Someone Else's Fairytale
by E. M. Tippetts
Ebook, 310 pages
Published January 28th, 2012
by CreateSpace Independent
Book Source: Amazon
Rating: 4.5 stars
Book Summary From Amazon.com: Jason Vanderholt is Hollywood's hottest actor. Chloe Winters hasn't bothered to see most of his movies. When they meet by chance, he is smitten and Chloe becomes the woman every other woman in America is dying to be, but it just isn't her fairytale.
Danielle's Review: In this every-young-girl's fantasy, Chloe Winters inadvertently bumps into famous movie star, Jason Vanderholt, only she doesn't know it and she doesn't care. Chloe has her own problems. She's trying to get into graduate school, make a living at a coffee shop and not ignore her shallow mother who hasn't grownup herself. Someone Else's Fairytale is a fun story with a large cast of dynamic characters. Chloe, herself, is an honest and straightforward heroine. This is a nice change from the wounded sarcastic damsel in distress that has to be both strong and witty at the same time. Chloe is no damsel. She is scarred from a horrible past, but doesn't make excuses for it. Except when it comes to letting herself love. Her friends are fallible and her pathetic mother is likeable in her own way. Because Chloe loves them all, I did, too. Her lack of self-righteous judgment is an admirable trait that she carries through to the final pages. It took me awhile to get into this book.
It is romantic, but expected. Once the plot starts moving though, it draws you back in curiosity and hope to see some of Chloe's life come together as her secrets unravel.
This is a clean romance, one that is easy to appreciate as Chloe holds on to her virtue in the face of tough choices and temptations. She maintains her standards while at the same time not holding anyone else up to her decisions. A few times, I did find myself frustrated at her ignorance to her doting movie star's attraction, so I was glad when she finally accepted someone had feelings for her. Someone Else's Fairytale is a cute read. It's genuine and believable despite its fairytale premise, and that's why it works. The story sends a positive message without choking readers on squeaky clean images. It is well written and enjoyable. I can recommend this book happily to Young Adult readers of all ages (though it does contain some mature themes), as I look forward to buying more of Ms. Tippett's books.
About the Author (Amazon.com): Emily Mah Tippetts writes romance as E.M. Tippetts. She is a former attorney with degrees in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University and business law from UCLA. Originally from New Mexico, she now lives in London with her family. She is a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and thus often includes LDS (Mormon) characters in her work. When she isn't chasing her small children or writing, she designs jewelry.
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