Thursday, February 5, 2015

Review: The Commitment Test(The Marin Test #2) by Amanda Aksel

Genre: Women Fiction/Romance
Publication date: February 4th, 2015
Publisher: Elephantine Publishing
Read: January 2015
Pages: 300
Rating: 5/5

Summary:
When a Valentine’s Day proposal doesn’t come with an engagement ring, Marin Johns begins to wonder if she and James will ever get married. As her closest friends begin to move forward with their lives, she refuses to be left behind.

Hope is restored as she devises a plan to get James down on one knee by becoming the ideal mate. Everything seems to fall into place until her college boyfriend resurfaces after a decade with his own ideas about their future. Will Marin be forced to choose between the man of her dreams and the diamond ring she’s always dreamed of?
 


My review:

Book 2 didn't disappoint me. I just couldn't stop reading it, I read it in one day. It was funny, cute, flattering again. What more can I ask for? This book has it all. 

"The rest are gonna love you because I love you"
James Young is the kind of guy every woman wants. He's loyal, handsome, nice, romantic, caring, understanding... the list goes on. 

"Love means taking a chance even if you're afraid. I will always be afraid to lose you, but I won't push you away anymore. I promise."
Marin could get really frustrating because of the decisions she made. At some point I forgot she was a couple therapist because she was really confused about this love/commitment thing. However I understood her and can relate to her in a way. I'm still young to marry anyone and I'm not planning on marrying anytime soon but I want to get married one day. I understood why getting married was a big deal for her even though I think she took the whole situation too far and started doubting her love for James. She was crazy at times but I guess love could do that to you. 

"But no matter who's looking for me, I'll be looking to see you."
Once again the secondary characters were the best! They gave really good advice and I learned so much about love, life, relationships just by reading these two books. Holly was awesome and Marin did mention she was her best friend but Holly wasn't really around a lot, even in Book 1. I think Telly and Marin were closer and I loved their friendship. Telly was so funny and I love how careless she was and how she just wanted to have fun. 


"You're my heart, you're my home, you're my one and only."
The thing is I couldn't stop reading until I find out what comes next. There wasn't a moment in this book where I was bored. I think everything was well described, there was no rush and it didn't leave me with questions at the end. Well except "What happens after their wedding? Will they have a book 3?" I seriously want a book 3. I still want to read more about Marin and of course gorgeous James. 

As much as I want to talk about all the sweet and funny scenes, I don't want to spoil you guys. This book was awesome and I'm really hoping to re-read both books one day. I really want a book 3 because I fell in love with the characters a lot but if not, I'm seriously going to miss all of them. 

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About the author:
Amanda Aksel is an author with an affinity for love. Becoming a couples therapist was her “backup” career, and after completing her BA in Psychology she was on her way to solving love’s most complicated quandaries one couple at a time. Now she plans to solve love’s most complicated quandaries one novel at a time. 




Social media links:
Twitter: @amandaaksel