Saturday, May 5, 2018

Famous in Love - Review

It's time for another book review! So let's jump into this book because... I've got a lot to say.

The romantic story of a girl who gets plucked from obscurity to star in the next major feature film franchise based on a book and the ensuing love triangles she gets entangled in on—-and off screen. 

Meet Paige Townsen, Rainer Devon, and Jordan Wilder…

When Paige Townsen, a young unknown, gets cast 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 crowded movie set on the shores of Maui, and is spending quality time with her co-star 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 gets even crazier.

In this coming-of-age romance inspired by the kind of celeb hookups that get clever nicknames and a million page views, Paige must figure out who she is – and who she wants – while the whole world watches.

Paige is your normal everyday 17 year old girl until she goes to a casting call and lands the lead role. She's thrown into a world that she always dreamed of and two dudes who tug at her heart. 

There will be spoilers below because otherwise I won't be able to fully discuss this messy guilty pleasure novel. 

First off, this novel maybe set in a contemporary real world setting but one character is completely not real. Rainer. He's like 22 and he's after a 17 year old girl... and no one seems to care! Her parents aren't calling her and wondering what the heck is going on?! If she was my daughter... Rainer would need to watch his back.

So, pushing the age thing away, something else that made Rainer a completely unrealistic man, because at 22 he's a man. He never once asked Paige for sex. No guy at 22 isn't going to at least bring it up. None. Not unless they're asexual and he's not. 

Besides that the book was honestly fine. I kept reading hoping she would chose Jordan... yeah. Sad.

I mainly read this because I watch the show and rally enjoy it. I wasn't surprised at how much they changed but I was surprised that Jordan was a love interest and not Jake. Seemed like a weird change as I don't like a lot of the things they've done to the TV Jordan, (sleeping with his best friend's mom! I mean... come on!)

 It's a super easy read and it did keep my attention but it's not the kind of book I will ever reread.