Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Not in the Script Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Not in the Script book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $50 gift card and 3 $25 gift cards. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Not in the Script (If Only . . . #3)
Release date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Series: If Only...#3

The If Only romance line continues with this forbidden romance set in Hollywood.

Millions of people witnessed Emma Taylor’s first kiss—a kiss that needed twelve takes and four camera angles to get right. After spending years performing on cue, Emma can’t help but wonder if any part of her life is real anymore . . . particularly her romances. She’s been burned by heartthrobs (and the press) one too many times, but there’s something about Emma’s co-star on her new TV show Coyote Hills that is irresistible. Jake Elliott is gorgeous, smart and actually cares about Emma’s charitable foundation. But she’s sworn off on-set relationships. They always end badly . . . don’t they?

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

My Rating: 5 Roses

A delightfully sweet, light, and utterly adorable YA read, Not in the Script was absolutely fantastic. It was fun, romantic, and entirely enjoyable from start to finish. Loved it!

Emma was a wonderful heroine, one that was easy to relate to. She was kind, smart, and a truly likable character, but with a flaw that made her more realistic: she had a tendency to people-please. She thought of everyone else's happiness first and her own last, which caused a few problems for her. But, over the course of the book, she learned to go after her own happiness and became stronger. I thought she was a great heroine.

Jake was ADORABLE! Ooh, I just loved him! More inclined to the workings of business than show business, he took the modeling and acting jobs to care for his family and it was obvious that he was deeply loyal to them. And he cared about Emma enough that he was willing to wait for her. He was just wonderful and I adored him.

The romance was just lovely. Emma and Jake were so sweet together and the chemistry between them led to some swoon-worthy moments. Despite all the obstacles that they had to work out, they were a perfect couple.

The plot moved quickly and I was hooked the entire way through. I really liked how the acting component was included. It wasn't all glamour, but also hours of work and I liked that it showed both sides. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely.

Not in the Script was a fantastic YA contemporary romance that I totally loved. It was light, sweet, and an absolutely delight. YA lovers, this is a book you won't want to miss.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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About the Author:
Amy Finnegan writes her own stories because she enjoys falling in love over and over again, and thinks everyone deserves a happy ending. She likes to travel the world—usually to locations where her favorite books take place—and owes her unquenchable thirst for reading to Jane Austen and J.K. Rowling. Her debut novel, NOT IN THE SCRIPT (Bloomsbury, Oct 2014), came about after hearing several years of behind-the-scenes stories from her industry veteran brother. She’s also been lucky enough to visit dozens of film sets and sit in on major productions such as Parks and Recreation, andParenthood.

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