Monday, November 5, 2012

BOOK REVIEW:Between the Lines by Tammara Webber (Between the Lines #1)

Publication Date: April 29, 2011
Synopsis (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.



I luckily won in an ebook giveaway and I chose the book from the choices. I've been looking for a copy of the book for a long time now so I was so happy when I finally have a copy!

The blurb is a bit long and descriptive so most probably, you know what to expect from the book other than how the story flows.

It was narrated in two POVs- Reid and Emma. Reid is the typical bad boy who likes girls, good-looking and with great acting career. He's also somewhat a jerk and he's made some bad decisions throughout the book. On the other hand, Emma is a small town girl who likes to act on stage compared in front of the camera. She's the perfect kind of girl,but shy, who wants to please people. She also made a fair share of some good and bad decisions but she matured and became likable. The other guy in the triangle is Graham. He's kind,good-looking and mysterious. He's a bit reserved which I understood when I read the last parts of the book. Out of the three, he's the best character for me. I wished he I can read some of his thoughts to figure him out. All of them have their own personal issues so just be open-minded when you read the book.

NOT SO GOOD:I'm a bit disappointed on how the story flowed. There were a lot of issues concerned in the story- career,family,friendship and love. I just think that there's a better way of putting those together and most of it were predictable. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed reading the book! 

GOOD: A great thing about it is that I'm not expecting the twist from the book. Before I even read the book, I convinced myself who two of those three will end up together or if there will be a one. And I'm so glad how the first book ended!

VERDICT:If you're into Contemporary YA/Teen Romances, I'd recommend this book to you. Although I have a low rating on the book,I'd still read the sequel! 


Memorable Quotes:

“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?” 

“What do you say when the feelings don't fit into words?” 

1 comment:

  1. Though not perfect, it sounds pretty good. I have seen it around and have been wondering if it is good or not. Great review.


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