Tag: celebrity romance

ARC Book Review: My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill

ARC Book Review: My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill

I think I’ve surrendered myself to the fact that I will never not be attracted to a celebrity romance premise. It’s turning out to be kind of a curse, because for the life of me, it seems like I just can’t find one that’s good. Indeed, even My Unscripted Life, written by an author I have loved before, fell short. This story follows Dee, a high school student who fills up her summer by working as a PA on set of a movie after she got rejected from a precollege fine arts project. There, she meets teen heartthrob Milo Ritter – who she has of […]

Posted October 8, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally

A new Miranda Kenneally book is always cause for celebration. Since reading all 5 Hundred Oaks books last year, I’ve known I can count on her to bring the fluffy swoons and dynamic characters that instantly put a smile on my face. Such is the case again with Jesse’s Girl. Honestly, by this point, I can’t imagine Kenneally ever letting me down. Jesse’s Girl is the first book in the Hundred Oaks series that is completely unrelated to sports – however, there’s another “hobby” to take its place: music. The main character, Maya (Sam Henry’s little sister), dreams of becoming a musician. She adores 80’s […]

Posted July 6, 2015 by Debby in Giveaways, Reviews / 6 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler

ARC Book Review: Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler

Let it be noted, for the record, that I love Dahlia – who is just a super awesome author person and super fun to talk to. But be that as it may, I wasn’t expecting to fall quite so deeply in love with Under the Lights. This is a wonderfully different and excellently fluffy LGBT book that just filled me with so much happiness. More ladies kissing, forever and always! I started reading Under the Lights when I didn’t quite feel like working on my blog, intending to just take a small break and read, at most, 50 pages or so. Instead, I read more […]

Posted June 17, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Top Ten Romance Tropes I LOVE

Top Ten Romance Tropes I LOVE

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. You know I’m all about the romance. I’m realizing more and more that I need a great ship to really fully enjoy a book. Shippy feels give me LIFE. Now, whereas some people are annoyed when romances are cliché and tropey, I actually LIVE for certain tropes – when they’re executed well. For each of these elements, I’ll give some examples of books I’ve read and LOVED. SO. Shall we begin? 1. Hate-to-Love Romance If you didn’t know this would be first on this list, you […]

Posted February 10, 2015 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 18 Comments
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Book Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Book Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

I knew this book would be a hit with me right from the start for the simple reason that I love the premise. I mean, I love show biz, particularly singing, I love the celebrity romance trope, and this year I’ve been completely obsessed with the TV show Nashville. So teenage country music star on the road, behind the scenes romance with a swoony singer guy? I was ALL for it. Seriously though, I loved the authentic depiction of the premise. All of the road trip adventures, behind the scenes at gigs, having to deal with the press… It was so reminiscent of Nashville, and […]

Posted August 15, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler

ARC Book Review: Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler

First off, I need to be upfront with you guys and say that I’ve met Dahlia, and we’ve talked quite a bit, and she personally gave me a review copy of her book at BEA. Sooo, that might affect my opinion in some small way, but as always, I’m striving to be as honest as possible in my review. But let it also be known that Dahlia is wicked awesome, and even if you don’t pick up her book, you should definitely follow her on Twitter. Now. With that out of the way. In case you’re new here, one of the things you’ll quickly learn […]

Posted July 25, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Book Review: Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin

Book Review: Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin

As a full disclosure, I picked up this tiny little book at Boekenfestijn, for around €2 or so. It’s not exactly like I had high hopes or something. I thought it would be a light, fluffy contemporary, probably of the guilty pleasure variety. I mean, teen celebrities who have an on-screen and off-screen romance but secretly hate each other? Sign me up! In the end though, it really wasn’t all that. What was I hoping for from this book? Banter, obviously. Barely contained resentment as the two main characters try to pull off their fauxmance. Some romantic kisses that make them doubt themselves. A gradual […]

Posted February 13, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Book Review: This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Book Review: This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

As a true hopeless romantic, the “normal girl meets and falls in love with a famous boy” story makes my heart flutter. No matter how cliché, I really enjoy reading stories like it. And yet… This Is What Happy Looks Like is just lackluster in everything. This review will contain spoilers. Beware. I just can’t review this book without pointing out the idiotic plot points. So Ellie and Graham meet by accident when Graham misspells an e-mail address. They don’t know who the other is, but they seem to really easily strike up conversations about almost nothing. So Graham, a famous movie star, when in […]

Posted April 14, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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