A Family of his Own is part 2 in the Mannies Incorporated Series by Sean…
First of, let me start by saying I don’t normally read this kind of book. I am much more into the M-M romance. But a friend requested that I read this book and let people know what I think about it, so here it is.
The good thing about romance novels is you can read them quite easily. The story isn’t that hard, the people are easy to follow and understand.
That is also the case with this book. The book is about a young girl, named Ellamara, or Ella for short. She is named after a character in one of her favorite books, the Cinder chronicles. She blogs a lot about books and through her blog she comes into contact with a boy, nicknamed Cinder. They start up a friendship and continue talking online and through e-mail for years.
What Ella doesn’t know is that the boy she only knows as Cinder is in reality on of the worlds greatest moviestars who is about to play the leadrole in a movie based on the Cinder Chronicles. He starts to like Ella because she isn’t afraid to talk back to him and doesn’t care that he is famous or absolutely gorgeous.
Then a terrible accident happens and Ella’s mother dies. Ella is left with burns, scars and a limp and is now forced to live with her father (who she hasn’t seen in years), her stepmother and 2 stepsisters. Adjusting is hard for everyone and so Ella’s time is not easy. But her one escape is her contact with Cinder, who she loves above all. But she thinks she will never be good enough for him, because of the way she looks.
Than, through a work of coincidence they meet for real. It only takes a few minutes before they both know who the other one is. But then the drama starts. Will they end up together forever? Will Cinder be able to see through her burns and scars? Just read the book to find out.
On her site, the author of this book says the following about this one:
It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father’s home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she’s capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she’s not ready yet. The only way she can think of to start healing is by reconnecting with the one person left in the world who’s ever meant anything to her—her anonymous Internet best friend, Cinder.
Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There’s major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won’t make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he’s left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian’s bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn’t thrilled with the arrangement—or his fake fiancée—but decides he’ll suffer through it if it means he’ll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything.
I have never before read a book by Kelly Oram, but based on this one, I might read more. If you want to know more about the author, or her books you can find her site here. And her profile on Goodreads you can find here.