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This is an updated cover edition. Marisol Vargas had life all figured out. Having fun without strings attached was good. Commitment and monogamy was bad. That is, until both of her best friends got married and had kids. Now all of the sudden, instead of being envied for her footloose and fancy-free lifestyle, Marisol finds herself on the outside looking in. Suddenly her hoThis is an updated cover edition. Marisol Vargas had life all figured out. Having fun without strings attached was good. Commitment and monogamy was bad. That is, until both of her best friends got married and had kids. Now all of the sudden, instead of being envied for her footloose and fancy-free lifestyle, Marisol finds herself on the outside looking in. Suddenly her home feels like a big, empty house. And her heart feels like the last kid picked for kickball.Then her car breaks down.When Marisol meets the owner of Triple D's Garage, Demetrious Antonopolous, she pegs him a bitter, blue collar grunt. They're complete opposites, like apples and oranges, yet beneath the aggravation lies some serious passion.Little does Marisol know that Demo might be exactly what she needs, and it has nothing to do with cars or the kitchen. When tragedy strikes, will Marisol be able to let Demo in, or will she push him away? And how can two complete opposites finally learn how to make great recipes together?...

Title : Apples & Oranges
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ISBN : 9781939976048
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 173 Pages
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Apples & Oranges Reviews

  • Jo
    2019-01-18 18:23

    I got my face wet again, not just only because Brian left his lovely family, is what's the girls said.“Loneliness can do a real number on a person"We all afraid being alone. especially when u lost ur love, like Candice lost Brian in sudden, the one she fall into when she was 19, losing him made her felt empty.fletcher lost his best friend in front of him, it hurt.We r human, afraid being alone, their stories just shown the emotion, fear to be aloneI cry, not only Brain's death, is the emotion, the hurt feelingWe r just human

  • Mimi Lovell
    2019-01-14 16:11

    When I finished Baby & Bump (which I absolutely LOVED), all I could think is "there is no way I am going to be able to enjoy Marisol's story". She is so snooty and bitchy. How is she even friends with these other characters. And for a few chapters into Apples & Oranges, I was still on the fence on how I was going to be able to "feel" it for her to want her to get her happy ending. But, I started to learn a little about her, and her reasons why she was so cold and snooty and so different from her friends. And, her problem was 30 some years of sterile love from her mother and father, and I can see why love and relationships wouldn't look too appealing up to that point. Then Demo comes along. He is her exact opposite and her exact same all wrapped into one. I know that sounds contradicting, but really he is. He is nothing like her, because she is high fashion and rich and snobby and all about the look. Where he is a garage owner with dirt and grease under his nails. He could almost care nothing about his look, because that's just how he is. (Not that he doesn't look amazing, because he's a bona fied hottie Greek.) But, there similarities are what is so crazy. They both have written off love, for one reason or another. They both seem to have a stick up their ass. And they both are more about the bootie than the love. Until they meet each other. And, then their crazy back and forth pursuing begins and the craziness really begins. This book really seemed to dig deep for me as the story continued on. Some deep issues that are very heartbreaking to read about, but I really love how much Marisol grew throughout the book, so I hope everyone who read Baby & Bump, and didn't really love Marisol, will give her story a chance. Because it really is worth reading and she really is someone worth loving.Now, I can't wait for book #3 to come out.

  • Melody Cox
    2019-01-17 19:59

    It is apparent that I view this book quite differently from others. For me, what happened with Demo and the ex girlfriend was the ruination of this book. It was quite good until that point in which I regretted reading it. My review is not meant to be harsh or a put down, honest, but there was no redeeming quality for me in this book. I disliked it that much.I would recommend you read it for yourself since my view of this book is so differing from others and then you can decide for yourself.************Spoiler Alert************This book started out good, maybe even very good but them wham-bam a baby ma'am and a funky family of five...I'll pass thank you very much. This ending was unrealistic and Demo's actions....I don't know...but I sure think less of him. The story had been chugging on down the track at a nice, steady pace and then...total derailment.I loved Book One in this series and was so anxious to read Book Two...I should have stopped after book one. What a huge disappointment. This author is an automatic no for me now. I don't want to go down another road similar to what was involved in this book. It hit major triggers and was too upsetting.

