Tuesday, December 2, 2014

REVIEW: Keystrokes by Lisa Marie

23496732Keystrokes by Lisa Marie
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Book Description: 

What if you won the opportunity of a lifetime?
The chance to go from nothing to something
practically overnight?

Farrow Connoley is practically a celebrity – online.
She runs a successful blog, with thousands of followers.

In reality, she leads a boring, unremarkable life.

Entering a contest, one lonely January night,
brings about changes she dreamed of,things she never thought possible.

Like meeting Kasen Wells, a reluctant movie star,
struggling with the fame he never wanted.

Craving an easy going, normal life, will he walk away from it all?
Should Farrow embrace her fifteen minutes,
or cling to the mediocrity of her everyday existence?
Or will fate intervene, making their choices for them?

I found this book to be extremely enjoyable!

Even though I've been blogging about books for almost two years, I have to admit that my posts don't go beyond reviews, promos and cover reveals. I don't typically talk about other book related items. But this book made me want to. The premise of the book was that a book blogger was chosen to be the exclusive reporter/blogger about the latest book turned movie. She got complete access to the set, actors and such. And she got to blog about the making of the movie. And that got me to thinking about what being in that position would be like, and what book I would want to cover and what actor I would want to play the lead roll. It also made it really clear that I had no idea what book I would choose or what actor. But I loved that this book made me stop and think about that. (And just an FYI, I would love it if I got chosen to blog about a book being made into a movie!)

So I loved Farrow's love and enthusiasm for books and blogging. She was like an instant bff. I also loved the friendship that developed between Kasen and Farrow. I'll admit that I wish there had book a little more of that. I'm not unhappy with the speed of their relationship, but I loved the friendship/flirtation that was going on so much that I wanted more.

Typically I love dual POV books but for me, the dual POV detracted from the story. Kasen's personality was one way in the beginning, but when they went to visit his mother during a holiday and we got his POV for the first time, there was a change in him. It wasn't horrible but it was different from the guy we met in the beginning.

My biggest complaint was one of Farrow's blog posts at the end of the book. She said: 

I am done with book blogging. I don't have much desire anymore. I already won the best book boyfriend ever. No one will ever top Tate, except Kasen. And since they are one and the same to many, MANY women, I am the luckiest woman in the world.

Yeah, we collect book boyfriends but that's NOT why we read! We read for the love of books, and the love of stories and the love and in my case, romance. And I couldn't help but feel like Farrow and/or the author totally missed the point of reading and blogging. Blogging is sharing our love of books.

Overall, I found this to be really enjoyable and would definitely read more from the author in the future.

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