Author recommendation: Mature teens+ (language/drinking/sexual situations)
Emma has made it to star status. Co-starring with the teen idol, Reid Alexander, she is preparing for publicity shoots and interviews. Production want the rumors of their relationship to stay flying around. But there is no relationship between Emma and Reid. There was last fall when they filmed the movie but it ended and Emma wants to keep it that way. She discovered that Graham, the actor who played the nerd in the movie, isn't attached like she thought he was. AND he is as interested in her as she is in him. Forced to keep their blossoming relationship quiet, they try to build it long distance. But Reid joins forces with Brooke to try and break them up. Brooke schemes to get Graham into her bed throwing Emma back into Reid's. There seems no limit to the lies they will tell to get who they want.
5 stars - a must read
I loved BETWEEN THE LINES. My favorite character was Graham. I literally went from reading that book to this one without so much as getting up from my snuggle chair. And when I saw that I got to read from Graham's POV, I was thrilled. In the first book, it rotated from Emma to Reid's POV. But in this book there were four characters who's thoughts we got to share. Emma and Reid as last time and adding Graham and Brooke. I loved how the different POV added to the .... okay I'll just admit it... the stress of the book. I frequently get VERY attached to certain characters. As you can probably guess, I am very attached to Graham. I love his character. A teenage father with the maturity to insist on keeping his daughter and then following that up with actually raising her well. I just love him. He is such a great guy, always concerned and helping others but ALL male. So when the conniving Brooke set her sights on him, I wanted to gouge her eyes out. And it may have stressed me a little, or maybe you could call it passion. But you know I love that cause that means I love the characters. Emma is adorable. She falls so easily for Brooke's plans and I wanted to shake her a few times. What I really wasn't prepared for was Reid. While I thought he was irritating in the first book, I discovered that there is more to Reid Alexander than he wants to admit to his loyal fans or anyone else. Can't wait to see what happens with that boy in the next book. As for Brooke, well I can't stand the girl. Course that's the point, I think.
The plot is fast paced and passionate. I couldn't put it down and I read it in about a day. If you like YA contemporary then this is a must read.
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