  • Michelle
    2019-01-16 14:00

    Apples & Oranges by Brooke Moss, continued her “This & That” romantic comedy series that began with Baby & Bump. Lead character, Marisol Vargas, was Lexie and Candace’s self-centered, pretentious, single friend, who only dated successful, designer suit-wearing men. She met Demetrious Antonopolous, (aka Demo), when her BMW broke down and it was repaired at his Demo’s garage. Both Marisol and Demo were unlucky in love, emotionally unavailable and complete opposites. However, they instantly recognized a physical attraction between them, that they tried to ignore.Marisol was not an especially likeable character in Baby & Bump, but transformed as the story developed in Apples & Oranges. She was conflicted between her dysfunctional upbringing by an absent father and overly critical, image-obsessed mother, and the new “family” she created with her best friends, and their families.Demo was the one man Marisol was unable to con with her sultry looks and over-the-top personality. He saw the vulnerable, loyal, caring woman beneath her perfectly coiffed façade. As Demo and Marisol began to explore their connection, a series of complicated life events took place that provoked her to retreat back into her protective shell. The story followed her “coming of age” path, as a thirty-something woman, learning who she truly was.The story was well-developed and Ms. Moss revisited some of the characters from Baby & Bump, so we were able to see the progress in their stories. She also introduced Demo’s grandmother, who served as Demo and Marisol’s “conscience” and added a bit of humor to their journey. Early readers of Apples & Oranges detected some errors in the Spanish phrases, that have been corrected and a new version has been uploaded to Amazon. Apples & Oranges, is recommended to those who are looking for a fun romantic read without sex scenes.

  • Yelania Nightwalker
    2019-01-02 20:53

    4.5/5I cried. A lot. This book made me think so much about my family relationships and understanding my own feelings. This novel is something else. Is take a look in the real life. Was so different from the first book and still, it was amazing. The only problem for me were the phrases in Spanish, I don't want to be mean but are confusing and poorly written. My English may be bad but I'm not selling a book with a American character. I wish the author has researched more about these sentences before putting them in the book. Marisol deserved. I can't wait for the next book, though.________________________Lloré. Mucho. Este libro me ha hecho pensar mucho acerca de mis relaciones familiares y a comprender mis propios sentimientos. Esta novela es algo más. Es echar un vistazo en la vida real. Fue tan distinta al primer libro y aún así, fue increíble. El único problema para mí fueron las frases en español porque son confusas y están mal escritas. Mi inglés puede ser malo, pero yo no estoy vendiendo un libro con un personaje estadounidense, ¿me explico?. Ojalá que la autora hubiera hecho una mejor investigación de estas frases antes de ponerlas en el libro. Marisol se lo merecía. No puedo esperar para el próximo libro.

  • Khelsey Jackson
    2018-12-23 19:23

    Marisol Vargas thought she had her life figured out, she could get anything she wanted from a man with her charms. Everything changed the day her car broke down and she met the owner of Triple D's Garage, Demetrious Antonopolous, AKA Demo. He is handsome but doesn’t fall victim to her charm and beauty. They are complete opposites, like apples and oranges, yet beneath the aggravation lies some serious passion.After one steamy kiss forced by her neighbor, Demo is all she can think about. WOW, I didn’t think I could love Brooke Moss’ books more but I was wrong. She out did herself in this one, the whole time I was hoping Marisol would get her act together and just admit how she felt about Demo AND when she did tragedy hit both of them. I am a crier, and this book had me in tears because I couldn’t believe what happened. I read this book in a matter of hours, yes hours. It was that good and I needed to know what happened. I would recommend this book to everyone but be warn tissues are needed.

  • Sue
    2019-01-12 16:08

    3.25 Not as good as Baby & Bump...Marisol did nearly a 180 with regards to her character sensitivity but she and Demo are no Lexi & Fletcher. But still it was a fun read. The next book about Candice I'm looking forward to... Unfortunately out of the three girl leads in this series ... Marisol was my least favorite, don't get me wrong she's a hoot...but I prefer her as supporting cast.

  • Ditte
    2019-01-03 20:01

    There were some technical problems with this book. Not just problems with grammar/missing words/problems with auto-correct etc, which unfortunately happen a lot with the cheap or free kindle books, but here a lot of words were underlined or broken up with this _- in the middle of a word. It was extremely distracting!

  • Nicole
    2019-01-03 15:12

    Apples & OrangesApples & OrangesI loved this story. Demo and Marisol are a couple after my own heart, probably because they remind me of my fiance and I...lol And Grandma aka Yiayia...I ADORE her!!!!! Love the series!

  • Michelle °O°
    2018-12-26 19:13

    Marisol you deserved someone so much better than Demo.

  • Sara (imnotaddicted)
    2018-12-23 22:13

    4/5

  • YasminVasquez
    2018-12-25 14:23

    ExcellentI enjoyed this book just as much as book 1 in the series Baby and Baump I laughed and cried but I'm glad Marisol got her happy ending.

  • Laura Johnson
    2019-01-06 19:16

    Fair read. However, the ending was a bit unrealistic.

  • Kelly
    2018-12-23 20:57

    Loved it! This was a very good read. I was constantly laughing.

