{Review} Break It Up by E.M. Tippetts

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I did a video review of this book last week, but I figured I'd share it here and do a full review so that I have something written to put on goodreads and amazon.


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I'll admit, I only signed up to review this book because I liked the author's previous work and the cover caught my interest.  Who doesn't love boy bands?  But I was pleasnatly surprised when I started reading and found out it was a companion novel to the Someone Else's Fairytale books.  You don't need to have read the first two to understand this one, but I think it would help you understand where the characters are coming from if you did.

Kyra was a very refreshing character because she already knows who she is.  She goes through a change in the second book so by the time she gets to this one she's a reformed rebellious teenager and she's confident in that.  I loved that there was this underlying theme throughout the book about double standards.  Kyra is seen as promiscuous in earlier books, but when Ben does the same thing people just think he's a party boy.  And it was nice to see someone touch on that topic without making it feel preachy.

The main love interest, Zach, was really great because he developed as a character too.  It was just as much his story as Kyra's.  He's so sweet and innocent, yet he's very judgmental.  I summed that up to him not really having any social interactions with peers because his mom kept him really sheltered since she was his band manager.  But I liked that he had flaws.  It made him more real.  And it was cool seeing him contrasted next to his cousin, Ben, who was so different.  Ben = Kyra's past and Zach=what Kyra was trying to make her future.  The whole time I was wondering if she'd just give up on Zach and go have fun with Ben.  Because while I did want to smack him sometimes, he did have a charm to him.  Like he needed to be saved from himself.

If you liked Between the Lines by Tamera Webber, I think you'd really like this book.  They're very similar in that it's a behind the scenes of a celebrities life and relationships.  But really any contemp lover would probably enjoy this.


Goodreads Summary:
Kyra Armijo is making a few changes in her life. One of them being, she's no longer going to give it up to every guy who looks at her twice. And she's putting her hopes and dreams for her future first. When the aspiring photojournalist gets the opportunity of a lifetime to tag along with international boy band sensation, Triple Cross, she can't pass up the chance.

The only problem is that she's in love with one band member, dodging the unwanted attention of another, and desperate to keep her turbulent past under wraps. Triple Cross have "nice guy" appeal, approved of by parents the world over, but have just let go their longtime manager, who controlled their clean image and media exposure with an iron fist. When Zach Wechsler, the object of Kyra's affection, begins to show interest, she has to be careful.

Surely one girl can't destroy a band that's been together for ten years... only what if she can? Kyra knows she's one bad decision away from ruining everything she's worked for, and taking the hottest act of her generation down with her.

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