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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Made the Grade: Spiraling by Rachel Cross

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: ??? KB | Expected Release Date: January 27, 2014 | Publisher: Crimson Romance | Obtained: NetGalley

"Spiraling" by Rachel Cross

Author's Book Description : Blue-blooded Amelia “Amy” Astor was a champion, America’s sweetheart, and on track to give the US Olympic medal glory before she gave it all up to join skating’s equivalent of the circus. Now she’s a professional princess, the lead in Enchanted Ice. But in an industry that values young, cheap, and healthy, her age, salary, and injuries are a liability.

So when she’s offered a job teaching Hollywood heartthrob Shane Marx to skate for a role in a hockey film, she leaps at the opportunity. Maybe with the right kind of exposure, she can survive one more season and put off decisions about her future a little longer. If she invites the wrong kind of exposure ...well, there’s that pesky morals clause waiting in the wings.

Shane Marx traded his boy band dance moves in TruAchord for acting lessons years ago. His blond, blue-eyed gorgeousness makes him the most sought after romantic comedy lead in the movie industry. But lately his clean-cut image has been tarnished by one sex scandal after another.

When America’s ice princess meets Hollywood’s hottest leading man, what could go wrong? Inside that sequined costume is a woman of steely determination who has conquered many of her demons. And beneath his sinfully attractive exterior, Shane Marx is a man still battling his.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. Two lost souls find each other and start up a relationship that grows into something neither expected, while dealing with their own personal issues. This novel was more of a "real" Hollywood love story then I think I was ready for, as I was hoping for something a little romantic then this was. Nevertheless, this fast paced novel keeps you on your toes and riveted while throwing twist after twist at you.

Why I said that this was more "real" is because of all of the issues Amy & Shane have that they need overcome. So many issues in fact, throughout this novel you keep waiting for the final shoe to drop, because of their issues, that'll ruin their relationship. Then when that final shoe does drop it's like a car wreak, it's so surprising and bad that you hoped things could have turned out better but you just can't stop yourself from looking away. Shane's issues, especially, were written in a way that it made me not really like him because of the antics that he did. I know that if I was Amy, I don't think I'd be able to forgive him in the end.

Therefore, I recommend this novel to those who like contemporary romances and only to those who have an open mind.

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Book Teaser(s) :
"A toast." Kyla handed her a glass of champagne. "To the newest, oldest princess with Enchanted Ice."
Amy stuck out her tongue and clinked his glass. "Cheers."
"Happy now?"
"Ecstatic."
"So how go the lessons?" Kyle asked.
"He's doing really well."
Kyle grinned knowingly.
"No, really he is---he's determined and disciplined. The guy has serious focus," she admitted. "I admire his work ethic."
Amy heard her phone ring in the other room.
Kyle's eyes widened. "Oh my god, Amy, is that . . ."
Heat seared her neck and washed into her cheeks.
He burst out laughing. "Drive Me Crazy is your ringtone for him? And the TruAchord cover of it." ~ within Chapter 9
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Rachel, then please check out her website.

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