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From Fame to Shame (Twin Fame #1)

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  419 Ratings  ·  80 Reviews
When good-girl Maddie switches places with her famous bad-girl twin Jackie, she has some pretty high stilettos to fill.

Despite the danger of tabloid drama if their identity swap is discovered, Maddie has to save her sister's butt. When Jackie’s ex-boyfriend shows up with a rekindled spark for “Jackie,” his deep gray eyes and sweet kisses make Maddie's heart thumpety thump.
Paperback, 125 pages
Published April 2012 by Crush Publishing Inc (first published March 16th 2012)
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Lisa D. Smith (Lissa Smith Reads)
Mar 06, 2015 Lisa D. Smith (Lissa Smith Reads) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Veronica Blade (FAN)

What can I say; I fell in love with Veronica Blade writing after reading “A Bite’s Tale” and “Blind Date, Checkmate”. Blade has the ability to put her imagination to paper in a way that completely draws the reader in and “From Fame to Shame” is no different.

“From Fame to Shame” happens to be Veronica Blade’s first attempt at writing at weaving a story together. It comes even before her other successful books such as the before mentions titles and her first published full length novel “Something
I have a huge issue with this book!
It is far too addictive. I stayed up until 3 in the morning just to finish it because it had some kind of addictive quality that compelled me to continue reading until the very end!
Other than that I have no complaints about the book whatsoever. It’s not the kind of book that you can go into expecting it to be this amazing piece of literary genius; it’s the kind of book you pick up for some light-hearted fun and good times.
From Fame to Shame is really sweet
May 29, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing
This lighthearted and fun novella tells the story of Maddie's adventures in Hollywood, where she's standing in as her teen starlet sister, Jackie. It seems like a fairly easy task... a couple red carpet events, a few photographs, no big deal, right? What no one reckoned on was Jackie's sexy ex and next door neighbor, Dallas. Would Maddie be able to keep up the pretense of being her sister, even as she falls for the hot (and totally swoon-worthy) Dallas or would she slip up and reveal the truth? ...more
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More 4.5 stars.

This novel is a one shot really fast to read and fresh. Once again, Veronica Blade wins me over with her writing style so fluid and alive and her characters so easy to picture.

I have to thank the author who gave me a free e-copy of this novel.

One thing that I've got usually a hard time with is insta-love. Curiously, the chemistry between Maddie and Dallas works perfectly here. It's like it's believable between these two in this Hollywood atm
Sep 02, 2012 Jovhanna rated it it was amazing
I was given this book from the author in exchange for a honest review.
I loved this book was such a sweet and cute short read. I loved the plot of how twins switch places and one gets to experience what its like to be famous, and really gets to feel what it means to be in another persons shoes. Also you as the reader get to experience the big change it is from that of an average person experiencing the fame. In Maddie case its a big change because she is the totally opposite of her twin Jackie, w
Amy (Books, College, and Other Random Things)
Maddie is the complete opposite of her twin sister, Jackie Bloom. Maddie rather would stay home and read while her, famous, actress sister would rather go out and party. When Maddie's sister begs her to come out to visit her, Maddie is somewhat suspicious. Jackie has always been fiercely independent and even became emancipated at sixteen. She only asks her parents for something if she desperately needs it.

Jackie confides in Maddie that she wants to get out of the spotlight. Dallas, her ex-boyfri
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There is nothing shameful about Veronica Blade's FROM FAME TO SHAME. This feel-good romance had me rooting for the heroine all the way to the very end!

When Maddie's starlet twin sister Jackie calls her up on the edge of a nervous breakdown and begs her to save her from insanity, Maddie drops everything to rescue her. When Maddie shows up to whisk her sister away, she learns that Jackie intends for them to switch places for a while so she can get her head straight, but Maddie is a self-proclaimed
Apr 14, 2012 April rated it it was amazing
Veronica Blade is, hands down, one of the Queens of Sensually Sweet YA Romance. What does that mean? Ms. Blade has an enormous talent for weaving tales of innocent romance that is clean, sweet and not at all offensive in any way, shape or form. On the flip side, the way she creates the scenes and chemistry between her characters never fails to raise goosebumps of yearning upon my skin and make my heart ache at the beauty of great love.

From Fame to Shame is the delightful story of twin sisters. O
Felicia Chien
Jun 24, 2012 Felicia Chien rated it really liked it
E-Book: From Fame To Shame by Veronica Blade
Pages: 153
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Source: Sent from Crush Publishing

Short Synopsis: Maddie is reluctant to switch places with her movie star twin, Jackie. But when Jackie convinces Maddie it's what she needs, there's no turning back once Maddie makes it to Hollywood.

