Review: Disastrous by E.L. Montes


Title: Disastrous
Author: E.L. Montes
Series: Disastrous #1
Publisher: Indie/Self
Release Date: October 26, 2012

After struggling with the loss of yet another person so dear to her heart, Mia Sullivan, transforms her frustration and loneliness, into focusing on her future career. As the top of her class at Harvard Law, she’s nervous and excited, when given the opportunity of a summer extern position at one of the top firms in Boston. Her new boss is young, extraordinarily handsome, and the successful, Marcus DeLuca. Slowly she begins to fall for him, but as she caves in to his charms, she begins to discover he is keeping something from her.

Marcus DeLuca is living two lives: one that involves his successful career and the other that could potentially ruin his entire reputation. Every day is a stressful and hectic environment with his busy schedule. His secret could jeopardize not only his life but everyone he loves.That’s why he has no extra room for a serious, romantic relationship, but after meeting Mia he cannot resist her. She is innocent, humble, and pure, the total opposite of him. She distracts him from all of his deep, dark secrets. He knows once Mia finds out the things he has done and who he truly is, she will never want to look at him again. Deep down he knows he must stay away but he can’t.

Mia and Marcus are heading down a path of love, lies, heart break and betrayal. Can their love conquer all or will it end?

“Marcus DeLuca had to be a dangerous man because I was caving in too soon; it was just too soon to feel this attachment, to feel and want him so desperately. When something seems too good to be true, it’s exactly that.”

Okay so E.L. Montes hooked me with angst from the prologue. To an angst junkie like myself Disastrous delivered my next fix, but unfortunately left me NEEDING to read Cautious soon.

Disastrous begins with Mia Sullivan a highly successful second year Harvard Law Student discovering that she has been recommended for an internship only offered to third year law students at a prestigious law firm by her professor. It looks like all her hard work is paying off, and to her surprise her best friend and roommate Jeremy a third year law student also having the opportunity to fill another internship spot. So what does your typical college student do when they are facing exciting news at the beginning if summer? Well they party at Club 21 the most high class club in Boston and only the best people get into this club. Not only are Jeremy and Mia allowed easy entrance to this club but they are VIP since Mr. McCullen (Jeremy’s father) an architect designed the club. I know that’s how I celebrated in college. I still do! ;)

“The man standing before me was definitely God’s gift to women. He was tall, tanned, and had the most gorgeous big brown eyes I’d ever seen.”

From the instant Marcus DeLuca shows up on the scene it’s as if a magnet was drawing him and Mia together, and they were dragging me along with them. Not that I’m complaining.


“Here we go, it was either up or down from here. It would definitely be a rollercoaster, but I was willing to take the ride.”

This is where the “crazy, stupid love” affair these two have begins, and I couldn’t put the book down once it began, and when I wasn’t reading Disastrous I was thinking about Disastrous Marcus.

He was delicious, powerful, charismatic and everything I enjoy in a book boyfriend. Marcus is an ubber successful attorney in Boston, and not only is he gorgeous and powerful, he’s the true meaning of Alpha-male. If you’re attracted to jealous, POSSESSIVE, passionate, rich, alpha, mouth watering aggressive men then Marcus DeLuca will be high on your lust list. But don’t let all these wonderfully appealing characteristics about Marcus fool you, he’s a man with secrets, and all of those will slowly unravel before your eyes and its a “disaster” when it’s revealed. I gasped when I confirmed his secret lifestyle even though I had suspected it.

“It’s not like me to be a jealous man, Mia. F-*k, I’m never jealous. Though for some reason, when you walked into the conference room with Jeremy’s arm around your waist and when he slapped your a$$, it took every part of me to not stand up and knock him the F-*k out.”

Mia Sullivan is a strong woman that I adored. She doesn’t lay down and accept bad behavior from men, well maybe a little but she holds her ground. When things get rough and plenty of females would stay in a bad situation, she walks away and protects her sanity, but the problem is that as tumultuous as Marcus and and Mia’s relationship is these two can’t stay away. Nor can they get their acts together!

“That pissed me the hell off. I took in a deep breath and blurted out everything without thinking twice. “F-*k you! You want to know who I am, Marcus. Well here it goes! I am temperamental, over-sensitive, and outspoken. I’m honest! I cry at stupid love movies, and I’m a sucker for a romantic novel. I don’t allow people to walk all over me, I have trust issues, and I have insecurities. I’ve slept with four men in my entire life! And the one thing I don’t do is take shit from men who try to act like they’re better than me as if they don’t have any hidden skeletons! I’m not keeping shit hidden, how ‘bout you? You can fuck off. I’ll find my own way home. Have a nice f-*king life!”

At this moment I was cheering Mia for standing up for herself, but I’m such a weak psycho when it comes to Marcus that I felt my chest get heavy here, and the lump in my throat began to form :( and I willed these two to make up, and the way these two make up is with glorious sex.

I was gonna f-*k her!” Sprawling his hands in the air, he nodded at my stunned expression. “Yeah that’s right, hard too! But the entire time I was going to think of you!’ Gawking at him, my heartbeat raised. “How f-*king romantic!”

Now I’m devastated once again for these two, and my heart is breaking for these two because sometimes its easier to hurt the one closer to you….:( I’m sick, and slowly dying inside……but keep reading because Mia and Marcus are an unforgettable couple full of passion for one another. Cue the make-up sexYES please!

“He reached over, placing the palm of his hand on top of mine. “You see, Mia, for a long time I haven’t had anything like that: honesty, innocence, and pureness. After seeing it through your eyes, I never wanted or needed it more in my life.”

Okay I’m happy and giddy once again for these two. E.L. Montes has such a descriptive way of writing delicious sex scenes, passionate love scenes, chaos, disastrous tumultuous relationships that are leaving me DYING for the second book Cautious to further explore their relationship.

Oh my the angst is unbearable at times, but this is one train wreck I’m so delighted I didn’t miss. One moment I was laughing, the next I was having heart palpitations, and the next I was either angry or cheering for these two. When these two were good they were outstanding!!! When they were bad, they were a Disastrous hurricane!!! For angst lovers like myself that crave the turbulent relationships in Crash, Beautiful Disaster, Fifty Shades of Grey, Bared To You, The Mighty Storm and The Opportunist will feel you’ve died and gone to Heaven with this gem. Disastrous was book crack at its finest!!!!

Now I’m counting the days until Cautious the sequel to Disastrous is released on May 23, 2012.

“Thats what love is….It’s scary not knowing what’s expected, but I know It’ll be the best frightening love we’ve ever had.”

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2 Responses to Review: Disastrous by E.L. Montes

  1. How do you find these books… I can’t believe that I’ve never seen this one before.. It sounds so delicious from the summary and your review just confirmed the feeling I got when I saw it.. Now it’s going on my to-read list(yep another one…) and hopefully I’ll buy it for Christmas(if Santa is generous and bring me money..). Great review, btw… I love it!

  2. EL MONTES says:

    Thank you SO much for this wonderful review! I loved it! Especially the icons above…those icons made me giggle! <3

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