Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: The Chameleon Effect by Joe Arden

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Lights. Camera. Actionโ€ฆ
I’ve got everything it takes to make it in Tinseltown: confidence, charisma, and a killer chin. Now all I need is a chance.
But Los Angeles is full of hot, young hunks, and talent might not be enough to separate me from the cookie-cutter crowd.
Well, you know what they say: fake it till you make it.
So I devise a wild scheme to get noticed. Pretend Iโ€™m someone I’m notโ€”goodbye Will Oโ€™Connell of Cincinnati and hello Liam Oโ€™Connell of Dublin.
โ€˜Liamโ€™ and his talent with accents is enough to get myfoot in the door, but I never anticipated meeting the woman who has me more worried about keeping my foot out of my mouth.
Enter Raven Locke, the dark-haired bombshell who puts the โ€˜tude in tattooed.
On set, she’s the costumer tasked with fitting my pants, but all I can think about is how to get into hers.
As my — I mean, Liamโ€™s — budding career begins to heat up, so do our feelings.
While Raven pursues her passion for fashion; I chase her heart.
Our picture-perfect screenplay seems sure to send us riding off onto Sunset Boulevardโ€ฆ Until Raven finds out that Comedy and Tragedy arenโ€™t the only masks I’m wearing. Our romance might be destined for the cutting room floor, unless I can salvage our story with a plot twist she won’t see coming.

*This first-person, male-POV rom-com has it all: lots of heat, plenty of heart, and a Hollywood-worthy HEA.

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

The Chameleon Effect is a solid debut novel from one of Romancelandia’s most popular audio narrators, Joe Arden. I thought Arden did a great job in writing Will’s story and creating a world where the main character struggles with guilt over pretending to be someone he’s not.

Liam and Raven have an instant connection, and I bought it. This book has all the spice and steam, but is still charming and sweet. I also really enjoyed being inside Will’s head, and getting a firsthand look at his struggles to make it as an actor, balancing his desire for a career 8 years in the making with building a relationship based on a fake identity. What a quandary!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I thought there were some instances where Arden’s writing style was a bit too wordy in his descriptions, but that will improve with time. The Chameleon Effect is a sexy, hot fake identity romance from a guy who has his own secret identity! I definitely want to check this book out in audio and hear Arden do Liam’s Irish brogue!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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