Title: Flirting with Fame
Author: Samantha Joyce
Publication Date: February 29th 2016
**I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions, as always, are my own.**
I really enjoyed reading this book! It was cute, fluffy, and didn’t take itself too seriously. I’m pretty sure I was smiling throughout the whole thing! Sure it was a little bit unbelievable at times but that’s my issue with celebrity romances. It’s not just that I don’t find it believable that a celebrity would fall in love with a ‘regular’ person, but also that the relationship would actually last. And when I read a contemporary romance, I like to think that the relationship goes on forevah.
Now now, I know that you’re going to say, “But, J, you are a self proclaimed fantasy lover! How come you are talking about believable??” WELL IT’S NOT THE SAME THING, BABE. FANTASY IS, WELL, FANTASY. CONTEMPORARY IS SUPPOSED TO BE SOMETHING FROM OUR EVERYDAY LIFE. Then again, I know that a lot of people dig this sort of thing so yeah that’s just me.
Elise was an awesome MC and you root for her from the beginning and you don’t stop. She’s just so sweet and funny, and you want her to be happy because she deserves it. I loved how her thoughts were exactly how I imagine an author’s thoughts to be: always filled with smooth flowing imagery. I also loved how her uni and book writing lives continued on being shown despite all the friends/celebrity drama.
The friends + Gavin
All the secondary characters are adorable (CLINT CLINT CLINT) but the amount of misunderstandings that happened between them and Elise really annoyed me. Like for the love of God just listen to what the other person has to say and stop assuming that you know the whole story because, newsflash, you don’t.
Despite some issues with this book, I had a lot of fun reading it. Elise is sweet and adorable and her friends are a nice bunch that you occasionally want to smack hard for not listening to each other.
Recommended to: Those who want a cute and fluffy read with a sweet main character to root for.