Everyone needs a safe space.
For Lizzie Warner, that space has always been in front of the camera on her hit show, or on stage to a sold out concert arena. Since before she can remember, she's been a star, but that may be about to change.
She's nineteen. Her show has been cancelled and now she's going to play the lead in a new prime time drama series, but is the world ready to take her seriously, or will she be typecast as the cute tween queen forever?
Her network has decided to be aggressive and has invested millions of dollars in an ad campaign for her show, money she's not sure she can earn back. Her co-star can't stand her, and the writing for the show turns out to be poor at best. The only reason Lizzie didn't walk away from the job offer to begin with is because she's broke, the victim of a decade of bad money management.
Then there's Devon, the personal trainer at her gym. Arrogant and abrasive, he's the last guy she should ever find attractive, but she has a hopeless crush on him anyway, and he doesn't seem entirely disinterested either. In fact, sometimes he's downright sweet to her. If only he weren't an untamable bad boy who uses and dumps women like they're nothing. Though Lizzie's friends warn her to stay away, he's the only person who can create what she needs: a safe space. But is there any way she can break him of his years' long habit of being a user?
The Fairytale Series:
Someone Else's Fairytale
Break It Up*
A Safe Space*
The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf (fall 2014)
*denotes a spinoff with a different main character than Chloe Winters
It is not necessary to read these books in order.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Hmmmmm. Child Star trying to find her way show business as an adult and a gorgeous personal trainer. Sounds good! E.M. Tippets has a knack for creating and capturing the real awkwardness of interactions between people in her writing. There were so many elements that I liked about this book but sadly something about Lizzie was lost on me. Her naivety came across as more superficial than immature and naive. However with Lizzie at the end of the day she is just a girl who is lonely wants to be loved and love in return. Devon started as the bully with the school yard crush turn to douchebag turn to sweetheart. The reason why they know each other is the heart of the story even if Devon was a tad bit stalkerish. I have loved Kyra in the past couple books she has been in but with this book with her I was left wanting more from her. In the end Kyra is a great friend and roommate and Devon does make up for his bullying douchebag ways with a humbling tail between the legs moment which at least gives him a chance to right his wrongs. Cute story about loss, first loves and second chances. Sometimes with E.M. Tippetts books the first time reading them I like them but the true magic comes the second time you read it. I have a feeling the A Safe Space falls into this category however, I only got a chance to read it once.
First thoughts after… Such an awesome story… How distracted did I get? A Safe Space is a wonderful romance. E.M. Tippetts delivers again. From page one I was addicted to Lizzie's story. Her problems are realistic and it's fascinating taking a look behind Hollywood from her point of view. I enjoyed that this book was more about Lizzie's journey and the romance was second in the book. The banter back and forth with Devon is fun and sweet. Devon is a hottie mctottie that is sweet and supportive yet mysterious all wrapped up in one hunky package! A Safe Space is a heart felt story that is an awesome read that I finished in less than 24 hours.
A Safe Space – E.M. Tippetts 3.5 Star Review So I tried really hard to give this a four star rating but I just couldn’t do it. I love the characters in book, Lizzie, Devon, Kyra, and even Zach. I know this is a spinoff of another series but I just couldn’t make any connections. Not with any of them. This was the story of a former child actress trying to make it in Hollywood as an adult. That is a hard mold to break because most them aren’t able to do it. There is a tie in to cancers and charity work that Lizzie set up and that’s a wonderful thing to write about because it’s not talked about all too often. Lizzie does meet Devon and falls for him but does he think he’s good enough for Ms. Hollywood? There’s a lot of back and forth between them and some great banter. There is also drama and heartbreak. Is it possible for a normal everyday blue collar worker to carry on a relationship with a celebrity? Can he fit into her world? Can they make it work? This was probably a great book for a younger girl to read but for the almost 40 year old it was a little too bubble gum for me. It was a busy book for me; Lizzie was always on the go and there was always something going on. I think a younger audience will truly love this book and I truly hope they do read it! Book provided by Wordsmith Publicity in exchange for honest review.