Publication date: 6th June 2011
Guest review by Pauline
Set in Seattle, Alice,the daughter of best selling romantic author, Belinda Amorous, is desperately trying to conceal the fact that her mother has mental health issues from the world and more importantly her avid admirers. Alice has sacrificed a normal teenage life to manage her mother's secret and affairs, ranging from book signings and fending off publisher's requests for a follow up novel, while her mother secretly receives treatment in an exclusive hospital. It all becomes too much for Alice when the publisher threatens to withhold the advance payment which Alice so badly needs to pay Belinda's outstanding and ongoing expensive medical fees - which means going public and undoing all the good work of the doctors. And to complicate things further, Alice falls for a boy who passes her house each day and just when she thinks things can't get any worse, she meets Errol, a strange yet intriguing boy, who claims he's Cupid and that he has chosen Alice to write his real story for the world to know. But time is a factor - not only for the publisher's deadline but also for Errol, who needs to tell Alice his story before its too late. Is this the answer to Alice's prayers or the start of a new nightmare?...
This is a book which absolutely sits at the teenage girl market, but I enjoyed it because I was able to read it easily and totally fall into the story! It tells a really sweet story, tinged with a touch of mystery and intrigue. The author portrayed Alice and her predicament so well that you totally related to her every word, thought and emotion and as a result I found myself gripped. I read this book on holiday and it was a total switch off from the craziness around me.