Title: A Safe SpaceAuthor: E.M. Tippetts
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Okay Creations, Sarah Hansen
Everyone needs a safe space.
She’s nineteen. Her show has been cancelled and now she’s going to play the lead in a new prime time drama series, but is the world ready to take her seriously, or will she be typecast as the cute tween queen forever?
Her network has decided to be aggressive and has invested millions of dollars in an ad campaign for her show, money she’s not sure she can earn back. Her co-star can’t stand her, and the writing for the show turns out to be poor at best. The only reason Lizzie didn’t walk away from the job offer to begin with is because she’s broke, the victim of a decade of bad money management.
Then there’s Devon, the personal trainer at her gym. Arrogant and abrasive, he’s the last guy she should ever find attractive, but she has a hopeless crush on him anyway, and he doesn’t seem entirely disinterested either. In fact, sometimes he’s downright sweet to her. If only he weren’t an untamable bad boy who uses and dumps women like they’re nothing. Though Lizzie’s friends warn her to stay away, he’s the only person who can create what she needs: a safe space. But is there any way she can break him of his years' long habit of being a user?
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Emily Mah Tippetts writes science fiction as Emily Mah and sweet romance as E.M. Tippetts. A lifelong New Mexican, she lives with her family in Santa Fe, though she's been known to spend years at a time in the UK, her second home. Aside from being a writer, she's been a lawyer and jeweler, and is currently a stay at home mother, polymer clay artist, book designer/formatter, and owner of E.M. Tippetts Book Designs.
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Source: eARC for Honest Review from Author and WS Publicity
Genre: NA Contemporary
Stand alone yet its still kind of a spin off.
My A Safe Space Review ...
Hmmmmm. Child Star trying to find her way show business as an adult and a gorgeous personal trainer. Sounds good!
E.M. Tippets has a knack for creating and capturing the real awkwardness of interactions between people in her writing. There were so many elements that I liked about this book but sadly something about Lizzie was lost on me. Her naivety came across as more superficial than immature and naive. However with Lizzie at the end of the day she is just a girl who is lonely wants to be loved and love in return.
Devon started as the bully with the school yard crush turn to douchebag turn to sweetheart. The reason why they know each other is the heart of the story even if Devon was a tad bit stalkerish. I have loved Kyra in the past couple books she has been in but with this book with her I was left wanting more from her. In the end Kyra is a great friend and roommate and Devon does make up for his bullying douchebag ways with a humbling tail between the legs moment which at least gives him a chance to right his wrongs.
Cute story about loss, first loves and second chances. Sometimes with E.M. Tippetts books the first time reading them I like them but the true magic comes the second time you read it. I have a feeling the A Safe Space falls into this category however, I only got a chance to read it once.
For now, until I read it again 3 Safe Thumbs up!