Book Review: The Back Up Plan: Giving up? Or moving on?

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I’m not normally a reader of romance novels, but I thought I’d give this one a try. It turned out to be a great story about a 30-something aspiring actress with dreams of escaping her barmaid job. Size 14 Marsaili is considered skinny by many people in her home town, but in the film industry she can’t seem to break into any roles meant for thinner actresses. She makes a serious go to get into acting so that she won’t have any regrets and soon becomes involved with a handsome and successful actor who takes her to glamourous places. I enjoyed the stylish quality of this work and also the fact that it was set in in the UK – a place that’s foreign to me and I love that. Marsaili is instantly likeable and you want to cheer her on as she takes on the quest of chasing her dreams. I enjoyed the ending very much and I admire Marasili’s strength when it comes to learning what to hold onto and what to let go of. This was a great page-turning read with some great character development. I give it 4.5 stars! 

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  2. I’m not a big fan of romance, I always think the female character is able to save herself, but this sounds like a good read. I’ve recently brought Emma’s Tapestry – recommended by Tessa Talks Books, but I will definitely give this one a read once I’m finished.

    • I hear you. I never like a full romance story, though a bit of love within an epic drama or adventure is fun. Ooh well I hope you enjoy The Backup Plan as well as Emma’s Tapestry. 🙂

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