Monday, May 05, 2014
A girl with the best of intentions.
A heart set on Hollywood.
An empty pocketbook.
That's all it takes for Ellis Eton to find herself working as a telephone operator for a look-alike friend. For Ellis, this job will provide not only acting practice but the funds to get her a start in the movies. She's tired of always being a disappointment to her traditional Boston family, and though she can't deny the way he makes her head spin, she knows she's not good enough for Griffin Phillips, either. It's simple: avoid Griff's attentions, work, and get paid. But in typical Ellis fashion, her simple plan spirals out of control when she overhears a menacing phone call...with her very own Griff as the target.
With an endearing heroine as her lead, Siri Mitchell takes readers on a madcap tale of love and discovering one's true desires!
This book was a little different than I was expecting but I did still enjoy it immensely! Ellis was great fun and loved all her different antics. I did feel a little bad for her since she had what would be now diagnosed as ADHD but back then she was just viewed as kind of scatterbrained. The romance wasn't as central to the story as I was expecting since Griff and Ellis had known each other forever and were already pretty much in love, so it was just a matter of Ellis believing she was worthy of Griff. But even though it wasn't the main focus I did enjoy the romance! Griff was just so absolutely sweet and I loved how much he cared for Ellis.
The little bit of adventure/mystery was entertaining and it was fun watching Ellis trying to figure everything out!
I have been fascinated with the early telephone system since I read a book awhile ago that was about a telephone operator, so I really enjoyed getting to see more of that in this story.
In closing, this was a great, lighthearted and fun story that I highly recommend!
Meet the Author
Siri Mitchell has written nearly a dozen novels, three of which were named Christy Award finalists. A graduate of the University of Washington with a business degree, she has worked in many levels of government and lived on three continents. She and her family currently reside in the D.C. metro area. Learn more at www.sirimitchell.com
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.