Friday, 16 October 2015

Becoming Famous by Natalie Scott (New Adult, 8/10E)

 August 2015, Perfect Bound Marketing, 152 pages, Ebook, Review copy 

Summary from Natalie's website
Bebe Barkley has never released a sex tape. She’s not America’s Next Top Model. She didn’t get pregnant at 16, and has never auditioned for American Idol. In fact, she’s holed up in a hotel room at the Waldorf in New York City, totally depressed. She doesn’t know it yet, but she’s about to become famous.  A former equestrian rider, Bebe had a bright future until a tragic accident changed everything. Now she’s unable to return to her old life, yet incapable of moving forward.

Nayu's thoughts  
For new adult books, this was a good book with the usual drama alongside intense romance scenes which were easy to skip. However, the first in the series, Rules for Riders, was centered around horses, so I expected Becoming Famous to be. It wasn't, which is what led to a lower grade as my expectation of the book wasn't met. 

However, in itself it's a funny book. Frequently I didn't like the choices with Bebe made, she was reckless and shallow, not likeable, and yet I kept reading because something made me interested in how her life turned out. There are mega hurdles for her in this book, in some respect as large as the devastating events of losing her horse and boyfriend, but somehow she does pull it together eventually. There's a spark in her which intrigues me, and she does manage to find her true self amongst all the fame and fortune.

Find out more on Natalie's website.  

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