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Facade: A Modern Romance Inspired by The Phantom of The Opera by [Carmichael, Kim]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 579 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Irksome Rebel Press (23 Mar. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01AU8CD2E
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #331,538 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was drawn to this book as soon as I discovered it was inspired by one of my most favourite musicals. I love "The Phantom of The Opera" so I was very much looking forward to reading this one. I was curious to see how the author would bring such a classic love story into the present day and I have to say that I was not disappointed. I wholeheartedly enjoyed every minute of being wrapped up in this book and I fell in love with Eric and Christine's delicious romance all over again.

Eric and Christine's story was brought into the modern world through the delights of an "X-Factor" style television series. The book is focused around a reality entertainment competition in which Christine enters. I loved the idea of bringing a talent show into the story and all of the other additions that the author made to bring the story into the present day. I also enjoyed how the author stayed faithful to the the old world charm of the original story. I always thought there was something utterly enchanting about Eric and Christine's world so I was excited to see that this quality was continued in "Facade" giving the story a fairytale like feeling to it, which I adored.

I absolutely loved Eric and Christine, who were obviously based on the original characters. They shared such a sweet love story. I did notice that Eric was a lot more pleasant in this book, therefore I found it even easier to fall in love with him this time around. I loved uncovering a softer and more vulnerable side to him than I was expecting. My heart broke for him as he constantly battled his insecurities. Surprisingly, it was Christine who emerged as the more stronger and determined of the two. Another aspect of the book that I enjoyed.
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I have read all of Kim Carmichael's books and love them,so I was very excited to read her latest book....I have just finished this amazing book I too fell in love with the characters,this is a beautiful story that I caught myself smiling at the way this book unfolded...I wished it would never end a truly well written story..thanks to Kim Carmichael that trusts me to ARC read her heart and soul xxx I loved it from start to finish
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I loved this book, yes it is loosely based on the Phantom Of the Opera. A masked man in a theatre who trains a young girl to compete in a singing contest. There are other parts to the book as well. I felt myself warming to the characters and couldn't wait to start reading everyday. It's a feel good book!!! I don't want to give too much of the story away, but I do recommend to read it. You won't be disappointed
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa3c5fd44) out of 5 stars 49 reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8c5948dc) out of 5 stars I cant tell you how much I love this book 22 Mar. 2016
By Traci - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Where do I begin !!!!????!!!!!

If I'm honest, I really didn't expect to like this much. I am not really a fan of fairytale based books....they aren't my style. All I can say is I WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO WRONG !!! HOLY MOLY!!! I loved this book. I couldn't put it down and I ended up getting nothing done and reading it straight through. I could NOT get Erik out of my head. He's still there..... when I first finished reading it, I couldnt get into another book. it was all Erik, Erik, Erik !!

Erik, OMG ~~ the man had my heart from the first second I was introduced to him. He broke my heart, repaired it and then broke it again ~~ Good thing he knew how to repair it again eh?!! The man is sexy as all h*** ... He's talented, intelligent and oh so broken. My heart hammered in my chest so many times, because i felt him and his anguish and pain, not to mention his bits of happiness he could only get from his Christine.
This modern day twist on Phantom of the Opera, was just written so well, and the author did an amazing job of bringing the characters to life for me.

Christine, was not your everyday annoying female lead (sorry but i generally hate female leads). You really cant help but fall in love with her too. She is sweet, innocent, trusting and so grateful for everything she has been given. She really is an amazing character.
The side characters are well written and I really do hope to see more on the rest of Erik's band and their lives.
I highly recommend this book and this author
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8c594930) out of 5 stars This is so similar to 'The Phantom of The Opera' but with a Harlequin like romantic storyline 17 Mar. 2016
By Alexia Janie Evans - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"Facade: A Modern Romance Inspired by The Phantom of The Opera" by Kim Carmichael is my first read from this author, and it will not be my last. This is so similar to 'The Phantom of The Opera' but with a Harlequin like romantic storyline. Erik Renevant was a successful singer. After he becomes disfigured from an accident he leaves his successful career behind. Christine Day is an up and coming singer, and she is really good. When life causes these two to meet Christine may just be the one to bring Erik out of hiding. There's is a love story that is classic,and endearing.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8cce9c84) out of 5 stars A great twist of the classic Phantom of the Opera. Well written intelligent and intriguing. I definitely recommend this read! 3 April 2016
By Itsy Bitsy Book Bits - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This novel was so much more than the blurb lead me to believe!
This is the story of a homeless girl Christine and a severely scarred reclusive Rock God, Erik.
Christine is street savy and determined to pay her way. Odd jobs and friends are what she relies on. She doesn't want charity and she is wary of offers of something for nothing. When the band that she is singing back up for breaks into a theater to rehearse it changes her future. Although the band leaves the theater scared of a voice, she returns later looking for a warm place to stay the night. She snoops around and realizes that the theater is being remodeled and that there is someone there, not a ghost. She goes up on the stage and sings for a place to sleep. Which is utterly endearing and speaks to Erik who wishes to remain unaffected and safe in his exemption from the real world, but he doesn't kick her out of his theater and enjoys her returns and her songs.
When the little cricket returns to his theater and sings and keeps returning Erik decides that he wants to help her win the competition he heard her and her bandmates discuss, the catch is just her, not the whole band. When she agrees to the deal he gives her ground rules.
Rule number 4 "you will not talk about this." he motioned to his mask." You will not ask me about it, nor will you try to remove it. Ever."
While they go through the motions of coaching Christine for the show and also being in the competition, they become friends and start to care for one another.
All the while someone tries to sabotage Christine chances at winning, first by messing with her music then by drugging her, and Erik still hasn't revealed himself or his past to her. Can she love the man under the mask? Will he be able to trust her with the real man, and not live in fear that she will run once he is revealed or when she no longer needs him?
A great twist of the classic Phantom of the Opera. Well written intelligent and intriguing. I definitely recommend this read!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8c594bb8) out of 5 stars Cute take on the Phantom 13 April 2016
By Kris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
First let me say I'm a huge Phantom of the Opera fan and have read many different spins on it so I did have high expectations for this and pre-ordered.

I have to say I was surprise how "clean" this was for being a modern day "Phantom" story. Which isn't a bad thing but maybe I was expecting some graphic content lol.

I had a hard time with Christine being a believable modern day women though in this. The story line didn't have many surprises at all and was overall a pretty simple straight forward Phantom story.

Cute take on the Phantom and I did enjoy it. I just wished for a bit more.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8c594b58) out of 5 stars Somebody Film This, Pleeeease! 25 Mar. 2016
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I chose this rating because only a select few of the Phanfiction stories and novels drew me into the world of the book like this.

It's different in a way I didn't expect, nor just a boring modern Happy
Ever After rehash but an honest look at two people and the reasons they are who they are.
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