Jemma, Entertainment with Jem, Book 1
by Clarissa Carlyle
Jemma Larson knows tough times. She’s been raising her baby brother ever since her parents perished in a car crash. As the owner of the popular blog, Entertainment with Jem, she has been using the income from her blog to keep them both fed and a roof over their heads. Now her blog’s income is declining amidst vicious competition. Jemma needs to do something desperate to be able to feed and take care of herself and her little brother before Social Services comes calling again. Her greatest fear- having her beloved little brother taken from her. Jemma will do anything to prevent that. Even if it means going out on a limb with her blog.
Reading about new reality TV show heartthrob, Daniel Starke, an opportunity presents itself to get an exclusive interview with him. She knows this will boost her blog’s readership and income. But everything she’s read in the press about Daniel has him painted as a womanizing, self-centered jerk. Pushed to pay her bills, she agrees to the interview.
At their meeting, she realizes that Daniel is nothing like she expected- and sparks fly! Normally shy Jemma is now thrust into the spotlight. But nothing in the entertainment world as it seems, as Jemma is about to find out.
* This book contains some adult situations. 18+, mature audiences recommended.
When I saw the name of the book: Jemma 1: Entertainment with Jem, Book 1 by Clarissa Carlyle I was intrigued.
Then I read the blurb about Jemma being a blogger an entertainment blogger, something that has always intrigued but I have never done an entertainment blog. I have a book review blog, but I don’t do entertainment.
I really like how the author built the characters, Jemma, the blogger, her little brother Robbie who she is responsible for, her friend Maya and the heartthrob Daniel Starke. Of course, there are more characters but these four were pretty much the main ones for me.
I thought the story started out fast, didn’t take long to understand the story and to be hooked. There is lots of drama, Jemma is trying to make a living blogging and has done good enough but of course wants better. She gets a chance to interview the star of a Reality TV show. She is excited to do the interview, but, Jemma is pretty shy and quiet, doesn’t like to cause a scene or even be in the middle of any drama, she just wants to do her blog. Of course, that can’t happen, come on, we have a reality tv star Daniel Starke who is hot and everyone wants a piece of him. Nothing can go smoothly.
I will say that I really enjoyed reading this first book. I loved the authors style and she didn’t leave anything out. The story went smoothly. Easy to read and understand the characters. After I read the first book I had to read the second and am working on the whole series. This book was a fun book to read.
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I advise to purchase the whole set if you like reading the first book.