“I Stand Corrected” by Patricia Asedegbega Book Review

By Ruth on December 2, 2014 in blog tour, book, review

I stand correctedPublisher: CreateSpace (September, 2014) Category: Mystery/Suspense, Humor, YA, Adult

Tour Date: November, 2014

Available in: Print & ebook, 249 Pages


I am Rosario Dominguez Gonzalez, heiress to one of the largest and oldest fortunes in Spain. My family is considered in both the most elite economic and social circles as one of the richest and most influential in Europe…


That was until the day when I sensed that someone was watching me; I opened one of my eyes and was just about to close it again when something caught my attention…

Rosario and Balou need each other for very different reasons… But for one of them, it is a matter of life and death.

Balou is taken away from his mother at a very tender age and sold to a pet shop where he waits impatiently for someone to claim him and take home a black and as he considers himself, an attractive British Shorthair cat. Just when he thinks this is going to be impossible and his bags are almost packed to go to the local animal shelter, he meets young and troubled Rosario who is really not looking for a pet.

It doesn´t take him very long to realize that something is horribly wrong in her household and he takes it upon himself to protect the human he has come to love almost as much as he loves his food, his siestas and of course the time he spends outside chasing everything and anything that moves.

A Strange and endearing alliance is forged between them but he soon discovers that something is horribly wrong in Rosario’s household. ‘I Stand Corrected’ is Patricia Asedegbega’s first novel in English.

I Stand Corrected (Rosario and Balou #1)I Stand Corrected by Patricia Asedegbega

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

At first glance, this appears to be a simple, cute read. The narrative goes back and forth between the cat and his owner. I honestly expected this to be a light-hearted book, but in a very short time, I knew I was wrong. This is an extremely somber book that deals with a serious topic. I was grateful that the cat lightened the heaviness a bit, but the more I read of the book, the more difficult the book became to read. I feared how the book might end, and essentially most of those fears were realized.

I believe that this book resonated with me because in one sense, I can relate. I was never physically beaten, but I was in an emotionally abusive relationship for several years. I know all too well how the abuser will continue to make promises, and the one being abused continues to have faith that this time, things will be different. Oh, I have been there, and I found myself reliving some of those moment vicariously. I always say that I got out before “anything happened,” anything physical, that is. But I know from experience how hard it is to make that break. I won’t spoil the ending, but I highly recommend this read to anyone who wishes to understand physical abuse in a simple-to-comprehend way. There is absolutely nothing objectionable in this book–period.

I was sent a copy fo this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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Praise For ‘Sesinta Segundos Dan Para Mucho’ (‘A Lot Can Be Done In Sixty Seconds’): “Patricia Asedegbega continues to maintain the mystery in each chapter ….. you not able to put it down until the last page!“-Susi Grap

“Mama Peace did all that???? Can’t wait to see what will happen next….and when I finish this one…I’ve got the second book waiting to be read!!!”- Esther Asedegbega

About Patricia Asedegbega:Patricia Asedegebga Nieto Patricia Asedegbega is the author of Bienvenidos a gatos anónimos, Pasarse cuatro Pueblos and Sesenta segundos dan para mucho, Patricia Asedegbega Nieto was born to a Spanish mother and a Nigerian father in Madrid. As a child, she relocated with her family to Nigeria and later returned to Spain, where she acquired her BSc and master´s degree. She is currently living near Madrid with her family and her very stubborn cat, Merlin Mojito.

I Stand Corrected is her first English language novel.

Website: www.patriciascorner.co.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Patricias_Place

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patricias-Corner/379333638784765

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  1. Teddy December 3, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for taking part in the tour. I’m glad you enjoyed ‘I Stand Corrected” so much! I am so sorry you have experienced an abusive relationship, as have I. I am glad we were both able to get out! I was only 20 when I married and I was out within a year, so I had my whole life ahead of me and have been using it wisely. In a way, I don’t regret what happened because I was able to use it to learn and grow into the woman I am today.

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      Ruth December 3, 2014 Reply

      Teddy I had no idea. My heart goes out to you. I gave up ten years of my life but I am the woman I am now because of the experience.

  2. Teddy December 3, 2014 Reply

    Ruth, you would never believe that I am the same person. I made night and day changes in my life. All positive. It should like you have done that work with yourself as well. It was hard work coming out of my shell and becoming an independent person but so worth it! Then, 18 years ago when Bill asked me to marry him, I was finally ready to try marriage again. I planned to never walk down the isle again! I’m so glad I was able to believe in him and know that he wouldn’t take my independence away. Although I am dependent on him making my soy cappuccinos in the morning. LOL!

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