Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Review: Between the Lines by Tammara Webber

Between the Lines by Tammara WebberBetween the Lines by Tammara Webber - Seventeen-year-old actress Emma is starring in her first major film role, opposite Hollywood It Boy Reid. The exclusive nightclubs, snapping photographers and screaming fans are a normal part of life for Reid but it's all new to Emma. The rest of the cast befriend her but Emma can't help feeling out of her depth. She's grateful to fellow actor Graham for his friendly support and thinks maybe he's interested in something more - until she sees him sneaking out of beautiful Brooke's room one night...

Reid has no holds barred in his pursuit of Emma; he loves the thrill of the chase but he's also experiencing something new. Could he be genuinely falling for his co-star?
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After reading and falling in love with Easy, I knew I would be reading every book by Tammara Webber I can get my hands on. So I was over the moon when Between the Lines arrived and jumped right in. And I was far from disappointed - Between the Lines is amazing!

Emma has landed one of the starring roles in a teen remake of Pride and Prejudice. Her favourite book, she doesn't expect much from the movie she feels won't do the novel justice. The last thing she expects is to catch the eye of Reid Alexander, hottest young movie star in Hollywood, who is playing her co-star. Is he really into her, or is she just the girl he plans to be the next notch on hid bedpost? Although she is hugely attracted to Reid, the lovely and supportive Graham, who is playing one of the side chatacters, has also caught her eye. He seems to be interested too, but he seems to have something going on with Brooke Cameron, the most beautiful girl in Hollywood. Wires are easily crossed by all when you have to read between the lines.

As soon as you start reading, it's obvious that this is a novel by Webber. The tone to her writing - her writing voice - will be easily recognisable to those who have read Easy, despite the different subject matters. I was originally worried about whether or not I would enjoy Between the Lines, simply because big headed Hollywood stars who keep their heads up their backsides isn't really my thing. Thankfully, most of the characters - and there are quite a few - aren't like that. They're just normal people who's job happens to be acting. Sure, there's Reid, who is a bit of a bad boy, and thinks himself a ladies man, but as Between the Lines is told through both his and Emma's points of views, he doesn't seem all that bad. Even Brooke isn't as much of a cow as Emma expected her to be. Reid is pretty much the only guy who fits what worried me, but only slightly. He has his own issues going on at home, and he's so likable really, despite his behaviour.

There are secrets a-plenty in Between the Lines, and we get to look at various relationships. Although they're different, that's the one thing Easy and Between the Lines has in common; the focus on the romance. There is a lot of sexual tension, and a number of "will they, won't they?" moments, but, in my opinion, Between the Lines is more romance than it is steamy, and that's no bad thing. Despite what everyone thinks, Reid does have a heart, it's just he has experienced some things in his life that have made him the way he is. Graham is the sweetest guy, but he acts like he's interested one minute, then like he just wants to be friends the next, all the while coming in and out of Brooke's hotel room. I was so intrigued to find out what was going on with him, because what you see and how Graham acts just didn't add up. And poor Emma is caught in between these two guys and she's never really sure what the other is feeling.

Between the Lines boasts an awesome array of characters in the actor who are playing the other roles in the movies. MiShaun and Meredith are great friends to Emma, Brooke is incredibly surprising, Jenna is a sweetie, and Tadd and Quinton are just hilarious! And then there's Emily, Emma's best friend, Emma's parents and Reid's parents. There are a huge number of fantastic, fully formed characters, who have their own lives and add their own complications to the main plot. As awesome as Emma, Reid and Graham are, you can't help but love all the other characters too, and I really hope we get to see them in future novels, even though filming is now over!

Between the Lines is a brilliant, fun, exciting romance, and one I highly recommend! It could be read as a stand alone, but it is the first in a four book series that continues in Where You Are, which will be released on 14th March. I am so excited! Such an awesome story! Tammara Webber is fast becoming one of my favourite authors!

Thank you to Penguin for the review copy.



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Published: 14th February 2013
Publisher: Penguin
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