The Admirer’s Secret (Review & Giveaway!)

The Admirer’s Secret (Review & Giveaway!)

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Title: The Admirer’s Secret
Author:  Pamela
Crane
Publisher:  Tabella House 

Published Date:  7th October 2013
Rating:
4 Stars
*Thank you to the author and publisher for sending me a copy for
review*

Synopsis: It started with a glance. And ended with a
nightmare.

Small-town girl Haley Montgomery meets two men who will change her life
forever—the handsome Marc Vincetti, whom she falls head over heels for, and
big-time Hollywood producer Allen Michaels, who has the power to turn her
screenplay into a movie and hand her a ticket to a better future.

It seems as though life couldn’t get any better—until things take a decidedly
dark turn when Haley spots Marc with his former high school sweetheart and
Allen develops a consuming obsession with her… a fixation fueled by his
disturbing past.

As Haley faces a choice between love and fame, Marc becomes the target of a
homicidal stalker and Haley’s life is thrown into a tailspin. Suddenly
everything she thought she knew about Marc and Allen is completely wrong—and
Haley’s life will never be the same again…

Review: Romance
is a genre I didn’t read a lot before I had my blog because I believed books
that are solely about romance would be boring. Shouldn’t there be more action,
plot twists or something in there? This is where I have to thank the blogging
world, because it’s shown me that I was very wrong.

 

At the beginning of the book we get to know Haley, a
character I quickly like because she is struggling to understand love and life.
She has an important choice to make – fall in love with the man of her dreams,
Marc, or go to Hollywood with a superstar and possibly achieve her life-long
dream of being a screen writer. It’s a pretty hard choice to make, and I
enjoyed seeing Haley turn it over in her mind and all the things that
contributed to her final decision.

There was also Marc, the love interest, who seemed nice
enough. He didn’t catch my attention in particular or have a certain wow
factor, but he was a nice guy who was slow, gentlemanly and kind to Haley. He
was nice.

When I understood what the plot twist meant.
I won’t give away the plot twist, but when it happened, I
was very shocked. At first I spent about 25 pages near the end feeling pretty
confused and almost started to dislike the book, trying to wrap my head around
how the plot twist could even be possible
and questioning everything that had happened so far in the book. Then I
realised that the character that this happened to probably felt the same way
and I FINALLY understood what the plot twist meant! It was… mind blowing. A plot twist no one can expect, that’s for sure :3

There was some mention of God and forgiveness, but I
wouldn’t class this book as Christian fiction because there was only a mention
of it at the end, briefly.

The book is based on a real life situation, which shocked
me. I learned about a new mental condition I had never heard of before, and
when I read the Author’s Note it shocked me. Hopefully this is a book you will
pick up and learn as much from it as I have.
 
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Author Bio:
Pamela Crane’s addiction to writing started with a children’s short story competition and a first place win for her fable Weedlia’s Fate. Now, decades later, along with being a wife and mother, she s nurtured her love of writing to build a career as an editor and novelist.

Pamela is a member of the ACFW and EFA, and has been involved in the ECPA, Christy Awards, and Romance Writers of America. Along with delving into people’s minds, she enjoys being a full-time mom and riding her proud Arabian horse when he lets her. She has a passion for adventure, and her hopes are to keep earning enough from her writing to travel the world in search of some good story material.

Visit her website at www.pamelacrane.com, or find her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/pamela.crane.52.

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Olivia-Savannah x


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