Saturday, 15 April 2017

Short for Chameleon by Vicki Grant

I love this story.  It's premise of rent-a-relative is totally unique and opens up the plot to all sorts of antics.  Honestly, haven't we all wished we could do that at times in our lives, rent a relative to replace one that we were less then enamoured with.

 It is also filled with quirky characters starting with the ever adaptable dad, Will Redden. With no acting jobs at hand, he started the Almost Family Surrogate Agency.   Once Albertina, the feisty senior, encountered Will, she took over every scene and commanded my attention.  How could I not love her, with her over the top hair, make-up and personality.  I can easily imagine her righting wrongs sort of like a Superhero for those who've been taken advantage of. 

Cam Redden is a most remarkable young man.  He's spent his life playing one role after another.  A son for one client and then a grandson for the next.  When he meets Raylene, he finally has to figure out how to be himself.  With all the experience has had reading people, she is the one person he can not understand.

Together, Cam, Albertina and Raylene make a formidable team.  They almost seem like the family none of them has.

Short for Chameleon is a fun story that will have you eagerly flipping pages to find out what happens next but at the same time wishing that that the story wouldn't end.  This is the first book that I have read by author Vicki Grant and it won't be my last.  

Cover image courtesy HarperCollins Canada.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from Indigo Books and Music in exchange for an honest review.


1 comment:

Carole said...

Hi Heather, so glad you brought this on over. Sounds like fun. Cheers from carole's chatter