Thursday 28 February 2013

Between The Lines by Tammara Webber

For Review: Penguin
Published: 14 February

From Goodreads: When Hollywood It Boy, Reid Alexander, arrives on location to shoot his next movie, his goals are the same as always—film another blockbuster hit and enjoy his celebrity status to the fullest while doing so. His costar is a virtual unknown with whom he had blazing hot chemistry during her auditions. The universe is lining up nicely to grant whatever he wants, as usual, until he’s confronted with unexpected obstacles on location like a bitter ex-girlfriend and a rival for the first girl to spark his genuine interest in years.

Emma Pierce just got her big break after more than a decade of filming commercials for grape juice, department stores and tampons, and more recently, bit parts in made-for-TV movies. Nailing the lead role in a wide-release film sent her agent, father and stepmother into raptures, and should have done the same for her. The Problem? Emma is experiencing a building desire to be normal, and starring in a silly, modernized adaptation of one of her favorite novels—opposite the very hot Reid Alexander—isn’t going to advance that aspiration.

Graham Douglas doesn’t fear playing the part of a nerdy dimwit; when it comes to choosing film roles, if it pays, he’ll do it. Besides, his friend Brooke Cameron snatched up the role of the bitchy hot girl and could use his help as a buffer, because her ex is the star. Graham has no problem keeping a handle on the situation, until he finds himself attracted to Reid’s costar, Emma, the girl Reid is pursuing full-throttle with his standard arsenal of charm, good looks and arrogance.

Having absolutely adored Easy when I read it last year I had high expectations for this one!  While this has a different feel to Easy, everything I loved about that book is present here too.  I really enjoyed it.  And I really liked the setting.  Being completely obsessed with TV and films this was definitely my kind of story.

The story is narrated by Emma and Reid. Got to love dual narration!  Emma I loved straight away, Reid took a while!  I'm not sure that he completely won me over but there is definitely something there - something intriguing and something promising I think.

The story for me was really Emma's story.  Even Reid's narration seemed to focus more on her - although it does touch on his home life which goes some way in explaining why he is the way he is.  But it felt, to me at least, as if the focus was more on her. 

I loved Graham!  Totally and utterly (and even more at the end!)  I also really liked Brooke - and how first impressions of her are not what she is like at all! Oh and Tadd!  Loved him.  In fact, I loved them all!

I have seriously high hopes for this series.  I can't wait to read the next book (more Graham!) and am looking forward to (I believe) Reid's story in book 3.  And do I spy a book 4 on Goodreads? I hope so!  I think I'm addicted!

1 comment:

Michelle Fluttering Butterflies said...

Ooh. I'm really hoping to get to this book in the next few weeks. I loved Easy so I have high expectations for this one :)


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