Mar 29, 2012

Mini Review: Between the Lines (Between the Lines, Bk 1) by Tammara Webber

Between the Lines (Between the Lines, #1)Between the Lines (Between the Lines, Bk 1)
Author:  Tammara Webber
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: May 19th 2011

From 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 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 the 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 usually don't read self-published books but I heard so many great things about Between the Lines.  I was surprised in a good way with how much I enjoyed it.

Between the Lines is told from two different perspectives, Emma's and Reid's.  Emma is in her first lead role opposite famous heartthrob Reid in a Pride and Prejudice adaption called School Pride. Emma is a great character, she's yet to be jaded by stardom like Reid. There is a innocence in her that makes you root for her the whole way through.  Reid on the hand is a fella you love to hate.  His womanizing ways and disregard for females makes me think of him as an ass, but then for some reason you kind of want to excuse him...just a little.  I could understand Emma wanting to see the best in him.  Graham, an indie actor, also part of the cast, has it all.  He is definitely a freaking character you crush on.  He's sensitive, respectful, nice and good looking.  What's not to like?  I thought the characters were impressively solid.  As for the story, it was very entertaining and fun.  Maybe a little too long, but all together I enjoyed every minute of Between the Lines.

Goodreads rating:  4 stars (the for reals rating: 3.5 stars)

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