Calling Romeo
By Kim Atchue-Cusella
Apr 8, 2004 - 9:30:00 AM

Juliet lives with her boyfriend of two and a half years, in London. In the beginning they had the typical romance with love and laughter. It seems they have fallen into a comfortable routine that Juliet is no longer happy with. After waiting for Will at a fancy restaurant for a long period of time, she knew that Will had forgotten their plans. Juliet heads out to get a taxi and is splashed by a car going by, their eyes meet as the jerk speeds by. Drenched and walking in the pouring rain, Juliet vows to not let Will's apology melt her.

Will can't believe that he forgot Valentine's Day. He tries to make it up to her, but he also doesn't think that Valentine's Day is the biggest part of a relationship. He can feel Juliet pulling away, and tries to get advice from his married friend. The last straw comes when Will cancels plans to attend a party with Juliet, in order to handle a problem that arises with the business he owns. Juliet is livid; she goes to her company's party with her friend Trudy. At the party she meets Sykes, the guy who had soaked her on Valentine's Day. He is also a competitor for another advertising company that is bidding on a very important client that Juliet has been assigned to.


A whirlwind romance begins when Juliet decides to go to Italy with Sykes. He takes her to all the posh places, and shows her a great time. Is he Juliet's Romeo, or is it Will? Confusion sets in, and Juliet must decide who her real Romeo is.


CALLING ROMEO by Alexandra Potter is a light romantic read with a heavy message, is the grass always greener on the other side of the fence? I felt for Will, because it seemed that Juliet expected Will to change into someone he wasn't. She wanted more of the materialistic part of romance rather than heartfelt love. It is a story that does not have your typical happily ever after ending, but it is a great read. I would tell readers to grab this book, and get ready for a romance with a comical twist.

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