About the Book
Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There’s major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won’t make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he’s left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian’s bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn’t thrilled with the arrangement—or his fake fiancée—but decides he’ll suffer through it if it means he’ll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything.
A great character needs trials to overcome—experiences to give them depth, to make them vulnerable, relatable, and likable. Good characters need hardships to make them strong. The idea makes sense, but it still sucks if you’re the heroine.
Heads up, I cried in the freaking prologue. So let that be a warning to how the rest of this book goes. I was so distraught I had to turn WiFi on my Paperwhite, which is a first-generation, and go onto Facebook just to inform her of her insolence. If you don't know how annoying it is to use a Paperwhite keyboard or browser, thank phones before they got smart and text it took five hundred years to send. That's how much it hurt me. I had to suffer through that just to let Lenore know that she is a fiend.
Okay, so first off I know completely understand the comparison between this and Geekerella. How do I read this first, my rating for Geekerella would have gone down. It is so much like this book that it is kind of creepy. Although I do feel this one was not rounded out as well, there's stuff that is not expanded on or it's glossed over awkwardly.
Other than that, this book was fantastic! Even if it made me cry multiple times. Again, I'd like to reference Lenore's insolence. There's feels, drama, hilariousness, and a great modern Cinderella retelling all rolled into one story.
I suggest issues for anyone else planning on reading this. Also, I will be reading the next book in the series.