Nobody's Damsel (Someone Else's Fairytale #2)
by Emily Mah Tippetts (Goodreads Author)
Chloe has finished her masters degree and taken a job as a forensic scientist back in her home town of Albuquerque, New Mexico, only the press will not leave her alone. They follow her to crime scenes and report on her every move, eager to show that her marriage to Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt, is on the brink of collapse. Millions of fans who dream of their own celebrity romance with him want this more than anything. This scrutiny comes at a particularly bad time as Chloe's first case is a crime against a child roughly the same age that Chloe was when she survived a homicide attempt.
Now that she sees the case from an adult's perspective, she realizes it's much harder than she ever dreamed. It's even worse for Jason, who is two steps removed from the crime. He must watch and try to support his wife as she battles with past demons and tries to keep up with a nameless suspect who evades identification and capture. Never has Jason been more frustrated with his job, its frivolities, and its lack of connection to the real world. When he storms off the set of his latest movie, the press goes wild with conjecture. While he says he wants to work on a project that means something, his agent and manager fear this may be the end of his time in the spotlight. Perhaps he never was anything more than a pretty face after all.
Together, Chloe and Jason must find their way past all the popping flashbulbs and through the dark maze of the criminal investigation to discover whether they can balance their professional goals with the demands of a celebrity marriage. The odds are entirely against them.
I was given the opportunity to pre-read this book in exchange for an honest review so here it goes...
I had mixed feeling about reading this book because I had liked where the story had left off and was unsure how their story was going to unfold.
I found that in this book Chloe is going through a phase trying to find herself and come to terms with her past, chaotic present and uncertain future. At the same time Jason is also trying to find himself but with the help of his ex. What the?
During the first book I loved Jason but in this book I was a little disappointed in him and his choices and his way of communicating them. I am hoping in the next book he will be able to redeem himself.
During this book we start to meet more characters with Chloe working whom all are great strong characters and add to the depth of Chloe of her past and present. Plus we get to see more of the Vandrholt's. To whom I absolutely adore this family if only we could all have such supportive and loving in-laws.
One of the things that I love about Jason and Chloe is the way E.M captures their awkwardness together. It just seems to make them more real and relatable. It is a tough in any relationship but to have a relationship with each partner having their lives so far apart will be tough on anyone and then throw in being in the public eye as well. Their love is strong and can stand to many challenges. In the end that is what matters most.
I quite like this series and I am looking forward to the future journey of Jason & Chloe.
4 Thumbs up!
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