Review: Slip Away by Alexandra Richland

Title: Slip Away
Author: Alexandra Richland
Published: 06.17.14
Pages: 151 
Acquired: Arc from Author

My Rating: 4.5


Singer-songwriter Charlotte Kenner has it all: blockbuster record sales, sold-out world tours, and multiple Grammy awards. It's everything she hoped for in life. It should be enough . . . but it's not.

As her career soars, Charlotte discovers the steep price fame demands of its stars. She pays for it day and night, stalked by hordes of celebrity-hunting paparazzi, sleeping alone in cold hotel beds, miles away from her family and friends. Every moment micromanaged by a full-time staff, she travels the world in an insulated bubble.

Charlotte’s reprieve arrives in the form of close friend and filmmaker Matthew Selman, the director behind a career-spanning documentary on legendary Seattle grunge band, Clever Check. One piece of the documentary still needs finalizing: an interview with reclusive bassist Ethan Avery, who has been avoiding Matthew’s repeated requests to appear on camera. With time running out, Matthew tasks Charlotte with traveling to Ethan’s home state of Montana to spend a few days with him, steal past his enigmatic facade, and shoot the final footage needed to meet the film’s deadline.

Montana’s starry skies bear witness to an instant connection between Charlotte and Ethan, one that must be wrenched apart by weekend’s end. They return to their busy careers, but Ethan is never far from Charlotte’s mind. Her feelings for him are so sudden, so intense, she knows he couldn’t possibly feel the same . . . or could he? With their lives and careers propelling them forward but on seemingly separate paths, Charlotte fears she’ll never get the chance to find out.

In Montana, she got a glimpse of the life she truly desires—quiet and peaceful, far beyond the glitz and glamour of show business. But how can a star that shines so bright slip into the shadows? If Charlotte thinks the price of fame is steep, she’s about to learn that love exacts a whole different cost

My Review:

This is the fourth book I have read by Alexandra Richland and the fourth book of hers that I really enjoyed. There is just something about Alexandra's writing that draws you in and makes you become so invested to her characters. And this book was no different. 

Almost from the very first pages I was already intrigued by Charlotte's story. There was just something about her that immediately made me invested in what happens to her. And when we were introduced to Ethan, it was obvious that they were going to go end up together. But that still didn't keep me from turning each page, anticipating the moment were they both would realize their feelings for one another.
Their journey felt like a long one (probably because I was anticipating it so much), but it was a beautiful one. The beauty of this relationship, what makes it so different from other love stories, and frankly what made it so enjoyable, is the slow sweet pace with with real genuine path to happiness. And once we get what we were waiting for, I soooo wanted more. I wanted to find out how Charlotte and Ethan balance with relationship and their careers and I hope this is not the end of the this story! 


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