Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Risky Return by Nicole Helm
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Author Info: Goodreads, Website, Twitter
Age Group: Adult
Pages: 146 pages
Buy it Here: Amazon
Our Rating: 2 stars
Blackmail never felt so right.
Celia Grant has spent the last ten years keeping her past at bay, building her Hollywood reputation as America's Sweetheart. When ex-boyfriend Ryan Harrington threatens to reveal her darkest secrets, she has no choice but to return to Demo, Kansas, and the people she left behind. In exchange for Ryan's silence, she will appear in a reality television show that promises to save his family's legacy.
Ryan Harrington knows an opportunity when he sees one, and using Celia to save his family is one he can’t ignore. But he didn’t count on the pull they still have on each other.
Celia reminds herself that she and Ryan were never destined to have a happily ever after ending like in the movies she stars in. But even as the ghosts of her past refuse to be suppressed any longer, she finds herself tempted by the hopes of a love she never thought she could have. Between secrets, fame, and love, Celia’s made the riskiest return of all.
I thought this book had potential but it really seemed to drag on and on. The store could have been told in half the time & still been good. I actually found myself having trouble finishing it because I started to get bored. Besides being too long for our taste, the storyline was okay. I thought the real Celia was a lot better of a character than the persona she had created. Ryan was bossy and a jerk at times but I liked him over all. Still, I don't think I would recommend this book...
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