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The Accidental Movie Star (Accidental #1)

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  6,416 Ratings  ·  290 Reviews
How did Ashley spend her summer vacation? Imagine the hottest guy in Hollywood. Do you see the girl next to him, the one handing him a cup of coffee? Yeah. That’s her.

Interning on a major motion picture is not all bad. She gets to watch some of the scenes and even offer her opinion. “That kiss looked lame. Laughably weak. There’s no chance at an MTV award with that kiss.”
ebook, 203 pages
Published 2012
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Jul 02, 2012 Brit rated it it was ok
Shelves: celeb-character
This could have been so much better. The overall idea is something I can totally get behind... because I've done this:

Imagine yourself around 15 years old. Sitting on your bed, gazing at your JTT and Devon Sawa posters... you start to daydream. You no longer live in suburban USA with your accountant dad and nurse mom. Nope, you're spending your summer with your LA-hot-shot dad on a set of a big movie. Said movie has some of the hottest names including the even bigger hottie male lead. You're coo
Jacob Proffitt
Oct 01, 2015 Jacob Proffitt rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, young-adult
I was in the mood for a wish fulfillment story when this crossed my bow. I don't regret it, precisely, but I have to admit it reminds me of what's common in this space. This kind of story already has a lot of disbelief to suspend, so I wish authors would take some care with all the rest. Emily Evans seems to take that as "well, as long as their disbelief is already suspended . . ."

I suppose it's fortunate that at least Ashley, as a character, holds up or I'd have abandoned the story pretty early
Feb 17, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it
Shelves: celebrity-love

I love celebrity romances. Especially where the guy is the famous one and the girls is the normal of the two. I love the fairy tale aspect of it all. When I read the blurb for The Accidental Movie Star, I didn't want to get my hopes to high. I had just abandoned another celebrity-type romance book, and was disheartened, so I learnt my lesson in expectations...

But I have to admit that this story was quite enjoyable and fortunately, I was not disappointed at all. I was hooked into it right away, a

♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
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I must have played around with the idea of buying this book for at least four months before I gave in and purchased it. When I finally got around to reading it, I have to be honest, I wasn't expecting much. I thought at best it would be a cute but frustrating story about an average girl and a Hollywood hunk falling in love. I expected her to be flawless but insecure and him to be perfect. I thought that I would have to put up with her constantly

Jun 25, 2012 Kimi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Very cute story. Clean for the most part.
♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
You can read this review and more on my blog:

I must have played around with the idea of buying this book for at least four months before I gave in and purchased it. When I finally got around to reading it, I have to be honest, I wasn't expecting much. I thought at best it would be a cute but frustrating story about an average girl and a Hollywood hunk falling in love. I expected her to be flawless but insecure and him to be perfect. I thought that I would have to put up with her constantly

Melissa Maxwell
Jun 22, 2012 Melissa Maxwell rated it it was amazing
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Aug 19, 2012 Brandi rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a cute contemporary book with a glamorous edge you need to read The Accidental Movie Star. Ashley is a character that was fun getting to know. Her "real" approach to the Hollywood stars was refreshing and realistic. She wasn't just magically immune, she had been around them her whole life. It all made sense. The romantic progression between her and Caspian was cute. The little signs, quirks, and jealousies were funny. It wasn't love at first sight it was gradual. One of my ...more
Ornella (Nyx)
Jun 24, 2012 Ornella (Nyx) rated it liked it
This was a nice fun read, I enjoyed it, but it could have been a lot better. The plot was pretty straightforward and even though I did actually enjoy it I had a problem with the characters, more specifically the relationship between the characters. None of them felt real to me. Ash and Caz were supposed to love each other but I didn't really feel that, it was more like I was just reading about it, that I just being told that they loved each, because I didn't actually see it. Half the time I wasn ...more
Oct 09, 2013 Donna rated it liked it
Shelves: modern-romance, teen
I really hate clean books that are only clean because of interruption. There is no moral question of "is this right", or "is this a good idea". It really leaves the characters lacking in a major area.
Apr 17, 2015 Muse-ic rated it liked it
Shelves: own-on-kindle
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Tricia Villanueva
Jan 27, 2013 Tricia Villanueva rated it really liked it
Most teenagers get summer jobs working in fast food joints or coffee shops. Ashley was not like most teenagers. Her dad is a huge Hollywood executive and he got her a summer job as a PA in a new movie starring one of the hottest guys in Hollywood, Caspian Thaymore (Who by the way, I'm totally picturing as Alex Pettyfer. The hair, the eyes, and the accent. Come on, it's totally him!). Caz and Ashley's first encounter wasn't exactly ideal but the more they spend time together, on and off the set, ...more
Kathy * Bookworm Nation
This is one of those reviews where I could really spend the whole time just listing all the things I didn’t like. I liked the idea for the book, but the execution fell flat, at least for me. I thought the characters were too young; they did not come across as 17-18 at all. I think it would have worked better as a NA read, maybe have Ashley in college and a bit more mature (that would have also made all the drinking, etc. more bearable as well).

The writing was okay. It felt choppy and didn’t alw
bibliophile (Romance Addict)

What can I say about this book other than that it's BORING!!! I'm sooo disappointed in this because I expected way more.

Main female character:3 stars.
Main male character:2 stars.
Plot: 2 stars.
Twists: 2 stars.
Writing style: 2 stars (IT WAS SUPER BORING)

This is a story about a girl called Ashly who wants to be an architect. She decides to work in a set for a movie in California where her dad lives. She meet Caz and paparazzi take picture of them together, but they don't know who the girl is since
julia ☆ [owls reads]
Jun 28, 2012 julia ☆ [owls reads] rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, 5-stars
I found this book by luck, and because I'm obsessed with checking my Amazon recommendations. I don't think I've ever been more happy about my crazy tendencies.

