Blog Tour & Review for The Accidental Socialite by Stephanie Wahlstrom

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

 Quirky and clumsy twenty-two-year-old Paige Crawford arrives in London on a cold Saturday in January. Just when Paige starts to think that moving thousands of miles away from home with no real plan was a bad idea, Jason Frost appears. Confident and classy, Jason is the complete opposite of Paige and just what she needs in her life, or so she thinks.

But before their romance has time to blossom, Paige trips and falls into the arms of a mysterious man on a drunken night out. She’s snapped by paparazzi, and newspaper headlines the next day suggest that she’s having an affair with a married footballer.

Paige finds herself instantly elevated to tabloid celebrity status which isn’t exactly a picnic, particularly when trying to juggle her new job at Fashionista magazine, a catalog of dating disasters and a nagging doubt that she maybe she can’t conquer London after all.

When a trip back to Canada for Christmas reminds Paige why she left her old life behind, she returns to London with renewed vigor realizing that while jobs, flats and men may come and go, friends in London are forever.

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The story revolves around Paige who just like many other 22 year old's wants to get away from the town she used to call home and move to the big city that is London. Having just finished university, Paige thinks it is the perfect idea to start the rest of her life, and she can't be more excited and nervous at the same time.
Though London is completely different from her native home that is Canada, then again, with her new friend, Lucinda to talk to maybe life will be good living in a new city. Things seem to be going well for Paige in London, until she falls for a stranger, literally falls on them after she had a bit too much to drink one night.
Her life changes though she isn't sure if it is a good thing or not, though when her picture gets puts on the front cover of newspapers, accusing her of having a affair, with a married man who also happens to be famous. Paige is thrown into a life she never wanted, when she moved to London she had no idea her life would turn out this way, now she has to put right her mistakes and get back on the right track.
Paige is a true romantic girl that you would see in other chick-lit books or movies, with her kind nature and her smart wit she is everything you could want in a main character. This book displayed what happens when rumours get out of hand which many people can relate to. It also shows the journey a young woman takes to find herself by moving to a new country and trying to make a life for herself with a few bumps along the way.
The Accidental Socialite is a great new addition to the chick-lit genre, with the drama, funny moments, rumours and friendships it has everything you could want in a chick-lit novel. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves books by Adele Parks or Victoria Fox.
If I had to sum this book up in three words, they would be Marvellous, Witty and Wonderful.
Format - PDF
Source - Y A Bound
      Release Date - 15th April 2014
Publisher - Swoon Romance
The rating I would give this book is:-
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Growing up in Edmonton, Canada, a significant amount of Stephanie’s time was spent making up and acting out stories. She was studying to be an actress when she realized there weren’t any parts for women being written. So, Stephanie wrote herself a short screenplay just to be in it, and quickly realized that writing was her true passion. She graduated from the University of Alberta with an English and Sociology degree and she also has a Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts from Red Deer College. After a fateful trip to Mexico in 2006, Stephanie decided to move to New York City to work in film development. A year later she went back home to write My Green House, a factual TV series. Stephanie moved to London in 2008 and aside from being obsessed with eggs benedict, fruit roll- ups and travelling, she also works in children’s television. The Accidental Socialite is her first novel.
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