Fast Forward

Fast Forward

by Juliet Madison

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857990198
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 1,000,324
File size: 810 KB

About the Author

Juliet Madison is a naturopath-turned-author with a background in dance, art, internet marketing and perfume sales (yes, she was one of those annoying people in department stores who spray you with perfume). Nowadays she prefers to indulge her propensity for multiple careers by living vicariously through her characters. She likes to put these characters into extraordinary situations and take them on a challenging journey to discover their true passion and inner strength, weaving in some laughs, tears, romance and sometimes a touch of magic along the way.

Living near the beach on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales, Australia, Juliet spends her days homeschooling her son and running her internet business and her nights writing fiction while doing her best to avoid housework.

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Fast Forward 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Lovz-Books More than 1 year ago
What would you do if you woke up 25 years into the future—into your old, wrinkly body? I’d probably have a heart attack…or, at the very least, wishing for one. Kelli Crawford has it all—gorgeous looks, a successful modeling career, and a hunky boyfriend. No wonder her “pudgy” sister was always jealous of her. But what happens when the young supermodel wakes up at 50? Yikes! What a nightmare! “Yesterday, [she was] young, unmarried, and…firm, and, now [she was] old, married, and…saggy!” (268) Oh, the horror! So many things have changed in the future, like the ubiquitous use of an auto-driving, talking car with coffee maker, for instance. And what the heck was an e-pad? The future sort of reminded me of Marty McFly’s travel experience to his own future, which had holograms and flying cars. I was perplexed and somewhat perturbed by how quickly we delved into the character’s old self without a single clue or reason to how she got there in the first place. I mean, even in Back to the Future, we at least knew it was the Delorean that got Marty McFly to a different time. Most of the book revolved around the confusion of Kelli’s senior life. We had to learn the “who, what, where, and why.” Well, of course! Reading it was like watching a comedy movie set in the U.K. I especially loved her foot-in-the-mouth moments and the scene with her struggling to squeeze her fat body into a slim suit. In the end, this unexpected leap to her future was a real eye-opener for the conceited model. According to the psychic, there was a reason she was propelled into the future. But what? One had to hope that Kelli would figure out a way to get back to her former, young life, where she belonged. My main criticism was the amount of time spent on all the gushy family drama. The character drawled on and on about people she didn’t know and all that went on with the facial. I think it deviated too much from the time-travel idea. The concept was good, but the execution of it could’ve been better—it could’ve been shortened and more focused.
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
If you woke up one day as your future self and found out that the future you were living was nothing like the one you had planned – what would you do? When Kelli Crawford wakes up expecting to be celebrating her 25th birthday dressed in her flashy red dress with her hunky celebrity photographer boyfriend, but actually finds herself in a strange house with a strange husband and the prospect of turning 50, let’s just say that wasn’t quite what Kelli expected for a birthday present! I just loved this book and the story it told. I couldn’t help but be reminded of the quote by Leon Brown as I read this book – “Life does not always give you what you want, but if you look closely you will see that it gives what you need for growth.” I loved the whole concept of the Fast Forward – being transported to the future so that you can learn what you need to so that when you go back in time you will make the right choices. As Kelli navigates through her day, meeting the children she never planned on having, discovering the incredible man she has married, and finding out all that her future has brought her, it was hard not to find yourself silently cheering for her to open her eyes and see that this version of her future was so much more than she initially envisioned for herself. Juliet Madison has written such a wonderful story that delivers a very powerful message underneath the humor and love – it’s not often that a romance novel makes me stop and think of my own life and choices, but Fast Forward does just that, which just adds to its appeal!
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
Not a bad book! It took me some getting used to the simplistic narrative, but once I got into it, it was smooth sailing all the way. Not much in the way of character development, and the plot was quite predictable, but by the time I got to the ending, I actually found myself caring some for the characters. Like I said, the plot was predictable and not very original as I’ve read a ton of similar books and watched movies with the same concept, but it was still an enjoyable read it and elicited a few chuckles from me. A light, fun weekend read! 
blaise_zillah More than 1 year ago
What a great and interesting read. Aspiring supermodel Kelli Crawford seems destined to marry her hotshot boyfriend, but on her 25th birthday she wakes in the future as a fifty-year-old suburban housewife married to the now middle-aged high school nerd. There were alot of suprises, twists, truths learned and interesting developments. This book had me laughing, wiping a few tears,impatient to find out what happens next and glad i wasn't left hanging by the end of the book. The develops in technology in the future seemed like they could be a possiblity so was very believable, the truths of life in the book were interesting too and could relate to most of them.
twocoulters More than 1 year ago
This debut by author Juliet Madison takes a very egocentric Kelli and tosses her 25 years into the future. Kelli’s tendency to rant “me…me…me” every time she opened her mouth made me very unsympathetic to her situation. However, the author did an amazing job of developing her character {insert applause here}. Her growth throughout the book and the supporting cast of incredible secondary characters allowed me to refrain from tossing my nook into oncoming traffic – with the hope that Kelli would get ran over by a bus.  This extremely humorous tale is a relaxing read; it is the perfect pick-me-up book. This author has been added to my list of 2013 debut authors to watch list.  Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by the publisher for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
3 1/2 stars.... Honestly, Kelli drove me a little nuts for the first two-thirds/three-quarters of the book. Sure, losing twenty-five years literally overnight has to be beyond tough, but she really didn't handle it well. At all. It was bordering on the ridiculous, and not in a good way...I almost put it in the DNF pile. But somewhere in the last third or so, she finally started to get it together and suddenly I just had to keep going. I ended up enjoying how the novel wrapped up, and felt a lot more sympathy for her character in the end. I'll be interested to see what Ms. Madison does next! I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.