This summer is filled with a ton of new contemporary books. Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley is one of them! This book was released yesterday. Thanks to the author, publisher and Xpresso Book Tours I had the chance to read and review. If you want to know what I thought of this book, keep on reading!
Love Scene, Take Two
by Alex Evansley
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: June 12th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Debut author Alex Evansley delivers a sweet summer romance in this inventive novel about a young heartthrob and teen author falling in love.
Teddy Sharpe is kind of famous. He might actually be on his way to being really famous, especially if he’d nailed an audition for the lead role in the movie adaption of the newest bestselling young adult book series. There’s just one problem: He totally blew the audition. And he’s stuck in a tiny North Carolina airport. And his maybe-ex-girlfriend kind of just broke up with him.
The weekend isn’t exactly looking good until Bennett Caldwell, author of the very book series he just auditioned for, takes pity on him and invites him to her family’s lake house. Away from the glitz and glam of Hollywood for a few days, Teddy starts to relax . . . and somehow he and Bennett just click. But dating is hard enough when you aren’t the subject of several dozen fanblogs, and the Internet is full of juicy gossip about Teddy and Bennett . . . gossip that Bennett might not be prepared to handle.
Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, Alex Evansley’s debut novel, written from both Bennett and Teddy’s perspectives, will have teens laughing, swooning, and falling in love along with these fantastically relatable characters.
Cover This cover makes me feel like it’s a book for the summer. It’s simple, but really cute. The cover fits the book perfectly.
Plot A book about a YA book being turned into a movie is something I will always sign up for. This book was great in many ways. I loved that it was spilt and told from both of the character’s POVs. The first part from Teddy’s and the second part from Bennett’s POV. This made the book very special to me. Of course it’s rather predictable Teddy meets Bennett on the plane and just happens to get to go home with her when his flight is cancelled, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love every minute of it. Bennett’s family seemed so warm and welcoming, I wouldn’t mind spending time with them. Even though Teddy is trying to get used to being in the spotlight, he is still very much himself. The book had just the right amount of drama with the gossip blogs and characters I didn’t like (Chelsea and Liz). Teddy and Bennett both have to deal with new feelings, experiences and their life in the spotlights of Hollywood. While trying to figure out what they feel, they have to figure out what is real and fake when it comes to gossip, magazines and websites. I can’t imagine that’s easy. Love Scene, Take Two is the perfect balance of humor, love, flirting and drama. A book for the YA contemporary lovers!
Characters Teddy is a teen heart throb (or at least that’s what people tell him) since starring in a MTV TV show. Acting is something he loves, even if he didn’t take classes when he was younger. His life is thrown upside down when he can audition for the move Parachutes. This could be Teddy’s big break and he’s nervous. When his flight is cancelled and he is stranded with Bennett (who just happens to be the author of the book the movie will be about), he is stuck. Teddy would love a place to stay, but doesn’t want her to think he’s using her. Come to find out he is welcomed even more than expected and feels at home. After the disaster of a conversation with his ex-girlfriend, he can’t help but feel a connection. When actually on the movieset there is a lot of adjusting. I love that Teddy is very down to earth, even with his fans. He is very humble and I hope he stays that way.
Bennett does something that I think a lot of YA readers would love to do, write a popular YA book. She is a bit quirky and geeky, but in such a fun way! Just like Teddy, she is still very down to earth and shy even though her books are very popular. A dream came true when her book started to be filmed. Teddy was a surprise and some misunderstandings flip her life upside down. I think sometimes Bennett could’ve been a bit more open to listening to Teddy instead of jumping to conclusions. In the end I loved her character though. Never enough nerdy characters in my eyes!
Of course, I’m not the only one who got to participate in this blog tour. If you want to check out the other wonderful bloggers that participated, click here
for the tour.
During this tour there is also a giveaway going on. Unfortunately it’s only for readers who live in the USA of Canada. You have a chance at winning a print copy of Love Scene, Take Two. This giveaway is open until June 21st.
About the Author
Alex Evansley is a twenty-something-year-old writer from North Carolina. Her specialized talents include putting on workout clothes and not working out, sleeping during the day, losing socks, and procrastinating stories she’d like to write. Love Scene, Take Two is her debut novel.
Love Scene, Take Two is such a fast and fun read. This contemporary if perfect for this summer. This book just came out yesterday, so you should go and get it!