Wed, October 15, 2014

Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan Review

Not in the Script book cover

Not in the Script book cover

Not in the Script (If Only… #3)
By Amy Finnegan
Publication date: Oct. 7, 2014
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 392 pages
Source: Publisher

Millions of people witnessed Emma Taylor’s first kiss—a kiss that needed twelve takes and four camera angles to get right. After spending years performing on cue, Emma can’t help but wonder if any part of her life is real anymore . . . particularly her romances. She’s been burned by heartthrobs (and the press) one too many times, but there’s something about Emma’s co-star on her new TV show Coyote Hills that is irresistible. Jake Elliott is gorgeous, smart and actually cares about Emma’s charitable foundation. But she’s sworn off on-set relationships. They always end badly . . . don’t they?

This third novel in the deliciously fun If Only romance line proves that the best kinds of love stories don’t follow a script.

— Goodreads.com description

Sure, Not in the Script was predictable, but it was also sweet and fun. And, in my book, “sweet and fun”” rules all. So there!

The romance was Disney Channel movie-esque, which may not be your thing, but frankly it’s JUST what I need sometimes. And don’t pretend you’re too cool for school and don’t know what I mean by that.

Bonus: Jake and Emma were both nice and flirty-fun and seemed like genuinely GOOD people…which you don’t get too often in books that portray Hollywood.

So I’ll keep this short and sweet, just like the book. If you’re in the mood for something sugary but not saccharine (there IS a difference), check this one out.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Beth said:

    I know exactly what you mean about needing a Disney Channel-esque romance every now and then. 🙂

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    Anna Reply:

    THANK YOU! Glad it’s not just me 😉

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  2. Em M. said:

    This looks like a cute quick read. Good for a beach vacation. 🙂 Sort of reminds me of a *light* This Is What Happy Looks Like. I really thought when I read the goodreads description that “charitable foundation” was a makeup that she sells. haha. I love when reading things the wrong way makes them funny.

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    Anna Reply:

    Ahahaha that just cracked me up

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  3. Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) said:

    I love light, quick romances like this every now and then! I haven’t started this series yet but I’ve seen several people mention that they like it.

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    Anna Reply:

    I’ve read and enjoyed two of thre three, and one I couldn’t get into. They’re not WOW but definitely cute/easy reads when you’re in the mood for that.

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  4. Jennifer from YA Book Nerd said:

    Reading this one right now and it’s good!

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