Book Review: Grounded by You

Grounded by You by Ivy Sinclair: Lights, camera, and passions flare when a small town boy gets the break of his career. As the lines of life and art blur together, can he also find a way to win the love of the girl who got away?

Carter Samuel Groveson.

His name is on the lips of every woman in the country who has a pulse. An actor plucked from obscurity to star in the most anticipated movie of the century, he’s an enigma to all. Everyone wants a piece of him.

Except her.

Amelia St. John isn’t about to follow the life plan that her father set out for her. She refuses to be tied down or commit to anyone. A year ago, she ran as far and as fast from Sam Groveson as she could. But when he reappears in her life and asks her to be the friend he needs to keep him tethered to reality in the midst of the chaos, she can’t say no.

Unfortunately for Sam, his big break comes with expectations that threaten his career if he doesn’t toe the line. In this high stakes game of love, everyone is watching.

TeriLyn's thoughts: **ARC generously provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Grounded By You is the sweet story of Sam and Millie. The story and the writing is simplistic making the story sweet and enjoyable. It was not an axis shifting read for me. While we did get a sense of who the characters actually are, it was only surface deep. The story flowed naturally though and moves at a fluid pace; never laboring over a particular scene or event.

Sam and Millie are friends from a summer spent by the shore. Millie is jaded and independent. Sam is small town, kind guy looking for his big break. They connected in North Carolina and formed a friendship over a book that was based on the Inn they both worked. Millie leaves unexpectedly and unknowing to Sam. A year later he shows back up at her door and their story moves on from there. Sam is a bit naive especially for man who's about to make a huge name for himself. He's demure and looking for lasting love. He's not an alpha or player; just a good guy. Millie is fierce and confused by a strange relationship with her parents. She's fighting for control. Their relationship heightens in the midst of big changes for both of them. Whether or not they'll withstand the changes is questioned.

As stated, I enjoyed it. I found Millie and Sam endearing. I also like Millie's brother Josh and Sam's co-star Delaney as secondary characters. I thought their story could be a little deeper however I feel satisfied now that I've finished it. Overall, a good read.

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