By: Loralie Murrison
Length: 187 pages
Published: February 26th 2018
Ellery Walker wants to avoid reality, or at least her mother’s version of it.
Her family ‘stars’ on the hit reality TV show Life With the Walkers and Ellery despises every moment of it.
Seeking escape she hides herself away at a community college, hoping to live peacefully as an anonymous student. When her plan backfires and her identity is revealed she has an entirely new set of problems to deal with.
Sean Dixon is trouble, why else would the entire student body avoid him? His appearance doesn’t help matters. He’s tall, dark, silent and tattooed, there is no doubt he’s as dangerous as he seems. right?
When a slip of paper throws these two together, both their ‘realities’ become entwined and in the end, there is no way for them to untangle.
Will they even want to?
I hate to do this especially to a new an upcoming author. I had so much hope for this one. I love the cover, I love the summary. I even enjoyed parts of the novel. I can see Murrison growing as an author, but I felt that this book was a bit unfinished.
Ellery and Sean as characters started out superbly, but I felt by the end they weren’t the same people. It would have made sense for them to have changed so much, but it was as if the moments were missed or overall not strong enough to support the growth they made.
Everything seemed rushed and garbled. The plot just didn’t seem to be completed, I felt as though I missed a lot of the story with a quick explanation of why this of this or that happened.
I do think this has potential, I did find it intriguing. I loved that we had a star who want to just be a regular person. Diana (Ellery’s roommate) fantastic. Simon aka Si (Sean’s brother) was a unique character with his background and upbringing, but his action seemed to be like an afterthought. I found some of the relationship to be odd for the Walker family. But, what can I say people would probably think my family is odd as well.
Overall I don’t think I would reread this book unless it went through an overhaul.