Nov 1, 2014

Not In Script ( If Only...,#3)

not in script
if  Only...,#3
amy Finnegan

Publisher: Bloomsbury.
Publication Date:October 7,2014
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance
Source: Goodreads|Library.

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.


Wow. Amazing, Beautiful, Sweet. 

Have you ever come across a novel that once you read it, was hard for you to believe it was a debut novel? You found yourself smiling halfway through the book and rooting for the characters? Not In Script was that book for me. The writing was beautiful, most of characters lovable. Even the ones that you didn’t like at first, you found yourself loving towards the end. You could actually see yourself being friends with characters like these in real life. It felt real. I had always loved to read books that dealt with celebrities, television. I have read another one before. Not In Script in a way gave me a glimpse of what actors might go through on daily basics. I’m not actresses but I heard about it from others who acted before. The moment that I read the descriptions of the novel, I was already hooked to the story. That was not compared to the actual story that I read, it was addictive from the first page to the last. I did not want to put the book down. There was always something happening. I loved it. Even after I finished the novel, found myself wondering what would happen with them next. It’s a book that you can’t forget. 

Writing was beautiful. The descriptions, how she portrayed both Emma & Jake’s emotions when they got closer. I even couldn’t seem to dislike Brett & Kimmi. One person I wasn’t too fond of was Emma’s mother, who did act like her manager instead of her mother when she need her mom. Whenever Emma did something, was seen together with Brett. Her mother’s first thought was, what would other people think? How would that make you look? It was always business with her. It’s no wonder that Emma didn’t want to tell her what was going on with Jake, how she felt about him. To me, it felt like Emma seemed to care about others feelings before her own. She set up Jake with Rachel to the premiere though she really liked him. I can only imagine how much it hurt her, to see him with her. I think she should told Rachel how she felt about Jake earlier, from the start and maybe all of the drama that had happened, could be avoided. She should be more concerned of how she feels, not how it make everyone feel. 

Of course I loved Jake & Emma, how could I not? I loved that the book was both from Emma & Jake’s POV. It gave the readers a better glimpse of the both of the characters, what they were thinking, how they were feeling. The reader could also tell how the characters changed by the end of it all. There was chemistry between the two of them, from the moment that the two of them met, even if Emma tried to deny it. Only reason she even tried stay clear of him, was because of Rachel and because they worked together, that could complicate things if it didn’t work out. I can’t really blame her, considering how her other relationships in the past ended up. But it wasn’t long before I figured out how much they cared for another, when they were together, they were happy. The both of them were. The scenes between two of them always had me smiling. I was rooting for them all the way through. Rooting for their happy after. Of course I was smiling towards the end. 

Not In Script was a amazing debut. Amy Finnegan is an author to look out for. I’m eager to see what story she will come with next.


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