At the Chameleon, Turn

Ethan Farrell is feeling increasingly dissatisfied with his life of fame and the constant attention from fans and paparazzi. He struggles with the question of what his true identity is behind the movie star façade. During a trip to Adelaide, Australia, he attends a hospital charity event where he meets midwife, Ariel Lubian. She is unlike anyone he has ever known, and he finds himself unexpectedly drawn to her. He asks her to come with him to Los Angeles, but she has a job that she loves. To make matters worse, his movie co-star seems determined to fuel rumors of a romance with Ethan and cause problems between him and Ariel. Will he ever see Ariel again after he returns home?

This book is longer than most fiction romance stories, but despite the length it kept my interest throughout the whole story. I liked the characters of both Ethan and Ariel. Ethan’s inner struggles with his true identity beyond the image he portrayed to the world made him relatable to readers despite his star status. And Ariel was an admirable character who was able to see the good in everyone, even those who tried to drive a wedge between her and Ethan.

Some scenes at the beginning of the book were told from the point of view of minor secondary characters, like the young fan and the taxi driver, who did not appear later in the book. Yet in contrast, there were no scenes from Ariel’s point of view through almost the entire story before the one scene at the end of the book. Ariel’s profession seemed very important to her at the beginning of the story, yet not so much later on. Author Victoria Carisimo certainly knows how to get readers invested in her characters because I certainly feel passionately about their choices. I feel like I would have understood Ariel’s character better if we were shown more of her point of view.

At the Chameleon, Turn is an impassioned romance novel that explores loyalty, love and facing your fears in intriguing and dramatic ways that make this book hard to put down. This is a riveting love story and one romance readers will get lost in.

Pages: 620 | ISBN: 1922452335

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