Author: Paige Rion
Publication Date: April 23rd 2014
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Synopsis: "Andi Callaway has dreamed of becoming a published author her entire life.
Ford Delaney has always wanted nothing more than to escape his past.
An opportunity of a lifetime. This is what Andi finds when she returns home to Callaway Cove on summer break. A chance to work for her literary idol Ford Delaney is up for grabs, and she’s willing to risk everything—her boyfriend, her best friends, and her education—to get it.She’s positive this will be the key to reaching her dreams. But the moment she begins working for the reclusive author, Andi realizes there’s more to him than just a name. As attraction builds between Andi and Ford, she begins to discover consequences must come hand-in-hand with something great—which could loosen control over her tightly wound life. And once romantic sparks fly, Andi’s other relationships start to crumble, Ford’s fame comes back to haunt him, and the heat they generate will either forge a powerful, enduring love or threaten everything she holds dear."
I want to say thank you to Netgalley and Xpresso Book Tours for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review. Lately I been really wanting to read contemporary books, mostly because its summer and I just want the fluff that comes with these kinds of books. This book was just that, it is a perfect summer read. I think my biggest issue when it came to the book was the romance between Andi and Ford took forever to happen, yes there was that instant attraction, but it didn't happen until like the last 10% of the book and even then they didn't officially become a couple until the last chapter of the book. I would have love to see their relationship be explored throughout the book even more. The book was extremely predicable and that's what I these fluff books are, but that's what I want for the summer.
Andi as a character is easy to relate to because her career choice is really risky and there isn't that support to it as with other careers. Especially with her boyfriend Peter, who I dislike a lot. He's the kind of guy that wants a girl to be by his side and support every thing he does, but when the girl wants to do something they don't support her. Then her 'friend' Rachel was even worse because she thought everything should be handed to her and she continue to purse the job with Ford after she didn't get it. I really liked Carma's character and I hope there's going to be exploring with her sometime.
The plot of the book needs the extra push to me because it lacking something that puts everything together. The book was really character oriented which I think is why the book is lacking in plot. The main thing we see is Andi working and trying to reach her dream.I really enjoyed reading this book and I can't wait to continue this series and read more by this author. I recommend this book as the perfect beach.
This is a four star read. Have you read this book or this author? Is there any other contemporary reads you recommend to read. Remember keep looking for your Once Upon A Time.