Saturday, February 21, 2015

ARC Review: Not A Fairy Tale

24711544Not A Fairy Tale by Romy Sommer

Publisher: Harper Impulse, 2015
182 pages, kindle edition
Source: Netgalley
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
And the award goes to…

Not Nina Alexander that’s for sure. With her best gracious loser face firmly in place, Hollywood’s hottest starlet is hoping to end her evening of disappointment with a graceful exit stage left. Only an unexpected proposal and an awkward wardrobe malfunction mean that this is certainly going to be a night to remember… for all the wrong reasons! So what girl would resist the gorgeous Dominic Kelly coming to her rescue?! Especially when he’s whisking her out of the paparazzi’s prying eyes on the back of his motorbike – and wearing a tux to rival James Bond!

Nina soon realises that the only way to recover from such a scandal is to toughen up and snag the role of the decade in the year’s hottest YA screen adaptation. Who better to train her than her very own professional stuntman? Getting up close and personal with Dom will take Nina well out of her comfort zone – both professionally and in her closely scrutinized private life. But this A-list couple know only too well that’s it not all happy ever afters in Hollywood…

My Review:
Nina is throwing herself a full on pity party to being with because she didn’t win that silly Oscar come on boo-hoo that means everyone thinks she is rubbish. I did have a pretty hard time trying to believe that a rom-com actress earned an Oscar nomination but really what could I know about that stuff. But thankfully after her disastrous exit from the party, Nina becomes a lot more interesting and les pitful. She sure has a bunch of issues rattling around up in her head about having to put on this act all the time and not really trusting anyone to know the real her, but she is pretty gutsy and very determined and fun, and I like her for all of that. I like how she throws herself into her training with Dom and how she is always trying to get the best out of everything she does in life.

For Dom (Shortname Dom) well all idiot injury ignoring moments put aside he is very sexy and a thrill ride of a guy who knows how to appreciate all of Nina’s finer qualities about her. He also has an army of sisters always on hand to baby him when needing to, so it is no wonder he is never bothered to settle down.

This has been a fun book that put on a few unexpected adventures even on the way to a few steamy scenes and eventual hot romance. I probably would have like that to be done with a little less double-standard brooding from Dom, but at least he knows he is being stupid even as he sulks and did find the way to a potentially disagreement issue melted away was a little convenient. But small things aside this was an enjoyable read with a little hint of Hollywood’s rich and famous, heaps of guts and determination and an ending that ticked all my happy loving boxes.

My Rating:

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