Someone Else's Fairytale (Someone Else's Fairytale, #1)
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Jason Vanderholt, Hollywood's hottest actor, falls head over heels for everygirl, Chloe Winters, who hasn't gotten around to watching most of his movies. She becomes the woman every other woman in America is dying to be, but it just isn't her fairytale.
Kindle Edition, 356 pages
Published December 6th 2011
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Aaaaah, this was super duper cute! I enjoyed it so much. 4.5 stars!

At the beginning, I was wondering if it was going to be a little slow. I found Chloe moody and slightly irritating. But then you found out her story and you know what? She can be a little bit moody if she wants to. Girl has been through some serious crap. So be patient with her, she's alright really.

But it didn't last long. After a while I found myself really warming to her. She wasn't materialistic or shallow. She didn't lead Ja...more
Rebecca Berto
Ladies this book hits the sweet spot between romance and chic lit. It's so much fun without being over the top (OTT) at all. It's for the ungirly girls. Super so far.

*** FINAL REVIEW ***

Someone Else’s Fairytale was NOT at all what I expected. You know how the title insinuates pink fluffy dresses, girls who love to shop, secrets whispered behind manicured nails and chasing price Charming?

Yeah, no.

Just, no. Someone Else’s Fairytale is about Chloe Winters. Character profile:

- Disowned by illegitim...more
Stephanie Cowart
First I must say that what impressed me most about this book is the author’s ability to get me to cross genres. I am not a chick lit fan. I’ve tried to read many books in that genre – actually was able to finish a few, but never really left the book satisfied. But when I picked up “Someone Else’s Fairytale” I was hooked from page 1.

Chloe Winters has a chance meeting with big star Jason Vanderholt when she and her friends are extras in a movie being shot at their college the University of New Mex...more
Deborah
Warning: Rant forth coming...

This is our bookclub book for the month and I am sad to say I was a little disappointed.(HEA bookclubers feel free to stop reading until discussion starts on the 20th).

First things first. I had NO CLUE which guy I was suppose to root for. Did we want the hot actor or didn't we? Was I suppose to root for the best friend or not? I HAD NO IDEA. That is kind of a pet peeve in my book. For over the first quater of the book I was conviced that we were suppose to like Matth...more
Ritesh
I’ll start by saying that this is the first chicklit/romance book I have ever read and I had no idea what to expect from this genre. I have nothing to compare this book to, so this is an absolute rating. I really don’t know how fair that is. So, I’m going to tell you whether I liked the story, and whether the book met the expectations I set for every book I read.

The premise of the story is quite simple. Boy meets girl. They become friends. They finally fall in love and live happily ever after. E...more
Hallie
3.5 stars. (But the things that brought it down in rating are perhaps more interesting to me than the things that worked perfectly.)

So here's what my plan for the other night looked like: spend a half an hour or so organising my shelves here, write up The Obsidian Mirror, and then -- whatever.

Here's what happened: spent that half an hour, but in the process added 4 books to my to-read shelf and 1 to my keep-an-eye-on-it shelf. Started reading the one added to my keep-an-eye-on-it shelf (Someone...more
Noelle
This was not what I was expecting at all - and I mean that in a good way!

Someone Else's Fairytale is about a normal girl named Chloe. After a rough childhood that left her (literally) scarred, she's desperate to move on and live just a regular life. Between going to college and working at a coffee shop, she's pretty much on her way to achieving that goal. Then, due to a friend, she becomes an extra in a movie that just happens to star Jason Vanderholt.

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Jason is the Hollywood 'IT' boy. Having star...more
Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'


This is a classic boy meets girl Cinderella love story that will tickle those fantasy taste buds, whether you are 14 or 40 and beyond.

Chloe Winters isn't your average 21 year old, although she is bright and is training in forensic science, her underlying views on all things fantastical and romantic became stale the moment her life took a dramatic turn for the worse when she was 11. The day she nearly died at the hands of an estranged family member, was the day Chloe vowed to control her own lif...more
Stephanie
*4.5 stars*

The first time I tried to read this, I bounced off the writing style in the first few chapters and gave up. That was SUCH a mistake! When I tried again, this time sticking past the first few chapters, I got absolutely sucked in and ended up DEVOURING it, cheering Chloe all the way, 100% invested in her romance and the lives of all the great characters around her. (And I loved the hero's family - big and real and fabulous.) It turns out, I LOVED this book, and felt so ridiculous for ha...more
Olivia
I am going against the grain with the rest of the reviewers and only giving this book 2 stars. Since there are few pros than cons, I'll start with the positives.

Pros: The writing was sound and it was free. I've encountered many freebies that are just awful in this area.

