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On Paper

(Bookworm #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  266 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Keaton Harris never planned on becoming a best-selling romance writer. But the job definitely has its perks, like the long line of ladies who are eager to become his muse for a night.

When he meets bookworm Quinn at a book convention she quickly becomes the one thing he has to have. She’s beautiful. Smart. Quiet…and totally giving him the cold shoulder.

Quinn has no interest
Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Published August 18th 2015
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Solid 4.5 stars!

I've once again had the pleasure of betaing one of Shae's novel, and I just loved this one. Now if you're like me, you've already judged this novel [unfairly] by the cover. And I know what you're thinking: this cover seems a little simplistic and not as attention-grabbing as Shae's other two novels. Well let me tell you, there is so much symbolism in this cover--the daisy, the rain, the green stem. Okay the last one is a bit of a stretch, but trust me once you read the novel, you
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

The book starts really nicely and smooth. Two friends taking a trip together before graduating from college. The setting was great and the characters were interesting. The story starts and events take place and I was so absorb by this book! It was simply beautiful!

After it's established that Quinn and Keaton will go on after this one week in San Fransisco, the story felt flat for me. There were beautiful m
Aug 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
Thank you Shae Scott for sculpting such an organic story of love. Finally we have two beautiful people not suffering from abuse, no whips involved, no dysfuntionality, no disrespect intentionally inflicted towards each other. Rather we have two souls stumbling upon each other unexpectedly finding love tethering their hearts.

“He took his time, kissing me like it was a lost art. And I was beginning to think that it was, because no one had ever kissed me the way that he did, so completely,
3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was a good read that really tugged at my heartstrings at times. I was frustrated at the end though, because I felt like it was all wrapped up too easily and clean. The ending and H's stupid behavior towards the end are what made it a 3.5 rating instead of higher (which it would've been had the H's issue and the ending been better).

Storyline: This is Quinn and Keaton's story. They meet at a book conference where Quinn is there as a fan and Keaton is there as a roma
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
Quinn is a book nerd and she loves romance books. She goes to a book convention with her best friend. She can’t wait to see and hear her favorite authors, and have some books signed. At the convention she meets the famous author Keaton. Keaton writes romance and loves to meet his fans. When his eyes connect with Quinn, he wants to know her. Keaton has to work for a chance with Quinn, but he wants to. He and Quinn love to spend time together. They aren’t sure what will happen when the convention ...more
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was 100% pure love story. Two adults falling in love and navigating the emotions and the fear that comes with the thought of that first commitment. I simply loved it. I loved both characters. They are so real I feel like I could meet them walking down the street.

When you need to wrap your thoughts around something soft, sweet and beautiful pick up a copy of On Paper.

p.s. a missing star for typos (great writing! just needs a little more copy-editing)
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shae ScottIn my job, we are required to attend seminars that requires you to sit your ass for hours and hours to listen to lectures and after it, you have to go to the speakers to ask signatures for our documents.
There was a time when the lecture went beyond the time limit and we were so hungry because we didn't have lunch yet. In fact, I was so hungry that at the time the speaker announced that the lecture was over, I scrambled and bolted away from the seminar to find the nearest restaurant be
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I cried! I don't cry!! Ugh... such a good story! ...more
Michelle van Rij
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: november-2015
This was the first book I've read from Shae Scott. I can already say, after reading On Paper, I can't wait to read her other two books.

Book nerd Quinn only knows what it feels like to make choices in her life based on logic, but when she meets 'playboy' Keaton, he makes her want to jump. Keaton is a writer of romance novels, but doesn't believe that the fairytale romance exists in the real world. He sleeps around with a lot of women. But then he meets Quinn and he can't shake his obsession with
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a sweet, romantic story....I just loved it.  Very little angst and that's what I needed right now!

The beginning of this story hooked me big time.  Quinn is one of us!  That's right!  She's a book nerd, who loves her book boyfriends, loves discussing the stories and characters with other book nerds, and goes to her first book convention with her friend, Lily!  This storyline sucked me right in!

Keaton is an author of romance novels......not initially by choice....he wanted to report on news s
Deborah G.
I was really looking forward to this book & tried so hard to push through but the first half was not holding my interest & I kept putting it aside to do other things. But I am stubborn & determined so I pressed on, & happy that I did, the second half finally caught my attention. I will not fault the author or her writing, it was all good. The problem was me. Sometimes our moods determine how much we like/dislike a book which is how things summed up for me here. My mood wanted something raw, feis ...more
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I am fairly new to the Shae Scott scene, but in the small time I have known her words...I have been nothing but impressed.

On Paper was a book I let consume me, but I was also afraid to let it end. It was THAT kind of book. You have to know what happens, but you don't want the words to stop coming. Shae has a knack in this book to keep your emotions far from complacent. She keeps you on your toes between the laughter, crying, heart-warming moments, and in my case some angry-crying. All of e
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Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 captivating stars!!!

Oh my gosh, I absolutely loved this book!!

Keaton Harris is a news journalist turned romance writer. However, he is a romance writer who does not believe in love whatsoever. He wants it easy and doesn't want to ever have to change his life for someone else. His career as a romance novelist has him in constant contact with fangirls, several of whom he has bedded; He has quite the reputation as a known player. The moment he meets Quinn, he knows he has to have her. Her relucta
Melissa Mendoza
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

“I loved listening as he softly told me stories of the people we saw. Between his sultry voice in my ear and the way his fingers twirled around my own I was more content than I would have thought possible. It was the perfect afternoon.”

