The Scripted Series Book One
Genre: #Romance #RomanticSuspense
My Rating: 5
POV: First-person single perspective from Ella
Series: The Scripted Series: Scripted Reality; Scripted Love
Check out author on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9794684.Karen_Frances
From the outside, Scottish actress Ella McGregor has the perfect life. A list of Hollywood blockbusters under her belt, wealth, a fancy house, flash cars, a great family, and a brilliant boyfriend, Donovan… until she learns he has betrayed her. In fact, Ella’s story could be the script of her next Hollywood blockbuster: Conned – a tale of trusting the wrong person.
Connor Andrews, Donovan’s best friend, has loved Ella since the day they first met five years ago. Too bad for him he didn’t get there first, but with Donovan out of the picture, Connor wonders if he may finally have a shot with the woman of his dreams.
With so much history between them, and heartbroken Ella’s world ripped apart, can he make her see he’s just what she needs? Will Ella let Connor help her to stand up and fight, or will she run and hide from the one person who she trusts the most?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Karen Frances has such a talent for writing. Everything I have read by this author has had me enthralled and engaged with every page. While most of my friends can tell you I dislike cliffhangers and most times will avoid reading unless book two is available. That said, Karen Frances is one of a few authors I will read despite the cliffhanger aspect.
So, you have likely figured out that this book ends in a cliffhanger, lol.
Ella and Connor…….
Ella and Connor are both “A” list actors. Both calling Scotland their true home. What I loved about these two is how down to earth they were. In my opinion they were NOT stereotypical actors. I loved how sweet and generous Ella was with her heart as well as her money. And Connor was the epitome of everything you want in a hero. Sinfully sexy, gorgeous, generous, protective, loving and a complete gentlemen. I could continue this list; I loved him so much. But guess what? Connor was not perfect. He had a few secrets. But still he was perfect for Ella and perfect for me. I wish, lol.
I’ll be brief with this review because this is just book one in the Scripted Duet. That said, my review for book two will be more detailed. I don’t want to give anything away regarding spoilers.
Ella’s life takes a turn dramatically when she learns of her ex’s deceptions. His betrayed caused Ella to burrow into a dark, emotional place. Until her family pulls her back into the light, Ella is lost and scared and devastated. But she was a strong woman and I was not even a little surprised with how Ella turned a bad situation to a remarkable one.
Connor is a friend. A very good friend. Connor originally met Ella through a mutual friend, her ex. But unknown to Ella, Connor was completely devoted to her. Taking sides was a no-brainer. Unfortunately because Ella has become distrustful, Connor will have to tread slowly to make his claim on her.
While their relationship grows slowly, the chemistry is alway there, burning hot. However, while Ella and Connor try to find their way as a couple, there is trouble brewing with Ella’s ex. And when things finally start to look good for Ella……here comes the cliffhanger. The good thing? You won’t have to wait long to find out what happens next because book two is releasing at the end of June! 😉
This amazing suspenseful love story continues…..
This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