Children's librarian by day. Romance novelist by night.
British single father.
Someone else is writing this love story...
Blair Walton isn't your average curvaceous tattooed children's librarian. She's also one half of bestselling romance author, Scarlet Rose. Along with her BFF Raine, she spends her nights writing books so steamy, she's afraid they would shock her Southern conservative grandmother to death . . . if she knew about them. That's why she and Raine write in secret.
On deadline for their latest book and out of ideas, Raine suggests (demands) that Blair find a guy and "do some research". Declan Bennet has all the qualifications: He's British, looks fabulous in a suit, has glorious blue eyes and gets bonus points for being an amazing single dad to his adorable son, Drake. But what starts out as a research project quickly turns into something much more. And Blair's not the only one with secrets.
My 3-star Review
I have mixed feelings about this book. I kept going back and forth. At some points, I liked it. Then others, not so much.
I had a hard time connecting with these characters. Blair is very immature and fake. Declan is the typical brooding rich guy who likes to hold secrets. These two just didn't do it for me.
The premise of the book is unique in that she is a writer, not wanting people to find out what she does on the side. But it just seems weird. Her character acts like her secret writing could be the end of the world if anyone found out. She is overly dramatic over everything.
There are parts that had me wanting to keep reading. However, just when I started to get into the story, it would flip and go the opposite direction.
I am disappointed that I'm not over the moon with this book. Chelsea is a very talented writer. She usually writes well. This, however, it's one of her best works. Now, with that, it isn't the worst book either. It is a good book. I have seen five star reviews. So others obviously don't feel the same as I do. I just think it could have been better. Maybe make the characters more real and believable.
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)
Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, Listen coming out in 2014.