Review: Sparkling Stilettos (Sparkling #1) by Jess Wright

August 8, 2015 Review 0

Review: Sparkling Stilettos (Sparkling #1) by Jess Wright

Chasing dreams can be tough, even when you run as fast as your bespoke stilettos will take you…

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!

But will she reach those glittering stars? Is there something lurking in the shadows to hold her back? Under all the excitement and sparkle of her new found adventures there seems to be an ominous presence trying to take the shine from her happiness.

Title: Sparkling Stilettos
Author: Jess Wright
Series: Sparkling #1
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: July 23, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 219
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
Bailey Bradford

I must admit, when I chose this book I had some doubts.  I am not a shoe type person.  I am of the firm belief that stilettos were created by someone evil who was out to cripple the poor women who wear them.  I know!  I speak sacrilege, but I am one who helps keep the designer of flat shoes in business.  Now that being said, I am interesting in the fashion world in general, so I took a chance.

This book rather grabbed my attention.  I still cannot decide if I like Megan or not.  I applaud her for finally coming to her senses and leaving an unhealthy relationship.  But then I want to yell at her for going on such a quilt trip about it.  She is pretty, intelligent, has her own fledgling business, but seems to let others send her on these quilt trips.  I found it frustrating, but it did add to the conflict of the story.

And what a story it turned out to be.  There was a bit of mystery.  A bit of suspense.  Some downright scary stuff.  Of course there was the hot romance.  *sigh* But really, it was so on again, off again I was getting whiplash.  Again, it all added to the conflict of the story.

Then we get to the end of the book.  I was not pleased.  Although it wasn’t exactly a cliffhanger, neither was it a happy ever after.  This will definitely be a series and I hope the next book comes out quickly.

For a first book this was good read.  It kept me engaged throughout.  I am sure the lovers of contemporary romance will enjoy it.  You really need to check it out.  It is worth the effort.

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