Monday, August 21, 2017

Release Blitz: If Ever - Angie Stanton

If Every
Angie Stanton
Series: n/a
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Fiercely independent Chelsea Barnes has caught a rare break and been cast as the first non-celebrity on the hit show Celebrity Dance Off. Chelsea is coined ‘America’s Chance to Dance,’ but her partner planned on an A-lister, not a nobody.

Clashing with her partner, she’s ready to go home; but during an emotional dance, her heart-breaking past as an abandoned, homeless teen is revealed. Not only do the viewers fall in love with her, so does the flirty British guest singer, Broadway star Thomas Evan Oliver.

Tom is struck by this feisty girl who complicates his over-structured life, and pursues her in a romantic cross-country courtship until she’s voted off and joins him. Their sexy whirlwind love affair blossoms in New York as she navigates the big city and his exhausting eight shows a week, but most important, her scarred heart begins to heal. Perhaps happily ever after might be a possibility after all.


Well, that was a terribly sweet romance. Loved it!

I am a big fan of Stanton's YA work, and was so excited when I heard she was writing an adult romance. I can say that her adult work absolutely lives up to the level of her YA books.

Things I liked

Celebrity Dance Off and America's Chance to Dance: Reality shows are kind of my guilty pleasure, and it was a fun twist to have one non-celebrity competing along with (semi)famous people. Stanton did a great job establishing those feelings that I think I would have if I had been in Chelsea's place, and she filled out the show's line up with some really memorable characters. I also thought that Stanton was able to pull me into the world of live TV (and theatre). The experiences felt so real, and I even felt the blood, sweat, tears, and energy of it all through the page.

Chelsea was a great heroine. She was wounded, and had a lot of very valid reasons for these feelings. So, I automatically wanted everything for her. She had to do battle with herself so many times during this book, to combat her feelings of inadequacy that were so rooted deeply in her thinking. I was so proud of her when she overcame some of those obstacles, and really admired her drive while she was competing on the show. She had a long, hard road to travel before she could discover her path to happiness, but I really enjoyed being there with her.

Tom was a such gem. I adored him from the first time he was on-page. He was so loving and patient and full of life. He was beautiful inside and out, and I cannot lie, he totally made me swoon.
"He's like a mirage in a desert, a handsome man with a beautiful heart."
The Romance had all the elements I love. It was sweet, charming, and "sexy-sexy". These two had a connection that burned through the page, and I loved seeing that connection grow and develop into something solid and real. There was so many tender moments that they shared, and I spent a large portion of this book with a huge smile on my face.

Overall: A charming romance which delivered lots of feels and reminded me that everyone deserves a happy ending.



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Angie Stanton is a life-long daydreamer who grew up with her hands on a book and her head in the clouds. As an adult, she’s put her talent to use writing contemporary fiction about life, love, and the adventures that follow.
Angie is the bestselling author of nine novels. Her work has been translated into French, German, and Bulgarian. In her spare time, Angie sneaks off to New York City to enjoy the best live entertainment experience--Broadway. She is a contributing writer to Broadway World is currently working on another Broadway-themed book.


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  1. This sounds like a really great romance. It is great that you loved the characters and the reality tv is a neat angle.

    1. The first half of the book, where they are competing on the show was really fun, and this book had just the right amount of drama. I didn't roll my eyes even one time. I enjoyed it so much.

  2. I'm not familiar with Angie Stanton but this sounds like such a sweet romance. I like the sound of Chelsea and "regular" person in the show with the celebs makes for all kinds of interesting dynamics.

    1. The competition and the Broadway parts definitely added a little something extra to this heartwarming romance