Published: 23rd July 2015
Publisher: Totally Bound
As Megan Winter’s wedding day approaches, her heart flutters with excitement. Dylan Dunkin-Buckshaw is a great catch. Handsome in a sharp, confident kind of way, he’s everything she’s ever wanted in a man and a husband. A match made in heaven right? With a fledgling shoe design business that’s set to take off, Megan decides to take control of her life and strut her stuff. With the help of loyal friends and a handsome stranger she begins to turn heads and get noticed. She’s hitched her wagon to the stars and she’s planning on enjoying the ride, wearing her best stilettos whilst she does it!
Thank you to Totally Bound for kindly sending me a review copy. This book was in fact not written by Jess herself, she has openly admitted to having a ghost writer but never the less, I read her debut..
Megan Winter is about to marry the man of her dreams, or is she? Throughout the first two opening chapters, Jess planted the clues very careful and it wouldn’t take Sherlock Holmes long to solve them as it was pretty obvious. The pace of the narrative was quite slow throughout the opener but as Megan changed her life within an instant, the plot became exciting and with the unknown ahead, our main character really came out of her shell. What’s next for the shoe designer? World domination perhaps?
“And she wouldn’t be held captive. Not by anyone.”
Brendon and Georgie were the two characters who constantly gave the plot the burst of life it needed. Yes, it was a heartbreaking time for Megan but with her two hilarious best friends by her side, I couldn’t stop giggling. It was a three way friendship that had been made in Fictional heaven.
“Yes, just a kiss, nothing more, that would be enough to make me feel like I’d won an Oscar.”
What I did find surprisingly was the change in view point.. James (aka. Hot Guy) randomly popped up into conversation and after that, he just came into the plot without a solid explanation. No complaints though – he’s a hot main male character! Yet when Megan begins to receive phone calls with nobody on the other end and blank letters, it was obvious who it was! But nevertheless, it added a bit more excitement to the plot.
“That’s exactly what she was doing, she was running. Something she’s got pretty damn good at of late.”
The narrative ends abruptly with Megan running away from her problems and that isn’t teaching readers a great deal in my eyes. Sparkling Stilettos finishes with the audience not knowing what is going to happen yet they know where she is going: Sunny California, LA to be exact! I wonder what Book #2 will have in store..