Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Series Review - Between The Lines by Tammara Webber

* I am only going to put the summary for the first one, as not to spoil for those who haven't read these.


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.


I took a chance with the first novel, which sounded right up my alley.  You never know with self pubbed authors what you will get.  I have even looked up various ones on Goodreads before buying, finding solid 4 star reviews, only to be totally disappointed and left wondering if the author had friends go and rate their books high.  But anyways.  I paid $2.99 for each e-book and was totally thrilled.  These books are amazing.  Why, you ask?  Firstly, they are very well written.  Secondly, characterization is impecable.  Lastly, the last book!  I'm not going to spoil anything, but DAMN the last book is hot.  Be forewarned, these books are mature.  I'm thinking 14+.  There's quite a bit of drinking, sexual inuendos, and swear words throughout these.  And in the last book, there are quite a few sexual scenes.  And might I add, fantastically done sexual scenes.

The characters in this series are spot on.  I honestly enjoyed each and every one of them except Graham.  He's not really a main protag, but still.  Reid was fantastic.  I feel Webber nailed him on the head with the stereotypical Hollywood-bad-boy-with-ridiculously-good-looks-whose-shit-doesn't-stink attitude.  I normally don't like those type of characters, but Reid was just so well done and sweet underneath the exterior that you couldn't help but just love him.  Emma was a realistic and down to earth character who made a decision about her Hollywood career that would be best for her.  Gotta love her for staying true to herself.  And Dori.  Tough as nails Dori.  Good girl Dori.  I  loved her.  She complemented Reid well and was down to earth, stubborn, and the total opposite of everything Reid is.

All these are available in e-book form only (I believe).  They are available for both Nook and Kindle.

4.5 out of 5 stars (series)

1 comment:

  1. So true that with self-pubbed you never know what you'll get. That's why it's great that bloggers like yourself can help everyone separate the wheat from the chaff!