Review: Nobody's Damsel by E.M. Tippetts

Nobody's Damsel by Emily Mah Tippetts
Chloe has finished her masters degree and taken a job as a forensic scientist back in her home town of Albuquerque, New Mexico, only the press will not leave her alone. They follow her to crime scenes and report on her every move, eager to show that her marriage to Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt, is on the brink of collapse. Millions of fans who dream of their own celebrity romance with him want this more than anything. This scrutiny comes at a particularly bad time as Chloe's first case is a crime against a child roughly the same age that Chloe was when she survived a homicide attempt.

Now that she sees the case from an adult's perspective, she realizes it's much harder than she ever dreamed. It's even worse for Jason, who is two steps removed from the crime. He must watch and try to support his wife as she battles with past demons and tries to keep up with a nameless suspect who evades identification and capture. Never has Jason been more frustrated with his job, its frivolities, and its lack of connection to the real world. When he storms off the set of his latest movie, the press goes wild with conjecture. Perhaps he never was anything more than a pretty face after all.

Together, Chloe and Jason must find their way past all the popping flashbulbs and through the dark maze of the criminal investigation to discover whether they can balance their professional goals with the demands of a celebrity marriage. The odds are entirely against them.

 So refreshing!! Reading Emily's books takes me out of my normal paranormal and fantasy genre. And it's just so refreshing to read something out of the norm. Nobody's Damsel is so much better than any CSI, NCIS, Law & Order or any other crime scene shows.

I felt so much emotion while reading this story, and loved every bit of it. Of course as usual Chloe is dealing with the stress and hassle from the paparazzi for being married to an A-listed Movie Star. However, this time they have gone too far.

Chloe has started a new job, working in the crime lab for her local police department. She's working on a particular case that is bearing down on her emotions and its hitting home for her. She keeps remembering what had happened to her when she was 11 years old. She's determined to work hard and pull what ever strings available to try to bring a happy ending to this case.

If you want a read that's full of drama, passion and so much more than Nobody's Damsel is perfect.

Emily Mah Tippetts
 Emily Mah Tippetts writes romance under the name E.M. Tippetts and science fiction and fantasy under the name Emily Mah. Originally from New Mexico, she now lives in London with her family. Before she was a published author, she was an attorney who specialized in real estate, contracts, and estate planning, especially literary estate planning.

Her most recent pro publications have been her science fiction and fantasy short stories in magazines like Black Gate, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, and the anthology, Shanghai Steam.