Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Average Girl

The Average Girl                                     Title: The Average Girl
Author: Angelina Goode
Publisher: Beach Blanket Publishing
Pages: 228
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Being average can lead to wonderful things…
Olivia Fowler, helper of the star-struck, runs a successful business helping average people meet celebrities in everyday ways. Flawless at what she does, the celebrities don’t have a clue they’re part of a pre-planned meeting. Business is booming and Olivia knows everything there is to know about Hollywood’s famous and their behavior. Her clients trust her because she is just like them, not famous.
But when Olivia accidentally meets the super-famous Alexander Young at the grocery store, her world is flipped upside-down. She can’t possibly resist those charming eyes and sexy arms. As their romance blossoms, Olivia learns she may not know as much as she thought she did about celebrities and their ways.
Then Olivia’s most important and loyal client requests to meet Alexander. Suddenly, Olivia is forced to choose between her love and her business.
Will Olivia be able to keep her booming business a secret from her soon-to-be boyfriend? Will her clients still trust her if she is no longer the average girl?
“As Goode builds the suspense in this fast-paced story, readers will find themselves rooting for Olivia despite her profession’s moral ambiguity. The author shows particular strength at creating likable, hip characters who forge realistic, meaningful bonds with one another. Despite the blithe nature of the story, the players are multidimensional and nuanced, which results in a more complex scenario than initially meets the eye. Readers may sometimes be required to suspend disbelief as Olivia so easily finds ways to meet one A-list celebrity after another, but the payoff in seeing how she resolves her own complicated situation is worth it. An adorably sweet Tinseltown romance, perfect for a day at the LA beach.” -Kirkus Reviews


The Average Girl is a romantic comedy about a woman who sets up meetings between celebrities and fans as her job. The main thing is that these fans pretend to be just average people who are not interested in the idol they are planning to meet. I really liked the concept of this as I understand why a celebrity who not want to meet all of these raving fans who are in love with them without knowing them. There were a lot of spots in this book where I found myself laughing so hard I was crying. This is not my typical genre as I prefer sci-fi and fantasy genres, but I am so glad I gave it a shot as I really enjoyed reading about the average girl. I think my favorite spot was when Olivia gets knocked down my a celebrity while food shopping and get pulled into having coffee with him after refusing multiple times because of a conflict of interest due to her job. I was sent a free copy of this book for only my honest and unbiased review. 

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