BWW Review: ADAPTED FOR FILM by Stacey Rourke
Books about actors is a trope that always piques my interest--and so do books about authors and, well, books When I heard about ADAPTED FOR FILM by Stacey Rourke, a book about actors and authors, I was intrigued!
Aubrey Evans has hit the big time. Her best-selling romance is about to be a major motion picture. Everyone is buzzing because Greyson Meyers has been cast as the male lead. She's protective of her baby, however, and doesn't want to see Hollywood tear it apart and turn it into something completely new. She has several clashes with director Kole Camden over the direction the movie is taking, especially when scenes are removed, re-arranged, or completely altered. News of their clashes begin hitting the Hollywood gossip magazines, and the movie is in trouble--before it's even finished filming. The only way to get it back on track is to have a very public relationship go viral. In her book, Aubrey's main character is an author who falls for an actor on her movie set. It's decided that real-life will mimic the book, and Aubrey the Author will date Greyson the Hollywood Star. Fans go nuts, but Aubrey is in over her head!
I previously enjoyed Rebecca Serle's FAMOUS IN LOVE, which was about a girl cast in the main role of a popular YA book series about to make movie waves. Likewise, ADAPTED FOR FILM is like so many real-life dreams of authors hitting it big with a movie. I wanted to see a book mimic life again. It's fun when it happens in the book world, and still a relatively novel concept. It's definitely a book for readers, for fans of the genre. With the launch of so many major franchises featuring books such as Twilight, The Hunger Games, and, most recently, 50 Shades, readers enjoy going behind the scenes "for real" and seeing what life is like on the set. Books like FAMOUS IN LOVE and ADAPTED FOR FILM will appeal to such readers and are solid wish fulfillment novels.
ADAPTED FOR FILM is a fast read and a stand-alone, though there is a companion novel entitled TURN TABLES featuring Aubrey's best friend and now Maid of Honor Tandy, who is torn between two men, and mixes in characters from the first book.
If you're looking for a romantic comedy that lets you escape from everyday life, ADAPTED FOR LIFE is worth picking up--and the digital copy is only 99¢, making it a steal of a deal!
ADAPTED FOR FILM was published by Stacey Rourke on March 8, 2015.