Series: Between the Lines #1
Published by Self Published on August 29, 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
When Hollywood It Boy, Reid Alexander, arrives on location to shoot his next movie, his goals are the same as always—film another 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.
Graham Douglas doesn’t fear playing the part of a nerdy dimwit; when it comes to choosing 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.
This series is such a different feel from Easy and while I liked the book, I didn’t love it like I wanted to. It was a good set up for the other two books. Reid is exactly how you would expect a young famous star to act. Girls falling at his feet. Drinking whenever he wants. Getting whatever he wants, etc. Emma is such a sweetheart. This is first major part and she’s getting caught up in Reid, but is also spending a lot of time with Graham. Reid’s ex and Graham’s friend Brooke is also there, and she’s nothing but trouble. I absolutely loved Graham. He was by far my favorite character.
Each of them have their own issues which can’t help but intersect a bit, especially with Brooke and Reid. Between the Lines is dual POV between Emma and Reid. Reid is particularly self destructive and at times it was very difficult to be in his head.