So much romance, so much Hollywood gossip, so much fun. Lights, camera, love! Table of Content 1. Title Page 2. Welcome 3. Dedication 4. Epigraph 5. Chapter 1 6. Chapter 2 7. Chapter 3 8. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her hometown for a bustling film 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. Not unless they're asexual and he's not. Besides that the book was honestly fine. I kept reading hoping she would chose Jordan 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! It's a super easy read and it did keep my attention but it's not the kind of book I will ever reread. Famous in Love was a really quick, easy read.
I read about the first half of it one sitting and only stopped because I made myself go to bed since I had work in the morning. Requisite love triangle angst ensues. Paige was a mostly likable character. Throughout the whole book she stayed pretty grounded and while she did realize her life was going to change, she never really let the idea of fame get to her head.
While she still has a lot of growing up to do, I think she did get a good start during the course of the book and I appreciated that. I was kind of ambivalent about the love triangle. I liked how easy-going Rainer was and that he really did seem to want to help Paige navigate the business and take care of her. I never felt the connection between them that Paige was always talking about.
Another thing that kind of threw me off a bit was how large parts of the plot were just skipped over. Overall, I did enjoy Famous in Love. I wanted something light and fun and this definitely fit the bill. I enjoyed the behind the scenes look at making a movie and the Hawaiian setting fun fact, when I was very young I lived on Maui for a couple years where the movie set is and it was the perfect bit of escapism I was looking for.
Overall Rating out of 5 : 3. Famous in Love , a young-adult contemporary romance, was a really quick read. The writing style, although sometimes a bit repetitive in the sense of using the same adjectives for the same things over and over again , was easy to follow. The setting Hawaii! Although I'm not that into love triangles, the relationships didn't feel l Famous in Love , a young-adult contemporary romance, was a really quick read. Although I'm not that into love triangles, the relationships didn't feel like insta-love.
The book doesn't lack in hot guys to choose from, either. I wasn't really rooting for either of them, though, so the ending left me feeling pretty indifferent. I'm ready to bet on how this whole things ends for the three of them. Their story is basically the story of Locked characters. Overall, it was pretty entertaining. Oct 03, Lori added it Shelves: did-not-finish , read-in , contemporary. I'm pulling the plug on this one for now and calling it a DNF. I just can't get into it. At all.
I don't like the characters, I don't like the relationships that are happening, I don't believe that she's the one they would pick for this role nor do I like that we completely missed out on the anticipation of the auditions and the excitement of getting the role, and I just don't really care what happens. I wanted to be able to appreciate this for the fluffy, fun romance that it was but all I could I'm pulling the plug on this one for now and calling it a DNF.
I wanted to be able to appreciate this for the fluffy, fun romance that it was but all I could think about what how much it felt like a peek at what was going on behind the scenes during the filming of Twilight.
The high-profile YA book turned movie, a love triangle, and a bunch of things that I just don't care about. I hope that maybe someday I'll be able to pick this back up and enjoy it for what it is, but today is not that day.
I hope you guys can enjoy it more than I did! Apr 18, Paige Illegal in 3 Countries marked it as abandoned Shelves: arc , bea , has-my-name-on-it. Book: "I swear the elements sort of fold at Rainer's whim.
I've seen it turn from pouring rain to blasting sun in a matter of seconds when he walks out onto the beach. Noah has powers in Locked. The weather does funny stuff when he's around. Rainer and his character have a lot in common. That's just kinda something Hawaii does. Five miles took me from a hotel with a permanent rain cloud hanging over it to a beach with no sign of rain clouds in sight and friggin' rainbows Book: "I swear the elements sort of fold at Rainer's whim.
Five miles took me from a hotel with a permanent rain cloud hanging over it to a beach with no sign of rain clouds in sight and friggin' rainbows everywhere. Trust me, the weather don't give a damn about your boy toy.
This was the definition of mediocre. And I knew that, like most of these stories, it probably wouldn't end well. This really is guilty pleasure territory though I somewhat hate that term because it's so entertaining while at the same time it's so horribly bad. To be fair, the first half of Famous in Love is really strong, and I was enjoying myse 2 stars I don't think there will ever come a day when I'm NOT interested in a teenage celebrity romance story.
To be fair, the first half of Famous in Love is really strong, and I was enjoying myself immensely. Paige is a nobody who somehow lands the lead role in the movie adaptation of a massive YA book trilogy. She knows hardly anything about the business and, as such, is kind of innocent and naive. But her co-star, playing one angle of the book's love triangle, Rainer, is experienced and sweet and helps her navigate this strange new world of movie sets, paparazzi, and tabloid mania.
