Book Review: Flirting With Fame by Samantha Joyce

Flirting with Fame (Flirting with Fame #1)Title: Flirting With Fame
Author: Samantha Joyce
Publication Date: February 29, 2016
Publisher: Pocket Star
Pages: 352
Source: Publisher
Format: e-ARC
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary

Elise Jameson is the secret author behind the bestselling, cult hit Viking Moon series. But when a stranger poses as Elise, the painfully shy, deaf nineteen-year-old starts to see how much she’s missing. Can she really hide in the shadows forever? This clever, coming-of-age debut is for anyone who has ever felt unsure in their own skin.

After a freak childhood accident leaves her deaf and physically scarred, nineteen-year-old Elise Jameson retreats into a world of vibrant characters she creates on her laptop. She is shocked when her coping mechanism turns into a career as a phenomenal bestselling novelist. Fans are obsessed with Elise’s Viking Moon series and its author—a striking girl with zero resemblance to Elise who appears on the back covers. Elise sent the randomly Googled photo to her editor following a minor panic attack. Now, horrified to learn she is expected on set of the television pilot based on her novels, Elise tracks down her anonymous stand-in. To Elise’s surprise, Veronica Wilde has been taking credit for Viking Moon for years. She eagerly agrees to keep up the charade if Elise will pose as her assistant.

It’s hard for Elise to watch a stranger take credit for her work and get all the perks she desires, including admiration from the show’s heartthrob star. Edged onto the sidelines of her own life, Elise reconsiders her choice to stay anonymous. Is she ready to come to terms with her true identity—and with the long-buried secrets that could cost her her career, her fans, and the few precious friendships she’s made?

Flirting With Fame was one of the cutest books I've read this year and  it was exactly what I needed.

Elise, has written 3 best selling books and the books were so popular that they were optioned for a TV show and get this, the filming would take place in her hometown. WOW.
While reading Flirting With Fame all I could think about was how I would love to have Elise life or better yet be her best friend. I mean she's seeing her book come to life and swoon eyeing Gavin Hartley, the actor who's playing one of the main characters from her books. I really really really liked how Gavin and Elise met, all I will say it that it Involved a boat and ended with a kiss on the cheek

BUT . . . it's not all rainbows and hearts. You see when Elise wrote the book she sent a fake picture of herself to her agent and we all know what happens when you lie. The lie will make you do very questionable insane things that will eventually catch up to you and then blow up in your face.

One of the things I loved most about Flirting With Fame was the message Samantha Joyce evoked which was to love all your flaws and not hide away from them like Elise did. My heart broke for her. Because of the accident Elise had when she was younger, Elise felt like she had to cover up her scars. It took time but when Elise finally accepted every part of herself it made her life and writing so much better.

You guys I was more interested in the story Elise created about the Vikings especially since Elise mentions that it's like a Romeo and Juliet story but with Vikings. Sounds amazing right. Every time Elise would give use glimpses into her story and characters I would go crazy for more. I honestly would not mind Samantha Joyce writing about those Vikings.

Flirting With Fame was such a light-fast-page read that will leave you with a smile on your face after you read the last page.


  1. I've seen some stellar reviews of this one lately and I can't wait to save it and read it for one of those moods where you want to read something super cute! Great review!


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