- File Size: 4324 KB
- Print Length: 848 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 13, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06ZZJNG5N
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,677 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Someone Else's Fairytale Box Set: Books 1-4 Kindle Edition
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The first book in this bundle read like three different stories mashed together. It started out as a rather funny romantic comedy. The hunky actor meets the one woman who isn't swayed by his fame and good looks. In fact, Chloe is hilariously deadpan and unmoved by the A-lister lifestyle. Good stuff. I eagerly turned pages, looking for the moment when her icy exterior melts and she and Jason start building a real relationship.
And then the romance plotline is completely overshadowed when the psycho who tried to murder her as a little girl comes back into her life, looking for a second shot. And man, that was a jarring shift but I rolled with it because this book morphed into a gripping thriller. The villain was twisted, the way he stalked her and her family was genuinely creepy, and the tale of how he almost killed her the first time around was gruesome. While all of that was going on the romance went on the back burner. Fair enough, she had bigger problems than her love life. I kept reading, expecting that things would eventually warm up between the heroine and hero as they fought off this creep.
Aaaand then the psycho is arrested and locked up and there's still at least a quarter of the book to go! If you think he escapes and attacks when their guard's down, you're wrong. The villain disappears forever from the book. That's a real shame because guess what replaces him as a source of tension and conflict?
The grim spectre of ... premarital sex! That's right, the last part of this book revolves around an extremely unsubtle, hamfisted tale of how awful it is for consenting adults to have sex before marriage. The heroine wangsts that she'll be dumped for insisting on separate bedrooms (among other things). The hero wangsts that his sister kicked him out of the family when word got out that he slept around. Then they suspect his nearly eighteen year old cousin is having premarital sex and everybody loses their damn minds. Wangst everywhere! I'm talking panicked late night phone calls, summoning the family together, setting up an intervention, the whole shebang.
It's so weird, because this is not otherwise a religious book. There's no bible quoting, church attending, or pompous monologues about christian values. So, uh, why? Why is this there at all, and why did almost a third of the book get devoted to it?
I stuck through to the end to see what happened with the core relationship. I was hoping the heroine would eventually drop her ice queen persona and open up (didn't happen). I was hoping the hero would reveal why he's willing to devote himself to a woman with the personality of an industrial strength walk-in freezer (also didn't happen). She made it clear right up to the improbable ending that she could take or leave him but damn did she like his abs, and he kept chasing her like a lonely puppy desperate for love.
So I won't be reading the other books in the bundle. However, if Tippetts ever gets control of her writing process and releases a pure psychological thriller series, I'll take a look. That's one thing the author writes really well.
I like Chloe’s voice and the way she thinks. The relationship between her mom and herself was portrayed as changing throughout the book, when Chloe is at first impatient with her mom, because they are so different, but eventually starts to understand and appreciate why her mom does things differently.
I couldn’t stop at Someone Else’s Fairytale, of course, so I loved Lizzy’s story and all of her worries about being a child actor barely making enough money. And Kyra’s exuberance, and Steve’s hilarity.
I will never forget this book, and I will always treasure it, re-read and recommend it to my friends. It is a wonderful, down-to-earth story. This set is such great value, and I encourage anyone reading this to check out a sample and absolutely consider buying it, because reading the first book made me want so much more of Chloe. I’m now reading the newest release, Sleepless Beauty, and enjoying it.
Most recent customer reviews
Excellent love story.
Can't wait to read the rest of Chloe's story.