Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle


A surprisingly addicting story about a girl's first big break, and the boys that make it more complicated and scary than she ever imagined.

Paige Townsen is just a normal high school student who has dreams of becoming a famous actress. So when the opportunity to audition for the the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, Locked, comes around, she grabs it; and her life changes forever. Within a month, Paige is filming in Maui, her dreams becoming reality. But what she doesn't see coming is her costar Rainer Devon, one of People's Sexiest Men Alive. He's sweet and handsome, and is undeniably attracted to Paige, though she has no understanding as to why.

But when troubled star Jordan Wilder lands the role of the second love interest in the film, Paige's crazy love life begins to resemble her character's. Jordan is smart and passionate, the opposite of his rumored image, and Paige can't help but find herself wanting to be near him. Life gets pretty complicated juggling stardom and love, and Paige doesn't know which way to go without threat of ruining her career or her chance at love.


The plot started off a little slow for me. It quickly jumped to the movie set, without too much character development, so I was a little thrown, and not quite sure who Paige was. But right around the time the love triangle began to take shape, I was addicted. The love story was well thought out, and perfectly integrated with the scenes within the novel. But let's be honest: it's a romance novel. The romance was the plot, and I ate it up. Interesting, fun and aggravating. I may have cursed several times at the end, eager for the next book to be in my hands.


Paige was really personable and interesting. She wasn't expecting to fall in love on a movie set; she just wanted to act and be herself in the face of stardom. It was very fun to read. Rainer was also interesting to me--the typical handsome actor, a little full of himself, but fun to be around. But Jordan was the character I really loved. He wasn't the bad boy that everyone swoons over. He was the passionate guy who had a bad persona, who was anything but. He wasn't moody or impulsive--he was just a normal guy. I loved it. I love him.


Perfectly crafted love triangle. Usually, the main character (female) has a crush on someone, then she goes on an adventure, and along the way she finds someone new and falls in love. But it wasn't like that in Famous in Love. She falls for both Jordan and Rainer, two boys she had never met before the book started, and falls for them with different reasons. One makes her feel comfortable and free, while the other makes her feel new and alive. She cares for them both equally, which is something that is different from most love triangles--besides Cassandra Clare's The Infernal Devices.


The writing was pretty average. It didn't make me weep with joy, but it didn't make me want to stop reading, either. It was fun and average. That's the best way to describe it.

I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL! These character have me hooked, and I want to know what happens next! October can't come fast enough.

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