DNF: The Accidental Socialite by Stephanie Wahlstrom

the accidental socialiteThe Accidental Socialite
written by Stephanie Wahlstrom
published by Swoon Romance

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Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by YA Bound(I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Where I stopped reading: Page 50 of 244 on my Nook.

Why I stopped reading: I didn’t find it quirky, or clumsy, or even funny. The main character, Paige, was either too naive or just playing dumb. I mean, she was smart enough to get a Visa, find housing, get a flight, and make it to London. But other times she just seemed dumb. Some parts were rather raunchy, especially the scene with Holly Wood. And the paparazzi are hounding her after one picture? I don’t think so. The story as a whole just wasn’t believable or enjoyable for me.

What others have rated this book: (as of 4/21/14) According to Goodreads, the average rating for The Accidental Socialite is 3.75. It looks like a majority of readers gave this book 4 stars. There were 2 3- and 4-star reviews on Amazon. Just because I didn’t finish this book doesn’t mean you won’t.

About the book – from Goodreads: Quirky and clumsy twenty-two-year-old Paige Crawford arrives in London on a cold Saturday in January. Just when Paige starts to think that moving thousands of miles away from home with no real plan was a bad idea, Jason Frost appears. Confident and classy, Jason is the complete opposite of Paige and just what she needs in her life, or so she thinks.

But before their romance has time to blossom, Paige trips and falls into the arms of a mysterious man on a drunken night out. She’s snapped by paparazzi, and newspaper headlines the next day suggest that she’s having an affair with a married footballer.

Paige finds herself instantly elevated to tabloid celebrity status which isn’t exactly a picnic, particularly when trying to juggle her new job at Fashionista magazine, a catalog of dating disasters and a nagging doubt that she maybe she can’t conquer London after all.



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