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Relatively Famous

(Famous #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  2,887 ratings  ·  209 reviews
Sydney Tannen seems to have it all. As the daughter of Hollywood royalty, she grew up with money, looks, and fame. But with that also came stalkers breaking into her bedroom, paparazzi running her dad’s car off the road, and multiple kidnapping attempts. Her seemingly glamorous childhood was far from perfect.

At age twelve, her mom quits acting and moves Sydney to New York
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Published June 8th 2014 by Shelbyville (first published January 18th 2014)
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Muse-ic ♬
This was not a bad book. There were just some aspects that I highly disliked.

Sydney Tannen is the daughter of two famous celebrities; Evangeline Allen and Reid Tannen (Hollywood bad boy). Early in her life, there were lots of problems. The paparazzi caused a car accident she was involved in to get a few photos (I've mentioned before that I have zero respect for their profession. They're like parasites). Then when she was twelve, a man attempted to kidnap her twice, and they discovered that he
Alex is The Romance Fox
Relatively Famous is the 1st book I’ve read by this author, Heather Leigh.

The series was recommended by one of my GR friends and being the Hollywood junkie that I am, I couldn’t resist!

I enjoyed the story but there was something about it that didn’t make me feel….WOW!!!

The heroine, Sydney is the daughter of a Hollywood movie power couple, who have being “abandoned” …check..divorce….by her father disappears to NYC to live her life away from all the glitz and glamour and where no one knows who she
Heather Leigh
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Here's a few quotes and interesting blurbs from Relatively Famous.

First, Sydney was all sad and lonely.

She spent all of her time here....


Then she met this guy while he was doing this.


And she thought this....


Then they did this...


and this...


and she felt this....


finished her job here...


and somehow ended up here...


But if you want to know how... you have to read the book!
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
This book is quite confusing and frustrating. I really wanted to like this and parts of it I did, but I just could NOT get over how clueless Sydney was!!! Really?!

So, our heroine is the child of Hollywood's hottest couple, and because her parent's divorce is going to be too public after an alleged affair Sydney is whisked away to New York with her mom and Sydney grows up in relative obscurity, away from the glare of the paparazzi. We catch up to her 12-years later when she is now 24-years old an
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Relatively Famous is an easy, non-angsty read that flows really well and has likable characters. This is the kind of book where you know what’s going to happen but you just sit back, enjoy the ride and watch it all unfold.

I’m a pop culture junkie, so I was more than happy to review Relatively Famous. Sydney, the daughter of a Hollywood power couple, disappears from the spotlight at 12 years old and grows up completely avoiding television, magazines, movies or anything else that will remind her o
My God this was so bad. Everything about it was just horrible. I despised the main character. She is a whiny, idiotic, pathetic girl who I honestly just wanted to slap across the face. In her free time, she pitied herself for her problems. When she was with her best friend, she whined about her problems. When she was dating Drew, she internally freaked about her problems. She could never shut up about her problems. Seriously, this is unrealistic! When people face problems in the past, it eventua ...more
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was one of those times when the blurb caught my attention without my knowing anything about the book or the author. The book’s description just lept off the computer screen at me, and I took a chance and one-clicked. I’m so glad I did because Relatively Famous was so much more than I expected.

“He’s my everything.”

Sydney and Drew, the main characters, had some smokin’ hot chemistry that had me fanning myself. Their attraction was pretty explosive.

“That was without a doubt, the most intense o
Ok, I haven't been able to review all week, which is why I'm incredibly late with this review, sorry c;

Anyway, I would like to say:

Thank you Heather, and Goodreads for providing me a copy of this wonderful, hot, and sexy book!!! This is the type of book I have been waiting for, for my entire life!!! Thank you!!!!