Cons: I didn't like the characters...like at all. Chloe was beyond annoying and there were times I was seriously cheering for her to fail. In the beginning she describes Jason has a fake Ken doll with really dry skin but after wat...more
Jenn
I was actually debating giving this book 5 stars, but I let it sit (and my excitement simmer down) and I'm giving it 4.5. This book was in no way the best thing ever written, but the feels it gave me while reading make up for it's high rating.

Someone Else's Fairytale begins with Chloe and her friends, Matthew and Lori, heading down to the college campus to become extras on a film being filmed in their area. The film stars current heartthrob, Jason Vanderholt, who is actually from that area. Jas...more
Katie Watkins
Chloe is an Albuquerque college student who had a rough upbringing, but her life changes when she and her roommate and best friend, Matthew, were extras on the set of a movie. Big-time actor, Jason, notices her and they become friends. Too bad Chloe feels like this should be someone else's fairytale and not hers. She doesn't get caught up in all the Hollywood stuff--she thinks his life is weird.

Chloe is a strong young woman who has very high morals. She goes through a difficult trial and overcom...more
Maureen
I’ve always been a sucker for romantic fairytale-like stories. But when I heard about ‘Someone Else’s Fairytale’ is wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I started reading this book earlier this morning and I couldn’t put it down. I’ve neglected my house, forgot to drink (so I’m dehydrated right now) or eat and been reading all day. This book really exceeded all my expectations.

‘Someone Else’s Fairytale’ is a story about Chloe. She is your typical girl-next-door college girl who studies real hard a...more
Emily
Chloe Winters has spent her whole life being judged over something she had nothing to do with, if it were not from her mother’s indiscretions it was for a tragedy that occurred years ago. Chloe keeps all of this wound tightly and secure within her, not sharing even to her closest friends.

Talked into being an extra on a film being shot locally, Chloe happens to catch the eye of Hollywood heartthrob Jason Vanderholt. Jason is instantly focused on Chloe, she treats him like a regular guy and they b...more
Yarethzia
Amazing. Swoon worthy. Adorable romance. MUST READ OR ELSE.. kidding.. sort of. ;D
review; http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012...
Stella
Someone Else's Fairytale by E.M. Tippetts is every girl's secret fantasy: a gorgeous and celebrated sexy Hollywood actor meets and falls in love with an ordinary girl next door and sweeps her off her feet to their happily ever after, except that in this story Chloe, the heroine not only does not want to be part of any sweeping but she doesn't even like the hero at the beginning! *gasp* Jason Vanderholt is a fictional Henry Cavill: drop-dead gorgeous and sexy, he stars in big budget blockbuster m...more
Bookworm
*Thank you to Goodreads and Emily Mah Tippetts, because I won this book in a giveaway.*

You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but I sure like it when a book I'm reading has a nice cover. Like this one. It's a really lovely image.

The book might be called Someone Else's Fairytale but it starts out as what would have been my sixteen-year-old self's fairytale if you'd replace 'Jason' with one of the Backstreet Boys. Who am I kidding, it still is my fairytale

The story might sound a little like an...more
Kayla
Someone Else’s Fairytale beings with Chloe Winters and her two friends Matthew and Lori; they are heading to their college to be extras in a movie. Chloe does not find this fun at all, and would much rather be somewhere else. All the girls are screaming and swooning over Jason Vanderholt, but not Chloe. When Jason stops in front of Chloe he starts asking questions, she is reluctant, and could care less if he knows some of her family. From then on Jason goes out of his way to talk and hang out wi...more
Tuesday
Someone Else's Fairytale
Emily Mah Tippetts

It didn’t take me very long to get through this great read on my Kindle. Someone Else’s Fairytale transported me back in time about 20 years, and was a wonderful distraction from the stresses of everyday life. It also didn’t take long for this book to grab hold me and kept me interested until the very end. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity it gave me to escape for a few hours.

I loved the idea behind this book, because I think at one time or another in...more
❀ Crystal ✿ -
This book was just okay for me. Felt like a easy going fairy tale that every young girl dreams about at one time. The characters are easy to follow and for the most part likable. I won't say relate-able because not every meets a famous movie star or has such a crazy history as Chloe.

"That part of me I'd thought was broken past repair, wasn't so broken after all. I hadn't forgotten how to dream, I'd just stopped paying attention."-Chloe

The two really go well together. There's no heart stopping r...more
Kathleen
A famous Hollywood actor falls in love with an ordinary girl ... but for her ... it's someone else's fairytale.

