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Adulation [Kindle Edition]

Elisa Lorello
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Celebrity screenwriter Danny Masters has the world at his feet. He’s dating a movie-star bombshell and his latest screenplay is a shoe-in for an Oscar. But he’s empty.

With few accomplishments to her credit, longtime bookstore employee Sunny Smith celebrates her fortieth birthday by setting forty goals for herself. Sleeping with her writing idol, Danny Masters, makes the list.

At the premiere of Danny’s new film, the two have a brief but enchanting exchange outside the theater. And after Danny insults the audience during the post-screening Q&A session, he’s thrilled to see Sunny in his autograph line. But as he gently takes her hand, Sunny spits Danny’s insults back at him.

The next day, to her horror, Sunny discovers a video of her tirade has gone viral. Instead of being angry, Danny is more determined than ever to find Sunny—and apologize. And once their lives intersect again, there’ll be no turning back.

About the Author

Elisa Lorello was born and raised on Long Island, the youngest of seven children. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and launched a career teaching rhetoric and composition. In addition to teaching, Elisa wrote the Kindle best-selling novels Faking It and Ordinary World, Why I Love Singlehood (co-authored with Sarah Girrell), and Adulation. After six years in North Carolina, she has recently returned to the northeast.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 560 KB
  • Print Length: 419 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612184243
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (6 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007O2M0YQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,625 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Well-meaning but beige and dull 19 Dec 2012
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I enjoyed Lorello's Faking It which has a bit more depth than your average chick-lit and a positive message, so was looking forward to this. Sadly, this is far more cliche-ridden (gay best friend, singleton girlfriend - yawn) and the humour fell flat for me.

Sunny (yes, this is very American - I disliked her already for her name) has just turned forty and is forced by said best friends to put together a list of forty things to do to shake up her dull life - including sleeping with a scriptwriter on whom she has a crush...

Really, there are no surprises in this tale but the genre relies on attractive characters for whom we can root - sadly, I didn't feel that about either of our protagonists. However many times someone is described as 'charismatic', I need to witness it for myself in the book rather than just taking the author's word for it - and that didn't happen here.

So sorry, this isn't meant to be much more than a light and fluffy rom-com but I found the whole thing rather charmless, flat and dull.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't we all have a little celebrity crush? 22 Nov 2012
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I am a big fan of Elisa Lorello's books after a recommendation from a friend and this one is another great read. Its light and easy to read but not frothy and lacking in substance. Her characters are believable and likeable, apart from Charlene, who you are not supposed to like anyway! I found some of the sentences rather long to start with but it certainly didn't detract form a fun plot. I guess it struck a chord as I would love to work in a bookshop and don't we all have a little celebrity crush that we wish could be something more?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining journey. Two Folk. One Destination 12 Oct 2012
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Sometimes you have the whim to move completely away from your usual reading matter (mine being historical fact, social, SF/Fantasy, thrillers & graphics), for no particular reason either. So I am in the time-honoured realm of couple meet, are attracted to each, drawn apart, united once and happy ending.
Elisa Lorello handles this with a deft touch, the central characters are both forty/fortyish neither are having much self-confidence, but generally are quiet likeable folk so from the instant of their accidental meeting and their swift quirky division you are turning the pages wishing them to get together again, even if their intermediate choices or foibles are being annoying, which of course is just how ordinary people are.
Sunny Smith comes with two sort of stock friends, a fraternally bossy gay man (also her boss at work) and a single woman of similar age whose mission in life is to see her friend hitched up; actually both are made quite believable and realistic in that there are tensions and fallings out.
Danny Masters has demons and a teenage daughter he is devoted too, realistic so far, though at this stage the idea of a celebrity script and screen-play writer with a devoted fan base I found a bit difficult to accept (and I am sure will cause a wry smile amongst many in that profession), however maybe I am being a bit nit-picking.
Being in very unfamiliar territory I would not dare to fit this book into any particular genre for fear of getting it quite wrong. A love story in an ordinary recognisable world is as close as I dare. I must admit a number of the social references were American so I missed out on the nuances, and as for the details in shopping trips and makeovers, they truly lost me, but I got the gist.
Anyhow the reader will soon know where this is going, but so what? Enjoy the journey I'd say. Quite a refreshing change of reading for me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Will they? - Won't they? 15 Sep 2014
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As Sunny approaches her 40th birthday she begins to think that her life isn't as great as it could be. Her friends convince her to make a list of 40 things to achieve in 40 weeks. One of the things she adds to the list is 'sleep with Danny Masters' who is her celebrity crush.

This is a sort of 'will they?/won't they?' kind of story and for anyone who has read enough romances like this one it'll be a bit predictable. Misunderstandings, upsets and interferences all combine to keep the story moving and it was well written but nothing new. I'm not sure I'd class a screenwriter as a celebrity though (sorry screenwriters), so I found it a bit hard to understand Sunny's infatuation but everyone's different I suppose. Some of the characters got on my nerves and in a character driven story like this that's a bit frustrating so things were dragging on by the time I got to the end.

It's a fairly fast read and a solid story, it just didn't grab me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It will do in a pinch 5 Nov 2014
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I read this book quite quickly, its an ok read but I think I was expecting something different than what I got.

The book jumps between chapters based around Sunny and Danny, although I didn't find it difficult to follow because of this. The main characters and the supporting characters are all generally easy to like.

The premise of the book is a woman celebrating her 40th, who with the help of her friends comes up with 40 things to do, one of which is to sleep with a screen writer she has never met.

The characters are not made perfectly, which I liked, they have histories and have done things that readers will probably not like, but adds another dimension to the book.

A quick read and quite enjoyable although not a keeper
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1.0 out of 5 stars I did not like the language or the style and decided it was ...
I did not read further than the first chapter. I did not like the language or the style and decided it was not for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I enjoyed this book, it twisted and although not the most realistic story line you could easily empathise with the characters and see how life can get
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bit dull
There's no question that this is well written and that the character's are well developed and likeable but the whole story was just a bit too slow for me. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Cynthia
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the way you could see the story line from ...
Love the way you could see the story line from both points of view as the book went on instead of having to read them as separate books.
Published 4 months ago by Mrs C Dowsett
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good read, entertaining
Published 4 months ago by Maz
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
Not really a romance so a bit disappointing in that respect but a good holiday read. Made a change from the murder stories I usually read
Published 5 months ago by J. Wilshaw
5.0 out of 5 stars very good read
A bit of a slow start but after the first paragraph couldn't put it Dow. Well worth the time I will read another from this author now.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Premise
This book reminded me of Daniel Martin by John Fowles as it was about two different writers, one successful and one not yet successful. Read more
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