Saturday, April 20, 2013

Review and Giveaway of Flash by Barbara Morgenroth

She’s been pretending to be 18 for so long, it feels like the truth.

When the only way for 15 year old photographer, Kip Chanin, to earn a living is as paparazzi, she can’t say no.

Kip’s first photo is of Alex Milne, the handsome and volatile young actor. That one photo changes both their lives. Kip finds herself challenged to be a better photographer, a better daughter and to be a better friend. For someone used to getting by on her own, this could be Kip’s biggest lesson. The second biggest--You do what you have to in Hollywood to survive

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I know that when I'm up late reading a book, that it's a not only a good book, but a great book!  I loved Kip so much in this book!!  Because she's been forced to grow up quickly, she isn't your typical 15 year old girl. I just loved her personality.  She doesn't take flack from anyone, and that included famous people who thought they could roll right over her.

Her mother decides to move them both to Hollywood in hopes of starting her acting career.  Kip knows the chances of it happening, so decides to start taking some pictures of stars to sell for money.  It's a career she started before they moved, and one she finds that she's pretty good at.  When she takes a picture of Alex Milne, her life starts to change.  

She doesn't expect anything from Alex, so is surprised when he's calling and asking her to do more shots of him.  After the ill-fated photo shoot, she believes her career as a photojournalist is over.  She couldn't be more wrong.  It does the opposite for her, and gets her seen by his agent.  Because of her pictures, he's up for a great movie deal.  Also, she finds herself attracted to the upcoming actor, even though she doesn't want to be.  

When she finds herself in a little bit of hot water, he is the first person she calls.  To her surprise, he's in Russia filming the movie he was in line for.  Still, he makes some calls and helps her out.  His agent, Shari, takes her under her wing, and this is when her life completely changes for the better.  She's introduced to Bay Felder, Shari's grandmother, who is a famous photographer.  Kip is overjoyed at the idea of learning the  trade from a master!  Bay knows that Kip is a great photographer, and see the potential in her immediately.  Kip, isn't so sure.  She just knows is able to work the camera.  

During this time, Shari helps her mother to get acting gigs, to help get her career started.  Seeing her mother happy is what is important to Kip.  When she learns the truth about her father, she starts to see her mother in a different light.  She realizes Dew did the best she could in the circumstances given to her.  

During this time, she's trying to stay in touch with Alex.  It's tough with him being so far away, and knowing there is competition on the movie set for his attention is difficult.  She loves him though, and will wait for him.  She never treats him like a movie star, because that isn't who she is.  He's just Alex to her.  She does know that he has family issues, and soon she's faced with those issues herself.

His older brother Gabe has come to see her.  She's not sure what to do for him, but knows that Alex wouldn't want her turning him away.  She's the closest thing to family he has, and she tries to help him out.  Little does she know that one of her decisions to help him out would be almost her and his undoing.  She knows he's not happy, but she has no idea until it's right in front of her face.  

I really loved this book!  I loved the exchanges between Alex and Kip, because he really didn't know what to make of her.  She didn't take anyone's crap, and was tough as nails.  He's fascinated by her, and even when he's beyond pissed at her, he can't stop talking to her.  They are still drawn to each other.  


Barbara was born in New York City and but now lives somewhere else.  Starting her career by writing tweens and YA books, she wound up in television writing soap operas for some years.  Barbara then wrote a couple cookbooks and a nonfiction book on knitting.  She returned to fiction and wrote romantic comedies.

When digital publishing became a possibility, Barbara leaped at the opportunity and has never looked back.  In addition to the 15 traditionally published books she wrote, in digital format Barbara has something to appeal to almost every reader from Mature YAs like the Bad Apple series and the Flash series, to contemporary romances like Love in the Air published by Amazon/Montlake, and Unspeakably Desirable, Nothing Serious and Almost Breathing.

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