By Laura Lee
Often witty, Identity Theft by Laura Lee tells the tale of, what some might refer to as a burnt out rock star and his young office assistant that would do anything for just a day in the life of the washed up star. And if things go right, he might just get the chance.
Ollie has spent the last 17 plus years living his rock-n-roll persona, Blast. Men want to be like him, women want to be with him. However, he's getting to the point where he'd just like to be Ollie again and settle in to the life of a single dad to his daughter.
Then we have Ethan, the 22-year-old lanky office worker at Blast HQ who finds himself still living in the basement of his mom's house. His life has little to no excitement until the day Ollie asks him to take over handling Blast's social media.
Although unsure of what to expect, he stumbles across one of Blast's admirers who includes a picture in her message to her all-time favorite star., a note of extreme admiration and respect. There is something about her that makes Ethan want to respond differently to hers than the way he’s been responding to the others – a more personal note to hopefully get to know her.
Our leading lady is Candy Travis, a 29-year-old office worker based in San Diego. As with many single ladies, she doesn't see the gem she truly is. But when she receives a response from Blast, her all-time favorite performer, her life will change forever.
The emails begin easy enough, casual get-to-know you type stuff. Ethan is certain to follow Blast’s tour schedule so as to not give himself away to Candy. He makes sure you know a bit of information about each stop on the tour so, again, he can continue the shenanigans about who he was. Although what neither thought might occur from a casual fan/star email relationship definitely occurred. So now what?
It’s here that I leave you because I encourage you to pick up this book for a quick, fun read. Although I’ve never fallen for an artist/author/and the like that I corresponded with via email, it felt like a real possibility. The opportunity to put yourself out there in the way only you want someone to know you, hiding the flaws –-be them physical, social, mental, and so on. How far would you/could you take it? It’s an interesting predicament anyone might truly find themselves in without a whole lot of thought going in to it
What happens with Identity Theft between Ethan, Candy, and (oh yeah! How about the most important “victim”) Ollie? You’re going to have to grab the book and check it out for yourself.