Sunday, September 9, 2012

Review: From Fame to Shame by Veronica Blade

From Fame to Shame
by Veronica Blade

Available as: paperback, Kindle edition
Pages: 90
Publisher: Crush Publishing Inc
Publication date: March 16, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, romance, contemporary

From Amazon:
"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?

{ I was kindly provided a Kindle edition of this book for free by the author. }

Jackie is a Hollywood celebrity, but she's feeling a little overwhelmed with the pressures that come with being an actress, and she needs some time to herself to de-stress. So she asks her twin sister Maddie to take her place for a while. Maddie needs a little convincing, but she agrees to step into Jackie's glamorous life. She is thrown into the Hollywood mix right away, and although she has help from Jackie's assistant, she still makes a few missteps here and there. Luckily, Jackie's ex, Dallas, always seems to be around to help her out. Dallas is kind and chivalrous and wonderful...but he's Jackie's ex. Maddie knows she can't date her sister's ex behind her back. But she can't seem to help herself...

I'm a little picky about romances; I don't usually like reading adult romances because they go into a little *too* much detail for me and end up making me squirm uncomfortably. I don't need evvverything spelled out for me. I like to get the scene set for me, read a little steaminess, and then I'm good to cut straight to the "dot dot dot." So for me, Blade wrote a perfect romance with From Fame to Shame! Maddie and Dallas fall in love at a perfect pace, and their romantic moments got my own heart racing. Dallas is the perfect YA romance hottie: he's sweet, he's caring, and he's...well, hot. I was wishing he could step out of the book and take me on a date too!

This romance is short and sweet - you could easily read it in a day. It keeps you hooked on Maddie's efforts to pass as her sister and Maddie and Dallas's blossoming romance. It was cute and steamy and fun! I'm hooked on Blade's style and I definitely wouldn't hesitate to pick up another of her YA romances!

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars


  1. I know right?! Dallas is so yummy! I don't know how you only gave this beautifully written, steamy romance four stars!? It was just too cute and awesome not to love. You even said so yourself! When I saw that and then the four stars, I thought, "But you said it was perfect?!" I just had to shout at you a second :P

    I love your review, though. Lol

    Have you read her other books yet? I like them a lot. The Single Girls series is just as cute and sweet as this one. You've got to read it! They are short so you will fly through them :)

    1. Thanks so much for reading my review! I give out very few 1 star or 5 star reviews; I save each of these for the extremely bad and the unfathomably amazing. I really enjoyed From Fame to Shame and it gets a solid 4 stars from me, which in my rating system means I thought this book was great and I'd read it again! :)

      I haven't gotten a chance to read any of Veronica Blade's other books yet but I really like her style and I'm looking forward to reading more. Single-handed is coming up on my to-read list soon!