Thursday, June 1, 2017

Positively Pippa by Sarah Hegger

From author Sarah Hegger comes an exciting new series set in small-town Utah, where secrets don’t keep for long—and love turns up in the most unexpected places.

For Pippa Turner there’s only one place to go when her life self-destructs on national TV—home to Ghost Falls, and her heavily perfumed, overly dramatic, but supremely loving grandmother, Philomene. If anyone will understand how Pippa’s hit makeover show was sabotaged by her vengeful ex, it’s Phi. But she’s not the only one who’s happy to see her—and Pippa can’t help but wonder if Matt Evans, her gorgeous high-school crush turned Phi’s contractor, is game for a steamy close-up…

Matt owes his whole career to Phi and her constant demands to embellish the gothically ridiculous house he built for her. Getting to see red-headed, red-hot Pippa is a bonus, especially now that she’s no longer the troublesome teenager he remembers. He’s willing to stay behind the scenes while she gives her own life a much-needed makeover, but not forever. As far as he’s concerned, their connection is too electric to ignore. And the chance to build something lasting between them—before she can high-tail it back to Hollywood—is going to the top of his to-do list…

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is a fun read, whilst still addressing some pretty serious issues. It is an interesting mix of discordant families and deep devotion. And at the same time is a sexy, satisfying second-time-around romance.

Pippa, a TV star on the wane thanks to a nasty producer boyfriend's dirty editing of her show, has returned to her hometown to hide out. We get to meet all the small town's characters – the biggest of all being her wonderful grandmother, Phi. She most definitely has ideas about what Pippa should concentrate on now and is shameless in her pursuit of that mission. We get to learn about Phi's career, her problems with her daughter and other grand-daughter, and her love of Pippa. As the layers are peeled away from the reasons behind their behaviours, we get to see how easy it is to build up barriers when really none exists. There are some very unexpected twists.

Matt also has family issues – and he may finally be realising that it is time for a change of approach. Meeting his super hot brothers and sister, we may be getting a clue as to how this series may progress in future installments. The contrast between Matt, who stayed, and Pippa, who left, is significant, but the chemistry between the two of them is destined to make them consider compromise. The solution is most satisfying, thank you, Ms. Hegger.

(I did have one issue of confusion – the blurb says that Matt built Phi's house – and it must have been less than twenty years ago if so, and so how can there be so many memories there, and so many actual problems?)

Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get herself into trouble. Mimicking her globetrotting adventures, Sarah’s career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother. She currently lives in Colorado with her teenage daughters, two Golden Retrievers and aforementioned husband. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most content when reading or writing books.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Positively Pippa (Ghost Falls #1) by Sarah Hegger to read and review.

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