This was a really great read. Melinda sent me a review request for his novel a while ago and I regret how long it took me to read it. Truly this book is Great. I am a big fan of novels that really take you ro a ride and this one DEFINITELY did.
So, this book took me a little while to get into. Don't let that dissuade you, because the novel definitely got me hooked.
Sam and Ethan's story is a modern day Cinderella story. I loved some of the iconic things twisted into it. It definitely made for a great read. The author weaves a story around you and you can't help but want to see it to the end.
The main character Sam, definitely had her moments. I was not a fan most of the time. Her attitude and mannerisms drove me a little wonky. It was a good thing that I was in love with Ethan. I tend to not like many Heroines though so it wasn't Sam's fault completely. She was a dreamer and that is never a bad thing. I did find the Fnagirling a little intense, but in the end it all worked for me.
Ethan was a fantastic character too. I really enjoyed that he wasn't too Alpha. He made the story even more enjoyable and was definitely Swoon Worthy. I would have liked to have more of his past tied it, but We got just enough from him. Hot brooding movie star? Yes, Please.
If you are looking for a light and enjoyable read this is right up you ally. I can't wait to see what book 2 in the series takes me. Both can be read as a standalone.
Over the past eight years, twenty-six year old Sam Harper has come to realize a few things: her son is the light of her life, a pint of Cherry Garcia will cure all that ails you, her mother is a biscuit-and-grave-filled genius and nothing, absolutely nothing, ever goes as planned.
Still stuck in her tiny hometown of Delia, Georgia, Sam has sat idly by and watched as her life went from “prom-queen and head cheerleader” to “single mom with meaningless desk job”. So when Hollywood bad-boy, Ethan Grant, shows up to film his new television show – the very same actor whose posters wall-papered Sam’s teenage bedroom – Sam welcomes back her excited inner-fangirl with open arms. And when a chance encounter with Ethan confirms what Sam always knew – that behind Ethan’s green eyes and smoldering good looks is a perfect gentleman with the kindest of hearts – Sam finds herself in a romance worthy of "Cinderella" status.
But soon enough, reality seeps back in as the relentless gossip columns and Ethan’s busy schedule lead Sam back to a life she’s come to know well – one full of nothing but broken promises and disappointment. Sam begins questioning whether Ethan has what it takes to help lead her back to the confident and vivacious woman she used to be, or if Sam will have to do the unthinkable and actually figure life out on her own.
Note: The Fangirl Series is a stand-alone series. You do not have to read "You Never Know" prior to reading the other books in the series, but there is character crossover.