Throwback Thursday #3 — VAIN by Fisher Amelie Review

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Throwback Thursday #3 — VAIN by Fisher Amelie Review Title: VAIN
Author: Fisher Amelie
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: December 24, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance
Page Count: 390
Format: eBook
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If you’re looking for a story about a good, humble girl, who’s been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, only to find out she’s not as vulnerable as she thought she was and discovers an empowering side of herself that falls in love with the guy who helps her find that self, blah, blah, blah...then you’re gonna’ hate my story.

Because mine is not the story you read every time you bend back the cover of the latest trend novel. It’s not the “I can do anything, now that I’ve found you/I’m misunderstood but one day you’ll find me irresistible because of it” tale. Why? Because, if I was being honest with you, I’m a complete witch. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles. I’m every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasy.

I’m Sophie Price...And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most envied girl to the girl no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

I actually read this book back in December 2012. I had just finished Callum and Harper by her and I was obsessed. This book intrigued me so I bought it as a new release and never looked back. I read it in like 4 hours. This was way before I ever started blogging and reviewing. I was just a stay at home mom to toddler who was reading as a way to escape and decompress.

This was one of my first reviews ever written and I had just learned GoodReads. Crazy how time flies but my feelings for this book have not changed. Fisher Amelie is still one of my favorite authors and this book left a permanent mark on me. It is still one of my goto recommendations.

Hope you enjoy and think my reviews have gotten better and not worse 🙂


This book changed me. The blurb alone should make you want to read it since it is so different then most books out there and one the reason why I love Fisher Amelie books so much. She breaks the mold. She writes great stories that are genuine and honest. You can emotionally connect to her characters and want nothing more than for them to get their HEA in the end but not in a sappy way — in genuine way.

This the story of Sophie Price. She starts out as probable one the most selfish, broken, spoiled, self-centered and loneliest people you could ever meet. She cares for no one but herself. She hurts everyone in her path but no one more than herself. Then she ends up in Uganda to avoid going to jail. There she finds Ian and a world she never expected. I have never loved a change in character or rooted for a character as I did for Sophie. Ian is just wonderful and maybe at one point as broken as she is. The Sophie you meet in the beginning is not the Sophie you end with and the ride you take with her to get there is beautiful, sweet and heartbreaking. The characters are written beautifully and you will become invested in them. Have tissues cause you will need them.

Vain also deals with LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army operating in Africa) and IF you have not seen KONY 2012 on YouTube please do. Fisher is honest and raw without being preachy. It is something we should be aware of and not be ignorant. The situation in Africa is real and though we all have our own issues…what is happening there is not right.

The most that I can say is…read this book. This not your typical story and you will be thankful for it. There is wonderful love story written in the middle of a horrific war zone.


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