Thursday, January 6, 2011

REVIEW:The Oracle Rebounds

 By Allison Van Diepen
November 2010
Harlequin Books
ISBN-10:  0373210213
ISBN-13: 9780373210213

The Oracle of Dating aka Kayla is back in the second installment in the series of the same name.  In The Oracle Rebounds, we find Kayla just coming home from a date with her boyfriend Jared in the foulest of moods.  She is in a bad mood because Jared has just broken up with her.  He recently got rejected by an art scholarship committee and says he thinks he should spend more time working on his portfolio.

Kayla is completely thrown off guard since she thought everything was going great with them! Obviously she must have made some gross miscalculation she thinks, so she decides to throw herself into her website. TOOD as I am going to call it for the sake of space and finger cramping from now on, has been, though continued without much of a pause at any point in need of some tlc.  She continued to write articles for its blog section weekly, but really wasn’t as invested in it as much as she used to be.  One of the things she decides to do is contact other blogs of a similar subject and ask if she could possibly guest post. This way she can get more exposure and hopefully drive more visitors to her website. It at first all seems well and good, but quickly backfires as one of the bloggers she contacts uses it as a platform to fire shots so to speak.

The dating front as much as she’d like to take her own advice to others and take a break still remains active.  One of them being a French foreign exchange student named Benoit and another a chess playing Russian.  She hopes that these boys will help her forget about Jared who as much as she tries not to give in, she still finds herself missing and loving.

I really enjoy this series! It was just as good as the previous one and I found the story and the ‘blog posts’ were mixed well together.  Maybe it is because I am a blogger too, but you can really feel how much she loves working on her site.   Yes, maybe she makes a little money for it, but more then that she helps people which for her is what’s important.  I can relate to her excitement and sometimes her fear when she adds a post or tweaks the site, because I know exactly how that feels!


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