Thursday, July 17, 2014

BLOG TOUR - A Safe Space by E.M. Tippetts

Title: A Safe Space
Author: E.M. Tippetts
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Okay Creations, Sarah Hansen

 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?

Where to begin?? Well I want to say that I sat down and read a little bit of this book until life sort of got in my way. I picked it up the day after and didn't put it down until I got to the end. 

I absolutely LOVED this book! E.M. Tippetts portrayal of a young starlet transitioning from child star to an adult actress and singer was really a great dose of a hard stage in life for those who go through it. I adored how she wrote it with all it's harsh truths reminding us that fame and fortune doesn't bring happiness. I really got that part of the plot.

I really like the whole plot and storyline it was both intriguing and engaging. The whole Hollywood vibe is something I really love too. 

I think that the MC, Lizzie is a great leading lady both in her acting in the book and as the MC of the story. I like the dynamic and banter that gets going right away between the characters bringing you right into their lives that are going full swing. I love the progression the book made. I really enjoyed reading the vulnerability of Lizzie's character and the overall just, being, of her counterpart in the read, Devon.

I am pretty eager to see what E.M. Tippetts has picked for her dream cast in this one! Devon is easily a swoon worthy masterpiece and I am certain that Lizzie is stunning.

I love the whole child star thing too it is an interesting dynamic to consider. Don't even get me started on wayward mothers!

I was definitely kept entertained by this read as I eagerly gobbled up every morsel of verbal yumminess it brought. And may I just say Ms. Tippetts I am in dire need of a Pie Pop thanks to you!

I laughed, cried, swooned and definitely worried through this book and was lost in the story easily. I love the entire plot with all it's amazing twists and love that it all gets a wrap in the end. I love my cliffhangers but this was a refreshing break from the suspense. Things, to my surprise, did not unfold the way I imagined but it was utterly brilliant!

I would highly recommend this as a Contemporary Romance for both YA & NA lovers alike!

5 of 5 stars

Emily Mah Tippetts writes science fiction as Emily Mah and sweet romance as E.M. Tippetts. A lifelong New Mexican, she lives with her family in Santa Fe, though she's been known to spend years at a time in the UK, her second home. Aside from being a writer, she's been a lawyer and jeweler, and is currently a stay at home mother, polymer clay artist, book designer/formatter, and owner of E.M. Tippetts Book Designs.


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2 winners will receive a prize pack that includes
A signed paperback of the book
One pen of the winner's choice from EM's Etsy store 
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  1. WOW, this book definitely looks great! And the concept seems original. I love books with celebrities and their world. I don't know if you've read the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series? Absolutely loved that one although it's YA. Do you like YA? And, of course, that cover is fantastic. Lovely blog tour. :)

    Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

    1. I LOVE YA! It is definitely my favorite, I am just starting to get into NA but YA is the BEST!

      This book was definitely great and I also liked another Hollywood-ish book, Shot Through The Heart by Matt Cain. That was great too!

      I have not read the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series but I am putting it on my TBR! Thanks Lola, for stopping by and the recommendation!