Train Wreck

Train Wreck

by Elise Faber

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BN ID: 2940157427511
Publisher: Elise Faber
Publication date: 05/31/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 136,992
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Aside from writing romance, Elise’s passions are chocolate, Star Wars, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team — the Sharks! — are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise is the mom to two exuberant boys and is thoroughly addicted to Dancing With the Stars. Connect with her on facebook (, twitter (@faberelise), instagram (@elisefaber) or

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Train Wreck 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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BrendaK081018 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I have really loved everything I have read from this author. This is a good book. It is a light and funny read. Pepper is a walking disaster, I can totally relate to her cause well I am a clumsy fool all the time lol. And really we all need a superhero to save us, cue Derek! Peppers hero who saves her multiple times. It is just a really cute story, Not a heavy romance. I did have a hard time starting this book, I wasn't initially pulled in and it as just slow for me. I am glad I kept on going though. All around a light ready with some LOL moments. I would recommend this book if you are looking for something light and not heavy on romance. "She needed rescuing. Alarm bells blared to life in his mind. His inner hero dusted of his super suit, straightened his mask."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really cute book and the best part is that it's free. HEA!
Mollien More than 1 year ago
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 This is the first book in the Life Sucks Series. It is a light-hearted romantic comedy about Pepper O’Brien and the train wreck of her life. She was born into Hollywood Royalty, but her life goes from one misadventure to another. Trying to prove that she can make it on her own after she cancels her wedding to her cheating fiance. Pepper takes a job holding a sign to attract customers to a restaurant. When a driver nearly runs her down trying to read her sign, she comes face to face with Derek Cashette, her brother’s best friend, and her first crush. Pepper has an overbearing father who will stop at nothing to keep his daughter safe and away from unwanted publicity, including setting Derek up to be in the same small town as his daughter. Derek is trying to make a documentary with Mr. O’Brien’s backing. He didn’t realize that when he joined forces with Mr. O’Brien keeping Pepper out of trouble would be a contingent for continued backing. No one including Derek realized that keeping Pepper out of trouble would lead to a fiery romance. The chemistry between Pepper and Derek is almost too hot. Sometimes I felt that the story was a way to justify Pepper and Derek getting together. The pacing was pretty fast. This is an easy story to read making it a great book to take to the beach or on vacation. The story has a wonderful happy ever after ending. There is strong character development regarding Pepper. She is a character that I really wanted things to work out for. Even with being the daughter of a Hollywood icon, she was still a character with a vulnerability, and no matter what she never seemed to be able to catch a break. PLOT: 5 Stars CHEMISTRY: 5 Stars PACING: 4 Stars ENDING: 5 Stars CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 4 Stars Review Copy of Train Wreck provided by the BookBuzz I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Reviewed by Mollien from Alpha Book Club
LittleMissBookmark More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to read a book recently that had a novella from Elise Faber in it and I absolutely adored it. And this one wasn't too bad either. The storyline for Train Wreck was really good. I enjoyed getting to know Pepper through all of her mishaps. Pepper is such a clumsy lady, you do find yourself starting to feel really badly for her because of the situations that she finds herself in. Granted ... most of these situations are pretty funny as they are happening and then as you keep reading, you feel guilty for laughing to begin with. When you're introduced to Derek, you can't help but root for him. He seemed to have the classic underdog stigma and you'll find yourself just pulling for him from the get-go. For the most part, the story really chugged along at a great pace and with the exception of a couple of spots, it really didn't lose momentum and the fun idea of the novel carried you through to the end. For me, I really gave super short descriptions about the characters. Unfortunately, there's a reason for that. As much as I empathized with Pepper and found her endearing and as much as I rooted for Derek, that is kind of where my feelings ended for these two. If I'm totally honest ... I kind of found them absolutely forgettable. Not good. And while that isn't a really nice thing to say about something someone has slaved over ... that's just how it was for me this time. After I put the book down, I sat there and I couldn't remember what either of these characters looked like. Their descriptions just eluded me. I remembered bits and pieces about their personalities, obviously, but that was it. Two characters that I enjoyed reading about had become non-entities by the end of the book. Because Pepper and Derek started to kind of Back-to-the-Future-mickey-mouse-shirt-fade on me over time, so did their romance. It lost the spark for me and I didn't feel the heat surrounding their interactions as I had in the beginning. Honestly, this could be for a number of reasons ... more than likely I disconnected from the characters because I've got summer brain and I'm lucky to know my own name and day of the week. Like I said, it was entertaining if for nothing else than to see what Pepper is going to get herself into next. This book is loved by many and I'm definitely in the minority with my thoughts on the characters. So don't take my word for it, give it a shot. * I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *
carvanz More than 1 year ago
Pepper O’Brien has been the center of attention all of her life. And not in a good way. She’s the one that the paparazzi always seem to catch right as catastrophe ensues. Klutzy and dangerous to herself as well as those around her, she is struggling to find her place in life outside of her family’s Hollywood status. Derek Cashette has given up practicing law and is in search for the perfect small town to film a documentary. He knew Pepper when they were younger and is surprised to find her in the same small town working a minimum wage job. With help from her father he will gain all the financing he needs to produce his film. All he has to do is baby sit Pepper for two weeks. This book has a fast pace and I really wanted to love it but found that I liked it instead. The humor was cute and sweet but sometimes just fell short as did the chemistry between the hero and heroine. I never felt the full connection between these two and I liked them so much as individuals. I wanted to feel the burn, the angst, the all in this relationship frame of mind. It is still a book I would recommend to someone who likes their heroines accident pone. Dual POV No physical abuse Possible Trigger