My Thoughts: I loved this cute, entertaining read! So much fun packed into one awesome book!

Maddie is a small town goodie two shoes, whose happy with her life. But her life is sud
Gabbi  Calabrese
Jun 19, 2012 Gabbi Calabrese rated it liked it
Shelves: own

From Fame to Shame by Veronica Blade was a quick read with a fun premise and an adorable romance. I flew through it at lightning speed. It was a good read to just take my mind off of things.

Maddie and her twin sister do the ol' switcheroo and suddenly she's living this life of fame and glory. It has been done before, but it was still cute. I would have loved to see more fame drama. Sure, Maddie has to deal with some gross tabloids, and she has to walk the re
Valerie Mcqueen
Jul 22, 2012 Valerie Mcqueen rated it it was amazing
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Rating 5*****

This novel was provided by the author free in exchange of honest literary review.

Jackie and Maddie are identical twins with bipolar opposite lives. Jackie lives in the world of Hollywood, under the scrutiny of the tabloids and news headlines. As one of the country's hottest starlets she lives a live little girls only dream of. Maddie on the other hand still lives at home with her parents. She prefers books to television, and enjoys her job
Susan Hatler
Mar 12, 2012 Susan Hatler rated it it was amazing
When Maddie gets a surprise phone call from her twin sister, Jackie (a teen star in Hollywood), her quiet life suddenly explodes. Turns out Jackie is having an emotional crisis and needs a break from tinseltown. Problem is, Jackie's under contract to do specific promotions for her latest movie and she can't get out of them or her career is ruined. Solution? A switcheroo with her identical twin, Maddie -- something they haven't done since they were kids. I mean, a few appearances, a movie premier ...more
Apr 16, 2012 Tifferz rated it it was amazing
This is my first read from Veronica Blade and will not be my last! I always like the idea of twins switching places and Ms. Blade did an exceptional job with this story. I was hooked within the first chapter and refused to put this down till it was completed. I like Maddie right off the bat. She goes around al natural and in tennis shoes. Maddie is fun, sweet, kind and is trying not to like her sister's ex-boyfriend Dallas. It is fun to watch her help Jackie. Jackie is Maddie's complete opposite ...more
Tarra (Twilight Book Junkie)
Apr 20, 2012 Tarra (Twilight Book Junkie) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, kindle
Can we say great book? I do think so! Veronica Blade has again made me fall in love with a book, she never ceseases to amaze me when it comes to her writing and stories. This was not a paranormal book, which is my normal reading, but i fell in love with it just the same. An amazing story of the bonds of sisters and what lengths we will go to, to help them. The characters in this story, and please note it is a novella/short story length book, are very likable, the story very addicting, and it kep ...more
Wendy Hines
Jul 12, 2012 Wendy Hines rated it it was amazing
Two eighteen year old twins, one who is a homebody and one who is an actress. When Jackie needs a break from the limelight for a little while, she asks her sister Maddie to step in. Maddie isn't used to being in the spotlight, but she does it for her sister. What she doesn't plan on, is living across from the boy she's had a mega crush on for years, Jacki's ex-boyfriend, Dallas. He wants to re-kindle the flame he had with Jacki and Maddie's connecting on a level with him that her sister never di ...more
Jun 10, 2012 Jenny rated it really liked it
I always love when I stumble upon a good romance and this one totally did it for me!

After being begged by her twin sister, Maddie reluctantly fills in her sister's shoes as a famous star so Jackie can relax and get away from being in the lime light.

Of course, delicious Dallas, Jackie's ex and Maddie's crush, lives across the hall and he has taken a new liking to "Jackie." Maddie really struggles to keep her place as Jackie and in doing so, realizes just how hard it is to be famous (I totally wou
Julie Witt
Mar 19, 2012 Julie Witt rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary romance
Please see my full review on my blog:

I absolutely loved this book!! I was already a huge fan of Veronica's books to begin with, but this book topped them all! The pacing was perfect, the characters were likable and relatable, and the story was fun and romantic. It's a novella, so it's not really long, and I read it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. I don't read a lot of contemporary romance, so that's saying a lot!

