Saturday, September 21, 2013

Book Review: Someone Else's Fairytale

Author: E.M. Tippetts
Title: Someone Else's Fairytale
Publisher: Createspace
Publish Date: Dec 7, 2011
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Book Blurb: 
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 fairy tale.

Review:  This is novel that falls into that new genre "New Adult" kinda sorta. When I say kinda sorta, that's because most new adult novels have a bit of sex, and Chloe is an abstinence kinda girl, but not in the way most people that feel that way about pre-marital sex are.

She's got a complicated life. Very complicated and with a lot of issues.

She's not an easy character to fall in love with let alone fall in like with. She's a little bit of an intellectual snob, but not entirely. Her bff, Matthew wears a purity ring, but he wants to remain pure for religious reasons.

Then she meets Jason Vanderholt. (aka a kinda Robert Pattinson type of guy..but not quite). He was a Disney actor turned superstar when he landed the role in the New Light films playing a Gladiator. Something about him always reminded me of Edward/Robert though I'm not sure why.

He is really "Everyone Else's Fairytale." From the start he is nothing but sweet and nice and just an all around good guy. It is hard to figure out why Chloe is just so darn stand off-ish towards him, but as her background unfolds...a mom that had an affair with a married man..whose son is a druggie and did some unspeakable things to Chloe...well you can understand why she is the way she is...sort of.

I still found it hard to give Chloe a lot of love. Jason was a nice guy, even when Matthew was pointing out things that might have her change her mind. BTW...Matthew..did not like him from the beginning. There was something overly pretentious about him.

Though I had my issues with Chloe this was a fun book to read. Most everyone has had one daydream or another of a Hollywood star falling for them, and E.M. Tippetts does a good job of showing some of the ups and downs of being in a relationship with a person in the spotlight.

Oh and I have to say I loved Jason's family as well as Chloe's mom, she's a bit messed up too, but she's sweet.

The one real downside I had with this book was with Chloe's relationships, both with Matthew and Jason. You never really knew why she was attracted to either of them, as friends or as boyfriends, so it was a bit hard to deal with her trying to take guy to the next level from friendship.

The book is cute and fun and also a bit serious. I think its a great choice for younger readers. It felt like it fits somewhere between YA and New Adult.

Rating: 3 flowers


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