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. I enjoyed the book, but I did not love the hero as much as some of the other reviewers did. Yes, at some points he was sweet, but as you read about some of his thoughts, or atleast me I was kind of upset with him he wasn't very thoughtful. God, I felt sorry for Pepper, she was a mess, everything happened to that poor girl, but she was a sweet a girl, and she did not deserve the treatment that she got, especially from her family, her brother was a jerk, I wanted to slap him upside the head, and here was where I was upset with Derek, supposedly he claims that he had a white knight syndrome going on, and that was the reason why he treated her the way he treated her around her family, which was like crap, but it was totally inexcusable,she didn't deserve it. Her father was overbearing, and also treated her horribly, he may have loved her, in his own way, but he needed to do better. I did enjoy her interaction with Rylie and Samantha, I am hoping there is a follow-up story with them. I am glad, that Derek came to his senses and admitted to her that he not only loved her, but that she deserved so much more, and that he recognized and was sorry for what he had done.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
'Train Wreck' by Elise Faber is the story of Pepper and Derek. Pepper's is famous for her accidents and is feeling down about it. So she is trying to make it on her own without her father's help and trying to stay accident free. But that doesn't happen and when she is almost hit by a car she is saved by Derek. Pepper had a crush on Derek growing up and hasn't seen him in a few years. Derek hasn't changed at all if anything she thinks he better looking. Derek is doing some work for Pepper's father and he has asked him to check on Pepper. How will Pepper feel when she finds out that Derek is keep tabs on her for her father....upset for sure. This was a sweet romance read. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Train Wreck, Elise Faber Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance,women's fiction I've enjoyed some of Elise other books, especially the paranormal ones and was keen to read this. It didn't really work for me though ;-( It was well written but I just didn't engage with the characters, or really get into the story.  I found Pepper's constant klutziness very OTT. I'm a klutz, can fall upstairs, leave cooker on, disasters happen here regularly. the most spectacular being when I broke my hip after a fall....out of my wheelchair. I know how Pepper feels getting blamed when its just not her fault but the disasters happened so often and over such unlikely incidences that it didn't feel real. I hated her family, but liked her. I liked her neighbour too, and her sweet daughter, with a useless dad/husband. Just proves deadbeat dads aren't all unemployed alcoholics!  Then there's Derek, and somehow he wasn't convincing, he's a nice guy but focused on his future and I found it hard he was now all about Pepper when he'd ignored her in the past, and I didn't really feel he'd give up years of trying to make his way for someone he knew from the past, but has only known as an adult a few weeks.  It wasn't one for me but others love it - that's how reading is, one man's meat is another man's poison and all that! This wasn't poison for me, but maybe just gave me a little indigestion ;-)  Stars: 2.5/3 - not a bad read, just not a great one for me.  ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers
Triciab04 More than 1 year ago
Train Wreck was like a breath of fresh air. It was so cute, light, sweet and funny and it was impossible to not be charmed by Pepper and all her adorkableness. She was honestly one of the most refreshing new characters that I have read in awhile. I think we have all felt like a train wreck of sorts at one time or another, and Pepper managed to make it feel okay to embrace that a little. Or at the very least accept it and still be able to face the day with a smile and a can-do attitude. Pepper and Derek were really cute together. I liked the idea of these two both out trying to find their own way in life, free of the family expectations that don't quite fit them, and ultimately finding a new way together. Even if they were kind of fumbling through it at first, actually that might have been my favorite part. This is the perfect little rom-com that pulls your right in from the beginning and has you rooting for these two to figure things out and make it work. It is a fun, quick read with laugh out loud moments. If you like contemporary romance with a side of comedy I suggest giving Train Wreck a try!
little_red03 More than 1 year ago
This was a great love story. I fell in love with Pepper and Derek from the very beginning of this book. Elise is great at drawing you into the story from the first page. I loved the humor in this book and was unable to put it down. I can't wait for Elise's next book.
april03 More than 1 year ago
Poppy is a mess and disaster. She can't seem to do anything right. She just left her fiancee because he was a cheater. He family just users her for publicity. Derek is in town to scout for his documentary, but he is her brother's best friend from childhood. This story was so heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. I felt Poppy's frustration for herself and Derek's frustration with Poppy. The side characters were just as heart is breaking for Samantha. You will laugh out loud with this story. You just can't imagine someone being so accident prone. Derek, he can be frustrating. How he handles things is wrong and if he would have just talked to Poppy, there wouldn't be many issues. I voluntarily received a copy for my honest review.
Masbjs More than 1 year ago
Pepper O'Brien is a walking disaster.... Wanting a fresh start, she moves to the small town of Stoneybrook and tries to find a job. Derek is scouting locations for a documentary and finds himself saving Pepper from being hit by a car. A serendipitous meeting of two childhood friends, they begin to reconnect until Pepper realises that her father is financing Derek's new project. Train Wreck is full of laughs and has so many cute moments, I found myself endeared to Pepper and Derek's journey. There were also little touches that caught my attention like the humour in the chapter titles, the pictures accompanying them and the cameos. If you like reading stories of re-kindled love, then I highly recommend picking this up! I received this as an ARC which I voluntarily read, however, I have also purchased my copy on Amazon AU.