Title: The Fabulist
Author: Dawn L. Chiletz
Genre: Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Rating: 4 Stars
Heat Rating: 4 Stars
All The Feels: 4.5 Stars
Release Date: September 20th, 2016
Fabulist (fabyələst): a liar, especially a person who invents elaborate, dishonest stories
After losing her job and her apartment, Samantha Wittaker takes a leap of faith when she tries out for The Fabulist, a new reality TV show promising a prize well worth the risk. Her sexy, tough as nails personality attracts more than just the attention of the producers. She also catches the eye of a couple of contestants as well as a hot, challenging cameraman.
The twists and turns of reality TV are like nothing she ever even imagined. Deception, danger, love and lust lurk at every turn.
Sometimes people lie. They lie to save themselves or to cover a truth. They lie to protect feelings or to protect hearts.
Not all lies are bad. Or are they?
Can Sam play the game or will the game play her?
What do you get when you take reality TV, mix it with forbidden love, throw in some twists and turns and add a whole bunch of creativity? The Fabulist by Dawn L. Chiletz.
Samantha “Sam” Wittaker is going through a rough patch. She recently lost her job and is residing on her best friends couch. So when Carmen, her best friend, suggests they try out for a new reality TV show, Sam is hesitate. This new show, The Fabulist, is not your typical reality show. You’re not there to find love, or try to survive on an Island- you’re there to compete in different challenges where you have to figure out what is the truth and what isn’t. However, the winner of the show receives a job and money.
Since Sam needs both those things, she agrees. Plus it doesn’t hurt that she has a knack for being able to read people.
But once she makes it on, she starts to realize the show, the challenges, and the other contestants are nothing like they appear to be. Throw in the fact she has a attraction to the camera man- a man who is off limits. Which is too bad, because Sam can’t deny the chemistry between them is sizzling hot.
Will she be able to keep her focus off Hogan and on the challenges? Or will her attraction blind her from the truth?
First of all, hands off to Chiletz for coming up with this concept. Not only did she create a completely original concept in The Fabulist, but also the really cool, mind twisting challenges the contestants have to go through on it. The creativity she had was incredible, and I was completely hooked. It’s really hard for me to thoroughly explain this show without giving too much away, but trust me when I say it’s nothing like you’ve seen.
I loved how Chiletz has a way of describing things so you can picture it perfectly in your head, yet you can use your own imagination at the same time. The story flows really well, the writing is great, it held my attention the entire time.
I also loved (and hated) the other contestants and I was super impressed how they all had their own voices and big personalities that never wavered.
Now let’s talk Sam and Hogan. Sam is attracted to him right off the bat, and it appears that Hogan is too. However, she’s a contestant and he’s the camera man, so it’s a big no no. However, since they are always around each other, a friendship starts to grow, filled with the most delicious sexual tension.
There are also a bunch of twists and turns in there that take you on a mind trip. Just remember, things aren’t always as they seem….
If you like romance that comes with suspense and mystery- something that really makes you think and form theories- this is the book for you.
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