May 16, 2015

Review: Not a Fairy Tale by Romy Sommer

And the award goes to…

Not Nina Alexander that’s for sure. With her best gracious loser face firmly in place, Hollywood’s hottest starlet is hoping to end her evening of disappointment with a graceful exit stage left. Only an unexpected proposal and an awkward wardrobe malfunction mean that this is certainly going to be a night to remember… for all the wrong reasons! So what girl would resist the gorgeous Dominic Kelly coming to her rescue?! Especially when he’s whisking her out of the paparazzi’s prying eyes on the back of his motorbike – and wearing a tux to rival James Bond!

Nina soon realises that the only way to recover from such a scandal is to toughen up and snag the role of the decade in the year’s hottest YA screen adaptation. Who better to train her than her very own professional stuntman? Getting up close and personal with Dom will take Nina well out of her comfort zone – both professionally and in her closely scrutinized private life. But this A-list couple know only too well that’s it not all happy ever afters in Hollywood…

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Nina Alexander is a famous actress who's been nominated for a prestigious award, but she doesn't win it. When on the same night her boyfriend asks her to marry her and she has to turn him down, because she doesn't love him, it can't get any worse. Only then there's a small problem with her dress... Fortunately stuntman Dominic Kelly rescues her. He takes Nina away on his motorbike so she can escape the paparazzi.

To rescue her career Nina needs a great role and she knows which one she wants. Only to get it she has to toughen up. She hires Dominic to train her, so she will be more than prepared for the auditions. Nina can stay at his home to escape the media for a while. Being with Dominic isn't easy, he makes her work very hard. She has to conquer her fears on both a professional and a personal level. She's starting to like Dominic more and more and the feeling is mutual. They're both beautiful, no strings attached people. Dominic is exactly what Nina needs, but is she also what he needs?

Not a Fairy Tale is a wonderful story about fame. Nina seems to have it all, but her life in the public domain can be exhausting. She leads quite a solitary life. Dominic is the exact opposite, he's hardly ever alone. Women love him and his sisters are taking good care of him. He always has company and everyone is happy to be around him. I liked these two opposites. Nina and Dominic are both people with a good heart and it was great to see them do things that were out of their comfort zones. The tension between them is such a great part of this book.

The story is highly entertaining and the main characters are fun. Romy Sommer has also managed to give her characters some depth and personal baggage, which makes Not a Fairy Tale an even better read. I liked this book a lot and think it's the perfect summer read. It has all the right ingredients and the execution is perfect.


  1. This book absolutely sounds like a perfect summerread!!!

  2. Thank you for the review. This sounds like a fun and entertaining read.


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