About the book: It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father’s home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she’s capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she’s not ready yet. The only way she can think of to start healing is by reconnecting with the one person left in the world who’s ever meant anything to her—her anonymous Internet best friend, Cinder.
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.
Purchase Link: Amazon
Purchase Link: Amazon
My review: There are several things I really liked about this book. I really liked the story line, I could tell from the first chapter that this story was going to be amazing and it really was. I really liked the characters, especially Ella. I loved how she seemed real to me, I found myself getting pretty annoyed at the way her step-sisters had everyone at school treating her. I really liked Cinder too, you can tell that Brian is supposed to be a pretty good guy, he's just caught up in the Hollywood lifestyle. I will say that there were many parts when I was reading in Brian's view that I was really uncomfortable with the language. There weren't any that made me stop reading, but I was pretty close, if I hadn't wanted to know how the story ended so bad I probably would have stopped. I think that Kelly Oram is a super talented author, I would read more books by her, I would just make sure I know what kind of language is included first.
About the author: Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen—a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and her cat named Mr. Darcy.