Published on April 29, 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.
Author recommendation: Mature teens+ (language/drinking/sexual situations)
This book was a fantastic love story that had a lot of depth and lessons for young women to be learned.
Emma was a shy, innocent young woman until she was sort of forced into being a lead role in a major film. She had learned a lot about love and a lot about herself. I was very proud of her and the way she would not give into what she really wanted. Not many girls would be able to do that. She had high values and did not care what anyone thought about them.
Reading about Reid had saddened me. I felt it was maddening that he had finally fell in love, but threw it all away due to his “bad boy” image.
This book gives you two point of views switching between Emma and Reid. I must admit that I enjoyed Reid a lot. There was a distinct difference in the writing style between the two characters that is easy to pick up right away. Reid was rough and tough while Emma was innocent and pure.
I felt that Emma had fallen into the arms of the right man for her by the end of the book. There is a little shock given to the reader towards the end which will explain a lot of unanswered questions. I can’t wait to see where the road leads for these characters in the next book, Where You Are, due out in October, 2011.
“What girls? I haven’t noticed any girls,” I say, and she laughs again.
“Well, I’ve noticed one girl. And I haven’t been able to see or care about any of the others lately.
They might as well be invisible.”