Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Review: The Monster of Fame
Author: Aimee Duffy
Publisher: Beachwalk Press
Genre: Contemporary romance
Heat Level: Spicy
Reviewer: Storm Goddess
Review Rating: 4.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS
Blurb: Can the voice of an angel heal a tortured soul?
Annabelle MacIntosh enters a reality singing contest to save her family from their mounting debt. Miles Oliver, celebrity judge and the owner of the biggest record company in the UK, doesn't think she has what it takes. She sings like an angel, but when she performs all he can focus on is the terror in her eyes. It's a look he knows only too well. After the pressure of fame destroyed his wife, Miles swore he'd never let the same thing happen to anyone else. Driven by the guilt he's carried for years, Miles tries everything in his power to make sure Annabelle doesn't succeed, because he doesn't believe she'll survive it.
Annabelle needs that prize money, and she's determined to win it. As she fights to make it through each round of the contest, an attraction begins to develop between the two adversaries. The longer Annabelle remains in the competition, the deeper her attraction grows to the man who's trying to prevent her from reaching her goal. Can she convince Miles she's strong enough to fight the fame monster and win?
Review: A reality singing show, a woman trying out with more than one intent, and a man who sees right through her and fears for what is yet to come...
With a headstrong but somewhat vulnerable lead character, Annabelle is certainly someone i can relate to. She's strong willed and will do what it takes to help her family, but yet she has t his doubt and fear about her that causes Miles to wonder what would happen if she made it. it's not that she doesn't have talent.
Miles doesn't count on him desiring and falling for Annabelle the way he does. Though he's portrayed as a jerk at first, it's kind of an act. But there's a wall that Miles keeps up because of a tragedy in his past that still haunts him.
I very much enjoyed this book- the pacing is great, the writing is smooth, and I cared about the characters. The Monster of Fame is a fun, enjoyable book, one that I could not put down. Well done!
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