on March 6, 2014 :
Disclaimer: I received an e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Rania is a regular girl, just trying to get through life in Toronto. Adam is a rich bachelor, spending and sleeping his way through the days. When they cross paths, sparks fly, and Adam realizes he might not mind leaving the single-life behind, once and for all. However, Rania has a scarred past, and it's keeping barriers around her heart. Can these two make it together, or will their differences drive them apart before they even get started?
I enjoyed this book right from the start. I love how the chapters are separated into each point of view, as you get a glimpse from both sides of the coin and how each character is dealing with their new friendship. I feel as though this one quote from the beginning perfectly sums up how you should view this story: "I wonder at the fact that each human has his own story to tell; everyone has a past, a present and a future to look forward to." We travel through the present with both Rania and Adam, and while looking through them towards their possible future, we see that they'll have to relive a past that could tear them apart.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good romance, but note that it's not your typical boy-meets-girl, boy-gets-girl story. This is one where you'll be rooting on both sides, and you get to see what happens when love-at-first-sight meets its match in a strong-willed woman.
4 1/2 stars
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
on Feb. 22, 2014 :
a fresh journey which takes you to another level of friendship and love. i m looking forward to read more and unfold the suspense
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Feb. 22, 2014 :
This is a very sweet romantic story. I am not sure if I should call it a love story because it ended in the misery and I would like to read more and see where Rania and Adam's fate is taking them. Also I am interested in knowing about the woman's secrets.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
on Jan. 1, 2014 :
oh-my-god…don't know where to start? I went through some reviews on Amazon for this book and i'm surprised if anyone could dislike it. The character development for this book was off the charts incredible! Adam is a rare person, a rich powerful man who has everything in his life except love and the fact that he doesn't acknowledge God. I liked the way he accepts the Divine Existence. I like the quote: "the sin which makes you sad and repentant is more liked by God, than the good deed, which turns you arrogant". It's very thought provoking and the usage is absolutely perfect, especially for the person who thinks he is a sinner although what he is doing is something people don't usually do - charity. Rania, on the other hand, is a beautiful woman who doesn't know how her beauty spellbinds everyone around her. I am as intrigued as Adam about her past, wonder why she gets cold when he tries to kiss her? I would highly recommend this book, who enjoys reading romance, mystery, paranormal and spirituality.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on Dec. 24, 2013 :
A slient prayer is one of most exciting stories about love, care and intimacy. It's mystery, romance, suspense all combined. It starts casually but gets more and more exciting and mysterious. One of the unique things about the book is that the chapters have been written in a way in which u get to read from the perception of both the main characters. You get to read inside both their minds which is truly a different experience.I like the way they so easily discuss religious beliefs with eachother, and how rania patiently explains things to adam giving him all the space to absorb things rather than being aggressive about the matter, and the impact which rania leaves on adam's mind each time she explains him about the existence of God is rare. Plus i really love the title rania has given adam secretly in her heart i.e. "the forbidden fruit". Im simply in love with adam's character. I love the fact that adam starts to believe in the existence of God not beacuse of money power or fame but because he found a true partner in his life. Its really great the way they both are trying to help the other to get rid of his/her demons. The expressions used in the book are amazing! They actually make u feel the intensity with which adam regards rania and also feel the fears rania experiences throughout the book.
The book has been wrapped up amazingly. It leaves you craving to know the rest of the story and i think thats how a good book is supposed to make you feel!
(review of free book)
yasir hassan, Sr
on Dec. 23, 2013 :
I really liked this book as i don't read books that much and i was reading this. It had that
"what's next" feature which made it very interesting to read. The details throughout the book and the characterization was quite good. The story was really good and i enjoyed it. And the paranormal effects were done very well. It had a unexpected ending but in a really good way. Loved it and waiting for the next volume.
(review of free book)
on Dec. 21, 2013 :
Decent characterization to visualize both the protagonists and details surrounding them. Chapters written from male and female POVs kept the interest and didn't let the story fall away. Adam and Rania's chemistry seems to be going beyond expectations and anxiously waiting for 'what will happen next'. Mystery behind Rania and paranormal activities kept me guessing and I was proved wrong at many occasions. Keep up the good work and bring your next volume in market soon.
(reviewed the day of purchase)