Red Carpet Day Job, Tasha Cotter
Genre: Romance, NA.
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
I like books that feature situations like this – the fairy-tale romance story. It was a fun read, but I felt that it was a bit light and fluffy which was a shame, as there were some good plotlines. Its a short read at around 137 pages and that restricts the story IMO, had it been longer and those plots fleshed out then I think I’d have rated higher.
I loved Nick, he seemed a really nice guy, admits his playboy past but says Sophie means more to him, and he shows it. Its that magic situation that makes a romance so enjoyable, the Cinderella type situation. Sophie, she’s a fun girl and with some terrific friends, who prove a great support when she needs it. they felt very real. Scott the boyfriend – his “chicken farm” in their flat and on the rooftop – that was just weird, and would have been better left out I think. Its just not feasible saying he has an egg business – he’d need an awful lot more hens, they lay one egg per day for part of the year, not all year round, so to make money he’d need hundreds of them- on a rooftop?? That lost credibility for me. He’d have been better in another occupation. I liked that they’d been together for so long, moved to NY together and then just gradually grown apart. That felt genuine and often happens when couples get together at a young age, and was a touch of reality after the chicken fiasco!
I loved seeing Nick and Sophie together, loved her actress client who proved to be a good B itch – every romance needs one of those for me – adds a needed edge of drama and that’s what keeps me reading, the bits where it goes wrong, not just the parts where it goes right. Overall though it just felt too surfaced based, too shallow for me to rate higher. I enjoyed it but as a one off read, and think for me it was just too short, too restrictive. I need to get deep into a story and this just didn’t allow it.
Stars: Three and a half
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