Saturday, 27 February 2016

Book Review - One Fine Day by Teresa F. Morgan

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Title: One Fine Day
Author: Teresa F. Morgan
Format reviewed: Paperback
Source: Publisher supplied review copy
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 8th January 2015
Rating: 3 Stars

Just a boy standing in front of a girl…

Actor Steve Mason has it all … gorgeous looks, the perfect starlet girlfriend hanging on his arm and his name on every Hollywood producer’s lips. That is, until it turns out the ‘perfect girl’ is actually a perfect PR stunt! Dumped and with his name plastered across every tabloid headline, Steve decides to head home to England, questioning if he’ll ever find a woman who genuinely loves him for who he is, and not just his place on the Sexiest Man Alive list.

It’s been fifteen long years since Ruby last saw her big brother – but the new LA version of Steve complete with designer wardrobe, California tan and an American accent is too much to bear – Ruby hardly recognises him and decides it’s time to get her brother back!

With Ruby’s help, Steve goes undercover as he plays the part of a regular guy who leads a regular life. And then one perfectly fine, ordinary day he meets lovely, funny, down-to-earth Lydia. But when Hollywood comes calling, will Steve be able to leave both Lydia and his little sister behind?

One Fine Day is a sweet romance, that has shades of a Hollywood movie. Steve is a massive film star, and hasn't scene his sister properly in 15 years. He was all set to get married to his movie star girlfriend, when she dumps him. So he decides on some time out and heads home to Ruby. 

All Steve wants though is love and marriage, but he isn't sure he can trust anyone to not just want him because he is rich and is  a film star. Ruby comes up with a plan, for him to stay with her anonymously, and for that he will need to pull of the acting job of his life, but it has the potential to all end in tears. 

I loved seeing Ruby and Steve rediscover their sibling relationship, and its great to see the other side of a film stars life. The cast of staff working at the hotel that Ruby is in charge of were all lovely people, and the sort that you would want as your friends. It felt as though working at the hotel would have been like being part of a second family. 

I really enjoyed One Fine Day, although I did find it a bit on the slow side to read, and at times I struggled to pick the book back up again, despite liking the story. The pacing and culmination of the story in the last 50 or so pages, was brilliant though. 

Thank you so much to Charlotte Ledger at Harper Impulse for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 

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