Review of VAIN by Fisher Amelie
I have been in this reading slump lately. It’s taken me forever to finish books that should only take me a day or so. I had my first DNF, which still bugs the holy hell out of me… until I read VAIN by Fisher Amelie. Sophie Price and Ian Aberdeen saved me from this slump and reminded me what it was like to read a really good book again.
This one has no sex — which is nice for a change, but a great love story. So for all of you that love more story than sex. Check it out. I can even recommend it for the young adult readers. It’s something that I think really exemplifies a HEALTHY relationship for a young couple opposed to this current trend of emotionally and immature relationships that has been going on lately.
If you’re looking for a story about a good, humble girl, who’s been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, only to find out she’s not as vulnerable as she thought she was and discovers an empowering side of herself that falls in love with the guy who helps her find that self, blah, blah, blah…then you’re gonna’ hate my story.
Because mine is not the story you read every time you bend back the cover of the latest trend novel. It’s not the “I can do anything, now that I’ve found you/I’m misunderstood but one day you’ll find me irresistible because of it” tale. Why? Because, if I was being honest with you, I’m a complete witch. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles. I’m every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasy.
I’m Sophie Price…And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most envied girl to the girl no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
|The Reviewing Romance Breakdown|
| Forget the cindarella shit. Or anything resembling a fairy tale. This one is RAW. It's so very real. It is so well put together and flowing, for a story that spans a 6 month+ time period, it has the perfect skips around in time and nothing feels rushed to fit it all in. |
| At first you kind of hate Sophie Price. She's snob. She's a bitch. She's spoiled and when I first started reading, I seriously had my doubts about if she was a character I could really stand, but Fisher Amelie has the perfect turning point in VAIN when it comes to Sophie. You don't expect it when it happens. Even when Sophie still acts like her bitchy self, you already know she is changed.|
|Ian Aberdeen is not a gazillionaire dominate type- and thank god for that. I've been so annoyed with those types lately. Although you learn he does have money in his family, he is totally the opposite of his family and he is a 'dirt under your fingernails, I've killed a man, jack of all trades' hottie that is not at all the norm. The best thing about it, you don't get sexually attracted to him like you do other characters. You aren't meant to. You are meant to fall in love with what is in the inside. Which is a stark contrast to Sophie and her life of vanity and superficial want. I loved Ian. I loved his quiet nature. He's a man of a few words for sure, but when he actually got to talking, (sigh) it was orgasmic.|
| Okay, so I'm not sure that everyone with a rich daddy, a giving lawyer and 2 cocaine drug bust would get shipped off to Africa, BUT if it was to happen, I do believe a lot of what is read, would really be true. I honestly found myself in tears at times because what I was reading was so brutal. The mother in me hurt inside knowing that this really does happen to children. It's gut wrenching. I won't ever be able to watch one of those adopt-a-child commercials without crying again. |
|So as I said, no sex, but the sexual tension, and the passion between Ian and Sophie is so well written. It never even kind of crosses the line to seem out of place with the rest of the story. All I kept doing was waiting for them to take it farther, but was never really upset when they didn't. Very well done.|
|I loved it. It was written very well. I think I only found a few tiny places where a word or two was missing, but nothing major. Fisher Amelie has a real gift and I look forward to reading others by her.|
|This book was fairly predictable. You have a sense of what is going to happen pretty early on, or when a new step in the story is introduced, but it doesn't ruin the whole story. I think it is pretty adequate. I was never annoyed by it or bored at any point.|
| The Happily Ever After |
|Very cute. Not totally what I was expecting but a good wrap up to the story. |
Available At: Amazon – GoodReads – Barnes & Noble
Author: Fisher Amelie
Genre: Comtemporary Romance
Release Date: December 24, 2012
This book was purchased by ReviewingRomance.com
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