Chloe Winters is a normal everyday girl, and she likes it that way. All she wants to do is finish college at the University of Mexico and pursue a career as a forensic scientist. She also wants to put her traumatic childhood past behind her. But that all changes when her friends Lori and Matthew convince her to go on an audition to be an extra on the set of the new Jason Vanderholt movi...more
Valerie (Val's Vicinity)
What a fun story! I think we all find celebrities intriguing and even peculiar at times, so the premise for this book instantly grabbed me. Thankfully, I wasn't disappointed! Chloe is a very likeable character, and Jason was immediately interesting as well; he's a big-time actor yet acts like an everyday guy. Jason's fame and popularity don't impress Chloe at all, in fact on more than one occasion she defines his life as "weird".

I think many of us have a false idea of what celebrities lives (lik...more
Kristin (Young Adult Book Haven)
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My Thoughts:

I would first like to thank Emily Mah Tippetts for giving me the opportunity to review her book.

I absolutely loved this book! When I first read the summary for this book, I thought that it was such an awesome idea, what girl doesn't dream of meeting a Hollywood actor and having a chance at love ( My dream would be Ryan Gosling, Robert Pattinson, or Channing Tatum *swoon*, so guys if your reading this call me! lol) Someone Else's Fairyta...more
Jackie
Everyone has something to say about the cover. I think it's a great book cover, very simple and representative of Chloe and how her life transform.

I liked Chloe from the beginning. She's real, has problems that are real like real people, family drama, a father who doesn't acknowledge her. She's a deep character that has been affected by things from her past. She has a mom who had her when she was a teenager with a married man. Many of Chloe's fears in her relationship stem from her mother's pas...more
Aisha
Feb 25, 2012 Aisha rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone!
The title, I have to say from the first time I came across it, seized my interest. Also the book cover looked fantastic and mysterious with the mirror and the girl stood in front of it as well. I became completely drawn towards the book and soon it was on top of my Amazon wish list and I jumped at the chance to buy it and finally read it!

The start of the novel was archetypal and I felt like I had read a few books ,before with the same concepts of a beginning. However after a slight Mi-Nute hesi...more
Colleen
I had to go in to reading this book with caution, the reason being is that E.M. Tippets likes to take me by surprise when I read her books. I never know how the story is going to end. When reading other novels you can usually predict what will happen and who will end up with who. Not with Emily's books. She takes you in one direction then out of no where there is a U-turn.
That is what I love most about her writing. Keeps me on my toes, but always ends up where the story needs to be. Someone Els...more
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
Sooo, this book was hard for me to fully review because when I first read it I felt something was missing. Not from the story, Not from the connection, Not from the writing but I could not put my finger on it. I liked the story a lot and at this time I decided to give the book 4 stars or thumbs up but then I decided to read it again so I could figure it out and I did......

When I read it the second time I realized what was different. It was her dialogue between the characters. At first I thought...more
Lyn  Ching
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Chloe is no one's fan. Though she watches movies once in awhile, she has no love for actors, certainly not for uber popular Jason Vanderholt, who happens to be shooting a movie in her....and his....hometown in Albuquerque. A movie which Chloe's roommate and close friend Lori has persuaded her to join as an extra.

She accidentally meets and is underwhelmed by Jason. he is constantly surrounded by an entourage and hordes of scream...more
Jannat Bhat ( Obsessive Compulsive Reader)
At first glance I wondered if the plot seemed a bit cliché, but the author made it work beautifully because her characters had depth. Chloe and Jason both surprised me. I wondered if Chloe could really come across as uninterested in this big movie star. She did because she truly was just that…uninterested. Plus the back story of a tragedy that happened to her when she was young really rounded out her character and gave her a strength that I admired and respected. When she does realize her feelin...more
Divya
Aug 10, 2012 Divya rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: aarya
Hooked from the first chapter. For once, we have a well-edited novel that is drama free and characters who don't make dumb mistakes. Chloe was the star of show, despite Jason being so awesome. I now want to watch the New Gladius movie trilogy. Laughed so hard in so many places. One of my favorite parts of the novel was the court trial, though twist at the end is a close second. I would actually be really interested in reading a story involving Kyra.

Can't wait for the sequel!

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Emily Mah Tippetts writes romance under the name E.M. Tippetts and science fiction and fantasy under the name Emily Mah. Before she was a published author, she was an attorney who specialized in real estate, contracts, and estate planning, especially literary estate planning.

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“Jason Vanderholt is off the market."
"I wasn't ever for sale," muttered Jason.”
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“Movies, good ones, with good leads, they give the audience something they need, okay? A release. An escape. Something that some of us are too broken to give ourselves. Maybe if I'd had a normal childhood, I'd be able to daydream and fantasize and all that on my own, but do you know how many of us can't? People need their dreams. There's a reason why society pays good money for them.” 5 likes
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