I adored the story of Leigh and Croy!!
Before I can jump into my love for this story? I need to give their backstory. Growing up, Leigh’s best friend Aubrey was Croy’s sweetheart. The three were incredibly close. And then life happened. And now Leigh is back home.
I think what I loved the most about this book? The ease of their relationship. Sure, they tiptoed around the romance for awhile – but you could tell that they had a genuine affection for one another and it was just meant to be. (Sure, there was some great tension – but you always knew there would be a happily ever after!)
And? Of course there’s all the stuff I love about Shannon Stacey books! A little bit of humor in the right places, great tension mixed in with a realistic romance, and you couldn’t wait for these two to get their Happily Ever After!
If you’ve never read a Shannon Stacey novel? Holiday with a Twist is the perfect place to jump in!
*I received this book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review from Netgalley.
My Unscripted Life
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Lauren Morrill Published by Random House Children's Books
on 2016-10-11 Genres: Film
, New Experience
, Performing Arts
, Social Themes
, Young Adult Fiction Pages:
288 Source: Netgalley Goodreads
Perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Smith and Huntley Fitzpatrick, you'll love this funny and sweet contemporary romance about a Southern girl ready for a ho-hum summer until she meets the boy of her dreams who happens to be an international pop star. Sometimes love stories go off script. Another sultry Georgia summer is about to get a lot hotter. Dee Wilkie is still licking her wounds after getting rejected by the precollege fine arts program of her dreams. But if she'd gone away, she wouldn't have been around to say yes to an unbelievable opportunity: working on the set of a movie filming in her small Southern town that just happens to be starring Milo Ritter, the famous pop star Dee (along with the rest of the world) has had a crush since eighth grade. It's not like Dee will be sharing any screen time with Milo--she's just a lowly PA. And Milo is so disappointingly rude that Dee is eager to stay far away from him. Except after a few chance meetings, she begins to wonder if just maybe there's a reason for his offensive attitude, and if there's more to Milo than his good looks and above-it-all Hollywood pedigree. Can a relationship with a guy like Milo ever work out for a girl like Dee? Never say never. . . .
Searching Netgalley one afternoon I saw the cover of My Unscripted Life and thought “how adorable” and once I started reading the description and saw “Perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Smith and Huntley Fitzpatrick,” I knew I HAD to read this book ASAP! (And holy wow!!! Was my gut reaction right!) In fact? It’s a ‘one-sitting’ kind of book! I could NOT put it down! (I should’ve known – I absolutely adored Morrill’s Being Sloan Jacobs!
I don’t even know where to start reviewing this book, because THE FEELS!!! I loved Dee and her relationship with Naz, her best friend. In fact, if I had one complaint? It’s that we didn’t have enough of that. Although, I understand that Naz had to leave for the summer so that Dee could find her own way! (And find Milo!)
And Milo? **SWOON** Need I say more?? Who hasn’t had the fantasy of your favorite singer/actor/famous person just popping into your life?? And then to have him be amazing and perfect and dark and mysterious all at once? COME ON! He’s perfect!
Then, let’s add in the movie set! I’m a sound geek. Literally. My ‘day job’ is as an Audio Engineer – I’m a “sound guy” minus the whole guy thing. And I have always said I wished I’d gotten into it sooner, so that I could have done more! So seeing the tech side of the movie industry? Had me geeking out all over the place!
See? I feel like I didn’t tell you anything! But I’m writing this at 3am, about an hour after I finished reading it. I can’t sleep because my brain keeps playing through the book. I loved it so much!! And as the snipped says? Fans of Jennifer L. Smith and Huntley Fitzpatrick will be thrilled with this story!