Book Review – Living The Dream by Maxi Shelton

Format: Paperback

Pages: 243

Genre: Romance

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (31 Oct 2012)

ISBN: 9781480057715

Image taken from the books page.

Book Blurb

She was living the dream, A-list movie star, picture perfect life. But she dreamt a different dream. She now knew why she’d never fallen in love before . . . it hurt . . . it hurt a lot. Claire Labelle A-list movie star had spent most of her life in front of the camera. On the surface her life was magazine picture perfect. But behind closed doors Claire dreamt of a normal life away from the flashing lights. On the eve of her 30th Birthday, Claire finally gathers the courage to follow her dream. After buying her dream chocolate box cottage in the country, Claire has an unfortunate encounter with her tall sexy neighbour. Sparks instantly fly between farmer Jack Harris and Claire. A passionate romance quickly blossoms, until the paparazzi track her down, trampling her dream, and Jack does the unforgivable . . .


My Review

This is a book which has an excellent plot which couples simple country living with the extravagance of a movie stars lifestyle.  The story line carries you along easily and knits together perfectly.  The humour in certain situations comes through clearly as does the fear, uncertainty, love, confusion, empathy, concern, friendship and passion.

Maxi Shelton has a gift for drawing character’s who come alive on the page even, minor character’s who don’t feature very much.  As a reader you are drawn into the lives in the book and you really care about what happens to them all.

Unfortunately the book is very poorly proofread.  It is riddled with errors throughout.  This is a huge distraction whilst reading the novel and would lead to many people abandoning it through sheer frustration.  This is a real shame as the plot and characters are great.  Therefore despite the positives I can only give Living The Dream 3/5 stars.


~ by adelesymonds on February 20, 2013.

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