Soon it seems he's quite interested in her. She's a bit hesitant, but she can't help but develop a crush on him. Meanwhile she's also struggling with her crush back home, whom she's separated from while on set. They're moving on with their lives and drifting apart. I was engrossed in her story and it was compulsively readable.
When things start to advance with Rainer, I was on board. I was mostly reading this for the swoons, and I will admit that Serle can write an engaging romance with heaps of chemistry. The problem is that she makes this book almost a parody of itself, because then Jordan, playing the other angle of the triangle, comes in and in no time he and Paige also develop a certain attraction.
And now there's a love triangle behind the scenes. Even worse, the sweet guy in the movie is dark and mysterious in real life, and the mysterious guy in the movie is the sweet one on set.
Paige gets tugged in both directions and on top of all that, there's also the question of whether Rainer is really such a good guy, or just a fame whore. Personally, I think he's just a controlling asshole. To be fair, Paige does have a certain chemistry with both leads, so when your nose is buried in the book and you're reading at lightspeed, it's easy to get caught up in the swoons.
But it's just so. And the sap. Oh god. But when you think about this whole story at a distance, why would Paige even put herself in this position? As someone who wants to make it as an actress so badly, you should be avoiding on set romances as much as possible, and she should be really wary of celebrity romances. They're such great actors on set, who says they're not acting in real life?
And I believe they kind of are. Which means both guys have like three layers of identity, which is just, ugh, my brain hurts. It didn't make sense either that the director was so paranoid about their relationships.
Anyone in Hollywood would JUMP at the opportunity of your movie couple getting together in real life. Think of all that free publicity! I'm still firmly of the belief that this happened with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, at least for part of the Twilight era.
What it really comes down to is this. There is romance and it can make you swoon. There are really nice kissing scenes, and I loved the experience of seeing a YA film adaptation get made and all the strings that come attached to that. Though, seriously, it sounds like the whole movie only had 3 people in it, so I wouldn't care to actually watch it in real life.
It sounds like a fucking boring story tbh. But the romance is essentially a love triangle of instalove spawned by another love triangle. At times it seemed she was going to show a backbone, but then it just gets so hackneyed and all is lost again. Summing Up: I wanted to like this so badly, and at first I did. It's compulsively readable, and there are some swoons.
I like the behind the scenes peek at the YA movie industry though. Qualitatively this book is not very good, but I really enjoyed It's the first in a trilogy, and to be honest, in spite of my lackluster rating, I could see myself picking up the sequels on a rainy day.
Those are the kinds of reminders I want. The ones other people can see. Jake slings his arm over my shoulder. And those books were just about horny angels. I do, just not in the same way I read screenplays. Some of them I even know by heart, and folding the first page back is kind of like hearing the first few notes of your favorite song on the radio. The one you know all the words to. When I was younger I used to recite lines in front of my bedroom mirror. Sometimes I still do.
I glance at my watch, a gift from Jake for my fifteenth birthday. It has Mickey Mouse on the face, and his gloved hands mark the hour and minute. Jake had it engraved:. From the cat to the mouse. Sometimes I imagine us. We never have been. The pay is decent, and it never gets too crowded. She can never figure out how to close one eye at a time. I mean, there are a lot of things I love. Like that she. I love that she always used to tell me when I had something stuck in my braces. We have no secrets.
We never have. Jake gives me a little salute, Cassandra plants a wet kiss on my cheek, and the two of them dart toward the exit. I know that the odds of. I feel a little. Like this time. Like after this weekend, everything might be different. I can hear my niece, Annabelle, crying as soon as I walk in the door. Her sheer unwillingness to be ignored is actually kind of impressive. My sister, Joanna, comes running down the stairs, Annabelle tucked underneath her arm like a football. Her face is red, and her hair looks damp.
You okay? My sister and I are the two siblings left in the house. Both of our older brothers have moved out. My sister ignores the question and looks me up and down. She had this huge belly at her high school graduation, and yet she was instructing me on how to clean my room and how not to come home after curfew. As if becoming a mom made her my mom, too. I shrug. She eyes me. Joanna picks herself up off the couch and snatches Annabelle out of my hands.
Joanna sighs. Annabelle waves as they go, her hand like a duck beak, a tear rolling down her cheek. After they leave, the house is dead silent. The quiet feels strange to me. When I was growing up, our house was filled with kids, and the older I got, the more people were around. My brothers always had friends over, and by the time I got to fifth grade, Joanna was already attached to Bill. I hoist my bag on my shoulder and plod my way upstairs.
Printed across the top of the page are the words O pen C asting C all for. They give me goose bumps. Like maybe that could be me up there. That someday people might know my name, even recognize me. That feeling of possibility. Of the fact that right here and right now, everything could change. Why not me? My cell phone lights up. I think I fell asleep halfway through. The truth is I did nothing but play thumb war with myself behind the register.