Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fame, Fate and the First Kiss by Kasie West

Title: Fame, Fate and the First Kiss
Author: Kasie West
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: HarperCollins

Lacey Barnes has dreamt of being in a movie for as long as she can remember. However, while her dream did include working alongside the hottest actor in Hollywood, it didn’t involve having to finish up her senior year of high school at the same time she was getting her big break. Although that is nothing compared to Donavan, the straight-laced student her father hires to tutor her, who is a full-on nightmare.

As Lacey struggles to juggle her burgeoning career, some on-set sabotage, and an off-screen romance with the unlikeliest of leading men, she quickly learns that sometimes the best stories happen when you go off script.
Review by Nara

Fame, Fate and the First Kiss is another very fluffy contemporary romance from Kasie West. I would probably rate it in the middle of the novels I've read from her; it was a cute read but didn't have a lot of depth.

The story focuses on main character Lacey, who is an actress who has managed to land a role opposite a big actor in an indie film. Various strange things begin to occur on set, with the director seeming to blame her for the sabotage. Also featuring is the romance with a local who has been hired to be her tutor.

One thing I always think while reading West's novels is that they generally would probably make very good rom com films. The stories are generally pretty simple, with the romance taking the big focus with a few other minor points of conflict in the subplots.

Overall, I would only recommend this to those looking for a quick and easy read.

Liked it
Overall: 6/10
Plot: 3/5
Romance: 3/5
Writing: 3/5
Characters: 2.5/5
Cover: 1/5