Monday, March 23, 2015

review || THE DARING ASSIGNMENT { blog tour }


The Daring Assignment by Victoria Bright 

Publisher: BookTrope (March 17, 2015)
Series: A Curvy Assignments Novel 
Source: Good Tales Book Tours
Genre: Contemporary
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Rating:  ★★★★1/2

I didn’t mean to hurt anyone, especially him…
I was living the dream. I had a great career as a romance author, a successful boyfriend, and am the daughter to a New York power couple. With my standing, my family groomed me to be perfect. Despite having it all, something was still missing.
In an attempt to break away from my privileged, suffocating life, I was in pursuit of finding my own path to happiness. After my literary agent gave me a risky writing assignment, I set out to write a best-seller that took me completely out of my comfort zone and into the arms of another man. He was only supposed to be a research toy, falling in love wasn’t a part of the plan. As I become tangled into a huge web of lies, I quickly find out that I have a life changing decision to make. Do I choose to continue living a life of comfort, stability, and misery or do I take a chance on the unknown to preserve my happiness?

Victoria Bright is from a small town in North Carolina and currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina. She has been writing since she was in the eighth grade, starting with small short stories. As her classmates began showing interest in her work, she began to write longer stories, filling multiple spiral notebooks with her thoughts. During her freshman year in high school, her English teacher encouraged her to enter a writing contest in which she won local, region and state levels. She has entered many writing contests since and have won a few. Figuring out she had a passion to share stories with anyone who would listen, she set out to write her first book Love Unbroken.

Victoria is very versatile in the genre of books she likes to read. Her bookchoice mostly varies on her mood, but she is particularly interested in crime stories, romance, teen fiction, sci-fi, and is now
venturing a little in paranormal fiction. As for her own writing, she doesn't really put it into a category or genre. She just writes whatever is on her mind and lets it create itself!

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{ victoria's top 10 } .
Top 10 Authors

1. Sydney Landon
2. Cassy Roop
3. Emma Hart
4. Ellen Hopkins
5. Louise Rennison
6. Melanie James
7. Stephen King
8. Tracy Madison
9. Penelope Douglas
10. Suzanne Collins

{ review } .
This book...

While we all know I hate stories of deception, this wasn't quite that... 

Arianna is a romance author -- a career that her parents despise. With the resources she has at her hands, surely she could find a better job than writing romance. But it's what she likes and what she wants, so she works hard at it.

The problem is... she's in a dry spell.

After finally submitting her latest manuscript, her agent pulls her aside with an assignment -- she can get Arianna on the bestsellers list if she'd write an erotica story. As her own romantic life is lackluster, she's not entirely sure how she'd pull it off. With a journal in hand, she sets off to find encounters and write how they make her feel.

One such encounter was simply gazing at Zane across the street; just looking at him made her feel things she didn't feel with her live-in, parent-approved boyfriend. When she literally runs into him, her assignment takes a whole new turn -- she has herself a research partner.

Problem being she uses her character's name as her own -- which is the part of deception.

I don't care for people who cheat on their significant others -- I don't care if Julius was a bastard and had a kid and girlfriend on the side, that doesn't make it right. But, Julius and his raised voice and manipulative ways aside, I really liked Arianna with Zane and wished she could be open with him.

This story was written well -- the emotion, the thoughts, the relations... That's what gives the book big points. Those things overrode my personal thoughts on deception. 

I'm glad Arianna finally stood up to her mother, but wish she'd had bigger cajones before then. She had a successful career that her parents couldn't touch. They could take her trust fund and her apartment... she had plenty to live on.

Therefore, I'm curious as to how the next book will go. It appears to be in the voice of Zane, which is exciting to me!!

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  1. Hi Mignon!

    Thank you so much for hosting Victoria today! What a fantastic review too.

    We're glad you're with us!

    Laurie Starkey
    Good Tales Book Tours

  2. Thanks so much for your awesome post! I just finished Zane's book and it'll be out very soon! <3