In summary, in case you coul
Dixie Goode
Apr 05, 2012 Dixie Goode rated it really liked it
This was a fun, lighthearted, love and Hollywood adventure story. It surprised me how quickly I finished it, but reading on the kindle makes it hard to judge how long a book is when you first start it. I enjoyed how smoothly it was written and the fun situation of the twins changing places in a Cinderella type story, without the sister being wicked. There was nothing particularly new or surprising in the story, but when you are reading Cinderella love stories, new isn't what you are looking for ...more
Wanda Hartzenberg
Jul 21, 2012 Wanda Hartzenberg rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful light romantic read. It has been years, and I mean years since the last time I’ve read a pure romance book. It is not my new favourite genre but I really enjoyed this book. Partly because it is like an old friend and partly because it has been such a long time since I last read a romance. What can I tell you about the story? It is well written, fun and predictable, in short the perfect romance book.
Thus the 5 * review rating.
Sep 17, 2012 Megan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the sarcasm and the romance! It really heated up with Maddie (disguised as Jackie) and Dallas. The most steamy story yet! Reminded me a lot of The Lying Game, but in a good way. I liked the whole switching it up twin thing. Not to mention the happy ending that followed :) I'm glad Jackie didn't live up to the selfish person I thought her to be. That would have rained on Maddie's parade. Yay for happy endings! :)
Gulnaz K.
Mar 15, 2014 Gulnaz K. rated it liked it
I received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

From Fame to Shame is a classic tale of twins switching places. Identical twins Maddie and Jackie are polar opposites- Jackie is a Hollywood starlet, while Maddie is a laid-back country girl. When Jackie reaches out to Maddie for help, however, Maddie takes over Jackie’s crazy life in order to give her sister a much needed break from the spotlight.

From Fame to Shame is successful for a certain demographic. I think it's a fun
Jun 19, 2015 Mew rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-read-p-s
Me enganché al primer libro, estuvo genial lo de Maddie y Dallas, pero necesito más!!

¿Habrá un segundo libro de este?

And a present to you Veronica!! ^^

Mar 23, 2012 Brei-ayn marked it as to-read
Shelves: first-reads
i looooooove this book. i really don't want to give any spoilers away with this one but i would say this one this is a must read i couldn't put it down i read it really fast and loved the story and characters and i can not wait to read blind date checkmate and veronica blade my wolf's bane (which hopefully comes out soon lol im so excited about it :)]
Jul 26, 2012 Brittany rated it it was amazing
While I was skeptical because this story sounded like one of those stories that are overdone, I was happy suprised with it. This story is fresh and fun. While it is very short, it leaves you wanting more. The characters are awesome and with only 116 pages, there is a relaistic love formed. Great read!
Emily Mcnew
Mar 27, 2012 Emily Mcnew rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book!! I did the free download and was completely impressed by it. I will definitely consider reading another book by Veronica Blade!
May 21, 2012 Noémy rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
Such a cute novella ! I breezed through it : the romance in this book was adorable and the characters very enjoyable ;D
Jo Notary
Feb 15, 2016 Jo Notary marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
165p When good-girl Maddie switches places with her famous bad-girl twin Jackie, she has some pretty high stilettos to fill.

Despite the danger of tabloid drama if their identity swap is discovered, Maddie has to save her sister's butt. When Jackie 19s ex-boyfriend shows up with a rekindled spark for 1CJackie, 1D his deep gray eyes and sweet kisses make Maddie's heart thumpety thump. But dating the guy who dumped her sister is a no-no. Too bad Dallas isn 19t used to girls saying no. What will hap
Jun 09, 2015 Ashley rated it it was amazing
Guys, it's no secret that I'm Veronica Blade's #1 fan. Like, no one loves her books more than I do. That is a true fact, and I will fight anyone who tries to step up in here and say otherwise.

Since I read all of Veronica's books at lightning speed, they only last me a few hours at the most, which makes me sad when she's my favorite author. Luckily for me, Veronica is literally a writing machine, and is churning out books almost as fast as I can read them! When From Fame to Shame finally got rele
Nov 23, 2012 Dewiyani rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Agak-agak basi ga sih buku dengan tema saudara yg bertukar tempat? Buku-buku dengan tema serupa yg pernah saya baca di antaranya: The Switch - Sandra Brown, The Boss's Christmas Baby - Trish Morey, The Wild Child - Mary Jo Putney, kok cuma tiga ya?

Maddie dan Jackie adalah dua orang gadis kembar berusia 18 tahun. Maddie tinggal bersama kedua orang tuanya di sebuah kota kecil. Kesehariannya adalah bekerja di toko perhiasan milik orang tuanya dan menghabiskan malam-malamnya dengan membaca buk
{ I was kindly provided a Kindle edition of this book for free by the author. Review originally posted on my blog, PidginPea's Book Nook. }

Jackie is a Hollywood celebrity, but she's feeling a little overwhelmed with the pressures that come with being an actress, and she needs some time to herself to de-stress. So she asks her twin sister Maddie to take her place for a while. Maddie needs a little convincing, but she agrees to step into Jackie's glamorous life. She is thrown into the Hollywood mi
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