January 21, 2017

Everyday Magic (The Heir and the Spare #2) by @_EmilyAlbright_ @Merit_Press #BookReview #Giveaway

 
For once, Maggie McKendrick just wants to control her own life. Her overbearing Hollywood director father has it all planned out for her: UCLA, law school, then working as an entertainment lawyer, preferably for him. But Maggie has other, more creative-spirit friendly, plans. Namely, Thrippletons School of Fashion and Design in England, and then onto becoming a designer, preferably a wildly successful one. The big snag in her plan? Getting it past her dad.


A movie shoot takes the family to the Scottish Highlands for the summer, and closer to Maggie’s dream school. While there, she runs into the charming Preston Browne. Maggie is intrigued and decides to bend her no guys rule—instituted after her ex used her to get close to her dad. Forced to keep secrets from Preston in order to protect the future plans she’s made, Maggie finds herself falling for the tall Brit. And for once in her life she knows that he’s interested in her, not her Hollywood connections. When Maggie's father blackmails her into dating his lead actor, she isn’t left with a choice. The biggest problem isn’t having to date hunky, mega-hottie, Ben Chambers. No, it’s praying she doesn’t lose Preston in the process.


Excelling at her dream school, Maggie’s personal life is a tangled mess. She needs to decide if living a lie is worth losing Preston or chance going against her father and facing his wrath. When the tabloids expose the truth of her fake relationship with Ben, Maggie's world is thrown into a tailspin. Ultimately, Maggie must find the courage to take risks and forge ahead on her own path.




Emily Albright's love of Jane Austen, L.M. Montgomery, and Louisa May Alcott help her create strong heroines and swoon-worthy romances. Her debut novel, The Heir and the Spare, was inspired by the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

Everydau Magic was such a great read! The writing in this book was beautiful. Albright sets up the scenes in this book so well and I was ably to picture everything like I was actually stepping into this book! I loved Maggie and Preston's characters. But there were a few secondary characters that I felt were a little underdeveloped. Abuse was brought up a lot in this book but I feel that is was handled in a very mature manor. Overall this was a great read!

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Emily is stuck under the thumb of her power hungry movie director father; will she ever find happiness?
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There is mention of abuse. 











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