Posts tagged Between the Lines
I am going to try something new here. I will post the book information I’m currently started and post an update when I’m done reading it. Let’s bear with me and see how this is going to work out for me to keep a better track on the book I’ve read.
Reid Alexander’s life is an open book. His Hollywood celebrity means that everything he does plays out in the public eye. Every relationship, every error in judgment is analyzed by strangers. His latest mistake totaled his car, destroyed a house and landed him in the hospital. Now his PR team is working overtime to salvage his image. One thing is clear—this is one predicament he won’t escape without paying for it.
Dori Cantrell is a genuine humanitarian—the outward opposite of everything Reid is about. When his DUI plea bargain lands him under her community service supervision, she proves unimpressed with his status and indifferent to his proximity, and he soon wants nothing more than to knock her off of her pedestal and prove she’s human.
Counting the days until his month of service is over, Dori struggles to ignore his wicked magnetic pull while shocking him with her ability to see past his celebrity and challenging him to see his own wasted potential. But Dori has secrets of her own, safely locked away until one night turns her entire world upside down. Suddenly their only hope for connection and redemption hinges on one choice: whether or not to have faith in each other.
Woohoo! Book #10 in 2012! (Patting myself on the back)
Alright, back to the book review. I absolutely love this book. Welcome back Reid! This third installment is dedicated to Reid and Dori and my favorite book by far in the series. Reid is my most favorite character in the series and I absolutely can’t get enough of him. I tend to love bad boys.
I was rooting for Reid to get together with Emma since the first book. When Emma chose Graham, I was totally heart broken for Reid because I think if without Dori’s appearance, he might end up hurting himself and can’t get out of the hold he dig for himself. I am starting to warm up to his character when this book started and he learned more about himself as the series continues.
Between the Lines had me hooked but Where You Are was a bit off-ish. I just don’t see the partnership between Britney and Reid happening on breaking Emma and Graham up. However, I can totally pictured the fireworks between Reid and Dori in Good for You. All the conversations between Reid and Dori were smart and funny while they were trying to get on each other’s nerves. I was smiling finally from ear to ear when Dori and Reid finally get together and both have something to offer between themselves.
The story was pretty slow the first half of the book, that’s why I took 0.5 star off the rating.
My rating: 4-4.5 out of 5 stars
Chick-lit! It was exhilarating to read something different and not paranormal. I gave it a 3.5-star.
Between the Lines are just plain and simple story about a girl, Emma, finding love after going through hurdles of misunderstanding and heartbreaks. I like Emma because she was true to herself and not in over her head. The book was written from two characters’ points of view, Emma’s and Reid’s. Reid was such an irresponsible jerk. He can be very charming guy but decided to act against it as a protective strategy. Reid was a perfect bad boy celebrity image. Graham was more a down-to-earth kind of guy due to his secret which was reveal surprisingly at the end of the book.
The beginning was a bit slow but as I continued, it was very much worth it. It was trying to introduce all the characters in place. The interactions between the young characters seem unrealistic at times. I doubt in real life, young celebrities would actually hang out together most of the time. I was going back and forth on wanting the relationship between Emma and Graham to go further, and Reid to wake up from his protected shell. There is not much climax the entire book.
I was so happy to find out the announcement by Ms. Webber on GoodReads that there will a sequel coming in October 2011, Where You Are. I think Reid will become have a more morale conscious personality in the next book.