Book Review: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle


Synopsis from the back cover:

When seventeen-year-old Paige Townsen gets plucked from obscurity to star in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes practically overnight. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her hometown for a bustling movie set on the shores of Maui, and she is spending quality time with her costar Rainer Devon, one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive. But when troubled star Jordan Wilder lands the role of the other point in the movie’s famous love triangle, Paige’s crazy new life begins to resemble her character’s.

My Review

I love the ending for this first part of the trilogy.  I had to re-read the prologue to make sure I understand which guy she chooses at the end.   Because of this twisted ending, I can not wait to read the second book in the series to see how this lie will affect Paige’s public image, friendship and the relationships with both Rainer and Jordan.   I also want to see how becoming famous will change her life.

It’s a young adult love triangle story, so it gets a little boring in the middle.  While reading the whole time, I was thinking is the author putting the Twilight Saga (main boy is little older/taller and the other boy comes off as the bad boy) in the Lost setting and did not realize “Locked” ,the book series that is being made into the three movies in the book, is a real novella by the same author in a different pen name.

Besides the love story part, Paige’s acting career is down to earth.  She has to work hard to get the part and practices more than other established actors, director would blaming you first before others, getting up early to get hair/make up done 2 to 3 hours before shooting, not enough sleep, filming a movie is different from acting in a theater etc .  It’s not all about partying or just posing prettily, actually I don’t think there is any parties.

3.5 out of 5 stars,

I recommend this book to anyone who likes Twilight and loves behind the scenes gossips/romance.

Received a free copy from Goodreads First Read for this honest review.


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