Sunday, April 29, 2012

Someone Else's Fairytale by E.M. Tippetts

Book blurb:
Jason Vanderholt is the hottest actor in Hollywood. Chloe Winters is a college student who hasn't gotten around to watching most of his movies. When they meet by chance he is smitten and she becomes the woman every other woman in America is dying to be, but it just isn't her fairytale.

My review:
You might know that I'm not a huge fan of romance novels. I mostly find them boring. When Emily asked

me to read this novel she told me she thought it had enough of a twist to keep me interested, so I told her I'd give it a read and see how we go. She was mostly right.

This is a romance novel that mostly doesn't read like a romance novel. (I'm using the word mostly too much here, aren't I?)

It's not all hearts and flowers and sexual attraction. It's a tale of family relationships and friendships, with a little bit of suspense thrown in for good measure.

Chloe is college senior who happens to be a virgin with no interest in changing that status any time soon. This has caused her problems in past relationships. She has one focus in mind and that is getting her degree and moving on to grad school. She doesn't want to get derailed.

Then she meets Jason, a Hollywood actor from her home town. He's intrigued that she isn't fawning all over him and they strike up a mostly one-sided friendship.

Because Chloe has a past that she doesn't want made public and she abhors being in the limelight.

The last chapter of the book is straight from any romance novel and the ending felt a little rushed for me, but it was satisfying all the same.

If you love romance novels, give this one a try. If you're not a fan of romance novels, you just might like it anyway. I did.

About the author:

Emily Mah Tippetts writes romance as E.M. Tippetts and science fiction and fantasy as Emily Mah. 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.

Want more of Emily? You can find her at her website, on Twitter and on Goodreads.

1 comment:

  1. This looks interesting. I might have to put it on my TBR list. ;)