Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Book Review : Between the Lines

Book: Between the Lines
Author: Tammara Webber
Publisher: Self-Published
Date Published: April 29, 2011
Pages: ~300
Source: Kindle
Date Read: May 10, 2011

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.

Summary Taken from Goodreads
Yani's Review:
Mostly when an author approaches me to review their book, it’s for a self-published work. I was very wary of reading them at first, but after reading In The Storm by Karen Metcalf I realized that there are some really great self-published works out there. Yes, they might not be the best edited or the most complete well rounded story, but these authors have amazing potential. Some have even more than just potential; they know how to capture a reader. Between the Lines is one of those stories that makes me wonder how it could have not been picked up by some major publishing companies and for that reason it is this months Spread the Word pick. (This is a feature for self-published or small publisher’s books to Spread the Word about some great but not well known authors and books)

If you have read Jenna and Jonah’s Fauxmance this book will immediately appeal to you. It has that same interesting premise of what it’s really like in an actor’s and actress’s life, and lets just say they don’t have it easy. They have family issues, they have lost people, they have been hurt and that’s what makes this book so great. I really connected with both Reid and Emma. Though this book was not as I thought it would be -four viewpoints- you still get a bit of everyone’s story. You see two parallel lives and you wish the best for both Emma and Reid.

And let me tell you they are funny. Bad boy Reid and sweet Emma, I feel like they are really out there somewhere, their voice was so genuine and real. I loved the distinction when it was Emma’s voice, she described everything and her emotion, while Reid the guy voice was sparse and to the point. Even when Reid was a jerk, I knew where he was coming from. And while I love Reid, I complete fell head over heels for Graham. *Swoon*

I am really excited that there will be a sequel to this book because I can’t wait to read more about Reid, Emma, Graham, and Brooke. This book is seriously a steal and you can find it on Amazon for only $.99 right now! So buy it!

Plot: 5/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Uniqueness: 4/5
Characters: 5/5

Similar Titles:
Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance

Memorable Quotes:

“I move from guarded dislike to I hate this guy.” - Reid

Buy Between the Lines! It's so worth it!!!

1 comment:

Ashley said...

This isn't really my normal type read, but your review definitely makes me want to give it a try! I will definitely have to check this one out!

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