Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mini Review: Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan

Title: Not in the Script
Author: Amy Finnegan
Series: Book Three in the If Only Series
Published By: Bloomsbury Kids (October 7, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Contemporary
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
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.








The If Only series is quickly becoming my go to series when I want a fun and light read that will bring lots of smiles to my face and lots of the feel good moments we all crave once in a while in a sweet read with characters that are every bit as lovable as they are realistic feeling. 

This is the third book in the series by as many authors and I loved it every bit as much as it's predecessors. 

Jake and Emma were a wonderful couple and I just adored them. I was rooting for them the whole way through their story and loved that this was in dual POV so we got to see both sides of the story.

Bloomsbury has outdone their selves with these fantastic, light read that truly are just so much fun to read. I can't wait for more.






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

24 comments:

  1. I like a good light book like that from time to time. It's always so fun!

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    1. These reads are always fun Melliane and nice to have around to enjoy once in a while for sure.

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  2. I haven't heard of this one and even though I don't usually read light reads I love to read one from time to time so I'll have this one in mind :) Great review, Ali :)

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  3. This is new to me but it certainly sounds good. Great review. I've been out of the loops for a couple of weeks due to illness in the family, so I apologize for not commenting in a while.

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    1. I hope everyone is doing better Ellen!

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  4. This sounds like fun! I'm curious to see the 'real Jake', even though I haven't read this series yet.

    Thanks for the heads up!

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    1. It is a really fun series, one of my favs when I want a light and fun read. :)

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  5. This sounds sweet, and I love when the couple works on so many levels. I have a few series or authors who I go to when i need a sweet story..especially after reading King :)

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    1. Yes definitely a great read for after those darker ones.

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  6. aww this sounds like a light hearted fun read. Bloomsbury does seem to put out quiet a bit of interesting reads

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  7. When I used to write romance, it always frustrated me that publishers said books set in the entertainment industry don't sell--readers don't like them apparently? I never got that--I'm glad young adult and middle grade doesn't feel that way! And I think a lot of writers just self publish or go with smaller publishers to get those stories out there. I wrote category romance, though (Harlequin), so it was all cowboys and pregnant women.

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    1. I love these type of books so I have no idea why they would say that. :(

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  8. This series sounds so fun. I haven't read very much YA contemp lately, but I can definitely see how this would be a good go-to series.

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    1. It is just because of the fun factor and the sweet romances that I always know I will get.

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  9. Awesome review. I love hearing about new great books.

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  10. I can use a light and fluffy read right now. Zombie mode and heavy reads doesn't go together

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    1. LOL yeah, probably not. ;) This is a great palate cleanser for sure!

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  11. I really need a light and fluffy read after all things Wicked, I will have to check this out.

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  12. This sounds like a wonderful and fun read. And with it being just as great as previous reads in the If only series and dual pov, it sounds hard to resist :)

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    1. This series is hard to resist. It is so easy to get hooked on it Kim!

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