Once upon a time, in a big, big city, there was a romance writer whose life had absolutely no resemblance to anything she wroteStealing Adda by author Tamara Leigh is a story about a romance novelist with a woefully mixed up take on relationships. Adda Sinclair is a New York Times bestselling author who seems incapable of developing the kind of intimacy she so easily writes about but so desperately desires in her own life. Adda finds herself battling writer's block, nail biting, and a hidden attraction to a tall, dark man who also happens to be her new publisher (read: forbidden fruit). The story is a riot of misadventure and comic slapstick as Adda stumbles from one mind-boggling scene to another.Adda's arch-nemesis - dubbed the "Stick Woman" haunts her at every turn: at restaurants, writers' conferences, and at bookstores where her own romance novels compete for shelf space. Stick Woman steals Adda's husband and her dog, then has the audacity to accuse Adda of plagiarizing one of her own books. During the course of the story Adda learns that to forgive is divine, but to downright despise someone is totally human. This novel has a unique storyline, great delivery, and characters you can really sink your teeth into (if you're into that sort of thing). Stealing Adda is one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end, and I can't wait to sink my teeth into Tamara Leigh's next novel.
Tamara Leighs Stealing Adda is a scream. If only more Christian chick-lit were this funny--with characters that walk off the page to become real people you care about--Id read more of it. Adda Sinclair is a divorced romance writer whos struggling to find her way to faith--and to forgiving those who have hurt her--while simultaneously dealing with the unscrupulous rival who stole her husband, her unprincipled ex, a demanding agent, and the vicissitudes of the romance publishing industry. The latter includes Nick Farnsworth, the chocolate-eyed hunk of a publisher whos trying to steal her from the competition. Oh, what a tale of romance and vindication! I loved it! This is the first book by Ms. Leigh that I've read, and Ill definitely be looking for more.
I Absolutely LOVED This Book! What's not to love about Adda Sinclaire? From her fingernail polish obsession to her handling of her jaded agent, ex-husband and arch-nemisis, Adda had me laughing, cheering, crying, and dreaming! This book is hilarious (the laugh out loud kind), witty, creative and well-written with a great cast of characters and wonderful storyline...especially loved Prim & Improper. Tamara Leigh has hit one out of the park with Stealing Adda and I cannot wait to read more from this very talented author. As a romance reader, I was happy with the story and it's ending. As a Christian, I was happy with the story and it's ending...this book gave me all I wanted and then some. Highly recommended!
'Hilarious' doesn't come close to defining the sarcastic wit of Tamara Leigh. She's created one of the most unique heroines I've read in a long time. I laughed out loud into the wee hours of the morning unable to put it down. From the battles of her consciencewhich Adda nicknamed Prim and Improperto her search for faith, nothing is safe from Leigh's tongue-in-cheek humor. Poor Adda is the walking example of Murphy's Law, especially when Improper eggs her on. Using the publishing world as her backdrop, the stakes rise when Adda is accused of plagiarism by her arch-nemesis, Birgitta Rotha.k.a. Stick Woman. But mirth reigns throughout the book, whether it's a love scene gone awry or snatching a handful of Stick Woman's hair, Tamara Leigh brings her readers along on a merry ride. She even handled the problem of cursing with humor. She merely bleeped them out. I got so tickled at the bleeps, I began to "hear" them (the bleeps, not the curses), as I'm sure Leigh intended. Weaving a search for faith into this side-splitter was well done and never out of character. Adda remained faithfully Adda, even as she tried to be otherwise. One of my favorite reads of this year. I'm still giggling as I write this. Stealing Adda is a book I'll read again.
In Stealing Adda, author Tamara Leigh introduces us to Adda Sinclaire, a historical romance author who frequently tops the New York Times best seller list. For Adda, lifes workout only begins with her personal trainer! Shes facing down a serious case of writers block, while simultaneously finding herself hopelessly attracted to a man whos impossible to understand, and, on top of all that, her lacquered nails need another fresh coat of polish. Witty and originally written with clever inner monologue, the story of Addas progression to discovering God is not sappy, stretched, or overdone. Full of wonderful character development and a plot spiced with some fun twists, Stealing Adda is tasteful and leaves the reader wanting more. I was skeptical at the beginning, but found myself charmed as the page numbers flew by. This book would be a plus for any library. A refreshing antidote to the typical romance novel, Leighs latest novel avoids the trap of running readers from one kiss to the next and really focuses on Addas rather humorous struggle in the pursuit of truth, both for her writings and for her life. -- Lauren L. Steigerwald, Christian Book Previews.com