Welcome to the Fandomly Bookish blog tour! This is the first one I’ve been invited to do. I love free books as much as the next girl, so I hope that I’m invited back! If you like free books too, then read to the end for the giveaway!
Nellie Canlas loves her job. She loves being assistant to reality TV star and wedding planner goddess, the fabulous Charlotte Bertram, and she loves working with couples to make their wedding dreams come true. What she doesn’t love is having cameras following her all the time, especially when sheÂ’s crushing hard on the lawyer from another floor.Â
Robert Bertram doesn’t like planning weddings. He doesn’t like being on TV either. But when he finds himself in possession of NellieÂ’s diary, he thinks he can turn her into anyoneÂ’s dream girl. If he doesn’t fall for her first.
Things I liked
I loved the premise of this book. There are so many reality shows on TV but this is the first book I’ve read that tries to capture that feeling. The story is really cute and I thought that the premise was very original. Its unusual to find a way to approach a romance that hasn’t been attempted before and I think Carla De Guzman succeeded there!
Nellie is a little typical but I liked the hero a lot. He’s a good guy who wants Nellie to be happy. He goes about it in the wrong way, but everything that he does, he does with the best of intentions. I loved that he was putting Nellie’s wants and needs before his own.
This book was really short. Its a novella and I read it in about an hour. It was a quick but fun read. I liked that I was able to start it in the morning before work and then I finished it in a park at lunch.
Things I wasn’t crazy about
Two things. The first was Nellie. Â Nellie was a really stereotypical RomCom girl. She doesn’t think that she’s pretty and no man would be interested in her. She has no confidence in herself or her abilities in her job. Then She gets a makeover and a new dress and everything changes. She’s basically the dorky girl who takes off her glasses and is suddenly beautiful
The second thing really bugged me, but to be honest, its a little nit-picky. Because of the premise, the reality tv show, the story is told in a combination of first person and third person present tense. I found the narration clunky and the tone made it hard for me to sink into the story.
Those two things aside, I really did like this story. Â Don’t let a few minor things dissuade you from giving it a try. Â I would definitely pick this up if you are a fan of Reality Television as well as romances.
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About the Author
Carla de Guzman had horrible handwriting as a kid. That didn’t stop her from writing, though. Riddled with too much energy and a vivid imagination, she started writing every midnight. She grew up with her toes in the sand and her bags packed and ready to go on adventures. These books are chronicles of her journeys, with a silly love story mixed in.
When sheÂ’s not sitting in a plane or working, Carla writes for her blog, Some Midnights,Â Modern Filipina and for When in Manila.