Book & Author Details:
All Access (Fangirl #1)
Publication date: June 22nd 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Comedy
Every fangirl has a fantasy . . . what happens when that “if only” dream comes true?
Though she’s a single mom wedged firmly into thirty-something territory, author Kallie Reagan’s devotion to rock star Niles Russell knows no bounds. To pay homage to her muse, Kallie writes a smokin’ hot novel featuring a hero who looks and acts an awful lot like Niles — and a heroine who may or may not have a smattering of herself thrown in for fun.
When Niles learns about the book and surprise-texts Kallie, the two deliciously complicated creatives become fast friends . . . and so much more. But trying to define a relationship that’s laced with closeted skeletons, half-truths, and constant question marks proves harder than making it big. If they’re going to progress from Fangirl Infatuation to The Real Deal, these two need to give each other All Access to the most important place of all: their hearts.
This book is a bit odd. On the face of it, the female protagonist is aged 30, a single mom of 2 with a divorce behind her. And yet, her behaviour and the narative voice are both of a much younger person – probably late teens. And that impression is compounded by the fact that she refers to herself as a girl (not a woman) and behaves completely like a fangirl.
The underlying story is reasonable and the writing style is solid. But my issue with the voice is a little jarring for me. And this really does read like fan fiction. For me, it was a bit … run of the mill.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Liberty Kontranowski is a romantic women’s fiction author who adores all things lovey-dovey with a pinch (or more) of hubba-hubba. When she’s not at the keyboard, she’s taxiing around her three boys, knocking back craft beers with the hubs, blogging, fangirling, and dreaming up more fake people. She also spends an inordinate amount of time drinking coffee and dreaming of the day she can bid adieu to far-too-wintry Michigan and move to a place where she can write with her toes in the sand.
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