Author: Renee Ahdieh
Release Date: May 13, 2011
I received this book for review from Revolution Publishing.
Summary: Cris Pereira hates starring in a cautionary tale. Alas, her recent heartbreak relegates her to this unbecoming fate. The only good thing about being dumped a foot from the altar is the newest layer to her punchy sarcasm. All she wants is a do-over, but this is not your average fairy tale, and wishes don't come true in the real world.
One Sunday afternoon, she meets a movie star. Tom Abramson is intelligent, charming, and impetuous. In other words, he plays the role a bit too well. She isn’t falling for it. She knows better. All British men are not descendants of Fitzwilliam Darcy, and movie stars are genetic mutations gone awry: X-Men with statistical disadvantages and emotional handicaps. Keep your knight in shining armor. A modern girl can rescue herself, thank you very much. After all, dreams are for the foolhardy, nightmares are just a part of life, and . . . this is not your average fairy tale.
Thoughts: I first heard about Fanfare through the author and was quite taken with the cover. For some reason I was thinking it was a YA novel, but it's pure romance. Which didn't bother me too much since I was intrigued with the book description.
Beautiful written. Cris was a wonderful, true character to read. She has a snarky attitude, that is infectious. It's one of the things that kept me turning the page. Also I loved that Cris talks about what real love is and what it is not. True romance, inspiring and heartfelt. I really enjoy Chris and Tom's journey. Fanfare spins a tale of real love, and the ups and downs of two very different people and how they make it work.
Score: 4 Stars
Favorite Quote: "Real love is unto itself. For every person, it's different, and no one can presume to explain its complexity using mere words."
Renee's blogs:Writeous Indignance
The Candid Cook