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review 2015-05-08 21:26
I liked the main story.
Someone Else's Fairytale - E.M. Tippetts

It had a nice pacing and I did like the main characters.

 

It kept me reading and interested very much until the 2/3 mark.

 

Then something threw me:

the whole No-Sex thing. I really didn't get it. The reasoning with not wanting children now, is not exactly convincing as there are options to be nearly 100% safe. And so it really read more like a friendship story than a romance. 

There was zero sexual tension. Zero, zilch, nada.

And that felt very strange.

It didn't bother me, that it was a clean romance - I do like them, but I missed passion. It felt somehow lifeless. The way two adult people are in a romantic relationship and no one is tempted to do more than cuddle and kiss. No petting, no touching, nothing.

So there is no believable (at least to me) build-up.

 

And then the cheap shot in the end - the wedding. I guess they will have sex on their wedding night, but guessing is all the reader can do...

(spoiler show)

 

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review 2015-04-10 17:57
Someone Else's Fairytale by E.M. Tippetts
Someone Else's Fairytale - E.M. Tippetts

Someone Else's Fairytale begins when Chloe and her friends go to be extra in a movie. There she ends up meeting the Jason Vanderholt, a major famous actor. Chloe isn't really into anything he's offering, but he can't seem to understand that. These two start off on rough waters, but slowly become really good friends. However, there seems to be a lot issues standing in their way. They must figure these out before it is too late. 

 

This book was not at all what I was expecting it to be. I was kind of thinking of a semi lighthearted funny romance, and that was not at all what I got. I did like both the main characters, and the ending a whole lot. And I really also liked the beginning as well. But I didn't care too much for the middle. I started to feel like the story just went a little crazy then came back on course. That's just kind of how it felt to me. I don't think I will be reading anymore in this series, because I really liked the HEA this one gave. 

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review 2015-01-15 21:50
The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf (Someone Else's Fairytale Book 3) - E.M. Tippetts

I really liked this book. I think the author did a great job with her debut novel. It's about a serial killer who is a pedophile, but that is not the only story going on in this book. Not that the subject of serial killers should be taken lightly, it was just not the main story. There were many stories going on in this story with Chloe being at the center. I really liked how they were all handled.

There were several other subplots dealing with different relationships which took away from the grittiness. I sometimes thought it was a little overboard with all the whining the main character did, but I guess if I was a nobody married to a huge celebrity, I would have major qualms as well. I also really liked most of the characters and the down to earth attitudes of the "A-listers" in this story.

I would technically give this 4.5 stars, but Goodreads does not have that capability.

I would like to thank E. M. Tippets and Net Galley for providing me with this e-galley in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2015-01-15 17:00
Review: The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf by E.M. Tippetts
The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf (Someone Else's Fairytale Book 3) - E.M. Tippetts

Note: This review is of an eARC given for the blog tour. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not paid to write this review.

 

The Someone Else’s Fairytale series is near and dear to me. Chloe is probably one of the characters that is most like me. She’s pursuing a career in forensics and thinks more on the logical side of things. She also grew up in a single parent home. I’m glad I didn’t go through the trauma she did as a child though. She’s quite the miracle! Anyways, basically I really love Chloe. & I wish life works in a way that I can get my own Jason Vanderholt. Swoon! So of course when the opportunity arose to read The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf, I jumped on it.

 

In this installment of the series, Chloe is on the case to apprehend Carl Eisner. While on the case though, similarities pop up between Blood Ritual, the show her husband Jason is a part of, and things get dicy. The police department isn’t happy, the show writers aren’t happy, and to make matters worse Jason has been growing more and more withdrawn.

 

Although, a lot of the focus is on Chloe trying to catch a killer, I thought the heart of the story was in the relationships Chloe had with people. Chloe deals with her best friend that’s getting cold feet and with her mother that doesn’t know if married, routine life is for her, in addition to her withdrawn husband. Sometimes Chloe can be such a logical person, I think it was great seeing her tap into her emotions, getting into heated arguments in defense for her friends and intervening in her mother’s life. Her character continues to bloom even in book 3.

 

I did sort of guess the end early on. It was one of those “oh wouldn’t it be funny if such and such happened” thoughts I sometimes have when I start reading a book. So really I didn’t think the end would turn out that way. However it did, and I still ended up pleasantly surprised. I truly enjoyed reading it from start to finish.

 

One thing that didn’t work for me much was the insertion of large narration of the TV episodes playing out. I understand that the show is important to the story, but I don’t think I needed to read the TV episode only to have Chloe sum it up. It just distracted me. I just wanted to move on to the juicy stuff.

 

Who should give The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf  a go? Anyone that enjoys reading NA contemporary read with some romance and mystery thrown in. Really give it a shot. I adore this series because of its characters. The mystery aspect and forensic aspect is okay. Definitely not what you see in real life but works for the story. & Also as a side note, although I’d categorize it as new adult/adult, I always thought this series read a bit more like YA.

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review 2014-04-04 23:15
Brief Thoughts: Someone Else's Fairytale
Someone Else's Fairytale (Someone Else's Fairytale #1) - E.M. Tippetts

I'm really going to be short and brief with this one.

 

Someone Else's Fairytale is a cute and breezy romance with all the elements of a typical everyday, commoner girl-next-door meets the celebrity Prince Charming.  It was enjoyable in that way that, you're looking for a cute romance and a cute romance was what you got.

 

But other than that, there's really not much to the story.  I appreciate that Chloe Winters was an excellently created character on paper, but in action, she felt kind of boring and way too perfect.  She was too flippant at moments that required some emotion and she got frustrated at the strangest things.

 

Jason Vanderholt was carbon-copy standard Prince Charming material along with his "too perfect to be true" family.  Though I give some credit to the fact that we don't have a rich family trying to undermine a struggling, poor single female and actually welcome her into their lives with open arms.  This is a new spin, especially from the K-dramas I'm always watching that have the standard type of rich people who are just assholes.  Then again, maybe I shouldn't base all my expectations on K-drama story formulas...

 

Moving along...

 

The romance was a little hard to believe in since Chloe goes from being frustrated with a guy who bugged her all the time to being utterly, irretrievably in love with him.  It happened too fast for my taste, but then again, who am I to judge other's romances.  But wait, this is MY review and MY opinion... so I'm going to judge.

 

The rest of the characters fell pretty flat and there was a moment where I felt like there was too much plot going on.  Or rather, there were too many plots happening all at once.

 

Overall, the story was still pretty enjoyable, I guess.  I just didn't realize I had so many complaints about it until I started writing my thoughts down.  Yikes!

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