Tuesday, 12 April 2016

SERIES PROMOTION & REVIEW - CATCH YOU - A LOVE ME, I'M FAMOUS NOVELLA

Title: Catch You
Series: A Love Me, I'm Famous Novella
Author: M.H, Soars
Publisher: Infinite Sky Publishing
Genre: NA, Romance
Expected Release Date: 12th April 2016

>Author's Note: Due to mature content, this novella is recommended to readers 18+<

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Pride and Prejudice meets Veronica Mars in this new Love Me, I’m Famous novella.

Kimberly
I had always thought Owen Whitfield fit the mold of the brainless jock perfectly. Group of idiot friends? Check. Vapid girlfriend? Check. Ego bigger than the moon? Check. As long as he stayed out of my way, coexisting with his kind was doable. Until one day our worlds collided, changing everything. He pissed me off so badly that I had no choice but to give him a taste of his own medicine. Little did I know that my act of revenge would come back to bite me in the ass. How was I supposed to know Owen would turn out to be the best partner in crime I could hope for?

Owen
I never paid much attention to Kimberly Dawson, but I knew who she was. Ice Queen was what we called her. She was gorgeous, no one could deny that. But she was also a condescending bitch which was enough reason for me to stay the hell away from her. She thought I was a dumb jock and that was okay until she came crashing into my life. Against my better judgment, I let her embroil me in her shenanigans, forcing us to spend too much time together. It was my doom. She got under my skin, she was all I could think about. I never thought I would be the knight in shining armor to anyone, not until she came along.

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Title: Wonder Wall
Series: A Love Me, I'm Famous Novel
Author: M. H. Soars
Publisher: Infinite Sky Publishing
Genre: NA, Romance
Expected Release Date: 26th October 2015

>Author's Note: Due to mature content, this novella is recommended to readers 18+<

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There is something magical when best friends fall in love. Liv and Sebastian used to be inseparable until circumstances beyond their control destroyed their fairytale romance to dust.

Liv hasn't seen Sebastian since he walked out of her life five years ago. When she accepted her internship in London, she never dreamed their paths would cross again. Not when Sebastian is a celebrity, a singer in one of the most popular boy bands of all times. Living in the same city, their worlds couldn't be farther apart. But when two people are destined to be together, they can't outrun fate.

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MY REVIEW
Title: Catch You
Series: A Love Me, I'm Famous Novella
Author: M.H, Soars
Publisher: Infinite Sky Publishing
Genre: NA, Romance
Expected Release Date: 12th April 2016

>Author's Note: Due to mature content, this novella is recommended to readers 18+<

BLURB from Goodreads
Pride and Prejudice meets Veronica Mars in this new Love Me, I’m Famous novella.

Kimberly
I had always thought Owen Whitfield fit the mold of the brainless jock perfectly. Group of idiot friends? Check. Vapid girlfriend? Check. Ego bigger than the moon? Check. As long as he stayed out of my way, coexisting with his kind was doable. Until one day our worlds collided, changing everything. He pissed me off so badly that I had no choice but to give him a taste of his own medicine. Little did I know that my act of revenge would come back to bite me in the ass. How was I supposed to know Owen would turn out to be the best partner in crime I could hope for?

Owen
I never paid much attention to Kimberly Dawson, but I knew who she was. Ice Queen was what we called her. She was gorgeous, no one could deny that. But she was also a condescending bitch which was enough reason for me to stay the hell away from her. She thought I was a dumb jock and that was okay until she came crashing into my life. Against my better judgment, I let her embroil me in her shenanigans, forcing us to spend too much time together. It was my doom. She got under my skin, she was all I could think about. I never thought I would be the knight in shining armor to anyone, not until she came along.


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INITIAL THOUGHTS
So I don't usually read much of the contemporary genre but I really fancied a change of genre so decided to give this one a go.

