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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Blog Tour: From Fame to Shame by Veronica Blade (Review)

From Fame to Shame by Veronica Blade
Series: Standalone
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication Date: April 2012
Publisher: Crush Publishing Inc. 
Format: eBook
Pages: 125
Source: Received for tour

When good-girl Maddie switches places with her famous bad-girl twin Jackie, she has some pretty high stilettos to fill.

Despite the danger of tabloid drama if their identity swap is discovered, Maddie has to save her sister's butt. When Jackie’s ex-boyfriend shows up with a rekindled spark for “Jackie,” his deep gray eyes and sweet kisses make Maddie's heart thumpety thump. But dating the guy who dumped her sister is a no-no. Too bad Dallas isn’t used to girls saying no. What will happen when he discovers Maddie’s deception? (Summary from
 From Fame to Shame by Veronica Blade was a quick read with a fun premise and an adorable romance. I flew through it at lightning speed. It was a good read to just take my mind off of things.

Maddie and her twin sister do the ol' switcheroo and suddenly she's living this life of fame and glory. It has been done before, but it was still cute. I would have loved to see more fame drama. Sure, Maddie has to deal with some gross tabloids, and she has to walk the red carpet, but there's no major repercussions. Maddie's sister doesn't even get mad at her, really.

The characters were cute, but I didn't really connect to any of them. Maddie wasn't annoying, but she wasn't particularly appealing either. Dallas, on the other hand, was a total sweetie pie. AND HOTTIE. Who says chivalry is dead? Dallas will give you his coat when he's cold, and he'll cook you a scrumptious meal, and he'll do anything for his family. He may be a celebrity, but he's a seriously great guy. I also adored Stella. Even though she didn't appear a whole lot, she was still an interesting presence, helping Maddie pull off the switch and making sure she doesn't get into too much trouble. I couldn't get a very good grasp on Jackie. She's a main character, and yet she's not. She's always there, and yet she barely is. She seems nice enough, and pretty down to earth, though the way the other characters talked about her made her seem kind of bitchy and a complete party girl.

Overall, this is a quick contemporary with a light, yet steamy romancer and a satisfying ending. I wasn't a huge fan of the way the characters knew each other for about two days and were head over heels for each other, and I do wish there would have been just a bit more tension, but this is a book I would recommend to contemporary lovers.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds refreshing and great to read in between more intense reads! Great review!


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