by Aimee Bealer
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Goodreads: Hester Hastings is the best dialect coach in Hollywood. The hottest actors pay her top dollar to help them master accents that will wow the critics. She would never offer free lessons to an ex-con from South Central L.A. and let him live in her pool cabana…until her best friend challenges her to a crazy bet.
In only three months, Hester must transform the ex-con so he can dazzle Hollywood royalty posing as an up-and-coming British actor.
Enzo Diaz just got out of jail. He is determined to get a good job and turn his life around. But with a criminal record and an accent straight from the streets, his job prospects aren’t looking good. When Hester offers to polish his English and give him a place to stay it’s a no-brainer. Enzo is desperate for a chance at a better life.
Hester didn’t count on finding out Enzo’s rough exterior hides a heart of gold. But just when she starts to fall for him, she discovers his shocking secret.
Forget winning the bet. Does Hester have the courage to win at love?
Kritters Thoughts: Hester is in a life rut and her friend Goldie has noticed. So in a moment's notice, Goldie challenges the Hollywood actor's accent coach to take on a different client - an ex con and make him into an accent extraordinaire, Hester agrees and in walks Enzo Diaz. He is coming out of a year in jail and doesn't have a lot of great prospects, so Hester's opportunity is just the thing.
The thing I loved most about this book was that Hester and Enzo both learned from each other and how much seeing someone else's past can help you inform them of their present. I liked that as much as Hester wanted to improve Enzo she didn't diminish who he was and say that it was a bad thing. Finding understanding was really the highlight for me.
Now after saying that, this is definitely a romance, so as much as I pulled out a higher meaning from the story; it wasn't that deep of a read and that's ok. I like a romance that has the romance part but still has a great plot as its foundation and this one was a good one!
This is Aimee Bealer's debut and I am excited to see what she has next!
Rating: perfect beach read
Ebook 2016 Challenge: 10 out of 50
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.