Title: This Is Your Life
Author: Jennifer Ann Shore
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Gabe King is as famous as they come.
I wouldn’t know.
It’s by chance that we run into each other, and all I can do is gawk at his icy blue eyes and model-worthy stature. He’s immediately dismissive of me, thinking I’m some crazed fan, and I’m left in confusion as to why the gorgeous stranger with arrogance the size of Manhattan just told me off in a public park.
With the help of his foul-mouthed, chain-smoking sister and adorable dog, we’re given a second chance, and soon I’m swept up by his charm and drawn to something deeper and darker that he hides from the world.
The more time we spend together, the more I’m certain I absolutely want to find out who the real Gabe King is. But with fame, there’s a price to be paid—and I’m not sure I can afford the admission.
I live for Bagel Friday. As a hard-working nanny for helicopter social-climbing parents in the heart of Manhattan, Bagel Friday is what gets me through the week. One chance meeting with Gabe King, who is some mega star, changes my life. Our first meeting, he thought I was some lunatic fan but thanks to his sister, Zoe, we become friends. The more we talk and hang out, the more I get to know the real Gabe King and the constraints of being a celebrity. When he kisses me, I melt. But when it gets leaked to the press, I realize what it means to be Gabe King’s girlfriend. Will the stress of fam fracture our relationship, or will it build a foundation no one can tear down?
This is Your Life is equal parts nanny/movie star city romance and love triste to New York City. It’s a love triangle between a midwestern woman, a very famous movie star, and the city known as Manhattan. Jennifer Ann Shore’s clearly lived in New York City and you get to experience the city through her lens. Shore creates such positive feelings for NYC, it becomes a character on its own. I loved seeing the nuances of the city through the eyes of the characters. The romance is well-paced in some places and a tad slow in others. The characters, though, are what drives the plot. The friendships which bloom are honest and heartfelt. The emotional tension in This is Your Life propels the story forward to its Hollywood ending. Romance fans will love reading This is Your Life. If you love city romances, you need to read this book. Fans of Carrie and her friends will also enjoy This is Your Life.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Jennifer Ann Shore is the award-winning and bestselling author of several fiction books, including "Metallic Red," "The Stillness Before the Start," and "The Extended Summer of Anna and Jeremy."
In her decade of working in journalism, marketing, and book publishing, she has gained recognition for her work from companies such as Hearst and SIIA.
Be sure to visit her website (https://www.jenniferannshore.com) and follow her on Twitter (@JenniferAShore), Instagram (@shorely), or your preferred social media channel to stay in touch.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N