Home Matters

Home Matters According to her mother Olivia Pembroke was born to be a star But how is she supposed to be famous when she can t even get a decent acting gig Her lucky break comes when she lands an audition for a w

  • Title: Home Matters
  • Author: Julie N. Ford
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  • Page: 316
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  • According to her mother, Olivia Pembroke was born to be a star But how is she supposed to be famous when she can t even get a decent acting gig Her lucky break comes when she lands an audition for a wildly popular home improvement show Even though she has no design training and has never held a power tool, she refuses to let that stop her She s confident that her destiAccording to her mother, Olivia Pembroke was born to be a star But how is she supposed to be famous when she can t even get a decent acting gig Her lucky break comes when she lands an audition for a wildly popular home improvement show Even though she has no design training and has never held a power tool, she refuses to let that stop her She s confident that her destiny is finally within reach When her affections are torn between her heartthrob co host and the irritating, yet somehow endearing lead contractor, does she continue to reach for the stars Or does she design a new happily ever after One that leads not to the fading lights of fame and fortune, but to a love that will burn forever The Ripple Effect Romance Series Enjoy this exciting new series of clean novellas by six critically acclaimed authors Like a pebble tossed into calm water, a simple act can ripple outward and have a far reaching effect on those we meet, perhaps setting a life on a different course one filled with excitement, adventure, and sometimes even love Book 1 Home Matters by Julie N Ford Book 2 Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin Book 3 Righting a Wrong by Rachael Anderson Book 4 Lost and Found by Karey White Book 5 Second Chances 101 by Donna K Weaver Book 6 Immersed by Jennifer Griffith

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    1. I'm very excited for this series. The first story is absolutely adorable! Olivia is a Southern girl who is trying to get her break in Hollywood. When she lands the role as co-host of a popular home improvement show, she is torn between two guys--the one who is best for her career, not to mention drop-dead handsome (William) and the blue collared gorgeous guy who does the real work (Pete). I loved the way that Olivia met Pete--soooo funny! Of course, William really knew how to play the romance ga [...]

    2. Meet Olivia Pembroke an aspiring actress about to crawl home jobless and penniless. But she get a shot a screen shoot for Home Matters as a co host with the very eligible William Blake. Will she be a success? Olivia is star struck with William and agree to date him. Olivia also works with Pete and they seem to drive each other crazy. But is that because they don't like each other or they like each other? Olivia finds out that reality tv is not reality at all. She is a glorified puppet.Can Olivia [...]

    3. If you like the TV show 'Love it, or List it" then you'll enjoy this book. It's like a behind the scenes of what goes on behind a reality TV show. I liked it. Olivia has finally gotten her big break by landing the lead role on a home improvement show. She has reached career success and has finally achieved what she always wanted, fame. But, now that she has it it's not all she thought it would be and she finds herself reevaluating what she really wants out of life. Olivia has a couple different [...]

    4. What a truly touching and inspirational story of figuring out what matters the most in this life! I was easily swept away into this quietly unassuming yet profoundly enlightening journey of two very different people who just happen to be looking for the same thing. This is a story that will have you laughing, crying, and begging for more. I loved every minute of it!Olivia is a very bright and talented woman who is desperate to become part of the high profile world of glamor and glitz. She has sp [...]

    5. If you’ve been following my reviews you’ll know that I’m not a fan of romance novels. But, I have to admit that I find the covers of this box set of romance novellas in the Ripple Effect Romance series simply irresistible, so of course I had to see what they have on the inside. Well, so far so good. Home Matters is, in my opinion, a great start to this series!As with any self-respecting romance novella, Home Matters is unbelievably predictable, but it is written in such a delightfully quir [...]

    6. Very cute read. There were times where I thought that the descriptions were a little wordy. Especially at the beginning. What bugged me was (view spoiler)[how she really couldn't see from the very beginning that dating Will wasn't a good idea. He's ordering dinner for her without asking what she wanted, drinking, etc, things that she doesn't do. It was a lot of I could deal with that, he is hot. Very superficial. (hide spoiler)]But she did grow a lot and learn about herself. Moral Note: Clean la [...]

    7. WHAT IT'S ABOUTAccording to her mother, Olivia Pembroke was born to be a star. But how is she supposed to be famous when she can't even get a decent acting gig? Her lucky break comes when she lands an audition for a wildly popular home improvement show. Even though she has no design training and has never even held a power tool, she refuses to let that stop her. She's confident that her destiny is finally within reach. When her affections are torn between her heartthrob co-host and the irritatin [...]

