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Fan Girl (Los Rancheros Book 1) by [Morrow, Brandace]
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Length: 467 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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**Intended for readers 18+**
Little more than a girl when Ali meets him, his voice resonates with her in a time when she needs it most. As an adult, Deklan has the potential to devastate her.

Deklan Thomas catches Ali Pierce's attention at a young age. Not that he notices. His band Rolling Bridges provides Ali the escape she desperately needs from her home life. Music. It's during this journey that she is confronted with what she has attempted to suppress all along. Her discontent with herself.

Refusing to settle for mediocrity, Ali sets off on a mission. Moving to the Big Apple, she gains a new outlook on life, a snarky online friend, a college degree, and a unique internship others would kill to have.

Though she grows leaps and bounds, her first love remains the same. Nothing can keep her from the music—music that will lead her down a road of passion and predicament that even the new Ali is unsure she can handle.

Is Deklan ready to give up his rocker lifestyle? And does Ali really want to be put in the spotlight after so many years in the shadows?

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  • Print Length: 467 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JYBWYUA
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 67 reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars The idea was neat, the execution could have been better. 10 February 2015
By PeruYuKa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
After all the positive reviews, I had really high hopes for this book. However, while some of them were fulfilled, I still was disappointed for various reasons.

1.) The narrative style. The book is written in the heroine's POV, and that is totally fine. However, the storytelling was very evenly paced, not distinguishing between important scenes where it made sense to draw them out and lesser important ones, as what to wear on a hot summer day (right now, without counting, I remember at least four places where we are told in detail what Ali/Deklan/her friends are wearing). Another stylistic problem to me is the monotone writing that permeated the book.
Example:
[page 261-262] He flips us over (..). He holds his body away (...). Then he's pulling up (...).
It made reading less enjoyable as I was getting annoyed by the middle of the book, and as we know, what has been seen... yeah. To me, the narration felt less like a romance but more like a travel report - details are all noted, no matter whether they will be interesting to the reader or the plot.

2.) The plot. A lot of it was very enjoyable, if slightly random at times . These random moments then turned out to be fortuitously lucky (such coincidene!) To me, it made the book less believeable. It's just so very unrealistic that everything works out perfectly, stuff comes neatly together and everybody likes each other (unless they are idiotic/jealous/moneyhungry other fangirls)

3.) the protagonists. Ali is a strong personality that defies first her parents and then, after re-inventing herself, becomes a brilliant business owner in LA. Okay. The thing is that Ali's change, IMHO, is not portrayed realistically. She just stops eating, starts kickboxing and four years later, she is super hot. What about the self-doubts she had for so long? What about her worthiness as a person before 'the makeover'? In the book, they laugh about salad-eating girls after she becomes the hot thing - how is that different when she was also dieting on raw doos and produce to loose weight?
Furthermore, I am all kinds of troubled how they meet at the very beginning with no real ramifications, but once he sees this hot woman years later who turns out to be his online friend, he is all in and ready to go all white picket fence. Too smooth in the best case, and worrisome message in the worser case. (also, Deklan has a YOLO Tattoo on his knuckles, apparently. I am not a fan :P)

All in all, I thought the book was too long and even-keeled. It merely had one or two spelling mistakes/typos, but I do think it should have seen more editorial input.
4.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Gem 9 November 2014
By Miranda - Published on Amazon.com
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This little gem, oh boy.
I couldn't give a five star only because I felt a lot of people said it lacked the normal clichés but in reality it still had an immense handful of them. But I enjoyed a lot of other things floating on the pages.
The characters I wish were a bit more fluffed or something this whole book I felt you still barely knew them so that was one major bore for me.
But on the other hand I liked the whole fan girl part and how she really supported them throughout the whole journey of them being a garage band to them getting a major record deal. Even if she wasn't really "known" to them, etc.
Her transforming herself was pretty major I mean going from big to "normal" size made a huge impact on the story cause I mean sure be who you are but if your not happy with yourself figure out how to make it better I love those types of things so it was pretty cool getting to see the character change herself for the better. even if we the readers didn't get to take the whole thing in. but you got the jist of what was going on.
Oh Dek, now I would probably be a swooning fan girl at home and say I loved the hell out of him but I needed so much more in that character development but for what its worth he still made this book worthwhile <3
This story for me sadly will probably be a one timer I will however look forward to the next one seeing how this is the authors first kick at this and id love to see how well the next one goes. :)
3 1/2 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm a Fan Girl 18 June 2014
By Shannon Daniel - Published on Amazon.com
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Fan Girl – Brandace Morrow
**** 4-stars

We first meet Ali when she is 15 and kind of a rebel. She often goes to garage, dive, bar gigs with her best friend where she first meets Deklan and his band Rolling Bridges. Ali is quickly their biggest fan and will be able to look back and say she’s been there from the beginning. Ali was always comfortable being herself but she was shy and sat in the corners and never thought someone like Deklan would never be interested in girl like her. Eventually, the band finds fame and Ali goes through some major life changes. The story progresses rather quickly but we watch as Ali undergoes weight loss, healthy living, tattoo internship and eventually finding her own success all the while she’s still RB’s #1 fan.
Deklan. I loved him. Through the whole book – I loved him. He was funny, sexy, smart, and just an overall good guy. I never wanted to punch him; never wanted to tell him to grow up because he had a good head on his shoulders. Even when living his rock star life he was a great guy.
Through all the changes would Deklan recognize Ali? Would he even know who she is? What happens when their paths cross again is something neither of them saw coming.

Would fate bring them together or will Ali just continue to be their number one fan in the shadows of the concert halls? This isn’t your typical Rockstar romance and groupie turned into love of your life read. This was a wonderful read that apparently I’m a FAN GIRL of! I can’t wait to read the second novel, Fate’s Mistake.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing and Heartwarming 9 October 2014
By Mari DB - Published on Amazon.com
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I am extremely lucky to have stumbled across this book and having purchased it.

The author has created beautifully well-rounded characters, especially the 2 main characters. So many "Rock Band" books focus so much on man-whore status and much drama and angst before the main characters get together.

Kudos to Brandace Morrow for writing a STRONG, comfortable-in-her-own-skin female protagonist, as well as giving us glimpses into a rock band with members that have or want families and a "real" relationship.

I loved both the protagonists, and their journey from obscurity to fame and beyond. The whole book was heartwarming, yet magnetic and affirming.

I would now buy anything she writes!
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Debut Novel! Love Love Love It! 24 June 2014
By therealslimkatie - Published on Amazon.com
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I've been waiting to read this book for a while. A lot of times, when I'm made to wait on reading a book I'm really excited about, I build it up and because of my own unrealistic expectations, it's hard for it to live up. I'm pleased to say that Brandace Morrow did not disappoint with Fan Girl.
As someone who reads a lot, it's hard to find something fresh, but that's exactly what this was. I've not read anything like it and that's a great thing.
The characters were developed wonderfully and unlike with some stories I've read in the past, I really rooted for them. I cared about their future and I felt like I knew them. I just needed to know my new friends would be okay.
The story line was compelling and although I started thinking it would take me a few days, like any good book, I inhaled it, completely bummed when it was over. On the other end, I was content with the way Brandace left it, knowing I could move on with my life and not spend my life in the dreaded "sequel purgatory."
In simple terms, I loved it and would recommend that you stop reading my review and go read this book instead. ;)
Can't wait for the next one!

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