Author: E.M. Tippetts
Series: Someone Else's Fairytale #2
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Format: eBook, Print
Date: December 5, 2012
Chloe has finished her masters degree and taken a job as a forensic scientist back in her home town of Albuquerque, New Mexico, only the press will not leave her alone. They follow her to crime scenes and report on her every move, eager to show that her marriage to Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt, is on the brink of collapse. Millions of fans who dream of their own celebrity romance with him want this more than anything. This scrutiny comes at a particularly bad time as Chloe’s first case is a crime against a child roughly the same age that Chloe was when she survived a homicide attempt. Now that she sees the case from an adult’s perspective, she realizes it’s much harder than she ever dreamed.
It’s even worse for Jason, who is two steps removed from the crime. He must watch and try to support his wife as she battles with past demons and tries to keep up with a nameless suspect who evades identification and capture. Never has Jason been more frustrated with his job, its frivolities, and its lack of connection to the real world. When he storms off the set of his latest movie, the press goes wild with conjecture. Perhaps he never was anything more than a pretty face after all.
Together, Chloe and Jason must find their way past all the popping flashbulbs and through the dark maze of the criminal investigation to discover whether they can balance their professional goals with the demands of a celebrity marriage. The odds are entirely against them.
A great sequel to Someone Else’s Fairytale. I liked seeing how the main characters had to still work at their “happy ever after.” At times it felt like the script parallel was a little too similar to the main storyline. But I’m glad there are more stories planned for these characters!