    8. When I read a book, I don't need to necessarily like the main female character to enjoy the story, but it's really difficult to get past a main female character that I adamantly dislike. Unfortunately, Olivia is so selfish and superficial, the rest of the story was ruined for me. She changed mildly, but it seemed the actions of others, like a certain character's deceitfulness, made her change instead of her recognizing her shallowness on her own. Even when everything is falling down around her, [...]

    9. WHAT A FUN BOOK!Olivia has her work cut out for her!She wants to be famous!She lands a job with a popular TV showShe also has a chance with heartthrob WilliamThen there is arrogant PeteShe can't stop thinking about him and his suggestion that she really reach for her full potential.Somehow her job isn't all it seems to be."Should she continue to reach for the stars? Or does she design a new happily ever after? One that leads not to the fading lights of fame and fortune, but to a love that will b [...]

    10. this book was so fun I read it in a couple of days! Julie Ford always brings such an amazing amount of life to her characters you just can't help but get sucked in and want more! As someone who has also asked the question "why is everyone so obsessed with entertaining on these HGTV shows? " it was so fun to watch the characters behind the scenes living in the HGTV life. I'm absolutely in love with Pete and wish there were books coming after this one! Huge Julie Ford fan and looks like will conti [...]

    11. 3.5 stars. Cute, clean, read. I am actually glad this book wasn't longer, I thought it was the perfect size. I am glad Olivia grew in this book. I didn't really like her too much in the beginning. But she learned good lessons and it had a happy ending.

    12. I'm a huge fan of Julie's writing, and this book ranks right up there with Countdown to Love for me. It's fun, sassy, romantic, and wonderful. The perfect curl-up-with-a-handful-of-chocolate-covered-almonds type read for me.

    13. Olivia Pembroke fought with an inner struggle. On one hand, her mom wanted her to become famous. On the other hand, Olivia had a secret desire and talent for art and design. The problem was, her mother's dreams had somehow morphed into her dreams and she had no idea what she really wanted anymore. She played the part of the TV star diva with attitude and prestige and found it thrilling in its own way but, at the same time, she reveled in pulling out her sketch pad and bringing to life her idea o [...]

    14. This is a fun lighthearted clean romance. One that you can sit in a day and read with a smile on your face. Olivia is a aspiring actress who needs a break. A break that a stranger gives her when she sends her to a audition for Home Matters. Here she meets Pete, Pete who frustrates her to no end but also challenges her and makes her question who she is and what she wants. Is she an actress for herself or to satisfy her mom's dreams? Pete runs into Olivia in the bathroom before her audition and is [...]

    15. I'm so excited to be a part of the blog tour for this amazing set of books in the Ripple Effect Romance. Each is written by a different author and this week we are kicking things off with Julie Ford's "Home Matters". This was a great start to this series. Have you ever watched HGTV? Have you ever seen "Love It or List It"? I could watch that show for hours, I think. This book reminded me of that show. One of the best things about this book is how alive and real the characters seemed to me. I cou [...]

    16. Home Matters, by Julie N. Ford is one of five romance novellas in 'The Ripple Effect' series. Home Matters was a short, fun read! I am always watching all the shows on HGTV, so I knew I was going to enjoy this book. Olivia Pembroke is a Southern woman trying to make it with her acting in a big city. She gets her big break when she is called for an interview to be the co-host on a home maker show, Home Matters. While waiting in the waiting room her nerves get the best of her, and she goes to the [...]

    17. Julie N. Ford is one of those authors who seems to have the writing formula down to a science. I can say this because this is the third book of hers that I have read and reviewed. Each time, I have given her a resounding 5-star rating, and she is completely deserving of the honor. No, she is not the next literary genius, and I doubt Hollywood will be contacting her with a massive contract deal. But that is not the beauty and charm of her books. She is an author who sees past that and writes clea [...]

    18. There are six novellas by six different authors in the Ripple Effect Romance series. Home Matters is the first book and the series is off to a great start!Olivia is broke and really needs a break to keep her acting dream alive. She auditions for the popular home improvement show, Home Matters, and it doesn't go as smoothly as she had hoped. She gets the job, though, and is torn between her handsome co-host, William, and Pete, the lead contractor. Pete's part in her audition didn't get them off t [...]

