Review: Adapted for Film by Stacey Rourke
Title: Adapted For Film
Author: Stacey Rourke
Published: March 9, 2015
Aubrey Evans is living every author’s dream; her sizzling romance novel is being turned into a blockbuster film. She would be celebrating this momentous event, if she wasn’t busy fighting over every tiny production detail with the maddeningly cavalier director, Kole Camden.
When news of their heated rivalry hits the gossip columns, drastic measures must be taken to save their sinking project. In an elaborate PR hoax, she is publicly linked to Greyson Meyers, the swoon-worthy star of her movie. A whirl-wind love affair is staged for the couple to mirror the steamy chapters of her own books.
Can the introverted author resist the charms of Hollywood’s sexiest leading man? Or will love find her in the City of Angels?
Ever since I read this author's first book I have loved her writing. With Adapted For Film I was worried how the story would turn out as this is not the author's normal writing genre. I can say that I LOVED it. I see the author's sense of humor coming out more in this book as she has a great one. Through out the whole book I was in a fit of either laughter or giggles.
I really enjoyed how we are told the story through Aubrey's point of view but it was told to an RB (reporter barbie).
Aubrey is an amazing author who one day gets to have one of her books put onto the big screen! How awesome is that for an author to have their work put out on the big screen it is an accomplishment. But when Aubrey comes onto the set that is when tension beings even though her bff is there to try and help her out.
Some of the actors who are playing the parts of Aubrey's book characters are not what she expects, the way she envisions the scenes are not coming together and this makes her butt heads with Kole the director.
Right from the start I could tell that Kole and Aubrey were going to play hard to get with each other. As they can joke with each other but then just annoy the crap out of each other.
When it comes to point that Art the main dude in charge is tired of dealing with the way they are acting he gives them the ultimatum either play together or the film is cut.
With Aubrey seeing her dream being taken away she plays nice with Kole but in the process the higher beings the film industrial decides to spice up the hype of the film by having the author and the main character Greyson "pretend" to be together. Now this is becoming more than Aubrey is bargaining for as she is seeming to lose herself, and we watch as Kole tries to get her to speak her mind and show the world who she truly is.
As the story progresses we go back and forth with Kole and Aubrey and Aubrey and Greyson, throw in Mateo and Tandy and their comical ways and you are bound with laughter, a bit of heartache and finally happiness.
There is no sex scenes just the mention of a leg or two being overthrown that shall not be mentioned. And the two characters that get together at the end we don't get much of their "couple" status just how they became together and finally engaged. Overall this was a really good book, I was very impressed with the author getting into a new genre and doing a wonderful job.
Some of my favorite quotes through out the book.
"Can stress cause someone's eyeball to shoot right out of their socket? I'm legitimately worried about that right now."
"If he looked at me like that for even a second, I'd throw my panties at him hard enough to bruise his forehead."
"I gotta ask, woman to woman, how did you not hit that daily, and nightly, and ever so rightly?"
"If you become any more of a horn-dog we won't be able to allow you on the furniture."
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series NovelYoung Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.
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