~Book Review~ “Our Alternate Ending” by Katie Fox


My Review:

Elle’s a hot mess, but she has a dream.  Now, all she needs is a chance. When she shows up to an interview with a broken heel, coffee covered blouse and wet hair, Owen Caldwell sends her packing. But he can’t get her out of his head.  

When she runs into Owen Caldwell while working at the public library she never expects for him to offer her a job.  While her pride says to tell him no, Elle can’t pass up the chance to work for one of the country’s top publishing companies.  Unfortunately, he’s kind of a jerk of a boss.

Owen has his own reasons for not forming attachments and focussing on work.  He sees something in Elle, however, that has him rethinking his priorities and wishing for things he can never have, including her.  Elle is a bright light that draws others to her and her passion for the written word is evident. It’s why Owen feels he needs to push her so hard . . . he knows she can have her dreams.

What they didn’t expect was to fall in love . . . and it a true slow burn of a relationship that can’t be denied as their passion soars incredibly hot.  Some relationships, however, really are not meant to be and not everyone can have the happy ending they want. When Owen shares with Elle the plot twist she could have never seen coming she needs to make the hardest decision of her life.  She can either live life to the fullest now, knowing there will be pain later or walk away full of regret. It’s up to her to write their ending.

First, I fell in love with Elle.  I love that she is passionate about books and writing and can pull others in by her exuberance.   I adore that while she tries to have it together she is a hot mess. I love how she leans on her bestie for stability and advice and that she always puts her family and those she cares about first in her life.  She’s loving and supportive and all around awesome.

Owen is heartbreaking.  How we first see him is not his true self, but he has been dealt a raw deal and is simply trying to cope with his new reality.  By cutting off relationships and emotions, he really feels he is protecting those he cares about most. When Elle breezes into his life, she makes him want to start living life to the fullest extent that he can and it’s beautiful and heartbreaking to watch.

This book was quite possibly the most emotional book I have ever read. I had ugly tears multiple times and my throat kept getting clogged up. It’s completely heartbreaking.  It’s also such an amazingly beautiful story that I know it will stay with for for awhile and made every tear worth it! I really cannot say enough about this story. 5 Stars!


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About The Book:


She was the hot mess who stumbled through his door.
He was the one who gave her a chance.


When Elle Callihan finds herself on the twenty-sixth floor of the country’s top publishing firm after putting her dreams on hold for five years, she’s not about to allow the opportunity to slip through her fingers.

There’s just one problem.

Her new, humorless, this-needs-to-be-done-right-now, jerk of a boss makes her working life a living hell.

With the minutes on his own clock ticking, CEO and certified workaholic, Owen Caldwell, has no time for anything. Not relationships. Not life. And certainly not the connection that simmers between himself and his new assistant.

As the pair work together, their undeniable attraction draws them closer, bringing a realization that sometimes life and the people in it are worth slowing down for. But when Elle is presented with a plot twist she never saw coming, she quickly learns that crafting her own story may be much harder than she initially thought.

Faced with a difficult decision, she has two choices: write the truth or deliver an alternate ending she knows they both deserve.

Amazon – https://amzn.to/2IeQovZ


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About The Author:


Katie Fox was born in Florida and raised in Pennsylvania, where she still resides with her gamer husband and four-year-old son. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she is a sucker for a good love story. When she isn’t found spending time with her family, she typically has her nose buried in a book or is in her writing cave, giving life to the voices in her head. Since a very young age, writing has been her passion. Her works include, Moment of Weakness, World of Darkness, and Whispers From The East, which is co-written with Author Eleanor Lloyd-Jones.


Connect with Katie Fox:

Website: http://www.authorkatiefox.com/index.html

Email:  authorkatiefox@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorkatiefox/

6 thoughts on “~Book Review~ “Our Alternate Ending” by Katie Fox

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    1. Honestly, this was amazing . . . the overall message about living every day to its fullest was beautiful. It was my quirky blind date for the month and one of the best ones I have ever had!

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