Gabe King is as famous as they come. Apparently. I wouldn’t know. It’s by chance that we run into each other, and all I can do is gawk at his icy blue eyes and model-worthy stature. He’s immediately dismissive of me, thinking I’m some crazed fan, and I’m left in confusion as to why the gorgeous stranger with arrogance the size of Manhattan just told me off in a public park.
With the help of his foul-mouthed, chain-smoking sister and adorable dog, we’re given a second chance, and soon I’m swept up by his charm and drawn to something deeper and darker that he hides from the world.
The more time we spend together, the more I’m certain I absolutely want to find out who the real Gabe King is. But with fame, there’s a price to be paid—and I’m not sure I can afford the admission.
This was such a mellow, sweet love story. Not what I expected from the blurb, but in a good way.
Who hasn’t wanted to fall in love with someone famous? I know I had, still have, my fair share of celebrity crushes and fantasies of grandeur.
There was a plethora of characters that all contributed to the plot.
Amanda and Peter are sycophants who accuse Julianna of using them the way they use their friends.
They’re generally terrible people and finally seeing Julianna finally stand up to them was a beautiful thing.
Gabe’s sister Zoe & Julianna’s sister Angela add refreshing comedic moments and moments of support to Julianna and Gabe. The story would feel like it’s lacking without them interspersed throughout the book.
Will. Oh Will. How I wanted to whisk you away from your emotionally barren, social climbing, aggressive parents. I wish we could have seen what became of him in the epilogue.
Juliana is an interesting character. She’s someone I could see myself being friends with. A font of random facts, falls down rabbit holes of research and has her weekly routine down. She gets along with most people, except her awful employers.
Gabe is famous. And everything that entails. So it’s with a healthy dose of suspicion that he misinterprets their first ‘meet-cute’.
Enter Zoe and Pancake.
The thing I liked most about this was how easily it flowed. Gabe and Julianna clicked and made an effort to not let things come between them. Their chemistry was well written and safe (!yay!), consensual and without needing to hide or be self-conscious.
I received a copy of this via BookSirens. All opinions are my own.
Jennifer Ann Shore
Jennifer Ann Shore is the award-winning and bestselling author of several fiction books, including “Metallic Red,” “The Stillness Before the Start,” and “The Extended Summer of Anna and Jeremy.”In her decade of working in journalism, marketing, and book publishing, she has gained recognition for her work from companies such as Hearst and SIIA.