Nicole Prime – Bilb-weil.de

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I bought this book at a pawn shop, for a friend of a friend who s a major Titanic buff If I hadn t expected it to be laughable, I might be regretting that decision now but I m not It s as gloriously trashy as I hoped it would be However, I have a few dinosaur sized bones to pick with whomever designed the cover and wrote the back cover summary Aboard ship, two men fall in love with Nicole Price, a rich Englishman and Karl, a handsome immigrant Before she can choose between them, traged I bought this book at a pawn shop, for a friend of a friend who s a major Titanic buff If I hadn t expected it to be laughable, I might be regretting that decision now but I m not It s as gloriously trashy as I hoped it would be However, I have a few dinosaur sized bones to pick with whomever designed the cover and wrote the back cover summary Aboard ship, two men fall in love with Nicole Price, a rich Englishman and Karl, a handsome immigrant Before she can choose between them, tragedy interrupts Nicole s happiness No Nicole did choose, very clearly Before the book was even halfway over, she chose handsome Hungarian H Karl Stop trying to create romantic tension where there is none.Then, to add injury to insult, Nicole is pictured locked in a passionate embrace with Price on the bottom corner of the cover illustration No Nicole can t find Karl or Price in the terrible confusion and she knows there aren t enough lifeboats for everyone For the love of sweet fluttering ladybug Jesus, no She finds Price RIGHT AWAY He s the one who explains to her why the SHIP IS SINKING HE SHOVES HER INTO A LIFEBOAT, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.As for the book itself, it s fluffy, with a decided and refreshing lack of purple prose Nicole and Handsome Hungarian Hunkburger fall in love at first sight, and are declaring their never ending devotion by their second meeting It s pretty flighty for a girl whose principal characteristic seems to be level headed Also, frankly, HHH is a pale shade of a character, especially when compared to the easy going, funny, and kind Price Armsley she rejects.Also, the ship sinks in the end THE ONE ON THE TITANIC I think these books are why I love historical romance and hate love triangles When I saw the movie Titanic, I swore to everyone that the inspiration for that movie had to have come from this book a young woman in first class, engaged to a rich gentleman, meets a brass American in steerage and falls for him, leaving her to choose as all the Sunfire books girls must between the the two men Sound familiar In the book, however, the rich guy is good guy and ends up giving his place on the lifeboat up to the steerage guy because he knows she loves himI would never p When I saw the movie Titanic, I swore to everyone that the inspiration for that movie had to have come from this book a young woman in first class, engaged to a rich gentleman, meets a brass American in steerage and falls for him, leaving her to choose as all the Sunfire books girls must between the the two men Sound familiar In the book, however, the rich guy is good guy and ends up giving his place on the lifeboat up to the steerage guy because he knows she loves himI would never pick up a romance book now I really hate them However, the Sunfire Romance books were different, since they are geared for teens, and I truly did enjoy them What can I say LOL This was a surprisingly weak Sunfire, mainly because the romance angle was resolved VERY early on and the only tension was if Nicole s chosen man survived the sinking of the Titanic The character arc of Nicole s mother was too sudden to be believable, and Nicole s own behavior during the sinking was disjointed and almost absurd when the alpha and omega of her existence Karl the immigrant is suddenly remembered after hours have passed.I think if the characters had been better drawn, the romanc This was a surprisingly weak Sunfire, mainly because the romance angle was resolved VERY early on and the only tension was if Nicole s chosen man survived the sinking of the Titanic The character arc of Nicole s mother was too sudden to be believable, and Nicole s own behavior during the sinking was disjointed and almost absurd when the alpha and omega of her existence Karl the immigrant is suddenly remembered after hours have passed.I think if the characters had been better drawn, the romance not so love at first sight Karl s dialogue not so cliched and risible, it would have been a better book Huge, sudden disasters have been done well in the shorter Sunfire format i.e., Darcy, Jennie so the Titanic could have been done as effectively But for Candice Ransom s style, I think a longer book would have fared better Before there was James Cameron s Titanicthere was Candice F Ransom s Nicole.Spoiler alert The boat sinks I never read any Sunfire books before this I d never even heard of Sunfire I guess it was about ten years before my time and I only came across this book because of Karen s review of Who Cares About Karen , which made me wonder what books were out there with my name in the title A few minutes with the Goodreads search engine and I had amassed a list of four books This is the lea Before there was James Cameron s Titanicthere was Candice F Ransom s Nicole.Spoiler alert The boat sinks I never read any Sunfire books before this I d never even heard of Sunfire I guess it was about ten years before my time and I only came across this book because of Karen s review of Who Cares About Karen , which made me wonder what books were out there with my name in the title A few minutes with the Goodreads search engine and I had amassed a list of four books This is the least erotic one I found and holy crap it s also about the TitanicSo I promptly ordered it off.It s not a great book I m not going to rate it based on littry merits because it doesn t really have any Even when I was twelve I probably wouldn t have been crazy about this book because the whole torn between two lovers bit is resolved very early on and at no point in my life would I ever have thought, Well, they ve had a two minute conversation and they re wildly in love, that sounds pretty logicalI liked Pierce better than Karl, purely because