July 6, 2012

From Shame to Fame by Veronica Blade

Release Date: April 2012
Publisher: Crushing Publishing
Pages: 125
Series: n/a
Review Source: eBook from publisher for review

Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
When good-girl Maddie switches places with her famous bad-girl twin Jackie, she has some pretty high stilettos to fill.

Despite the danger of tabloid drama if their identity swap is discovered, Maddie has to save her sister's butt. When Jackie’s ex-boyfriend shows up with a rekindled spark for “Jackie,” his deep gray eyes and sweet kisses make Maddie's heart thumpety thump. But dating the guy who dumped her sister is a no-no. Too bad Dallas isn’t used to girls saying no. What will happen when he discovers Maddie’s deception?

My Thoughts:
This book was pitched to me as “light, fun book with a TON of hot (but sweet) romance” and I have to say it really delivered. The plot is fun if you can suspend some disbelief, and the relationship between Dallas and Maddie is super cute. The book is really short, which you can take as both a positive and a negative. On the plus side it means you can read it within a couple of hours and it provides a quick and sweet getaway. On the down side the short length of the book means that there’s not really a huge plot and the relationship definitely happens quickly.

This isn’t a hugely emotional book or one that has tons of depth, yet I can really appreciate it for the fun read that it is. This is largely because I really liked the characters. Dallas is pretty much a wish fulfillment dream guy, in that he’s gorgeous, sweet, kind, and really loves his Mom and niece. Maddie is a bit crazy in her affection for Dallas, but she’s relatable as the normal every-girl to her sister’s famous actress persona.

Overall a super cute read (I can’t stop saying cute, because it really is!), and one that I enjoyed.

The Cover:
Not bad, but a little too generic and washed out to really catch my eye.

[Firm 3/5]

Find From Shame to Fame by Veronica Blade (both paperback and ebook) on Amazon.


  1. Okay, not a fan of the cover at all--too much of a "homemade" feel. But the book sounds cute, something my students might like...

  2. Sounds like a good book to pass the time, though.
    And the cover... well, aside from the homemade thing Mary mentioned, it also looks rather paranormalish.

  3. I understand your need for the word "cute" it seriously has the cute vibe through the whole thing. I love that! It was short, sweet, and to the point. I'm glad it wasn't dragged out like so many books I've read. That's what's great about this author :)


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