Title: Between the Lines
Author: Tammara Webber
Published: April 29th 2011
Series: Between the Lines (Book #1)
Source: I purchased a kindle copy from Amazon
Blurb from Goodreads: The first of an irresistible series about hot teen actors by Tammara Webber, author of the New York Times-bestseller Easy.
Seventeen-year-old actress Emma is starring in her first major film role, opposite Hollywood It Boy Reid. The exclusive nightclubs, snapping photographers and screaming fans are a normal part of life for Reid but it's all new to Emma. The rest of the cast befriend her but Emma can't help feeling out of her depth. She's grateful to fellow actor Graham for his friendly support and thinks maybe he's interested in something more - until she sees him sneaking out of beautiful Brooke's room one night . . .
Reid has no holds barred in his pursuit of Emma; he loves the thrill of the chase but he's also experiencing something new. Could he be genuinely falling for his co-star?
My thoughts: I think I just found my next favorite author.
This is brilliant! I loved every single page. I loved how Raid is beyond cute and famous and a womanizer but at the same time, has had a complicated life and he can feel just like anyone else, even if he's so much of a jerk to show it.
Emma is pretty and smart... struggling to find herself in a world where everyone wants to be someone else.
The story is narrated in first person, shifting points of view from Emma to Reid, which is great because you get to understand what they think of each other and how they see the world.
Graham is kind of mysterious, smart and handsome but there's always something about him along the entire book and you have to wait until the very end to find out what it is.
And what a twist! I surely didn't expect THAT! You have to read it to find out!
Brooke... This is a complicated character. She's the queen B and is bitchy and most of the time you want to slap her in the face, but she has had a hard time too, so you try to relate and understand where that attitude come from.
I was captivated by the story from the very beginning. I was saving it for later for a long time in my kindle shelf and now I'm glad I finally got to read it because this is definitely a MUST-READ.
I loved the writing because is light and familiar and captivating at the same time. I couldn't resist to the idea of a book about Hollywood and movies and fame.
This author has something that makes me giggle like a crazy person while reading her books. I was so immerse in the story that I may as well be a part of it.
I would recommend it for: Absolutely everyone. Even if you don't like YA so much, this is captivating, I'm sure you would find something to like about it.
“But even if you have what everyone else wants- if it isn't what you want, it isn't what you want”
“What do you say when the feelings don't fit into words?”
“That's how they say it: He loves you in his own way. Well, what about my way? What if I need for him to love me in my way?”
“No offense to hot girls everywhere- but newsflash- there are hot girls everywhere.”
“But the scars are always there, waiting for something to poke them.”
“I try to be rational and suppress the hope that this is for real, but hope has a way of closing its eyes to reason and it just keeps growing. ”
“I don't know why it's so hard for me to say those three words. Most guys throw it around like breath, like bait.”
About the author:
I write romantic Mature Young Adult / New Adult fiction.
EASY is my newest contemporary stand-alone novel. BETWEEN THE LINES is my contemporary series.
Reading was one of my first and earliest loves, and writing soon followed. My first book was about a lost bear, but my lack of ability as an illustrator convinced me to abandon that effort and concentrate on passing 3rd grade. I wrote sad romantic poetry in high school and penned my first half-novel when I was 19, for which I did lots of research on Vikings (the marauders, not the football team). It was accidentally destroyed when I stuffed it into the shredder at work.
Addictions: coffee and Cherry Garcia frozen yogurt. Also baby carrots, but not with coffee or frozen yogurt, because that would be disgusting. I love shopping for earrings, because they always fit - even if I occasionally forget to work out. I'm a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life.