Monday, September 22, 2014

[Book Review] A Safe Space by E.M. Tippetts

A Safe Space (Someone Else's Fairytale, #4)A Safe Place
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 untamable 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?

*ARC copy received from the author in exchange for an honest review*

A Safe Place is definitely one of the stories about people who are not your typical crowd. Lizzie Warner is a big time actress who is starting a new series. After spending thousands of dollars on advertising, her network is really pushing it to get more views but keeps coming up unsuccessfully. 

Then there's also Devon. Oh Devon... Super hot, broken, bad. Pretty much the perfection of Alpha male. After Lizzie finds out that they have more history than she realized, her child fame comes rushing back and one thing that she did and thought it was worth it, might not be true after all. Balancing relationships, career, working out is hard and she will need to decide what's more important. 

Even though A Safe Place is the 4th book in the series, it can be read as stand-alone since it's more focused on Lizzie and Devon. I can say that I liked the book and really liked the flow of it. The only thing that turned me off a little bit was that there wasn't a lot of conflict. By the time second half of the book rolled around, I was used to Lizzie's crazy schedule and weird life so it wasn't a big deal. But I do love the writing and can't wait to read more of the author's work!