Written by Celia Hayes
Sam Preston appears to be living the glamorous life of a journalist at the San Francisco Chronicle…
If only that was the case… in reality, she’s frustratingly single, stuck living in her parents’ house, and oh yeah, in love with her boss, Dave, who barely knows that she exists…
Life seems like it will never change… until the day Sam is put on an assignment with Dave, reporting on the San Francisco Fashion Week. She hopes this might be a turning point in their relationship…
But things never go to plan and practically overnight, Sam becomes an accidental contestant in the Beautiful Curvy pageant and life suddenly becomes very complicated.
How will she manage her new rise to stardom, her job, and her sudden irresistibility to not only Dave, but a new man on the scene?
A Happy Read!
Sam is on a hamster wheel at work; running furiously but never actually getting anywhere. Desperate for her own byline, instead she spends her days running around after other people, assisting in their work when she longs for an assignment all of her own. Any free time she has is spent dreaming of Dave, deputy editor.
Dave has his own problems; dating a string of glamorous women has finally caught up with him and put his job in jeopardy so he now faces three months without a stunning model on his arm, thanks to a directive from his editor. Faced with needing an assistant for a story, he chooses Sam – reliable, dependable, hard-working Sam .. with the added bonus of her non-threatening appearance of jeans, jumper and low self-esteem.
This is a decent story, which moved along at a slower pace than I’m used to. I expected to read more about the pageant than I did but the story was centred more around Sam and her attempts at finding ‘the one’. There are some funny moments along the way, and this is a happy read.
My thanks to publishers Aria for pre-approving my requests via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1823.0 KB
- Print Length: 303 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 1 February 2018
- Link to Buy: http://amzn.eu/6RqpIqX
Meet the Author
Celia Hayes works as a restorer and lives in Naples. Between one restoration and another, she loves to write. Her book, Don’t Marry Thomas Clark reached #1 in the Amazon Italian eBook chart.