Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A Safe Space by E.M. Tippetts - Someone Else's Fairytale #4 - 2 Stars

A Safe Space by E.M. Tippetts

Two Young Stars
Blurb - Everyone needs a safe space.

For Lizzie Warner, that space has always been in front of the camera on her hit show, or on stage to a sold out concert arena. Since before she can remember, she’s been a star, but that may be about to change.

She’s nineteen. Her show has been cancelled and now she’s going to play the lead in a new prime time drama series, but is the world ready to take her seriously, or will she be typecast as the cute tween queen forever?

Her network has decided to be aggressive and has invested millions of dollars in an ad campaign for her show, money she’s not sure she can earn back. Her co-star can’t stand her, and the writing for the show turns out to be poor at best. The only reason Lizzie didn’t walk away from the job offer to begin with is because she’s broke, the victim of a decade of bad money management.

Then there’s Devon, the personal trainer at her gym. Arrogant and abrasive, he’s the last guy she should ever find attractive, but she has a hopeless crush on him anyway, and he doesn’t seem entirely disinterested either. In fact, sometimes he’s downright sweet to her. If only he weren’t an untameable bad boy who uses and dumps women like they’re nothing. Though Lizzie’s friends warn her to stay away, he’s the only person who can create what she needs: a safe space. But is there any way she can break him of his years' long habit of being a user?

A Safe Space is book #4 in the Someone Else’s Fairytale Series but is a standalone and the first book I have read by this author. I was given a review copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review so here goes...

I was sold this book as a New Adult story which it most definitely isn’t!!! In fact it is incredibly YA.

To be honest this book is very juvenile, the story and writing style are incredibly naive and young.

I liked Lizzie but she was a very young 19yr old, we are led to believe that working in showbuisness makes people grow up quickly but with Lizzie it is the other extreme. She is ridiculously sheltered and naive to the point that she could just as easily have been 12 or 13.

I felt really sorry for the poor girl she was lonely and clueless and just really, really sad!!!

I haven’t read the previous books in the series so I’m going to assume that they would explain why Kyra was so jaded and generally unpleasant???

Poor Devon I liked him a lot and to be honest I felt really sorry for him!!!
So the bloke sleeps around a bit, it is bit dodgy but he seems to be fairly honest with the women he sees and never gives them any indication that he is looking for anything long term!!!

But in this book he is villianised and Kyra basically suggests that he would be dangerous for Lizzie to be around alone!!!

He’s a man whore not a rapist!!!!!

Now here’s where it gets really weird!!! It turns out that Devon is the older brother of a terminally ill girl Lizzie connected with when she was very ill in hospital. Devon is basically a bit obsessed with Lizzie and the character she used to play on a children’s TV show and kinda stalks her.

Lizzie falls for Devon hook, line & sinker really without him encouraging her at all!!!
Lizzie declaring her love for Devon was just downright uncomfortable to the point where I cringed just reading it!!!

Poor Devon when he finally decides that Lizzie is ‘the one’ is totally tortured by Lizzie & Kyra.

This book I’m sorry to say is just plain weird!!! It reads like it was written by someone with absolutely no life experience. I’m not feeling it at all 2 stars