Friday, March 21, 2014

Ripple Effect Romance Series - Home Matters

Home Matters Updated

Home Matters by Julie N. Ford According to her mother, Olivia Pembroke was born to be a star. But how is she supposed to be famous when she can't even get a decent acting gig? Her lucky break comes when she lands an audition for a wildly popular home improvement show. Even though she has no design training and has never even held a power tool, she refuses to let that stop her. She's confident that her destiny is finally within reach. When her affections are torn between her heartthrob co-host and the irritating, yet somehow endearing lead contractor, does she continue to reach for the stars? Or does she design a new happily ever after? One that leads not to the fading lights of fame and fortune, but to a love that will burn forever.

Author Julie N. Ford Julie is a forty-something, dangerously close to becoming a fifty-something, graduate from San Diego State University with a BA in Political Science. In addition, she has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama, which has only made her better able to recognize the unhealthy, codependent relationship she has with writing. Professionally, she has worked in teaching and as a marriage and family counselor. She is the author of four women’s fiction novels, including Count Down to Love, a 2011 Whitney Award finalist. When she’s not writing, she entertains delusions of being a master gardener, that is, when she’s not killing the unsuspecting plants in her yard with her good intentions. She lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, two daughters, a Betta named Bob, and a Scottish fold kitten, Ardweal.

Tifferz Take~
Meet Olivia Pembroke an aspiring actress about to crawl home jobless and penniless. But she get a shot a screen shoot for Home Matters as a co host with the very eligible William Blake. Will she be a success? Olivia is star struck with William and agree to date him. Olivia also works with Pete and they seem to drive each other crazy. But is that because they don't like each other or they like each other? Olivia finds out that reality tv is not reality at all. She is a glorified puppet.Can Olivia make a difference? Olivia has decisions to make and is shocked to discover people are not as they seem. Is Olivia a little naive? Yes, but she learns some valuable lesson. So, who does Olivia end up with? You will have to read this delightful story to find out. I so deliriously happy with the ending. Absolutely a perfect read! I would recommend this to anyone who loves romance. This was my first read by Julie N. Ford and will not be my last!

Just FYI- this does not have any swearing or sex

source- Blog Tour for an honest review

Jewelz Review~
Olivia has a dream of becoming a famous actress. After years of working minimum-wage jobs and second rate commercials she has finally had her big break. It seems almost too good to be true that she has landed the part of co-host for a reality TV show "Home Matters" alongside TV heart throb William Blaine.

Her life suddenly changes to a whirlwind of activity working on the show and developing a relationship with William. Olivia finds herself a bit disillusioned as she realizes her role on the new show isn't quite what it's cracked up to be and while William Blaine is drop-dead gorgeous, he drinks and smokes too much and leaves something to be desired. This, combined with her confusing attraction to the lead contractor on the show, Pete.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Home Matters". It's a delightfully fun and light-hearted read. For a novella the main characters are surprisingly well developed and the plot is solid, though somewhat predictable. 

If you need a quick read that will bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart, "Home Matters" will not disappoint.

Chellz Review~
Olivia is down on her luck, when she is given a once in a life time chance to audition for the successful show Home Matters.  She was thrilled when she hit it off well with the main star in the audition.  However, when Pete, the shows lead contractor, does the screen test with her, Olivia feels like she has lost her one chance.  From beginning to end, I loved this story and I can't wait to start the next book.

Updated Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series Enjoy this exciting new series of clean novellas by six critically-acclaimed authors. "Like a pebble tossed into calm water, a simple act can ripple outward and have a far-reaching effect on those we meet, perhaps setting a life on a different course—one filled with excitement, adventure, and sometimes even love." Book 1: Home Matters by Julie N. Ford Book 2: Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin Book 3: Righting A Wrong by Rachael Anderson Book 4: Lost and Found by Karey White Book 5: Second Chances 101 by Donna K. Weaver Book 6: Immersed by Jennifer Griffith
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks you all three of you for taking the time to read and review Home Matters! What a fun idea for sisters who love to read =D