Alright y'all, final review of the night. Here we go!
Between the Lines is the first in the Between the Lines series by Tammara Webber. Here's the Goodreads description:
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.
This book just didn't do it for me. I couldn't get into the characters, and the writing was atrocious. I didn't feel like the POVs matched the characters' ages. I understand that some of them have been in the spotlight for a long time and have had to grow up, but this was just ridiculous. The only character I liked was Emma, and even she got on my nerves a lot.
Plus, I was honestly uncomfortable with how free Ms. Webber was about the "sex, drugs, rock and roll" lifestyle celebrities lead. I just didn't like reading about it.
Looks like this latest list is up, tune into my next post to see what literary adventures I'll be reading next!
Until next time, viva la literature!