Wednesday, February 26, 2014

NAPOLEON (Layers of Veronica # 1) (Kindle Edition)


NAPOLEON 
(Layers Of Veronica #1)
by
Emilia Rutigliamo
Edition: Kindle format, 387 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492781665
Published by Emilia Rutigliano, March 2013
Language: English6
Genre: Women's Fiction, Chick Lit

About Napoleon:



They say that when a student is ready, a teacher appears.


What they don’t say is where to register, and how to matriculate in that teacher’s class.
That is a divine gift.

Veronica had it all:  the looks; the brains; the personality; and the wardrobe.  Not to mention a perfect husband, a fabulous career and two adorable children, until the perfect husband leaves her for another woman.

Thus begin the daily routines of a typical New York City immigrant with ambition whose teachers keep appearing, and for whom divine interventions keep affording new opportunities. 

Though it starts like ordinary connections going through the tried and true, each relationship continues to delve into parts of her own universe that Veronica didn’t know existed.  A universe that is suddenly open to her.

This is a different kind of heroine…

Welcome to the New American Dream, Dare to Dream…
 
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My Impressions:
  
Very charming and funny book that was easy to fall in love with and hard to put down till I was done. Great characters development that pulls you in and leaves you rooting for a happy ending at least for most of the characters.Married med trying to seduce single ladies just disgusts me, so did not find myself hoping pulling for anything spectacular to happen with them. Veronica is a sexed up vamp that knows what she wants and goes after it no matter how many obstacles stand in her way, including herself.

The only negative thing I can say about this book, and its really not negative, is that Rutigliano pours alot into the character development and at times there is so much background and information that it gets lost on you when reading and with the minor characters there could have been more development. Other than that I enjoyed the book and cannot wait to read the next one in the series and hopefully find out how things go with Veronica and KD later on.

Want to see what others are saying about Napoleon? Check out some of these great reviews on the tour:
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About the Author:

Emilia I. Rutigliano scored fiftieth percentile on her SATs... and on her LSATs... and on her BAR...Sigh...
But she nevertheless survived, and seems to be doing OK. She practices Law read lore) in Brooklyn, New York (read Nu Yawk). She was born in the former Soviet Union, and emigrated in 1979. She is happily married to the same crazy Italian she's been with since college, who suffers from a severe addition to travel (still in acute form). Together they are doing a somewhat passable job with their three precious darlings (who are now teenagers, thus elaboration is not necessary).
Which is why Emilia writes about Veronica. Veronica, though... is interesting. And Emilia knows interesting.

Visit Emilia Rutigliano’s website at www.layersofveronica.com, Twitter, and Facebook pages.


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BOOK EXCERPT:

“You see the details and you are awed by them.  It shows in your dress, in your manner, in how you look at things, how you eat...  It’s all art.  No amount of money or education can give it to you.  You either see it, or you don’t.”  He took another sip.

          He was about to tie it all together for her.  “Our society works in layers...”

          “Oh, my god ... what did you just say?”  Her eyes opened wide, and she stared at him.  But he didn’t see what was so shocking.

          “Our society works in layers.  Notice I didn’t say levels.  It’s not linear.”  This was important.  He needed her to see this.  “Think of it this way.  You consider a person’s worth by their financial statement.  This is how much you earn/own, and this is how much you owe/spend.  Like, John Smith is worth a billion dollars.  With me so far?”

          She shook her head ... Someone else subscribes to the layers theory? She continued to stare at him.

          “You transcend that, Veronica.  There are several more layers of you that you don’t even know.  You know that you are very beautiful, but you also have this magnificent charisma, this affect on people.  You talk with your clients, your friends, your kids, and with me on completely different “layers”... like a napoleon, yes?”

          She nodded her head, still in awe.

          “It isn’t that one layer is better than the other, although some will argue that the soaked bottom is best because it has the most flavor; others will say the flaky top is best; still others prefer the middle because it is just the right amount.  But one cannot exist without the other.  I would very much like to see you discover the layers of yourself.  There are many that you have not discovered, and it's only because no one has taught you.  You excel in things that you do.  You’re quite a virtuoso, and I’d like to teach you about more.  Interested?“

          I’m being presented with an opportunity.  Am I even hearing this correctly?  Did he just say that there is another world, layers, that I am worthy of attaining, and that he would like to help me reach and discover these layers?  Wasn’t that what I was hoping for when we first met … to learn from him?   Concentrate, Nika, this is serious.  “I’m more than interested, Jeremy, but I’m unaware of what is required of me.”

          He smiled.  “Good question. There are many layers here, but let’s deal with the first two.  First things first... you have trust issues.”
  


Disclaimer: I  received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. 
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