{Review & Giveaway} The Accidental Socialite by Stephanie Wahlstrom


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{Review & Giveaway} The Accidental Socialite by Stephanie WahlstromThe Accidental Socialite by Stephanie Wahlstrom
Publisher: Swoon Romance on April 15, 2014
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (NA)
Pages: 217

Our Rating

3 Stars

Quirky and clumsy twenty-two-year-old Paige Crawford arrives in London on a cold Saturday in January. Just when Paige starts to think that moving thousands of miles away from home with no real plan was a bad idea, Jason Frost appears. Confident and classy, Jason is the complete opposite of Paige and just what she needs in her life, or so she thinks.

But before their romance has time to blossom, Paige trips and falls into the arms of a mysterious man on a drunken night out. She’s snapped by paparazzi, and newspaper headlines the next day suggest that she’s having an affair with a married footballer.

Paige finds herself instantly elevated to tabloid celebrity status which isn’t exactly a picnic, particularly when trying to juggle her new job at Fashionista magazine, a catalog of dating disasters and a nagging doubt that she maybe she can’t conquer London after all.

When a trip back to Canada for Christmas reminds Paige why she left her old life behind, she returns to London with renewed vigor realizing that while jobs, flats and men may come and go, friends in London are forever.

This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.

ReasonsToReadPaige Crawford latches onto adventure and lets it carry her from her home in Canada to a new life in London.  But while she may have acquired a fresh start, she can’t shed her clumsiness, and this time it lands her not sprawled on the pavement but splashed across the tabloids.  Overnight she goes from invisible to chased by the paparazzi, getting a firsthand look at life in the limelight.


TheVerdict The Accidental Socialite is part comedy of errors, part life lesson.  Paige is endearingly human, from tripping right into a famous athlete to a rather embarrassing incident during yoga, and she’s just as lost in the unexpected fame as most of us would be.  From the surprise of being front-page news to stumbling her way through soirees with the rich, famous, and spoiled, every scene is a new (and not always great) adventure.

But while the lesson may be that living in a fame fishbowl is no picnic, the story remains a light-hearted, fun read, with lots of laugh out loud and even a few cringe-worthy moments.  And between the laughs, Paige learns who she is, what’s important, and what doesn’t matter so much after all.  If you’re looking for something fun and generally angst-free, pick it up.  It’s a cute read that will play out in your mind like one of those movies you hit up on girls night.

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About Stephanie Wahlstrom

Growing up in Edmonton, Canada, a significant amount of Stephanie’s time was spent making up and acting out stories. She was studying to be an actress when she realized there weren’t any parts for women being written. So, Stephanie wrote herself a short screenplay just to be in it and quickly realized that writing was her true passion. She graduated from the University of Alberta with an English and Sociology degree and she also has a Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts from Red Deer College. She moved to New York on a whim after University and has written a variety of TV shows including an environmentally friendly lifestyle series and a tween magazine style show about celebrities. Stephanie moved to London in 2008 and aside from being obsessed with Eggs Benedict, shoes, Fruit Roll Ups and travelling, she also works in Children’s Television.



Author: ysar

ysar is a book, blog, and design junkie who would be lost without a mile-long to-do list. Find more of her random crap at ysar.info

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  1. The Accidental Socialite sounds like a fun read. From the blurb, there is some hidden humor in it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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