By Brooke Williams
Release Date: September 11, 2015 from Prism Book Group
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Danica Bennett isn't sure what she hates more...her job or the fact that she's good at it. As one of the many Hollywood paparazzi, she lives her life incognito and sneaks around trying to get the best shot of the latest star. When she is mistaken for an extra on a new, up and coming TV show, her own star rises and she becomes the one being photographed. Add that to the fact that she's falling for her co-star, Eliot Lane, and Danica is in a whole heap of trouble.
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About the Author
Brooke Williams writes in a sleep-deprived state while her daughters nap. Her romantic comedy is best read in the same state. Brooke has twelve years of radio in her background, both behind the scenes and on the air. She was also a television traffic reporter for a short time despite the fact that she could care less about hair and make-up. Today, Brooke stays at home with her daughters and works as a freelance writer for a variety of companies. When she isn’t working for paying clients, she makes things up, which results in books like “Accept this Dandelion.” Brooke is also the author of "Accept this Dandelion," “Wrong Place, Right Time,” “Someone Always Loved You,” “Beyond the Bars.” She looks forward to her first children's book release “Baby Sheep Gets a Haircut” in June 2016. Brooke and her husband Sean have been married since 2002 and have two beautiful daughters, Kaelyn (6) and Sadie (2).
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Note from the Author on the book's inspiration:
I've always been fascinated by the Hollywood life and the idea that "they" are different from "us." The idea for Mamarazzi has been with me for a long time. I'm not even exactly sure when I came up with it, but in college, I had a screenwriting class and I had to write a portion of a screenplay. I wrote "Paparazzi," which was the same general idea only with a male lead character. When I began writing romantic comedy, the idea came back to me and I decided to chance the main character to a female and call it "Mamarazzi." I even had a naming contest so that facebook fans and blog readers could name the characters in the book. Every character in the novel is reader named and approved! Overall, I wanted to examine what happens when you take someone from one side of the fence and plop them on the other side. In the end, famous or not, we're all just people. And in this book, they all have secrets...
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My Mamarazzi Review
You know how sometimes you come across a book, and it's an enjoyable read, but once you finish it, it never really struck you enough to actually stick with you? That's kind of how this author's previous book was for me. So going into Mamarazzi, I figured I would like it, but I didn't think it would set itself apart from the other contemporary romances that I've read. I can't even begin to tell you how wrong I was!
I LOVED Mamarazzi! It sucked me in from the get-go and kept a very nice pace throughout. All too often contemporaries can go into lulls, but when one of them can keep you invested in the characters and the story enough to read the book in one sitting, then that's when you know you have a great author on your hands!
I loved the idea of this story kind of taking a behind the scenes look at the lives of celebrities and the ups and downs that they, like any person, endure. Danica was a likeable main character. Even though she had a crazy job that I couldn't imagine being able to do, she was still relatable. I mean, if I was ten feet away from an incredibly good looking star, I would stare too! Speaking of stars, I also really liked the love interest, Lane. It was nice to see someone remain humble and level-headed despite having acquired an insane amount of fame. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there was Gage, whose ego was twice the size of Mount Everest. And yet, even he was somehow likeable by the end of story. Bravo Miss Williams.
There are a lot of good things about this book that I could mention, but I wouldn't want to give anything away for you ;). Though I will say that the best thing about this book is the fact that the T.V show, that the story centers around, had a "Friends" vibe. YESSSSS!!!
All in all, this was a very sweet love story with just the right amounts of drama and even suspense! It was definitely NOT a typical romance and I think this book needs to get the praise that it deserves.
I would recommend it to anyone looking for a super fun, unique read. If you have a love for all things celebrity related, then download Mamarazzi. You won't be disappointed!
I give this book...*drumroll*... 4 Starfish!