By Jenny Holiday
Publication Date: July 11, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Everyone knows her face. He knows her heart.
Emerson Quinn is famous. Girls want to be her. Boys want to date her. Each record outsells the last. All that remains is to continue transitioning her brand from its teenage fan base to a more mature, diverse audience. So she’s under strict orders to play nice with her army of assigned co-songwriters and to knock off the serial dating that keeps landing her in the tabloids. If she follows instructions, she can look forward to an indefinite run at the top of the celebrity ecosystem. There’s only one problem with this plan: Emerson is miserable.
So she runs away, impulsively fleeing her L.A. life and heading for a small Iowa college town where a guy she once knew lives. He’s the only person in the world she can think of who might be enough of a nerd to not know about Emerson Quinn the brand. Who might be willing to provide a haven where she can lay low and write her new album by herself, on her own terms.
Art history professor Evan Winslow knows a thing or two about leaving your past behind. He’s worked hard to establish himself far from the spotlight of his infamous father. He’s up for tenure soon, which will mean job security for life. All he has to do to lock down his hard-won, blessedly quiet existence is keep his head down.
Too bad the most famous pop star in the world—who also happens to be his long-lost muse—has just shown up on his doorstep.
I love these stories where the author writes about a famous person and we get to have peek into their lives and realise how much they are like us. And Emmy’s (Emerson Quinn) story was no different, I totally loved it.
“Then she looked right at him. Well, she looked right at the camera, but he knew she was looking at him.”
Emmy is famous singer. She is filled with talent, has a golden heart and wants to live her life the way she wants to. She is sassy and a free spirited girl. I liked the way she named her overthinking self Maudie who always fills her mind with worst case scenarios. On the other hand Evan is a professor who had been a painter but left painting after his father got arrested. He is totally cut off from the music industry and he didn’t even know who Emerson Quinn was until she showed up on her doorstep and she had to google her name. He is caring, handsome and everything that a woman would love to have in her boyfriend.
Emmy and Evan were like jigsaw puzzle they only complete each other when they are together. The compliment each other and actually help each other to be who they are. For Emmy Evan was a muse and for Evan she was. Their love story was very beautiful.
Among the secondary characters, the most important were Mrs Johansen and Tony. Both of them were awesome character. Tony was Emmy’s assistant who stood like steel beside her both before and after she became famous. And Mrs Johansen is a 79 year old lady who lives her full on. She is actually the coolest old lady I have ever met.
I would definitely Famous to all romance lovers.
LIFE AT 17 RATING
(4.5 stars out of 5)
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