Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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.
I was immediately drawn into this book the second I started reading. I hadn't read a book that was in first person in a while and it was a refreshing change.
It was a fast paced and fun experience to read from Ellis's point of view. It didn't take me too long to guess that she was ADHD. She made me frustrated at times. (Can she not see logic?) I actually felt ADHD reading from her point of view. I couldn't seem to concentrate on one sentence before Ellis started on a whole different thing. I had to go back and read several paragraphs over because I had skipped over details. It didn't bother me much though, it gave the desired effect of Ellis's ADHD.
Griff was such a sweetheart and I love how he loved Ellis for who she was.
I loved how the author wove the mystery about men threatening Griff in there. It kept me guessing at what would happen next.
The only reason I'm giving this book 4 stars was because of the lack of real faith being taught in this book. You got the feeling the Etons went to church and were Christians. But I didn't sense a real faith in any of the Etons or the other characters, which I expected more because this was a Christian book. I got the feeling Griff was a strong believer, but it was never talked about. That was the only disappointment this book had.
I loved this book and highly recommend it!
I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.