Saturday, March 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Home Matters by Julie N. Ford

Over the next few months, I will be reviewing 6 new novellas from the Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series.  It is a series of 6 clean novellas by 6 different authors.

“Like a pebble tossed into calm water, a simple act can ripple outward and have a far-reaching effect on those we meet, perhaps setting a life on a different course—one filled with excitement, adventure, and sometimes even love.”

Author: Julie N. Ford
Publisher: self
Date of publication: March 2014

According to her mother, Olivia Pembroke was born to be a star. But how is she supposed to be famous when she can’t even get a decent acting gig? Her lucky break comes when she lands an audition for a wildly popular home improvement show. Even though she has no design training and has never even held a power tool, she refuses to let that stop her. She’s confident that her destiny is finally within reach.
When her affections are torn between her heartthrob co-host and the irritating, yet somehow endearing lead contractor, does she continue to reach for the stars? Or does she design a new happily ever after? One that leads not to the fading lights of fame and fortune, but to a love that will burn forever.
Home Matters is the first novella in this series.  It was a quick read and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Olivia has lived her life with her mother telling her she is destined to be a star.  When she finally gets her big break, she realizes that fame isn't all it's cracked up to be. Reality TV isn't all that real and sometimes what you think you want in life isn't what will really make you happy.  Pete is the one person that sees more potential in Olivia than she seems to see in herself.  Personally, I was rooting for Olivia to realize how great Pete was because that star of the show was a a royal jerk.  I was also hoping that Olivia would follow her true heart and talent.  I loved Pete and his chemistry with Olivia.    What he did for her in the end was really cool. I definitely recommend this first on in the series.  I look forward to the next book in the series, Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin.  Be sure to come back on April 5th  to see what I thought!
Make sure to check out the tour page for Home Matters to see others are saying and make sure enter the great give away below!
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Inspired Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED

About the author:
Julie is a forty-something, dangerously close to becoming a fifty-something, graduate from San Diego State University with a BA in Political Science. In addition, she has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama, which has only made her better able to recognize the unhealthy, codependent relationship she has with writing. Professionally, she has worked in teaching and as a marriage and family counselor. She is the author of four women’s fiction novels, including Count Down to Love, a 2011 Whitney Award finalist. When she’s not writing, she entertains delusions of being a master gardener, that is, when she’s not killing the unsuspecting plants in her yard with her good intentions. She lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, two daughters, a Betta named Bob, and a Scottish fold kitten, Ardweal.

1 comment:

Julie N Ford said...

Kari, Thank you SO much for reading and reviewing Home Matters! I'm very pleased to see you enjoyed the story. As always, I appreciate your support =D