Author: Stacey Rourke
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 9, 2015
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About Adapted for Film:Aubrey Evans is living every author’s dream; her sizzling romance novel is being turned into a blockbuster film. She would be celebrating this momentous event, if she wasn’t busy fighting over every tiny production detail with the maddeningly cavalier director, Kole Camden.
When news of their heated rivalry hits the gossip columns, drastic measures must be taken to save their sinking project. In an elaborate PR hoax, she is publicly linked to Greyson Meyers, the swoon-worthy star of her movie. A whirl-wind love affair is staged for the couple to mirror the steamy chapters of her own books.
Can the introverted author resist the charms of Hollywood’s sexiest leading man? Or will love find her in the City of Angels?
This book was a lighthearted, easy book that I might’ve categorized as a “beach read” if I didn’t just walk through 8 inches of snow to get into my apartment. Where it fell short for me was in depth…it felt sort of even, and blah.
There weren’t really any true emotional roller coasters, which you may prefer. At first, it felt for me like a refresher after reading so many angsty New Adult romances recently. But after awhile, I felt like I wanted something to hold my breath for, to anticipate.
By the end, I was tired of such a flat story arc and wanted something big and emotional. While the story did begin to move more quickly as the book progressed, there still wasn’t that “wait for it”/”all the cries” feeling that I was starting to miss.
What I did love was how the story was told: with Aubrey telling the story to the reporter. She just told it like such an author, it was adorable. Even if you had seen that hypothetical TV interview without knowing anything about the movie, Aubrey, or her books, I feel like viewers would still know she was a writer. Girl could tell a story!
I found that and several other things highly adorable, which greatly made up for the flat storyline.
About Stacey Rourke:
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012, Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013, & Best Teen Book of 2013
Stacey Rourke lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. Mark your calendars! Her latest literary adventure, Crane, will release May 26, 2014. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this thrilling Legends Saga, as well as other literary projects.