Title: A Safe SpaceAuthor: E.M. Tippetts
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Okay Creations, Sarah Hansen
Everyone needs a safe space.
She’s nineteen. Her show has been cancelled and now she’s going to play the lead in a new prime time drama series, but is the world ready to take her seriously, or will she be typecast as the cute tween queen forever?
Her network has decided to be aggressive and has invested millions of dollars in an ad campaign for her show, money she’s not sure she can earn back. Her co-star can’t stand her, and the writing for the show turns out to be poor at best. The only reason Lizzie didn’t walk away from the job offer to begin with is because she’s broke, the victim of a decade of bad money management.
Then there’s Devon, the personal trainer at her gym. Arrogant and abrasive, he’s the last guy she should ever find attractive, but she has a hopeless crush on him anyway, and he doesn’t seem entirely disinterested either. In fact, sometimes he’s downright sweet to her. If only he weren’t an untamable bad boy who uses and dumps women like they’re nothing. Though Lizzie’s friends warn her to stay away, he’s the only person who can create what she needs: a safe space. But is there any way she can break him of his years' long habit of being a user?
I love E.M Tippetts writing. I have been a long time fan and was excited to read her newest release. I was not disappointed. A Safe Space is more than a romance between two people. It is a progression of two people discovering themselves and falling for each other in the process. Lizzie was a child actor who is trying to find her place in the world after growing out of that role and becoming an adult. It was very refreshing to read about someone making this transition and not carrying a lot of baggage. I feel as though Lizzie, while young, was so much more mature than her nineteen years. Denton is this older guy who saw Lizzie as this untouchable, this person who was unattainable for someone like himself. Together they had to decide if giving someone all of yourself is worth the risk of losing yourself if it ends. My only complaint is that I felt the last chapter was a little rushed. I'm glad Lizzie came to her senses, but I felt the situation at that point was taken lightly and then everything was forgiven and all was right with the world. Steam level is light.
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Emily Mah Tippetts writes science fiction as Emily Mah and sweet romance as E.M. Tippetts. A lifelong New Mexican, she lives with her family in Santa Fe, though she's been known to spend years at a time in the UK, her second home. Aside from being a writer, she's been a lawyer and jeweler, and is currently a stay at home mother, polymer clay artist, book designer/formatter, and owner of E.M. Tippetts Book Designs.
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