Cinder and Ella

I am a huge Kelly Oram fan.  I have read most of her books and I think, no I know, I just read my favorite one.  Cinder and Ella is a fantastic, CLEAN romance.  I love a celebrity-falls-for-normal-girl love story and this one does not disappoint.  Check out the blurb:

It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father’s home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she’s capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she’s not ready yet. The only way she can think of to start healing is by reconnecting with the one person left in the world who’s ever meant anything to her—her anonymous Internet best friend, Cinder.
Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There’s major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won’t make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he’s left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian’s bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn’t thrilled with the arrangement—or his fake fiancée—but decides he’ll suffer through it if it means he’ll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything.

What I loved most about this book is that it not only made me smile, but it had real emotion that left me with tears in my eyes more than once.  This isn't just a cute romance, this story has depth and a did I mention emotion??  Oh, the feels!!  Actor Brian Oliver is a sexy actor who has the world at his feet, but to Ella, he is known only as Cinder, her best friend whom she's never met. Ella is this strong, funny, opinionated girl that has had her world turned upside down and her support system taken away.  She's alive, but not truly living. Together, they share a unique bond that was developed over the love of a book.  I loved that Ella got to know the real Brian Oliver and that the relationship developed over time.  Kelly did a fabulous job at developing these characters and drawing the reader in to really experience those roller coaster of emotions this story provides.  I don't want to spoil the story so I won't go into too much detail, I want you to experience the story yourself.  Is this a light hearted romance? Yes, but there is a deeper story line that Kelly did an amazing job of writing that was full of compassion for all of those involved.  I confess, I had a love/hate relationship with a few of the characters.  Just when I thought I had made up my mind about a character, something would happen and my mind would change.  Once I started Cinder and Ella I couldn't put it down and I read this story in a day.  If you love modern day fairy tales and happy endings then check out Cinder and Ella, you will love it!
This is more of a YA and steamyness is light, but the romance is HOT!

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Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.