Sunday, 10 May 2015

Book Review - Not a Fairy Tale by Romy Sommer - Harper Impulse Fortnight

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Title: Not a Fairy Tale
Author: Romy Sommer
Format reviewed: E-book
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 19th February 2015
Rating: 5 Stars

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…

Nina Alexander, is having a bad day, she doesn't win the Oscar she was nominated for, and then when her boyfriend proposes at the after-party, she turns him down infront of everyone. Dominic Kelly, stuntman, has a thing about rescuing damsels in distress, and guides her out of the party and to safety.

Nina, asks Dominic to help train her up, so she can stand a chance at getting the one film role she desperately wants, but that the directors aren't looking at her for, since she tends to star in rom-coms. This new role needs a harder, edgier, person with a different skill set.

Dominic agrees to help, and I loved reading all about the training regime he puts Nina on, from running, to martial arts, to trapeze, to stunt driving, all sorts of things an action star needs to be convincing at.

The chemistry between Dominic and Nina was sizzling, its the most affected I have been by the sexual tension between the stars of a book for years.

There is a whole cast of characters, including the rest of Dominic's stunt team, his many sisters and Nina's sister. However the main focus of the book, was the growing story between the leading heroes. 

Not a Fairy Tale, is an enchanting sizzling, adult fairytale, that is very entertaining, and does have some hidden depths to it.

I would like to thanks Netgalley and Harper Impulse for my copy of this book, and to inform everyone that all opinions expressed in this review are my own and honest. 

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