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The Accidental Movie Star (Accidental Star #1)

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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.”...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by CreateSpace (first published May 31st 2012)
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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...more

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

Very cute story. Clean for the most part.
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)
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
(I don't know how to review books, that's why i don't bother doing them. So I'll just write what i liked about this book)

This is one of my favorite themes : Famous movie star falling for an ordinary girl!
There's something really hot about how a guy only has eyes
for you, even when he has millions of girls throwing themselves at him.
I loved caz, even though he though he was such an arrogant ass. It was really cute how he constantly wanted the heroine's attention and was always holding her hand and...more
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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...more
Tricia Villanueva
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

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...more
Melissa Maxwell
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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
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
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!
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.
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.
At the beginning I thought the book was going to be about people between the ages of 23 to 30 years, imagine my surprise when I saw that they were in high school ... pss. Still I kept reading it< I really wanted a movie star/ every girl romance> and it really surprise me it was actually very good, and it made me happy. These characters were not acting their ages and it shows how mature they can be. I especially loved when Ashley notice that her boyfriend didn't thrust her she didn't make a...more
Really Really enjoyed this book. YA which i don't usually read contempory of but loved this one
Saskia 'follow my shoes' Smith
I actually like this more than i thought I would! Its a nice easy read with a sweet story line and sweet characters. At times it does feel a little rushed, esp at the end, but i still enjoyed it. What i like is, the book isnt full of sex, and disgusting content. dont get ,me wrong I dont mind a book with sexual content, but a lot of books seem to just use this as a focus point to sale, for me it was refreshing to find a totally different book! A very entertaining story that I couldnt put down! w...more
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ok it started of eh
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)...more
Lady Lioness
3.5 stars.

This is technically a YA, but I think it would have been better served as a NA. Having this set during the college years would have made certain things more plausible.

The Accidental Movie Star is also a 'clean' title, meaning no sex, which is fine, but I would have liked a little more emotional and sexual tension. Alex, the heroine, is a very strong character and I loved that she continually stood her ground with the hero, Caz, but part of the problem, for me, was that Alex was so str...more
Ashley's dad is a successful executive in Hollywood so she is well used to actors and their dramatic, egotistical ways but when she becomes an intern for the summer to help with her college applications, she isn't prepared for Caspian, the gorgeous lead actor who wants her as his personal assistant. Fetching him cups of tea she can deal with but coaching him through his kissing scenes might be more than she can handle.

This is unadulterated escapism and makes for a very fun, light read. Even thou...more
Jennifer (random jendsmit)
I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were well developed and the writing flowed really nicely for me.

I have to admit - I clicked on this book in the first place because I really like the cover ;) I can't help it! I like covers... LOL...

I read this book over a couple of days - it was really easy to read and to follow. I felt like I could watch this in my head as I read along - I love books that are like this! I am serious when I say - I could SEE it in my head! I don't really have f...more
Krisha Camille
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...more
Zoe and the Edge
“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 afterthoug...more
I started reading this while I was idle from work. Or every time I was taking my lunch and breaks. It was actually a recurring pattern for me, me sitting, no customers coming.. So I read, time passes by and I'm almost half of it... Hahaha! Anyway my impression after reading this... "Light, Funny and Charming"

Both characters are lovely, and both are overflowing with humors. But I think the characters are not so unique. It was actually common. But don't be discouraged. I think the story is good en...more
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The author Emily Evans is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a minor in History. She is a native Houstonian who loves books, movies, and travel.
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