6/30/14

If I Say Yes - Brandy Jellum

3 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Elizabeth Lewis was the child of Hollywood’s darling couple, until her father murdered her mother. 
Six years later, she has traded her flashy, luxurious lifestyle for one of safe anonymity as a literary agent. With a different name and appearance, Liza Winter is living the life of her dreams—one where she’s known for who she is instead of what her father did. Except her apartment should be condemned, her car only starts when it wants, she hates the romance genre she has been assigned, and the CEO’s deliciously attractive nephew is out to ruin her carefully laid plans. 
Reid Harder has never met an obstacle he couldn’t overcome. When his new position in the romance department comes with a benefit his uncle didn’t mention, he decides to wage a war against the intelligent, beautiful Liza to destroy every argument she has for turning him down. Still, the closer he gets to winning the prize, the more he realizes that the woman is keeping secrets that may endanger not just her life but his. 
Will Liza overcome her mistrust of Reid to reveal her secrets before he learns the truth and walks away? Or will a grudge-wielding apparition from her past make her the next deadly Hollywood headline?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Brandy's passion for writing began long before she actually sat down to write. As a child, she has had an obsession with reading, everything from the classic stories by Jane Austen to YA Fiction by Richelle Mead. Finally, in 2012, she decided to create her own stories for people to fall in love with. Brandy bounces back and forth writing both Romance and Young Adult Fiction (which is mainly just for fun).
At the beginning of 2014, Brandy signed a contract with publishing company Booktrope. She is very excited about the next chapter of her life and cannot wait to share her books and passion with readers.
When she isn't writing, she can be found chasing after her husband, her four children and her black lab, Diesel. Or curled up on her favorite corner of the couch with her newest book.

MY REVIEW -
This book got some really good reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, but for me it was just middle of the road - Didn't love it, didn't hate it. It definitely grew on me as I turned the pages. For me it was like those TV shows that no one admits to watching and everyone makes fun of but you watch them anyway (like Big Brother, and The Bachelor). Even though I did not love this book I could not stop reading it. It was very addictive.

The character development was good enough, I just didn't really like any of them! LOL I guess they just weren't "my kind of people". In fact I really disliked Reid, one of the main characters, even to the very end. Some people might fall in love with these characters, but they just didn't win my heart.
I also wasn't buying into the whole romance. Liza hated Reid (the player), but yet she was so hot for him. She did like Eli and he was a really nice guy, but she didn't want a relationship with him - I just didn't get her. 

You know I keep saying that I don't mind if it its predictable as long as it ends they way I want it to.
Well this was NOT predictable at all, but it didn't end the way I would have liked.

So even though this was just an OK read for me it might be just the thing you are looking for. It did hold my interest through the book, but not enough to want to read the rest of the series.

Thank you Book Trope Publishing for sending me this e-book for my honest review.

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE

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