Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Review: Grounded by You by Ivy Sinclair

Grounded by You 
(A Willoughby Inn Love Story ,#2)
by Ivy Sinclair
New Adult/Adult Romance 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.24
Published on: November 17, 2013

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Lights, camera, and passions flare when a small town boy becomes Hollywood’s newest heartthrob. But as the lines between reality and fiction blur, can he still find a way to capture the heart of the girl who got away? 

Carter Samuel Groveson. 

His name is on the lips of every woman in the country. An actor plucked from obscurity to star in the most anticipated movie of the century, everyone wants a piece of him. 
Except her.

Millie St. John isn’t ready to settle down. Not for her family and definitely not for a man. A year ago, Millie ran as far and fast away from Sam as she could because she didn’t want to risk ruining their friendship.
Now he has reappeared in her life to rekindle that friendship as a way to keep him tethered to reality, and she’s unable to say no. But forces are gathering to catapult Sam’s star to success, and there’s no room left in that plan for Millie.

In this high stakes game of second chance romance, everyone is watching. 
This is a full-length, standalone new adult contemporary romance novel intended for readers 18+. 


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

Why did I decide to turn the pages? It looked cute and I liked this genre. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: It was an intriguing read that exceeded my expectations. I didn't think I would like this one very much, but I actually did. 

Second chance love stories are something that I've always loved. I love watching characters fall in love again. This one portrayed that beautifully. The characters had changed since they last met, and the characters accounted for those differences.

The plot was cliche, but I still enjoyed it. It was great watching Sam and Millie reconcile who they were with who they were expected to be. 

A fun book. 

So why 3 stars? It failed to stand out in any meaningful way, but it was enjoyable. 

Can I read the series out of order? I did. It definitely alludes to the first novel, but I didn't feel lost. 

Warnings/Side-notes: 17+ for language and sexual content. 

The Wrap-up: An intriguing love story. 

Love,

Danica Page

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