Not a Fairy Tale by Romy Sommer
Published by HarperCollins UK
Publication Date: February 19th 2015
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And the award goes to...
Not Nina Alexander that’s for sure. With her best gracious loser face firmly in place, Hollywood’s hottest starlet is hoping to end her evening of disappointment with a graceful exit stage left. Only an unexpected proposal and an awkward wardrobe malfunction mean that this is certainly going to be a night to remember... for all the wrong reasons! So what girl would resist the gorgeous Dominic Kelly coming to her rescue?! Especially when he’s whisking her out of the paparazzi’s prying eyes on the back of his motorbike – and wearing a tux to rival James Bond!
Nina soon realises that the only way to recover from such a scandal is to toughen up and snag the role of the decade in the year’s hottest YA screen adaptation. Who better to train her than her very own professional stuntman? Getting up close and personal with Dom will take Nina well out of her comfort zone – both professionally and in her closely scrutinized private life. But this A-list couple know only too well that’s it not all happy ever afters in Hollywood...
Nina is sick of playing the Rom Com klutzy chick. She wants a serious role and one is in pre-production that is perfect. The book is a movie adapted from a book and has angels and demons in a war and a kick-ass heroine that fights for herself and those she loves. Nina wants it badly but when she reads for it they say she’s too soft for the part. She decides to hire a stunt coordinator that she worked on a previous movie with to get her in shape.
Dominic Kelly has spent his life doing stunts and has loved it. He’s not sure why he decides to take Nina under his wing but he admires her drive. When he starts the training he doesn’t go easy on her and he admires her even more because she never, ever complains. He’s wanted her in his bed from almost the moment he saw her but as he says himself – he’s one step away from a man-whore and Nina is too good for him. That doesn’t stop the pair from finally falling into bed together and having a great time.
Nina and Dom decide that it’s just sex and it will work for them both as long as it works. When it becomes awkward then they’ll call it quits as neither one of them is looking for commitment – ever. Only…as they spend more time together each of them starts to fall in love with the other. Despite that neither one of them is ready to make a permanent move until the other comes clean about secrets in their lives and one big one might tear them apart forever.
This was an adorable story. I really loved Nina and Dom together even though there were times that I wanted to hit each of them. Secrets are never a good thing to keep and they each had theirs. On top of that I had a hard time with Nina at times as she would seem so good and wholesome one minute and then kind of a snob the next. I guess that’s what you get with some actresses, right? Despite that I really enjoyed reading their love story. It was sweet, sexy, fun and had just the right amount of angst thrown in to stir things up. This is a great book and one I definitely recommend.
Rating: 4 out of 5