Not in the Script

About the book: Millions of people witnessed Emma Taylor’s first kiss—a kiss that needed twelve takes and four camera angles to get right. After spending nearly all of her teen years performing on cue, Emma wonders if any part of her life is real anymore . . . particularly her relationships.

Jake Elliott’s face is on magazine ads around the world, but his lucrative modeling deals were a poor substitute for what he had to leave behind. Now acting is offering Jake everything he wants: close proximity to home; an opportunity to finally start school; and plenty of time with the smart and irresistible Emma Taylor . . . if she would just give him a chance.

When Jake takes Emma behind the scenes of his real life, she begins to see how genuine he is, but on-set relationships always end badly. Don’t they? Toss in Hollywood’s most notorious heartthrob and a resident diva who may or may not be as evil as she seems, and the production of Coyote Hills heats up in unexpected—and romantic—ways.

This novel in the deliciously fun If Only romance line proves that the best kinds of love stories don’t follow a script. 

My review: I read this book because it was one of last year's Whitney Awards nominees. It was really great! I love Emma, her character is amazing. I love how she is so young, but she knows what she wants, and goes after it, to the point that she moves clear across the country and gets an apartment on her own to be able to star in Coyote Hills. I also love that she's down to earth, she knows that she is going to need something beyond her acting career to get her through the rest of her life, so she takes online college classes during her time off. 

I like Jake too, he's trying his best to take care of his family responsibilities and earn a living as well. Something not a lot of guys his age have to think about. I like that during his parts of the story he felt like a real person, not like some Hollywood star that is all about themselves.

This is a cute, clean romance that you won't want to put down until you've read every last word!

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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