(from our DIK review) There are about seven hundred small moments to adore in this book, but the thing I loved the most was that it’s grounded in reality. Emerson’s pain is evident and so relatable - she’s a young woman who has let other people define her for far too long. Her time in Iowa reminds her who Emmy is as a woman and who she wants to be, and allows her to separate that from the public ideation of Emerson. Who among us has not had that same journey, albeit perhaps not on the cover of People and in the full glare of the media spotlight? Evan has been taught through a lot of life experience not to trust people and his choice to not only let Emmy in, but to allow her to open up his world is charming to watch. They are fully formed folks who could continue to operate without each other, but are so much better as a team. My, what a lovely thing to read. The secondary characters are a gas, particularly Mrs. Johansen and Tony, but they are far from caricatures. The academic drama of the tenure process made me laugh so loudly because it was painfully spot on. I was not surprised at all when I discovered that Ms. Holiday has a PhD; she knows this world and its idiosyncrasies well. Overall, if you like contemporary romances with strong characters who grow throughout the book, you have no reason not to pick this one up. Famous is charming, warm, sexy, and an absolute delight.
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