockey選手的Brady也剛好來到了同一個城市展開自己的事業前景。在命運和雙方面朋友的安排下,他們成為了同居友人。嗯...原來對西方人來說,居住在同一個屋簷下就算roommates了?可是對馬來西亞/新加坡人而言,roommates是室友的意思呀!

愛情的萌芽

哦,我想Nat一定超級漂亮,Brady也超級帥。反正他們就是幾乎一見鍾情了。雖然當時Nat並不是單身,而Brady本身也屬於那種“單身萬歲”想法的人。但是男女之間啊,果然還是有那麼一回事。漸漸的他們從開始的尊重對方,到看重對方。

而這種時候的愛情,其實是非常不穩固的。因為隨時會成為遠距離戀愛....

啊 再多說就暴雷了!

非常喜歡其中一個quote:
Brady: I am ready to play hard, love hard, work hard, and live hard.
Yin: Yes, me too.

完。

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