Monday, July 16, 2012

The Accidental Movie Star by Emily Evans ~ Review

Source: Purchased eBook

My Summary:

Ashley was looking for a fun job to pad her college applications for the summer before your senior year.  What she got was a gorgeous movie star stealing her tea.  Yeah is sounds good, but when her comments about his kissing scene earn her the task of teaching him how to kiss things get complicated.  Oh he knows how to kiss already, very well thank you very much.  As his attention become more focused on Ash, she should be watching her back.  Not everyone is happy about  Things never work with stars anyway, do they?

My Thoughts:

3 stars - A fast read that I found funny and frustrating. 
Let me start with what I liked.  I loved the premise for this story.  Intern and star fall for each other while filming a blockbuster movie.  Love that idea.  Totally fun.  I actually liked the plot.  It wasn't as full as I think it should have been, but I got the gist of what the author had going.  I liked it.  It had all the parts in place.  It just lacked some depth.  

While I very much loved the idea for this story and found a lot to laugh at, I also found the scenes too random.  What I mean is that an interesting situation would come up putting our two main characters together only to end abruptly with little to no explanation of what happened.  For example, they are caught on a beach by a photographer in a near kiss.  Scene ends and we go to tomorrow.  They drove there together and would have had to drive back together.  What happened?  Now I don't need every detail because the book would be too long.  I wouldn't have cared except it was the norm throughout the book.  Another example is a night they are on location filming.  Make-out session ends in injury.  End scene and go to the next day.  WHAT HAPPENED?  I guess what I didn't get was the down time where Ashley thought about her feeling for this guy or whatever.  At one point, Caz said something to indicate they were together and I'm like - you are?  Sometimes days or weeks would pass by and very little was given about what happened during that time.  The problem this presented for me was that I didn't connect with the characters.  When they were apart, I didn't care that she was upset.  I'm still not sure that Caz was upset when they were apart, which leads me to the other problem I had with the book.  It was completely from Ashley's POV until almost the end and then there were some random sections from Caz.  I really had a hard time with that it was way too random for my taste.

So why did this book get 3 stars?  The very hot chemistry between Ash and Caz.  I featured this book in a Swoon Thursday last week and yeah it has that down pat.  That part of the story rocked!

I'm sure others would disagree with me.  Here's a review that gave this book 5 stars and called it amazing.


  1. Sounds... interesting! The romance parts sound quite good, but random scenes annoy me too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! :) x

  2. I loved this book. There were flaws around, but I loved it. I read it like 4 more times straight after I finished the first time. LOL. Thanks for the review!

    Alyssa <3

  3. It sounds like this book was lacking a lot. I hate when it seems like there are large amounts of time unaccounted for. And that is weird about random POV's just popping up towards the end. The romance sounds awesome, but I think I would be annoyed with a lot of the book. Great review!!

  4. I was waiting got this review after the swoon/tease the other day. Good info!

  5. You know me. And based on the premise, the story sounds perfect! Like, I would be sooooo on board with the story. But when I hear about the randomness of the plot and unresolved scenes, it does put me off.
    I think I'll still read The Accidental Movie Star, but I'm not in a rush.
    Great review!

  6. Sounds like a book I might read at some point. Thanks for the review.

  7. First time seeing this book, but I think you raised some great points. I've read a fair share of random-events books too!! They're mixed up sometimes, as a reader, it's really disorienting. Anyway, the premise does sound like it has potential. Great review!!

    Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian