Saturday, May 25, 2013

Nobody's Damsel by E.M Tippetts

Nobody's Damsel by E.M Tippetts
Genre: NA Contemporary
Published: January 5th, 2013
Publisher: Createspace
Page Count: 230

 Chloe has finished her masters degree and taken a job as a forensic scientist back in her home town of Albuquerque, New Mexico, only the press will not leave her alone. They follow her to crime scenes and report on her every move, eager to show that her marriage to Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt, is on the brink of collapse. Millions of fans who dream of their own celebrity romance with him want this more than anything. This scrutiny comes at a particularly bad time as Chloe's first case is a crime against a child roughly the same age that Chloe was when she survived a homicide attempt.

Now that she sees the case from an adult's perspective, she realizes it's much harder than she ever dreamed. It's even worse for Jason, who is two steps removed from the crime. He must watch and try to support his wife as she battles with past demons and tries to keep up with a nameless suspect who evades identification and capture. Never has Jason been more frustrated with his job, its frivolities, and its lack of connection to the real world. When he storms off the set of his latest movie, the press goes wild with conjecture. Perhaps he never was anything more than a pretty face after all.

Together, Chloe and Jason must find their way past all the popping flashbulbs and through the dark maze of the criminal investigation to discover whether they can balance their professional goals with the demands of a celebrity marriage. The odds are entirely against them.

There are times where I like to settle down with a sweet, glamorous read, and this author happens to be my go-to.  I've come to terms that her books will be my guilty pleasure.  Definitely. They're sweet and the plot is engaging, and this very girly side of me is very much enjoying it all.

I've always loved Chloe's practicality.  She was always telling Jason how it really was and she didn't like taking any of anybody's crap.  I was very happy to revisit Chloe and her story in this second installment.  She's definitely grown up into a very mature and strong character in this one.  I love how she has such determination to follow her dreams and she doesn't let Jason's celebrity status get in the way.  Even the way she handles the paparazzi and all was admirable.  She definitely has more patience than I do.

Ahh! And this plot was such a crazy one!  Jason's away and busy as he films for movies (but not absent) and Chloe takes up a job that involves her investigating a kidnapping.  It was so fascinating to watch her get emotionally attached to the investigation and then try to carry on with her less-than-normal life.  Considering how much I love investigation/mystery plots, this book caught my attention.

Nobody's Damsel explores the life of the famous and the struggles it takes to find some type of normalcy.  This book, with all it's glitz, glam, and gore, sucked me in and didn't spit me out until the last page.  I'm not usually interested in books like this, but I somehow was addicted to the story.  And that's what Tippetts's books are!  Addicting!  They're sweet, short reads that are the perfect books to read when in need of an emotional break!  So I kinda enjoy her books, yeah?

3.5 Splashes

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