Oh and beware, there is going to be a lot of this:

..... especially when I mention the hot, sexy, pushy, protective, violent, did I mention hot and sexy? Drew <3333
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Oct 26, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Erin Westlund
You can also find this review on my book blog MEReadALOT! ;)

Sydney Allen grew up as the child of Hollywood’s IT couple..Until her mother took her away from all of that age 12. Twelve years later and Sydney is still letting her parents divorce affect her life in ways it shouldn’t. She has some serious walls up and doesn’t let anyone in. The only person who has an in with her is her best friend Leah. She still talks to her mother, but she hasn’t seen or talked to her dad since her mother up and mo

When you meet Sydney , she is an overworked average 24 year old single woman living in New York

But. how average can a girl be with over the top parents, the child of two famous movie stars . Syndey works hard and tries to stay out of the spot light. Until the day that she meet Drew in the coffee shop. Owned by her best friend. As Sydney meets Drew, cute Drew. As he walks her home she decides to start living . Taking Drew up on his date. She starts to live and have fun. They both have secrets th
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highly enjoyed Drew & Sydney's story, although the blurb is a bit misleading, I can see the reason for it once the story got going.

I'm not so much "into" movie star books. There have been a few notable exceptions, but the reason they're exceptions is because the stories don't revolve around the "stardom" or "red-carpet lives" of the stars. This started out like that - a story involving Hollywood, but not ABOUT Hollywood, and the characters are written smoothly so you want to know more about
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
I had a hard time with this book. It was lots of telling and not much showing. I didn't like Sydney or Drew. I didn't feel the kind of zing I like to feel between a H/h.

I couldn't buy the whole bit about her not knowing anything about pop culture and being immersed in the design world. She read, so it stands to reason she's been in a book store or walked by a news stand. She never saw these too of their game men on a magazine cover? Never heard at least top 40 music at a restaurant? Nah, I can'
Lyndi W.
Oct 28, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-star
I'm not sure how I completely forgot this story after only one year. It seems pretty memorable.

So, my issue is with Sydney, obviously. I thought she was terribly naive and downright stupid sometimes. Like, almost unbelievably clueless.

I liked Drew and the basic plot, though some of it wouldn't have worked if Sydney wasn't such a dumbass.

I saw that this was a trilogy and read the blurbs and a couple reviews - I am definitely not interested in reading on. The reviews indicate that the next two boo
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I usually refuse to read a book that has a cliff hanger. For some reason this one drew me in and wouldn't let me go. Fortunately for me the author created something I thought was only a myth, an actual kinder & gentler cliffy! Just enough to keep me interested in the next installment but not so bad that i become crazy as a woman in the middle of her monthly visit with no chocolate in site.......Well done Miz Leigh.
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was one of the best celebrity romances I have read. Drew is my new book boyfriend <3 He's sweet, protective, possessive, funny, and sexy.
Cyndi Hackett
Really enjoyed the story. Can't wait to read the next story.
Paula (Poll) Conway
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book , a bit of intrigue wondering what was behind Drew , it does end leaving u wanting to read more though
Robin B
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars. And can I say... I can't wait until I get to read the next one!

So most of this book was good. But I'm going to start with the part that absolutely KILLED me. To the point where I almost stopped reading it. (I'm glad, now, that I didn't!)

The first 20% or so is beyond frustrating for me to read for two reasons.

Problem 1: I dislike too much "stuff" in my books. Yes, general descriptions are good, and even important sometimes. But a good several pages could have been cut from the beginning
Nitzan Schwarz
I'm not going to rate this one, because I didn't finish it and I didn't hate it quite enough to rate it one of my rare one stars. Honestly, I didn't hate the book at all. I just found it frustrating and ridiculous. Usually, I give a book at least 30% to impress me before DNFing, but with Relatively Famous, I called it quits at 23%.

I just reached this point where I couldn't stand to hear how his smallest touch made her nipple harden one more time. I mean, I get it. He's hot, and looking at him ma
First read by this author and loved it. This one’s a bit of a twist on the A-list Hollywood heartthrob meets the normal girl romance – in that the ‘girl’ is daughter to a famous former Hollywood ‘It’ couple and not exactly ‘normal’.

