Published: May 3, 2013
Over the past eight years, twenty-six year old Sam Harper has come to realize a few things: her son is the light of her life, a pint of Cherry Garcia will cure all that ails you, her mother is a biscuit-and-grave-filled genius and nothing, absolutely nothing, ever goes as planned.
Still stuck in her tiny hometown of Delia, Georgia, Sam has sat idly by and watched as her life went from “prom-queen and head cheerleader” to “single mom with meaningless desk job”. So when Hollywood bad-boy, Ethan Grant, shows up to film his new television show – the very same actor whose posters wall-papered Sam’s teenage bedroom – Sam welcomes back her excited inner-fangirl with open arms. And when a chance encounter with Ethan confirms what Sam always knew – that behind Ethan’s green eyes and smoldering good looks is a perfect gentleman with the kindest of hearts – Sam finds herself in a romance worthy of “Cinderella” status.
But soon enough, reality seeps back in as the relentless gossip columns and Ethan’s busy schedule lead Sam back to a life she’s come to know well – one full of nothing but broken promises and disappointment. Sam begins questioning whether Ethan has what it takes to help lead her back to the confident and vivacious woman she used to be, or if Sam will have to do the unthinkable and actually figure life out on her own.
My ****4.5 Star**** Review
So, first I want to share that the author personally gave me a copy of this book as a gift. She had zero expectations of my reviewing it. She even told me twice not to worry about a review. The book was simply meant as a gift. Next, I want to point out that that didn’t persuade my opinion of the book. I just had to write this review because the book is WORTH SHARING!I don’t want to share too much, though, because I want you to be just as surprised as I was!
When I first started the book, I really wondered if I would like Sam at all. She’s OBSESSED with a movie star, and in real life I’d probably think she was a fruit cake. The amazing thing, though, is that I still felt myself pulling for her in big ways. Now, she still definitely frustrated me at times, but I still connected with her. And Ethan Grant, wasn’t the kind of guy I’d find myself falling for, but through Sam’s character, I did!
The story is fast paced, and I never felt like it started to drag. The plot’s amazing – you MUST read the whole book, or you will SERIOUSLY be missing out! The characters are all well-developed. I really enjoyed Sam’s three friends. Even with the minor characters, the personalities were unique and came to life.
So, if you’re a romance nut, then I recommend this for the plot if nothing else! I’d consider this a clean romance. There’s a consummated relationship, but no detailed scenes.
I can’t wait to see what Mel has in store for us next!!
About the Author ~ Melinda Harris
Melinda Harris is an aspiring author, currently residing in the great state of Georgia with her family. When she’s not writing, she likes to spend rainy nights with her nose in a good book and sunny days on a playground chasing her son. And most anytime – rain or shine – she can be found engaging in her favorite pastime, which of course is eating ice cream…lots and lots of ice cream.