    19. I absolutely loved Home Matters. It's the story of Olivia Pembroke, a twenty-seven year old woman from a small, southern town who is living in California, trying to get her big break in Hollywood. She's desperate for money, desperate to get noticed before she hits the big 3-0, but mostly desperate not to let her mom (and dad and pretty much her whole hometown) down by failing. Her break comes in the form of a reality television show--Home Matters. She'll star alongside heartthrob, William Blaine [...]

    20. Olivia's big break has finally come. She gets to be the co-host of a home renovation show. She has a handsome co-host and she can finally catch up on her financial obligations. Her life is finally going according to plan.She discovers that fame and fortune are not all they are cracked up to be. Living the life of a star is confusing, and the male attention doesn't help her figure it all out. She needs to decide what it is that matters to her, and make it the focus of her life.This book is a cute [...]

    21. Olivia has a dream of becoming a famous actress. After years of working minimum-wage jobs and second rate commercials she has finally had her big break. It seems almost too good to be true that she has landed the part of co-host for a reality TV show "Home Matters" alongside TV heart throb William Blaine.Her life suddenly changes to a whirlwind of activity working on the show and developing a relationship with William. Olivia finds herself a bit disillusioned as she realizes her role on the new [...]

    22. 3.5 starsDid I enjoy this book: I did. It was sweet, cute, and quick. I think it was less than 110 pages on my Nook. I read it in a few hours.I liked Olivia. I thought she was sweet. My favorite scenes were those where she was either drawing or with Pete. Pete was great. Such a good guy with a good heart. I caught on to what he was doing, and I was impressed. Good for him.My only complaint is that I thought it was too short. Yes, I know this is a novella that is part of a series. And I can’t w [...]

    23. I'll be honestI didn't love this book. I was super excited for the Ripple Effect series, but this book justwellfell flat for me. It had a super cute premise and a lot of potential, but just like the main character Olivia, I felt like the book was shallow. There wasn't really any depth. Now don't get me wrong, the point of the story is that Olivia is shallow so she fits the character well (and to be fair, I liked her and she grew a lot in the story), and it was well written. I just didn't underst [...]

    24. Audience: Adult (Clean)Genre: Romance, NovellaLength: Rating: ****+ (I loved it!)Review: I loved the organic way that this romance spilled out, and not without it's obstacles that seemed so natural to what was going. Even in the short space given her, Olivia's character arc really blossomed. Having cheated and gotten a sneak peak at SILVER LININGS by Kaylee Baldwin, I'm getting very excited to see how all these novellas intertwine. Pete is a wonderful hero and, I hate to say this, I liked gettin [...]

    25. This was a cute premise. The main character lands a job on a home renovation show a lot like "Love It or List". The book really focuses on your transformation as she realizes that she may be pursuing the wrong things. This is a nice clean read. I would have liked more interaction between Olivia and her love interest. The basis of their relationship seemed forced at the end, and not entirely true to each other since there were so few interactions that we saw in the book.Overall, it's an okay star [...]

    26. I am so excited for this new series! Olivia Pembroke is about to have everything she's dreamed of - a role on the hit TV show "Home Matters", a power Hollywood romance with her co-star and lots of fame and money! When everything starts going her way, she realizes that she's never been so confused in her life!Pete is the lead contractor on the show who is pursuing his real dreams on the side. He sees beyond her shallow facade and pushes her to discover who she really is. He challenges her to disc [...]

    27. As the author, of course I love this story. And as an HGTV enthusiest I just couldn't help but write a novella about a DIY show. But if you're a fan of romance novels starring heroines that resemble Disney princesses--you know the type; pretty but doesn't know it, kind to both friend and foe, naive to a fault, blah, blah, and blah--then you might be in for a shock. Olivia is pretty, ambitious and not about to let anything, not even love, get between her and her dreams of stardom. Well, maybe lov [...]

    28. As a lover of remodeling and HGTV, I really loved this book! At times throughout the story, I was laughing out loud, feeling frustrated, and irritated along with the characters. Julie has a way of drawing me into her world in her stories. I had a hard time putting it down. It is a good thing that it is a novella, because nothing got done while I sat and read this story. It was a quick read and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good clean romance.

    29. What a cute book!! Olivia Pembroke a Southern girl trying to make it in Hollywood, and nearly broke, tries out for a part in a home designer show. She is waiting for her big break and hopefully an acting career. Such a sweet story! I am looking forward to reading the next in the series.Content: This one is clean.

    30. A great kick-off to the Ripple Effect Romance series. I also loved that the main character was a designer. Olivia's talents are so not mine, so it was great to get inside her head and see how her creativity worked. Some nice twists that I didn't see coming. Can't wait to read the rest in the series.

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