February 03, 2014

Book review: Dirty Little Secret (AliaZalea)


The last one from Adriana dkk series. I only need 4 days to finish this book. I should say I love this one a lot. As usual, the writer describes the character not overdramatic yet just in a perfect way. This time, the main character is Jana Oetomo, one of Adriana's bffs, and Ben Barata, his ex-lover. Jana has twins and she was never married because of the painful memories caused by Ben years ago. Ben comes back from America to Indonesia to search for Jana who disappeared after he told her to abort her pregnancy. He regretted that and has been searching Jana for years but useless. He met Jana surprisingly in an event where his sister asked him to be her accompanion. One thing that he never thought is that Jana never abort her pregnancy and Ben was shocked to find out that he was father of twins. The story tells more about how Ben tries to win Jana and her twins' hearts. I find this cute since previously the Adriana series tells more about the process of a couple falling in love, not like this one where we already knew that Jana and Ben have fallen in love since the very first time and the feeling is still the same until now. DLS is also not as hot as all previous series; the intimate scenes are just kissing. I think this really suits as the last series since it's an anticlimax of all, being sweet without overrated. The ending is just the thing I hate the most; Im sure it's a happy ending but I think she doesnt describe it more detail. I'd like to see if she writes clearly what the ending will be like. The cover is also a minus for me since I prefer the style of previous series cover and Im confuse why they decide to publish those books with new covers when the old ones are already perfect. But still, I give 5 stars for this one; the storyline is just the best.

Synopsis:
MEET THE HERO

Ben Barata. Sukses dengan kariernya dan berkehidupan mapan, tapi masih merasakan kekosongan dalam hidupnya. Dan dia yakin kekosongan itu hanya bisa diisi oleh Jana, cewek yang menghilang tanpa jejak setelah hatinya dia injak-injak bertahun-tahun yang lalu. Dia bertekad untuk bertekuk lutut meminta maaf dan mendapatkan kesempatan kedua dengan Jana... Namun, bagaimana dia bisa melakukannya tanpa membuat Jana mengambil langkah seribu ketika melihatnya?

MEET THE HEROINE

Jana Oetomo. Ibu dari sepasang anak kembar yang bandelnya setengah mati dengan sebuah rahasia yang memberikan definisi baru pada ungkapan “skeletons in the closet”. Namun sepertinya rahasia itu tidak bisa tetap terkubur, terutama ketika Ben, orang terakhir yang dia inginkan mengetahui rahasia itu, tiba-tiba muncul kembali dalam kehidupannya. Dan dia lebih baik mati daripada membiarkan Ben dekat-dekat dengannya lagi. (goodreads)

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