Lyrical Lights by Maria La Serra ARC Review

book-review[i received a free advance review copy by the author in exchange for an honest review]
This book has opened my eyes to a lot of things I’ve never given much thought to. I’ve always been skeptical about the act/profession of modeling, but Mable Harper has changed my view on that. She’s actually changed the aspect of the ideal body shape/weight for models, or people in general, at that. The fact that, and i quote, “Fashion is not created for one body type or culture.” And that’s one of the most crucial points this book delivers.
Mable is such a strong woman driven on her will to change the way the fashion industry is behaving, trying to alter the designers’ image of a perfect model’s body. And the fact that she volunteered to do humanitarian work when she became successful made my respect for her grow exponentially.
I’d like to believe that Simon had a major part in Mable’s evolution, if you may. She wouldn’t be the person she is now if it weren’t for him. And although that might sound a little sad for some, I personally believe it’s beautiful. This book had such a great impact on me. I definitely recommend it; it’s a must-read.

5

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Lyrical Lights

by Maria La Serra

He was the oxidizer to my metal.
But sparkles only give a brief burst of light;
then you’re left in the abyss of blackness.
He went right, and I went left…

When Mable Harper gets a chance to become a fashion model, she leaves her old life behind and moves to New York. However, she quickly feels the backlash of the high-pressure and competitive career and decides maybe she wasn’t cut out for this business.
Simon Rowe is a fashion photographer who marches to the beat of his own drum. That is until the fateful, hot summer night he meets a golden Aphrodite. He quickly comes to her rescue and realizes she will be impossible to resist, but when he gives Mable a chance and lands her on the fashion shoot of a high-profile, glossy magazine, he sets the wheels in motion. Now he’s at risk of losing her for good if he doesn’t come clean about his past, but that would mean confronting his deep regret.

In a world that’s a stage, can their love thrive under the lights?

Expected publication: April 19th 2018

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