Today is our stop on the tour for Famous by Default by M.K. Harkins! Check it out and grab your copy today!
About Famous by Default:Jax doesn't want to be famous. Stalked by rabid fans and the paparazzi, he dreams of better days when things were normal. But those days are gone. No one can stay under the radar if you're from the Jaynes family. He doesn't trust anymore. Sivan doesn't have a family. As a part of the foster care system, all she wants is to finish doing her time and move out and on. She doesn't love anymore. Jax and Sivan are thrust together on a small-town farm in Mount Vernon, Iowa. They take an immediate dislike of one another, trying at every opportunity to trip each other up. They don't want to acknowledge they might be more similar than they first thought. Will they stay stuck in their past, hanging on to their lack of trust and love? Or can they change before it's too late?
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Check out the trailer!Famous by Default - MK Harkins from Bibliophile Productions on Vimeo. About M.K. Harkins: MK has always been a voracious reader. After hitting a dry spell of reading material, she decided to write the kind of book she'd like to read. This resulted in the creation of her debut novel, Intentional. (Award for Best Sweet Romance - eFestival of Words- August 2014) Unintentional, the second book in the series, is based on the life of one of the characters in Intentional (Cade - an engineer/rock star). Unintentional was written as a stand-alone book. Breaking Braydon, another stand-alone book, is now available on Amazon. Taking Tiffany (A spin-off) is available now. MK is currently working on a paranormal romance - The Reader. Due out 2016. When she's not writing novels, she likes to spend her free time traveling the world, splashing in mud puddles (She lives in Seattle, what can she say?), watching movies and reading (!)
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Famous by Default by M.K. Harkins is a really great YA novel about two young people finding their place in life, a family, basically about finding love. It is my first book by this author and I enjoyed the journey with Jax and Sivan’s story a lot. The writing style of this author is well developed and it’s easy to follow the plot and connect to the leading characters.
Actually the plot written in the blurb gives away a lot about the storyline and leaves only little to surprise and imagination. Therefore it is difficult for me to say anything more about the story without giving away the few actual parts that are not yet written in the blurb.
This would have been a 5 star read for me if there had not been one thing happening near the “usual” 75-80% area that left me feeling unsettled. Most books demand at this point a break in the story however that might look like the story will demand but the one that the author choose here was not one I felt would fit. It is not easy to describe without spoiler but I think the plot went too far.
For the whole way this story was written it was not necessary to go that far because it created more open and loose ends than needed. And I think somehow this plot string might not have been the original intention because there is one loose end that does not make any sense – and would have best been left out from the beginning … (let me describe it as “the bodyguards private life”). It would have been easy to leave the book on a lighter note at the end to fit the whole plot up to that point.
It was just to much at the end that was thrown at the reader which I felt was a shame because the book did so well until then.
Don’t misunderstand me – it is a good story and well written – its just that the plot has twists near the end that I do not agree with – but others might like them and I might just be the odd one out here so please go ahead, enjoy the read and form your own opinion …