This book is AMAZING.

We start with Ashley standing alone at LAX waiting for her dad - a hot-shot guy in the movie business in Hollywood - to come pick her up so she can start her summer with him and her internship on the set of a new major motion picture. Only her dad doesn't show.

He sends a limo to pick her up, and as soon as she gets in
Kami Dodson-Perry
Ashley & Caz

Ashley wants to be an architect but she needs some extra credit for her college transcripts. Her dad arranged for her to work with an architect on a movie set over the summer as an intern.

Caz is a movie star. He has been acting since the age of 14.

After Ashley overhears a conspiracy to make Caz a dad without his knowledge she gives Caz a gift. Ashley does not tell Caz what she overheard but Caz is now smitten with the intern.

After a bumpy internship and a bumpier friendship with
Feb 13, 2013 Sunaina rated it it was ok
The narrative does not make the reader identify/fell in sync with the characters.For example i wasn't sure if the main characters were dating or having a no strings attached relation or whatever at any point while reading the book.The heroine suddenly "realizes" that she was in love with the hero after seeing her emotions on the screen..Seriously!? Can u be any more dense? Or are these people zombies? I never felt the connection between me as a reader to the book or between the main characters w ...more
Jun 07, 2013 Itsamanthanne rated it liked it
I kind of have a love-hate relationship with this book. It came off really good at the beginning, but then, it just went downright confusing. It was a bit of a blur. I didn't really know whether they were together or not, or if they even liked each other. It was also a bit of a rush. Quite predictable as well. I wasn't feeling the love or connection that they have. But on a lighter note, it was pretty cute. I'm a sucker for books that has something to do with movies and all. Oh, and I love Ashle ...more
Jul 12, 2012 Ann rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Thanks to Mehar for the rec. Cute story of the movie star H, Caz, with the everyday high school h, Ashley. Ashley's dad has her working on a movie set for the summer while she's hoping to learn some architecture tips from the set builders, she winds up on Caz's movie set. A sort of fairytale story by a new author for me. Ashley was a strong, level headed girl who didn't give in to Hollywood's plastic fluff.
Snigdha Prakash
Beautiful boom after such a long time that it actually made me want to cry just for that mere fact.
If you didn't get..let me spell it out..
Loved it!!

The main characters were awesome...the storyline and the series was beautiful.
No stupidity shown in the female character...what a change!
Loved Caz...

Some moments were so sweet that I wouldn't forget for a long time.
Thank you,Emily!
Jul 16, 2013 MAI rated it liked it
ok it started of eh
Jul 14, 2012 Dinjolina rated it did not like it
Wow! What HORRIBLE writing. Like something out of a 13-year-old’s journal - sadly, not even from a very imaginative or literate 13-year-old.
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
Surprisingly cute read!
Jul 03, 2012 Paula rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Really Really enjoyed this book. YA which i don't usually read contempory of but loved this one
Krisha Camille
Nov 24, 2013 Krisha Camille rated it it was amazing
The Accidental Movie Star
Almost all hopeless romantic girls (like me) dream of this.
Sparkling lights, famous and gorgeous actors all around, make-up crew on ready, PA all around...
But our darling heroine doesn't want this, but she was given this with an extra.

Ashley is a daughter of a well-known person in show business. She was about to start college, take up architecture and wanted to have a part time job that will add something to her application form. Luckily her dad is well-known she got a
Zoe and the Edge
May 31, 2013 Zoe and the Edge rated it it was amazing
“I want to know what you heard,” his clipped British voice commanded.
“Contrary to what you think, you can’t always get what you want.” Ashley jerked free.
“You’re quoting song lyrics?”
“British ones,” she offered.

I liked that Ashley is passionate about architecture. It just fit with her sensible personality. It's funny that she's more keen about the set-up of the movie set than all the actors and what-not. I also liked that she had so many hobbies outside of Caz. He's practically an afterthou
May 22, 2014 AndiG rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-stars
2 Stars

I honestly don't even know how what to say about this book. It wasn't awful. It wasn't mind-blown-fantastic either. It was just... eh.

I was frustrated with both Caspian and Ashley. I don't know what compelled me to read this, but I wanted to for some unknown stupid cupid reason, so I bought it. I waited a while too, and it was not worth the wait.


Ashley. Sounds like the name of a bitch. She is such a friggen tease. She leads him on, makes out with him (view spoiler)
Jan 01, 2017 Lynn rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. It was okay but could of been so much better. A lot of scenes just didn't make sense, like no way in hell that would happen sense. I don't see why the h couldn't of just been an actress if the author wanted her to do movie scenes with the H? But no, because every single actress had to be a total drama queen? Some scenes were really not but overall eh, it was just not great.
Aug 15, 2013 Ipshita rated it liked it
Shelves: teens

This was my third consecutive celebrity romance novel, and also the weakest of the lot. I have read Emily Evans’ books before but Accidental Movie Star did not seem up to par.

Firstly, the title and synopsis appeared a bit misleading to me. I expected Ashley, an ordinary girl, to become a famous movie star after her latent talent for acting was discovered. However, that did not happen, so I guess I can say that the plot was different from what I imagined. The story wasn’t bad overall, but it wa
Dec 22, 2013 Readingmom rated it really liked it
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Emily Evans writes fun, young adult romance. She holds a BA in Psychology from Texas A&M University and an MFA in Creative Writing from American College Dublin. A native Houstonian, she loves travel, movies, and books and may be found at
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