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{May 4, 2011}   {Review} Between the Lines by Tammara Webber (Between the Lines #1)

From Goodreads: When Hollywood It Boy, Reid Alexander, arrives on location to shoot his next movie, his goals are the same as always-film another blockbuster hit and enjoy his celebrity status to the fullest while doing so. His costar is a virtual unknown with whom he had blazing hot chemistry during her auditions. The universe is lining up nicely to grant whatever he wants, as usual, until he’s confronted with unexpected obstacles on location like a bitter ex-girlfriend and a rival for the first girl to spark his genuine interest in years.

Emma Pierce just got her big break after more than a decade of filming commercials for grape juice, department stores and tampons, and more recently, bit parts in made-for-TV movies. Nailing the lead role in a wide-release film sent her agent, father and stepmother into raptures, and should have done the same for her. The Problem? Emma is experiencing a building desire to be normal, and starring in a silly, modernized adaptation of one of her favorite novels-opposite the very hot Reid Alexander-isn’t going to advance that aspiration.

Graham Douglas doesn’t fear playing the part of a nerdy dimwit; when it comes to choosing film roles, if it pays, he’ll do it. Besides, his friend Brooke Cameron snatched up the role of the bitchy hot girl and could use his help as a buffer, because her ex is the star. Graham has no problem keeping a handle on the situation, until he finds himself attracted to Reid’s costar, Emma, the girl Reid is pursuing full-throttle with his standard arsenal of charm, good looks and arrogance.


Have you ever read a novel that causes your heart to pound and puts butterflies in your stomach, because it’s so good?  Well, this is one of those novels, and I highly recommend it!  I loved it!  This is just an absolutely fantastic read, and what a beautiful cover!!!  It’s such a refreshing novel too—I’ve never come across a book like this one, focusing on teenage celebrities!  I really enjoyed myself while reading this novel, and as our nation is always so wrapped up in celebrity activities, this is sure to be a pleasing fictitious tale for all.  Webber does a magnificent job creating a novel around such a fascinating topic, and I was glued to the story from the very first page.

The writing style is superb, and I love the way Webber chose to present the story through the back and forth perspectives of the two main characters, Emma and Reid.  By utilizing this writing technique, Webber allows the reader to step into both Emma and Reid’s shoes through their first person narrative, and it’s a breathtaking way to become one with the characters.  I also loved the inside view the reader obtains in regards to what happens on and off the set, as the actors and actresses come together to create movies for the public.  It was really interesting to read—and it’s a topic I’ve wondered about for years!

It’s a true love/coming-of-age story, and the characterization is just beautiful.  While I love to hate a few choice characters within the novel, Webber has portrayed them all realistically, and I found myself connecting with them all as I read.  The love story portion of the novel is also extremely beautiful, even though I occasionally wanted to shake the characters in regards to their choices, and I even found myself yelling at them, aloud, as I read.  I think that’s an aspect that makes the characters so believable, creating a bond between them and the reader.  Webber is an amazing writer, and she’s an up and coming author to watch!  I am very impressed, and excited for the sequel to this novel—I’m on pins and needles!  Pick it up STAT on Amazon!!  Five stars!

5 stars

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Check out all the books in this awesome series!

Between the Lines (#1)

Where You Are (#2)

Good For You (#3)

Here Without You (#4)


Roxanne says:

I love when a story is told from the POV’s of 2 main characters!
Your review really makes me want to read this book

Adrean Garcia says:

I haven’t had a chance to read these but I can’t wait now!!!

I LOVE when you get the story from both characters POV <3 Admittedly it does have to be done right and from your review it is just how I like it!! Great review has convinced me that I am seriously missing out

Ashfa Anwer says:

I’v heard amazing things about this series and I’m dying to get started. loved Easy so much that I’m sure this book is going to be better! Great review.

Roxy says:

This sounds sooooo good! I really don’t know why I haven’t looked into reading this series before. Now I just have to win your giveaway, eh?

Erika says:

I keep hearing how amazing this series is! Can’t wait to read it! Loved Easy! Thanks!

I’ve heard this series is really good and I love that she does alternating perspectives. I always like to have both POVs. Great review.

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