Between the Lines

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Tammara Webber

Narrated By: Kate Rudd

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: October 2012

Duration: 8 hours 50 minutes

Summary:

When Hollywood It Boy, Reid Alexander, arrives on location to shoot his next movie, his goals are the same as always: film anther blockbuster hit, and enjoy his celebrity status to the fullest while doing so. His costar is a virtual unknown with whom he had blazing hot chemistry during her auditions. The universe is lining up nicely to grant whatever he wants, as usual, until he's confronted with unexpected obstacles on location - like a bitter ex-girlfriend and a rival for the first girl to spark his genuine interest in years. Emma Pierce just got her big break after more than a decade of filming commercials for grape juice, department stores and tampons, and more recently, bit parts in made-for-TV movies. Nailing the lead role in a wide-release film sent her agent, father and stepmother into raptures, and should have done the same for her. The Problem? Emma is experiencing a building desire to be normal, and starring in a silly, modernized adaptation of one of her favorite novels - opposite the very hot Reid Alexander - isn't going to advance that aspiration. Indie actor Graham Douglas isn't overly picky when it comes to film roles. If it pays, he'll do it. Besides, his friend Brooke Cameron snatched up the role of the bitchy hot girl and could use his help as a buffer, because her ex is the star. Graham has no problem keeping a handle on the situation, until he finds himself attracted to Reid's costar, Emma, the girl Reid is pursuing full-throttle with his standard arsenal of charm, good looks and arrogance.

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  • Penny Ann Lupton

    I enjoyed this book. It was a little different, in that the story is narrated by the heroine and the hero (not really sure how else to categorize him). It was weird because Reid isn’t all that likeable, and usually if we see the males POV the heroine ends up with him. This was different because we aren’t really routing for Reid in this story. I didn’t want him with Emma and I was just hoping she wasn’t stupid enough to fall for his lines. Instead, I found myself hoping she’d end up with Graham. He was the nice guy, the mystery, and the one she talked to and could open up to. Reid was a fantasy, and the fantasy didn’t live up to the reality. At first, I thought it was strange to see the story from his perspective, but I think it was so readers weren’t fooled by his actions. He does all the right things, for all the wrong reasons. His only goal was to bed Emma. He wasn’t going to use her for a one night stand. She was his costar, so he knew he’d have to sleep with her for a few months before he could dump her. Still, as bad as he was, I think he eventually came to care for Emma. Overall, I was drawn into the teenage angst and wanted to see who Emma would choose. The story has definitely intrigued me enough to keep going.