AUTHOR: Amy Finnegan
PUBLICATION: Expected publication: October 7th 2014 by Bloomsbury Childrens
GENRE: YA > Contemporary | Romance
PAGES: 272pages (paperback)
SOURCE: e-arc via publisher (netgalley)
RATING: 4 ★★★★
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Millions of people witnessed Emma Taylor’s first kiss—a kiss that needed twelve takes and four camera angles to get right. After spending nearly all of her teen years performing on cue, Emma wonders if any part of her life is real anymore . . . particularly her relationships.
Jake Elliott’s face is on magazine ads around the world, but his lucrative modeling deals were a poor substitute for what he had to leave behind. Now acting is offering Jake everything he wants: close proximity to home; an opportunity to finally start school; and plenty of time with the smart and irresistible Emma Taylor . . . if she would just give him a chance.
When Jake takes Emma behind the scenes of his real life, she begins to see how genuine he is, but on-set relationships always end badly. Don’t they? Toss in Hollywood’s most notorious heartthrob and a resident diva who may or may not be as evil as she seems, and the production of Coyote Hills heats up in unexpected—and romantic—ways.
This novel in the deliciously fun If Only romance line proves that the best kinds of love stories don’t follow a script.
It is so adorable. SO ASDFGHJKL.
We all need to read books like this often. Not In the Script made me all feel giggly (is that a word) swoony and definitely warmed my heart. Yes, LOVE is such a wonderful thing and yes, it doesn’t follow a script at all!
Emma Taylor is an artist and she’s one of the new stars of the TV show Coyote Hills! As a main protagonist and one of the point of view in this book, Emma is not really hard to like. She’s relatable and genuine. Being inside her head is like a walk in the park, there’s no struggles and I just glide through out the book because her voice is soothing and light. This novel worked out so much for me because the characters are well defined and absolutely likeable. It’s not just Emma, but the whole cast.. the whole crew. Jake is… yeah, I dare you to hate this guy! One chapter and I bet you will lose. This guy is decent and doesn’t have a stain of douchebag syndrome (Ha. Just made that up) Oh he’s not perfect! No one in this book is. But there’s where the character development came in. I love how the two characters fight for their feelings for each other and grow as a character at the same time.
You know those romance that is so grin worthy because it’s just so darn cute and makes you feel like there are butterflies in your stomach? The way the two characters ended up together is indeed slow.. But it was fun to read. In here, no one is aggressive and no one is forcing anything to each other. They had their share of stupid and idiotic things to do as a book character and I love how the author constructed the whole thing towards the end. YES, I am absolutely satisfied.
I have nothings to say about Amy Finnegan’s writing except that it’s excellent. Her words seeps right into me immediately that’s why I didn’t have a hard time reading it when I was 2 to 3 chapters in.
And how cool is that we’re reading how actors do their job and how it all works behind the camera? Yeah, I love that aspect too! I learned new things and it was fun.
Overall, Not In The Script has become a 2014 favorite. It’s fun, it’s sweet and absolutely heartfelt. Its like my grandmother always says, ‘Isn’t it great to be young and in love?‘
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, and Parenthood.