  • Rhianna
    2018-12-23 22:13

    Laughter & TearsReaders are going to think I've developed a bit of a partiality toward Moss after the streak of reviews she's earned from me this year. If I have, it's been hard earned, as she is the author who managed to drag this paranormal preferring reader over to the contemporary shelf. Let me tell ya that was no easy feat.What's made Moss' work such a treasure is what she brings once more to her work in APPLES & ORANGES. Authentic human beings with flaws and feelings spill right off the pages and you forget you're not watching a movie. After reading BABY & BUMP I thought there was no way Marisol would win me over as a heroine. She has a transparent moment in B&B that brought me to tears but I just couldn't imagine her giving up her Samantha Jones-esque ways to find a happily-ever-after. I should have known Moss would prove me wrong!From their first meeting Demo is surly and rude making him a terrific foil for Marisol. Men fall at her feet, how could he resist her? Well, he has his reasons and before you know it their hate-on for one another snowballs into a complicated and fun romance. It wouldn't be a Moss story without some fun family and background characters spicing up the mix and I just adored Demo's wily grandmother.Now, I want you to go buy this book and read it because it's a great romance but dear reader I am warning you... do not begin chapter 16 without a box of tissues. I won't spoil it for ya but if you get even the littlest bit invested in characters and cry when something bad happens... just trust me on this one. Bring the tissues.Belly laughs, dreamy sighs, alligator tears, and fantasies about baklava are in store for you in A&O! If you love a story that can do all that to you and more I highly recommend adding this one to your personal library.Notes: Review copy received via author.

  • Danni
    2019-01-10 19:05

    While this book didn't have the same effect on me like the first one I still loved it. I knew Mar was superficial since book one I still loved her if you looked past that the girl was funny as hell. When we get to read the flashbacks from here past were just so heartbreaking. How her father left and she begged for him to stay had me in tears. Both of her parents sucked!!And how I wish this was a picture book so I could had looked at Demo through out the whole book. How come our mechanic is sex on legs?? Was a fan of the Stacia not at all not even at the end. And I couldn't agree more ever girl does need a Yiayia(grandmother) I just loved her to pieces. What I wasn't expecting was the sad tears just when the book was going all nice and smooth the boom I was hit with heartache. Now that I know its going to be a book I'm super excited and I wish it was out now! Once again good job Brooke the book was great.

  • Detroitangel
    2019-01-16 14:19

    4.5 STAR Brooke Moss has created some compelling characters in this series. This was a one sitting read for me. I fought against laundry and other chores just to keep on reading about Marisol and Demo. I can't lie, my heart broke with this one. It was so worth the sobbing tears to make it to the happy ending. And the next part of the series? I think it may break me all over again, but I'm willing to live through it just to be immersed in the This & That world again.

  • Carolyn
    2019-01-18 15:14

    I loved Marisol's and Demo's story so much, it was spunky and creative. Oh and hard to put down.

  • Taylor
    2018-12-26 16:54

    Marisol is not my favorite character in this series but I warmed up to her in this book. It was nice to see her stepping down from being a royal bitch. But, I hate that kids think they owe their parents something. If you don't get along with your mom, don't go see her! That was the most annoying thing with this book but I still enjoyed it.

  • Kooky
    2019-01-15 13:55

    Marisol and Demo are too alike and wind each other up by knowing exactly what to say to tick the other off. Her usual charms don't work on Demo and she doesn't take no for an answer from him, sees him as a challenge. They are fiery together and have many a stand off until they admit to each other there is attraction fuelling the tension between them.An enjoyable, quick read.

  • Louise Pledge
    2019-01-13 16:21

    So glad a friend recommended Brooke Moss to me! This story is a continuation of Baby & Bump (although each can stand alone). The friend we learned to dislike in the previous installment was pretty much redeemed in this one. Or, at least, we came to understand her and the reason she does the things we don't approve of. Very entertaining author!

  • Staci Curtis
    2018-12-28 16:18

    This is a beautiful book. It is very different from Baby & Bump, which a wonderful book too. Mar and Demo's story is is so real to life, which makes it beautiful but also heartbreaking. Prepare to get very emotional reading this story because it is also about loss and tagedy and how people handle it. Read it because you will be affected by it.

  • Tracy Lundy-Munn
    2019-01-03 19:09

    Apple's & Oranges is the second book in the This & That series by Brooke Moss. Again, another solid storyline that had me hooked from beginning to end. The characters were well developed and had great chemistry. All in all a very solid book that I would recommend. Looking forward to the next book in this series and more by this author.

  • Jeannette
    2019-01-03 20:55

    Good bookThis was a good book to read. I liked the characters and their interaction with each other. I hope to read more from this author.

  • Dena
    2019-01-04 14:05

    It's an enjoyable read and you will not be disappointed. Great ending with a twist. This does offer a cliffhanger, so no worries. It is not a happily ever after, but its reality. WELL DONE!!!

  • Lori Wyont
    2019-01-17 21:05

    Really enjoyed this book. Can't wait to read the next one.

  • Jill
    2019-01-16 20:55

    Loved it! Can't wait for Candace's story!

  • Jennifer
    2019-01-14 21:56

    I need more! Hopefully the wait for book 3 won't be long! I loved this one based on Marisol's POV. Brooke Moss definitely has a way to make her characters come to life!