Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Famous by Association by Leddy Harper


Title: Famous by Association
Author: Leddy Harper
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2020


I’d spent years separating myself from my twin sister in every possible way. Until one day, I was offered a lot of money to pretend to be her. 

It was supposed to be easy. 
Look like her, dress like her, act like her. Don’t make friends, don’t be nice, and don’t fall in love. Get in and get out. 

But I should’ve known that it wouldn’t be that simple. Being Tiffany Lewis’s twin sister was hard enough...beingTiffany Lewis was much, much worse. 

A famous twin, a hunky neighbor who could ruin it all, and a film crew...what could possibly go wrong? 

Everything. Everything could go wrong. 
Horribly wrong. 

4 Stars

Review by Jen Skewes

I always look forward to a Leddy Harper book.  Throughout the last couple of years while reading her books, she has obliterated my heart, made me ugly cry, made me laugh and smile.  With each book of hers I read; I manage to fall for yet another one of her heroes.  Some of her books are light funny reads while others are filled with drama and angst.  I have loved them all and Famous by Association is no different.  It is exactly what I needed.  It was a fun, light and quick read that I managed to read in one sitting.  At one point I looked at the location of the book and couldn’t believe I only had 20% left. 


Tasha lives with her best friend Dave and has a twin sister who she hardly speaks to.  Growing up her sister tortured  and embarrassed her.  When a strange man shows up at her door she is not sure what to do.  Especially when she finds out exactly who she is.  Ty is her sister’s assistant.  Apparently some botched plastic surgery has left her sister in the hospital instead of starting the new reality show that she signed up for.  So, Ty and her sister come up with this brilliant idea to have Tasha pretend to be her sister.  They may look exactly alike bit these two are complete polar opposite.  Tasha is sweet and kind while Tiffany is a complete bitch.  Tosh has no plan to pretend to play the role of her sister, until Ty sweetens the pot, not allowing her to refuse.  


No one can know about their plan, especially the hot neighbor next door.  Which is hard considering the is totally attracted to him and she enjoys pending time with him.  When he does find out the truth will he go along with this entire plan so he can keep seeing Tasha or will he make her life miserable?


Tasha and Jacoby could not have been more perfect for each other.  Since the moment they met, even though he didn’t know her true identity, I felt the connection.  Between the flirty and sarcastic banter, the physical connection and the fact that they are both genuinely nice people, I knew that they belonged with each other.  Tasha is beautiful even if she may not see herself that way. She is confident n who she is.  I honestly related to her on so many levels, the sarcasm, being best friends with a guy, not all glam and glitz like her sister.  I loved her!!  And I especially loved the friendship she had with her best friend Dave, how they knew each other better than anyone.  Jacoby was not just nice to look at, he had a heart.  He was fun, sweet and the kind of guy that you cannot help but love.  


Famous by Association was a fun and light read, that didn’t have that unnecessary drama.  Most of the dram came from the sister who you loved to hate!!  It made me laugh and smile throughout most of the book.  It was quirky and light and I loved it.  I loved the supporting characters; they each had their own way about them, and they all managed to make me laugh.  The connection between Jacoby and Tasha was perfect  and I even fell for Adam even if we only really saw him for a small amount of time.  Another great one from Ms. Harper.  


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We were face to face, and the room was still rather dim due to the storm that still raged beyond the window. I was very much aware that we were alone. No one could see us, no one could judge us; it was just him and me.

So I went for it.

Using my grip on his shirt, I tugged him closer while pushing up on my tiptoes, bringing our mouths together. It was soft and hesitant at first, but then I got a taste of him, and damn, was I hungry for more.

He brought his hands to my waist, which caused me to hesitate for a moment because I thought he was about to push me away. But when I felt him tighten his grip and pull my body against his, I knew it was safe to keep going.

His tongue slipped past my lips while I threaded my fingers through his hair.

We took one step back. Then another. Then another until he was sat on the sofa, my knees on either side of his hips. It was hot, and steamy, and sexy, and everything else I thought it would be. The one thing I didn’t expect was for it to be short lived.

And unfortunately, it was very short lived.

Out of nowhere, Jacoby pushed me away. Not just pushed me away, but he physically lifted my body off his lap and set me down on the cushion next to him. “Tiffany…” Talk about a mood kill; calling me by my evil sister’s name was like dousing me with below-freezing water. “You’re engaged.”

I didn’t need to hear any more. That was enough for me.

I got up and rounded the couch, not bothering to think about anything other than getting the heck out of there. I didn’t care if I left anything behind; I could replace it. What I couldn’t replace, though, was my dignity.

He called after me, but I ignored him as I opened the door and took off in the torrential downpour. Thunder rumbled all around me, the sky lit up like the Fourth of July, but that didn’t stop me. I didn’t care. I just wanted to leave. I wanted to get home.

I didn’t want to be Tiffany freaking Lewis anymore.


Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped. 

She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters. 

She is now a mother of three girls.

The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.


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