OOPS! I'M THE PAPARAZZI (Romance, Humour & Mischief)
An Irish ex-boyfriend, a
New York newspaper editor,
a movie star, and a Hollywood agent -
the men in Phred's life cause her nothing but trouble.
So the last thing she needs is to become one of the paparazzi.
When Dublin newspaper journalist, Phred, is dumped by her Irish boyfriend, Finbar, she runs off to New York to make a fresh start. She ends up working as a journalist for a newspaper in Manhattan.
Set in a snowy November in New York, Phred's world is filled with romance, humour and excitement involving her attractive newspaper editor, Royce, gorgeous movie star, Bradley Goldsilver, and handsome Hollywood agent, Vaughn.
Royce sends Phred out one night to a New York movie premiere. Phred is a journalist, not a photographer, but Royce wants her to go.
Her assignment is to glean a candid shot of movie star, Bradley Goldsilver, at his latest movie premiere. No mean feat. Especially as every other big burly paparazzo with their eye on the money is vying for the same.
Phred, a reluctant paparazzo, does something outrageously out of character to get the photograph she needs - and ends up in the headlines herself.
Phred gives a whole new perspective to the world of the paparazzi.
OOPS! I'm the Paparazzi by De-ann Black
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
The book was a cute idea, but there definitely needs to be some work. The writing is slow in some parts, too fast in others. Things just seem to happen, but don't make sense. The whole story pretty much drags on and on and doesn't make sense. The main character is hard to like. No one likes a know it all who magically gets everything in life she wants. Things are not easily relatable and I found myself rolling my eyes and skipping pages. I just don't think it's very well written.
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Bootscootin' Blahniks (The Bootscootin' Books)
Manhattan apparel designer Roxy Rae Vaughn, who's also a still-in-the-closet, country line dancing queen, wants to be a fashion success story. Tired of being nothing more than a Fifth Avenue up-and-comer, thanks to her elitist parents, Roxy moves to Nashville, Tennessee and opens a boutique in a local tractor supply store, the only retail space she can afford. Short on cash and way, way down on luck, she rear-ends a pick-up truck belonging to a tomato-growin', bootscootin' cowboy who is anything but the perfect fit for her career plans, although he is her ideal dance partner. Can Roxy accept that her best fit is on the dance floor moving to her own style and her cowboy's lead?
Tomato farmer by day and bootscootin' instructor by night Zayne McDonald doesn't give a damn about winning Nashville's heirloom tomato contest, even though his late father did. Zayne wants to honor his father, but what he really wants is to line dance his way to a winner's spotlight. When he and Roxy are discovered by a huge dance show producer, Zayne learns it's partnering with Roxy that's his winning hybrid mix. That is, if he can keep her and the tomato contest away from Beefsteak Jack Baudlin, the toughest tomato man in CMT country.
Bootscootin' Blahniks by D.D. Scott
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The word Bootscootin may be in the title, but is used entirely way too much! It's a cute story, but definitely too much detail in areas it doesn't need it. It seems to skip over things or bounce around. Roxy is 35 going on 16. She talks about stepping away from her parents money, yet lives in a paid for home. The author needs some good editing to take place here. There's not really paragraphs. The sentences just sort of mash together. My advice to the author, get someone to edit and proof read your work before publishing. You have a great idea for a book here, but it needs to be refined. My advice to the reader, wait and see if it gets rewritten and don't waste your time. The way it is, it's not worth the read.
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