REVIEW
I downloaded an e-copy via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. The cover's main feature is a female who I would say is a representation of Kimberly, one of the main characters in this novella. I think the female looks a little like actress Sam Janus across the eyes area. Is it a look of innocence and/or naíveté on the cover or is it the pose of someone used to fame and photographers? I guess I will find out when I've read the novella! Would the cover make me pick this book up from a bookstore shelf? Mmm not so sure if I am totally honest, I know once I picked the book up and read the blurb I would be interested in reading it and i do like the cover too.So the book has two main characters and is told from their points of view. Kimberly Dawson who is strong, determined, has very defined morals of what she considers right ad wrong. Kimberly writes for her schools newspaper. Kimberly's best friend is Larissa. The other main character within this novella is Owen Whitfield, he is a typical school jock who has a reputation when it comes to girlfriends. At the moment he has a kind of love/hate relationship going on with the air headed Leah. Owen is much more interested in the next soccer game and how his team can win it.
Kimberly's day starts off badly when her bag breaks leaving her to carry all her books. It's whilst Kimberly is juggling her school books, heading towards best friend Larissa that the noisy, clumsy jock, Owen Whitfield knocks her elbow causing all her books to be scattered all over the floor. The thing that irks Kimberly the most is that she has now spilt her drink all down her once pristine blouse too! To further infuriate Kimberly, Owen not only doesn't apologise, he doesn't even seem to notice what he has done.
Kimberly quickly forgets her stained top when she discovers the latest school news. As a reporter she naturally wants to cover the story of the school computer theft, but Kimberly is instructed to leave the classroom by Mr Prescott, the Principal and ordered not to write about the theft situation for the school gazette. At first this irritates Kimberly, until she decides to go ahead and write an article for the Littleton News instead. The Principal only forbade her to write for the school gazette!
Later Kimberly decides to reap her revenge on the unsuspecting Owen Whitfield who is sitting eating his lunch with the other guys from the soccer team. The guys laugh at him when his girlfriend requests he got to the clothing store with her to check his eyes and her dress for homecoming don't clash! Owen is surprisingly quite embarrassed as his friends snicker about his girlfriend Leah's request. Owen is in for an even larger shock and embarrassment though when he suddenly feels something on his head and its dripping down . . . it's spaghetti! Owen turns around looking for the culprit, thinking perhaps its one of his friends playing some sort of prank on him him. That is until he comes face to face with Kimberly! Sadly Kimberly hasn't really thought of all the possible outcomes, as she is now the butt of the new school gossip, that she was with Owen and she poured the spaghetti over him as he hadn't called her! Things go from bad to worse in her advanced English class when she is not only sat next to Owen but is paired up with him for an assignment. Its clear neither party wants to work with the other but the English teacher had put names in a bowl to be drawn so they have to accept the totally random outcome!
There is quite a lot going on in this novella, which you will discover yourselves as you read it. I am skipping out lots of details so I avoid telling you the whole story.
Larissa's cousin Lorenzo is being blamed for the school computer thefts, but leaves a note explaining who the real culprit is. . . .and as Kimberly is best friends with Larissa ends up trying to gather proof of both Lorenzo's innocence and the real culprits guilt. She ends up garnering support from an unlikely source and things become very serious and incredibly dangerous pretty quickly.
Did I enjoy the novella? I really did enjoy this novella a lot.
Would I recommend the novella? As I have said earlier in my review, this novella has a large amount going on in it to keep the readers attention. There's all the school based problems, Kimberly getting into trouble about doing articles the school and its governors would much prefer she didn't, the computer thefts, as well as the on/off relationship between Owen & Leah and even more! It's the kind of book/novella that I would say has something going on in it for everyone.
Would I like to read more of this series? Yes I really would especially if we get more of some of the characters from this novella.
Would I read other titles by this author? I would certainly further investigate anything written by this author.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Not my usual choice of favourite genre but really did enjoy this novella a lot!




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