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Title: A Safe Space

Author: E.M. Tippetts

Series: Someone Else’s Fairytale

Book: #3.5

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Young Adult, Contemporary

Publisher: Victory Editing

Published: Jul 27th 2014

Goodreads Rating: 3.98

My Rating: 2/5

“ARC given for an honest review”

For Lizzie Warner, that space has always been in front of the camera on her hit show, or on stage to a sold out concert arena. Since before she can remember, she’s been a star, but that may be about to change.

She’s nineteen. Her show has been cancelled and now she’s going to play the lead in a new prime time drama series, but is the world ready to take her seriously, or will she be typecast as the cute tween queen forever?
Her network has decided to be aggressive and has invested millions of dollars in an ad campaign for her show, money she’s not sure she can earn back. Her co-star can’t stand her, and the writing for the show turns out to be poor at best. The only reason Lizzie didn’t walk away from the job offer to begin with is because she’s broke, the victim of a decade of bad money management.
Then there’s Devon, the personal trainer at her gym. Arrogant and abrasive, he’s the last guy she should ever find attractive, but she has a hopeless crush on him anyway, and he doesn’t seem entirely disinterested either. In fact, sometimes he’s downright sweet to her. If only he weren’t an untamable bad boy who uses and dumps women like they’re nothing. Though Lizzie’s friends warn her to stay away, he’s the only person who can create what she needs: a safe space. But is there any way she can break him of his years’ long habit of being a user?

First Sentences

As Devon Swaggers through the gym, there’s a sweep of female heads turning like the wake behind a boat in water.

My Thoughts

Safe Space is about a down on her luck child actor Lizzie Warner. She’s a good girl, hard working and very determined to leave her child actor image behind her. I felt that she was a little too naïve and sheltered. I felt really sorry for her the whole time reading the book.

Devon was a weak character in my opinion. I didn’t really like him. He really got around, was really dodgy at times. What I did like about him was that he was really up front with all the women that he was seeing.

I didn’t really enjoy the writing I felt it was very juvenile and the writing style was very young and naïve. There were a lot of parts of the book that I just got annoyed at. I haven’t read the previous books so that might have given me a little more context for me but I didn’t enjoy it at all.

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