23-year-old Kenley Moran is going through a mid-life crisis… WAY early. Pushed since childhood by a nightmare stage-mom to use her looks to “land a rich man," she’s reeling from a broken engagement and regretting the day she gave up her career in TV news for a guy. Now Kenley’s determined to change her life, shunning makeup and fashion and fighting her way back into the hi23-year-old Kenley Moran is going through a mid-life crisis… WAY early. Pushed since childhood by a nightmare stage-mom to use her looks to “land a rich man," she’s reeling from a broken engagement and regretting the day she gave up her career in TV news for a guy. Now Kenley’s determined to change her life, shunning makeup and fashion and fighting her way back into the highly competitive career she loves, off-camera this time. When she lands a producing job at Worldwide News Network in Atlanta, she plans to keep her head down, work hard, and prove she’s not just another pretty face. And vows NO ONE is EVER going to make her compromise herself again.WNN anchor Larson Overstreet has it all — old money, good looks, a prestigious job, and more women than he can count throwing themselves at him. Problem is... none of it is real. He’s known his whole life that people are only interested in him for his fortune and his famous family name, in that order. Except for Kenley. The shy news producer isn’t interested in him at all.Working closely with the anchor of her new show, Kenley’s dismayed to feel an instant spark. Larson’s everything she doesn’t want. He’s too good looking, too charming, and worst of all, too rich. She’s not looking for another big money honey. In fact, she’d prefer a nice little guy from the mailroom, maybe a guy who lives at home like she’s been forced to do.But when they must travel together for a special report, Kenley realizes Larson’s not the spoiled pretty rich boy she pegged him as, and she’s not as immune to him as she’s pretended to be. Now, even at the network level, what happens behind the scenes is the real story.STILL ME is a sweet and sexy New Adult contemporary romance and is intended for readers 17+....
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Channel 22: Still Me Reviews
Poor old Kenley. Groomed to be a trophy wife, she ends up rebelling against a future mapped out by her meddling mother. If ever there was a case of cutting your nose off to spite your face, this is it. And then, just when she is about to embrace the prospect of happiness with both hands, enter the same meddling mother, in a scene which will make you cringe. You want to metaphorically look away, but you just can't.This is another sweet addition to the series. And, whilst I didn't quite get the depth of the connection between the two lead characters, the story is well written and engaging.I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
STILL ME By Amy Patrick(A 20 Something Novel)I received a signed paperback copy of this book through the Goodreads Author Giveaway program.Kenley Moran thought she had her life planned out. She gave upher on-air news job for the man she planned to marry. Just weeks before her big, society wedding, she was dumped for another woman and found out that her fiancé had been cheating on her. After that Kenley had to decide what direction she wanted her life to take. From a young age her mother has pushed her to use her looks to land a rich husband. In fact, at the beginning of the book, her mother wants her to forgive her fiancé and take him back. Until now Kenley has always been the dutiful daughter. Even taking a job as an on-air reporter because she was told that with her looks that was where she belonged. However, she has decided to shun all that and go into production instead. She has vowed to only date poor guys and to not wear make-up or designer clothes. She plans to prove to everyone (especially herself) that she does not need to rely on her looks to succeed.Larsen Overstreet is everything that Kenley has sworn to avoid. He's gorgeous. He's rich and he comes from "old money". He is the on-air anchor of the news show Kenley works for and despite her best intentions, she can't help but be attracted to him. Larsen is sick of being sought after because of his money. He wants a real woman, one who will love him for him. He finds Kenley attractive and nice and would love to date her, but she shows no interest in him at all. Will Kenley allow past heartbreak to keep her from finding happiness in the future? Or, will she be able to get over her heartbreak and give Larsen a chance? And, if she does give him a chance, will he turn out to be just another spoiled rich kid? This is the third book in the 20 Something series, but each book contains a stand alone story. To be honest I was not expecting much from this book. I figured that it would be just a fluffy distraction that would be a fun but ultimately forgettable read. However, I must admit that I was wrong. The story is fun and and fluffy and predictable but it is also very well written. Amy Patrick has perfectly captured and transferred onto the page that 'butterflies in the stomach' type of feeling that comes with the anticipation of a first kiss. She has also done a truly exceptional job of capturing the depth of feeling and the passion felt at the outset of a woman's first real sexual encounter; one that is not merely based on lust, but on something deeper. She was able to describe and make the reader feel the intensity of emotion that a woman experiences in her twenties of uncertainty, excitement and anticipation about her future. Another feature of this book that I consider noteworthy is the fact that the "sex" scenes are not graphic at all, and in fact, they leave the majority of the details to the reader's imagination. This is refreshing. It proves that a book can be sexy without having to be either crude or exceedingly graphic. Normally I do not rate romance novels any higher than 4 out of 5 stars, I reserve 5 star ratings for those books that I would recommend to my friends and that I believe are memorable. STILL PERFECT by Amy Patrick deserves a 5 star rating not so much for the plot but for it's amazing ability to convey emotion.I will definitely be reading more of Amy Patrick's books and I highly recommend this book to all female readers from the age of 16 and up. More information about this author at www.amypatrickbooks.com You can read more of my reviews at amiesbookreviews.wordpress.com
**Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**"Still Me" is the 3rd book in Amy Patrick's 20 Something series, and it can be read as a stand-alone book. It features Kenley Moran and Larson Overstreet.When Kenley's fiancé breaks up with her, it's time for a change. She no longer wants to be what her mom envisions her to be -- always glammed up and being involved with someone who is rich. Kenley gave up her dream job, and she wants it back. So she accepts an offer for a producing job at WNN in Atlanta.Enter WNN anchor Larson Overstreet. What's not to like about Larson? He's gorgeous, charming, nice, and rich. He likes Kenley. Larson has always been hesitant with those who befriend him. Do they like him for him, or do they like him because of his money? Kenley falls in the former, but the problem is Kenley doesn't want to have anything to do with him. Her former fiancé came from money, and her mom is very adamant that she marries into money. Larson wants to go out with Kenley, but can he break through her walls and convince her it's okay to take a chance on him?One of the storylines that stood out for me was the snow storm scene. With me living in the South, this whole storyline was relatable. It made me laugh, and it made me feel their frustration. But what I absolutely enjoyed about this storyline was that it brought Kenley and Larson closer together. They struggled hiding their feelings. Larson was truly a knight in shining armor for Kenley during this storm."Still Me" was just great. I highly recommend it! I've only read 2 books by Amy, but she managed to capture my attention to the point where I read this book in 1 day! Amy is very knowledgeable when it comes to TV broadcasting, and it's obvious in the way she writes. Her story simply flows. Really happy we don't have to wait long for Kenley's sister, Cinda, to have her story, which is called "Still Beautiful"! It comes out next month!
Read my full review on Book BumblingsI’ve been waiting for Kenley’s story. From the first book, you knew things wouldn’t end up like she thought they would.And I’m not going to lie, Kenley’s outlook is something that’s a hot button for me. I despise when people, fictional or real, let preconceptions and stereotypes cloud their judgement of a person. I get that preconceptions and stereotypes can’t always be avoided in the society we live in. And it bothers me when people prematurely make up their mind about someone and aren’t open to changing their minds. Especially when it’s as adamantly as Kenley was with Larson.But then I really, really liked how it all unfolded.Another thing that bothers me is when heroes in romance novels are a little too persistent. In real life, it would come off as creepy or stalkerish when the heroine keeps saying, “No, not interested,” and the hero ignores it.But Larson was only persistent to a point. He tried, he put in his due diligence, but then he got the message.Then, he got a little more ninja about it. He won Kenley over once he stopped pursuing her.And I loved the whole, “They’re stuck together so they better damn find a way to get along,” thing. Nothing reveals how you really feel about someone quite as well as being stuck in isolation with them. It’s like that experiment where you trap people in a waiting room and watch them all go crazy waiting.
I enjoyed this one just not as much as the previous ones. I’m not sure what it was, but I just couldn’t really connect with this couple.I liked Kenley and her drive to change her life for the better and do what SHE wanted with it, not what her awful Mom wanted (God, I hated that women, and thought she got off too easily for the crap she pulled for years). I didn’t like that she sometimes forced herself to change when it wasn’t what she really wanted. This was mostly true when it came to Larson, and it wasn’t just that she rejected him, it was more like it came across kinda mean.I also liked what I saw of Larson, which I found to be not too much (which was a deal that I also saw in the previous book). The guy was pretty chill and I liked that he was trying to make a name for himself, without the attachment of his family name. He was actually pretty open and very honest when it came to his feelings. However, the thing I didn’t like was the fact that things developed too fast between him and Kenley. (view spoiler)[ Mostly, the ILYs and the marriage proposal. They were just starting to be a couple again. Um…(hide spoiler)]I don’t know, individually they were pretty nice, but as a couple, I don’t know, I just didn’t really feel the spark between them. Maybe if they had dated longer or something?I will continue to read the rest of the series, as they are still entertaining.
Superficiality and money, two things that tear relationships apart. Kenley has been conditioned by her mother to get her M.R.S. degree with a rich man. She had it but luckily the stars misaligned and it ended. Larson, incredibly wealthy, despises the way people perceive him. He's a sweet guy and sees Kenley for her and loves that she doesn't "see" his money. As in the other books in this series the women are strong minded and follow their hearts. The men are charming with charisma and manners. This is book 3 but can be read as a stand alone with two more to follow. Thanks to Amy for gifting a copy for review.
This is a great, entertaining read. Lots of humor and originality. I loved Larson and Kenley. Larson was pretty much the perfect man. Not sure how he could be improved. :D It was fun reading.