Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stand Corrected by Patricia Asedegbega Tour





Publisher: CreateSpace (October, 2014)

Category: Drama, Suspense, Humor, YA, Adult

Tour Date: November, 2014
Available in: Print & ebook, 249 Pages


Buy "I Stand Corrected':




ROSARIO

I am Rosario Dominguez Gonzalez, heiress to one of the largest and oldest fortunes in Spain. My family is considered in both the most elite economic and social circles as one of the richest and most influential in Europe…



BALOU

That was until the day when I sensed that someone was watching me; I opened one of my eyes and was just about to close it again when something caught my attention…

Rosario and Balou need each other for very different reasons… But for one of them, it is a matter of life and death.


Balou is taken away from his mother at a very tender age and sold to a pet shop where he waits impatiently for someone to claim him and take home a black and as he considers himself, an attractive British Shorthair cat. Just when he thinks this is going to be impossible and his bags are almost packed to go to the local animal shelter, he meets young and troubled Rosario who is really not looking for a pet.
It doesn´t take him very long to realize that something is horribly wrong in her household and he takes it upon himself to protect the human he has come to love almost as much as he loves his food, his siestas and of course the time he spends outside chasing everything and anything that moves.

A Strange and endearing alliance is forged between them but he soon discovers that something is horribly wrong in Rosario's household.

'I Stand Corrected' is Patricia Asedegebga Nieto's first novel in English.
Praise For 'Sesinta Segundos Dan Para Muucho' ('Sixty Seconds Go Far'):
"Patricia Asedegbega continues to maintain the mystery in each chapter ..... you not able to put it down until the last page!"-Susi Grap
"Mama Peace did all that???? Can't wait to see what will happen next....and when I finish this one...I've got the second book waiting to be read!!!"- Esther Asedegbega


MY REVIEW


This is different from the books I typically read, so why did I choose to read and review it?  The blurb caught my attention and I was intrigued by what I read.  Well, first of all I must say the cover and the title is very misleading. It does not provide readers with a clue as to what to expect.

The story is told from the POV of a cat and his mistress. Yes! You read correctly.  The cat whose name is Balou is a British Shorthair.  He was taken from the only home he knew at a very early age and sold to a pet shop.  He had given up hope of  leaving the pet shop,  but that all changed the day Roasrio walked into the pet shop and decided to adopt him.   Initially she was not looking for a pet and she was being forced by her husband to choose one. Balou caught her eye and against her husband’s wishes ( he wanted a dog) she adopted him.  Balou knew the moment he laid eyes on Rosario that all was not well with her. It was then he made it his mission to protect her at all cost.  They grew very close to the point of them being inseparable.

I stand Corrected addresses the serious issue of domestic abuse. It opens the eyes of readers to the impact that spousal abuse has on the victim and those closely associated with them.  It shows how manipulative the abuser can be and how isolated the victim will feel.

Reading parts of the story from the Balou’s POV made for some very interesting, humourous and entertaining moments.  It did not detract from the seriousness of the story.  Balou is an intelligent and intuitive cat who saw what the humans around him did not see. 

The story is well written and the character development is good.  The pace was good and the story flowed from beginning to end.   The characters are great, but my favourite is Balou.  The way he is portrayed you just can’t help falling in love with him, especially if you are a cat lover.

This is a great read and if you are looking for something new and unique, then I Stand Corrected would be a good place to start.




About Patricia Asedegebga:


Patricia Asedegebga is the author of Bienvenidos a gatos anónimos, Pasarse cuatro Pueblos and Sesenta segundos dan para mucho, Patricia Asedegbega was born to a Spanish mother and a Nigerian father in Madrid. As a child, she relocated with her family to Nigeria and later returned to Spain, where she acquired her BSc and master´s degree. She is currently living near Madrid with her family and her very stubborn cat, Merlin Mojito.
I Stand Corrected is her first English language novel.










2 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed 'I Stand Corrected" so much!

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