After reading both elegance and the debutante by Kathleen Tessaro, I decided to look into her other books since I really enjoyed both of them and thought she had a good style. She had a few, but I decided to go for Innocence since the plot sounded similar to a book I'd read lately and really liked, and it helped that the price wasn't particularly high!
Evie leaves home for London to study on an acting course, and meets her new roommate Robbie who will change her life totally, and transform how she sees things. Evie's desperate to make a name for herself in acting, however things change and her life doesn't end up quite as she thought it would, along with the introduction of rocker Jake and many other interesting characters. 14 years later she's a single mother teaching drama and her life changes all over again when an old friendship quite literally comes back to haunt her...
The plot was interesting enough, and not too predictable like some chick lit seems to be these days, but I didn't really connect with the book. I didn't think that the characters had enough depth so I wasn't drawn in at all, and when I finished the book I just didn't feel anything, it certainly lacked a certain something, as if it was bland. It wasn't bad but I wouldn't recommend it, if you want to read something by her then try the debutante, as I really liked that!
Born in Pittsburgh, Kathleen Tessaro studied drama before emigrating to London. After ten years working as an actress in films, television, and theatre, she left the profession and spent several years working for the English National Opera, while training in the evenings as a drama teacher and voice coach. During this time, she began to write. Working on short stories during her lunch hour, she soon became a regular member of a writers workshop. She lives in North London with her husband and son. Kathleen Tessaro's debut novel, Elegance, was a fantastic success story, reaching No. 2 in the Sunday Times bestseller list in hardback and spending 7 weeks in the Top 10. Elegance was voted 'One of the Books of the Year' by The Times, Independent and Tatler.