he seemedinteresting, but we Nicoles are a mysterious, flighty breed Who can say why we make the choices we do Anyway, it gets three stars because it s about the Titanic, it s a cheesy 80s teen romance, and my name is on the cover.And yes, the description of the ship going down made me tear up Don t judge me My friend, Connie, recently pointed out to me that we are currently reliving the 90s this spring sequels to the movies American Pie and Men in Black , a new album by the recently reunited Smashing Pumpkins, neon accessories, floral leggings I ve even seen some with stirrups but most of all, the rerelease of Titanic in 3D This makes me remember Nicole This was one of my Sunfire favorites In the 1980s, Scholastic put together an amazing series of young adult historical romance novels wr My friend, Connie, recently pointed out to me that we are currently reliving the 90s this spring sequels to the movies American Pie and Men in Black , a new album by the recently reunited Smashing Pumpkins, neon accessories, floral leggings I ve even seen some with stirrups but most of all, the rerelease of Titanic in 3D This makes me remember Nicole This was one of my Sunfire favorites In the 1980s, Scholastic put together an amazing series of young adult historical romance novels written by a group of several authors They all had a very similar structure a strong, spitfire gal torn between two guys that were hopelessly in love with her during a turbulent and exciting period in American history Nicole is about a seemingly wealthy heiress who is traveling home on the brand new, unsinkable Titanic after touring Europe with her mother She meets two men on board a wealthy Englishman, Price, and a poor immigrant, Karl When Nicole s mother realizes that her daughter falling in love with Karl, she presses Nicole to reconsider Price because of their precarious financial situation they re OUT of money and Nicole needs to marry a wealthy man, stat But then the whole iceberg thing happens and her mother s plans get slightly derailed due the unsinkable ship sinking I will definitely be going to see Titanic in 3D And I believe I might pick up Nicole to read again as well, for nostalgia s sake Or at least so I can judge JUST how much James Cameron borrowed for his blockbuster.I ll never let go The tragic sinking of the Titanic, and a new love, will change her life forever Can the love in her heart give her the courage to face incredible danger World traveling Nicole Sanders, a wealthyyear old, has always lived in luxury In , she and her mother are returning to America on the Titanic the first unsinkable ocean liner Aboard ship, two men fall in love with Nicole Price, a rich Englishman and Karl, a handsome immigrant Before she can choose between them, tragedy interrupts Nicole s happiness The Titanic is sinking Nicole can t find Karl or Price in the terrible confusion and she knows there aren t enough lifeboats for everyone Even if she reaches safety, can she dare to hope the men she loves will, too The story isn t too bad if you can get over the tiresome and extremely ridiculous instalove Nicole and Karl knew they were in luuuurve as soon as their eyes met And if you don t believe it, Nicole will only repeat it, oh, about a billionty times Nicole spent waytime with the awesome Price but cardboard cutout Sunfire Hero Karl was our winner This isn t a spoiler, they fall in love in chapter two Chapter two After not speaking a single word to each othera bit ridiculous even f The story isn t too bad if you can get over the tiresome and extremely ridiculous instalove Nicole and Karl knew they were in luuuurve as soon as their eyes met And if you don t believe it, Nicole will only repeat it, oh, about a billionty times Nicole spent waytime with the awesome Price but cardboard cutout Sunfire Hero Karl was our winner This isn t a spoiler, they fall in love in chapter two Chapter two After not speaking a single word to each othera bit ridiculous even for a Sunfire And then this made my brain goggle Nicole FORGETS about Karl for hours and only remembers him when she encounters his sister Francesca in her lifeboat why, hello there, plot contrivance fairy Sighpoor Price.2.5 stars because it is a Titanic story This is a YA series from the 80s, which I read in the early 90s As a teenager, I LOVED this series of books, couldn t get enough of them So, when I had my chance to reread, I took it.Yes, this is cheesy Yes, the love story runs a little thin BUT Still They are good, clean YA romances, which are fairly well researched for the genre at the time.And for what it s worth, this book is what really got me into reading fictionalized accounts of real life events, and then readingnon fiction t This is a YA series from the 80s, which I read in the early 90s As a teenager, I LOVED this series of books, couldn t get enough of them So, when I had my chance to reread, I took it.Yes, this is cheesy Yes, the love story runs a little thin BUT Still They are good, clean YA romances, which are fairly well researched for the genre at the time.And for what it s worth, this book is what really got me into reading fictionalized accounts of real life events, and then readingnon fiction to supplement what I took in.No matter their flaws, these will always be some of my favorite books A ha I remember this one Rich girl on the Titanic has to choose between rich guy and poor guy.I ve never seen the movie Titanic and I may be the only person not in a religious cult in the late 90s who can say that , but I know the premise is rich gal and poor fellow fall in love while on the ship I wonder if that movie is in any way a ripoff of this book If it is, I hope Candice F Ransom sued the pants off of the writers of that movie But heck, for all I know, she was the author of the mo A ha I remember this one Rich girl on the Titanic has to choose between rich guy and poor guy.I ve never seen the movie Titanic and I may be the only person not in a religious cult in the late 90s who can say that , but I know the premise is rich gal and poor fellow fall in love while on the ship I wonder if that movie is in any way a ripoff of this book If it is, I hope Candice F Ransom sued the pants off of the writers of that movie But heck, for all I know, she was the author of the movie