Sydney Allen is a 24 year old interior designer living in NYC but born in LA who doesn’t own a TV or a radio and never reads magazines or watch movies, distancing herself from her early life. She’s the daughter of former Hollywood royalty – A-list actress Evangeline A
Downward dog
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rich-guy, movie-star

I received a copy of the book to review for Cocktails and Books.
RELATIVELY FAMOUS is an absorbing story that pulled me in the first page. When Sydney meets Drew, she finds it hard to resist his charming smile and protective ways. Sydney is the daughter of one of Hollywood’s most infamous couples. She lives anonymously in New York with few friends, because she has learned the hard way, not to trust anyone. Sydney lives in constant fear of people finding out who sh
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sydney's childhood has a lot of traumatic memories. Although her parents loved her dearly and did everything they could to protect her, Sydney did not come out of it unscathed, constantly swarmed by media attention and their invasive methods to get close to her. Her mom and dad were mega movie stars so once Sydney is moved out of the spotlight, she shuns all kind of gossip or media surrounding Hollywood related news. She prefers to keep her past a secret and live her life as someone who blends i ...more
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Warning for the rant-y thing that is this review: The lack of one star was because of the thing with Adam. I'm all #teamdrew. There's no need to actually decide because there are no other teams but really Adam should have his own thing going on in my opinion (not in this book, but somewhere...somehow). Anyways, loving this and can't wait to get my hands on the next books! I was honestly expecting a lighter read but was surprised in a good way. Yeah, had to take it with maturity and understanding ...more
Tara Marie
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I met this awesome author at an event this weekend and fell for her first, she's awesome btw, then she told me about her booms and how book one was free so I one clicked. (I also got the paperback)
Sydney has lived her life as relatively normal as someone with famous parents can. She thought she'd been dealing with all the stress of having to hide who she is pretty well until someone pulls the cord and basically makes her pop in the spotlight.
Drew is her knight in sweaty gym shorts who saved af
Okays. So...I'm sorta torn on on how to rate Relatively Famous. One one hand, I was entertained, so....yay :)

On the other, in regards to the H's identity, the h misses some very easy clues, that she real
Y shouldn't have. Also she seems to get over things a little too easily, and the storyline with her dad was only barely touched. Lastly, while the book doesn't have a major cliffhanger, it is left open ended....we get to a certain point in their story, and when it just ends.......

So yeah...altoge
Scarlett Camaj
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads-arcs
I won this book and I am so happy that I did. It sounded great when I read the excerpt but I wasn't sure what to expect since this author is new to me. Let me say that once I started reading this book I could not put it down! I was intrigued from the very beginning. I have been tired all week because I continued to want to read more! Great story, great characters, and some great twists. I love Drew! Heather Leigh is a wonderful writer! I am going to start book two right now. I can't wait to read ...more
Nina Hailey
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars is just not enough!
I absolutely loved this book!!

Once I started reading this book I could not put it down! I loved everything about this book. The story, dialogue, characters, writing...simply everything. From the first page you become connected to the story and the characters and turn the pages to see what happens next. The book was great written and you just have to fall in love with it.

I can't wait to read the rest of this series. Heather Leigh is an amazing author and I really can't
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In some ways, this is a difficult review to write as I'm way outside the author's target audience. However, judged on its own merits and by the standards of the genre, it certainly ticks all the boxes. I found the characters engaging, and the 'action' scenes well-executed. I'm not too sure that I like the first-person present tense, but I think that's pretty subjective and I wouldn't knock any marks off for it. There are exotic locations, intrigue and unexpected twists, and I'm sure that fans of ...more
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read a lot of books... I really mean a lot (like 20-25 a month a lot). Only a few stories stick in my mind and stay with me. These are the books I will go re-read over and over when I need comfort... Well this one, my friends, just was added to my comfort list!

I love Drew and his patience with Sydney. Secrets on both sides were necessary and such an integral part to the story. I absolutely loved this book!

I can't wait for book 2. I need to complete their journey in my head! It's such a beau
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Heather C. Leigh is the author of the Amazon best selling Famous series. She likes to write about the 'dark' side of fame. The part that the public doesn't get to see, how difficult it is to live in a fishbowl and how that affects relationships.

Heather was born and raised in New England and after spending 15 years in Atlanta, GA, currently lives north of Houston, TX with her husband, 2 kids, and F

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