I am so excited to be a part of this tour because Kelly is an amazing author. She has the ability to create heartfelt stories that touch your heart and leave a last impression.
Published By: Bluefields (October 1, 2014)
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA Contemporary
It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father’s home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she’s capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she’s not ready yet. The only way she can think of to start healing is by reconnecting with the one person left in the world who’s ever meant anything to her—her anonymous Internet best friend, Cinder.
Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There’s major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won’t make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he’s left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian’s bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn’t thrilled with the arrangement—or his fake fiancée—but decides he’ll suffer through it if it means he’ll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything.
About the Author:
Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.
Kelly Oram writes some of the sweetest romances. They are always refreshing, fun, and clean and I love that about them. I love that I always end up devouring them in one sitting and leave with a smile on my face and maybe a little teary eyed as well. I can't help it, I am a sicker for those sweet love stories.
This isn't your typical fairy tale and certainly not a retelling. Instead it is a refreshing take on the whole concept of happily ever after and being a damsel in distress or rather not being a damsel in distress but fighting your own battles, with a whole lot of help along the way.
I can't even begin to explain how many feelings, how many emotions this book brought out in me. So many that I don't, days later, still have them all sorted out and handled. I can say this though, I absolutely one 100% adored this read and it will make my top 20 best reads for the year.
I was expecting to get a great read, I wasn't expecting to get something with so much depth to it, so many emotions and struggles and just something with so much to offer.
Oram blew me away with this one. I was already a fan but she just reenforced why I already liked her writing and then made me take that love and multiple it by one hundred.
In fact, I'm not even going to say any more about it because I want you to experience it all for yourself. The hardships, the struggles, Ella's strength, all of it. Just trust me on this one, try it, it will surprise you and I am betting blow you away with how very much you end up falling in love with it too.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author. I was given an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for this review.*