5 stars!! What a great beautiful story!! I really sort of fell into this book and didn’t want to pull myself out at all!! Well written and the characters were fun to get to know!

“Expectation is the root of all heart
Caroline F
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: girl-nerd, writer
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review and, seriously, I've ended up with a new favourite author.

God! This book! I absolutely LOVED it!

Keaton is a news journalist turned romance novelist. However, he’s “a romance writer who doesn’t believe in love”. He doesn't do relationships. He wants it easy and doesn’t want to work at it; he can’t comprehend changing his life for someone else. His talent brings him into contact with plenty of fangirls and he’s bedded countless; he’s a known play
Georgina Iriarte
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Well this is the first book I have ever read from Shae Scott and I would like to say that this book just as Keaton said is about getting lost and being found, about surrender and sacrifice, faith and reason; I really like Keaton he is a funny character you get to see how cocky he is, and how persistent he can be, how sweet and how he cares about the little things that will make you feel a little in love with him, you
Nov 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
I was so excited to read this because I thought the blurb was interesting. It was definitely what I was expecting!

One of the things people usually get pissed about in a book is when an innocent good girl shames other girls or guy for jumping from one person to the next. I found this little detail in the book sad but bearable. I understand that even in real life, there are people like that.

That’s what I didn’t like in particular but I, of course, want to talk about what I liked about this book.
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG where do I start with this book. This is the first time I have read any of this authors work and it isn't going to be the last. This is by far one of the best books I have read this year.

Keaton Harris is a best selling romance author even though he doesn't believe in love. But he revels in the perks of his job he can have the choice of the many women who throw themselves at him and has notched up a few notches on his bed post.

Book nerd Quinn Ryan is a book nerd who doesn't like taking risks,
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A true and pure love story.

Quinn Ryan and her best friend Lily go to San Francisco after college graduation to go to a huge book convention. Keaton Harris, is a very sexy male romance writer who is one of the authors at the convention. When Keaton first lays eyes on Quinn, he is awestruck.

What makes this such a great story, is that Keaton has to work to get Quinn. She isn't like other girls and isn't one of his book groupies. She has goals and a plan for the future and isn't a normal risk take
Chrsitina Somerville
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

For me this book was ok, there were good parts and not so good parts. I really enjoyed the first part of the book, when Keaton and Quinn were in San Francisco. I liked how it wasn't an instant love for both of them, they took the relationship slow and got to know each other. There time together was sweet and romantic. You got to see the best side of Keaton. Once the book moved on from there I felt like the book dragged a bit. I think it coul
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC received in return for my honest review.

'Love is patient, love is kind' those six works sum up Quinn's character. She is kind, caring and has a lovely heart.

Keaton is also kind and caring , but is also scared to death of being in love. Which is ironic because he is very much in love with Quinn, she's his soul mate.

I like that both Quinn and Keaton are just normal people, yes he is an author and semi famous, but he's not a billionaire and a mega mogul. I like that they had a normal relation
Jocelyn Sanchez
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love books where one of the main characters is a romance writer. What's not to like? The main character is creative, smart, and very imaginative. That's what I liked most about Keaton, who was the famous romance writer in this book. He was adorable, funny, and very fun to read about. He did have his moments of insecurities, which frustrated me, especially when he acted certain ways with the heroine of the novel, Quinn, but I really liked his character despite it.

Quinn was a great female heroin
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh, what can I say about this book?

I actually really liked this. It's surprising that I can say that now when I had my head shaking at the back-and-forth of the story. Nevertheless, I find this quite realistic in a sense that it can be hard for some people to accept that they are in love...even when they already are. Not everyone has it easy.

Quinn and Keaton felt like real people to me and not just characters in a book. There was nothing exaggerated in this book, only relatable scenarios. The
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Keaton Harris is a romance-writing god, with a body to match. Quinn is a book nerd who consumes romance novels regularly. When they meet up, sparks instantly fly. However, Keaton doesnt do relationships and Quinn isnt looking for one. With the intensity between them too hard to ignore, they agree on a week-long fling. Only, is a week long enough? This book is very captivating and keeps you hanging on, willing to read just one more page...but then you still cant walk away. I love the ideas behind ...more
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An unexpected gift

What do you get for free, an unexpected gift and a journey of a lifetime. Well let me tell you Shae Scott I have never heard of you before and for that I am sorry..You did an amazing job with this book I found an unexpected treasure in the pages of your book and a journey I want forget you had me completely mesmerized,you took me to a magical place where fairytale wishes are born and dreams of ever after really comes true.So for book nerds everywhere Read This Book you will fal
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is my first Shae Scott novel and I must say it won't be my last.
Shae writes honest, convincing characters and the dialogue between Quinn and Keaton just had me hooked. It was so witty yet believable.

So if you're looking for a refreshing, honest and u. Put down able witty romance this is definitely the book for you.

I was asked to give this book a review in exchange for a free copy. I would definitely be happy to pay for it and this author is on my watch list from now on. :0)
Suzy Baba (readaholicmom)
It was a beautiful story between two incredibly different people that some how fell into love when they weren't supposed too. It was only supposed to be a week fling. For me.....the book was longer than it was supposed to be with this story. It just kept going on and on with Keaton's weakness to fall in love.
I loved Quinn's understanding and forgiveness for Keaton in many situations. But a girl can only take so much let down before she cracks.
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
At first I didn't think I was going to like this book. Thought it was going to be annoying. Then I fell in love with it. The characters were great. I loved that there were no great tragedies in their lives that ruined them and so on. Definitely worth the read. ...more
Tina V
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was such an enjoyable read! Unique story, great characters and good writing. A book so easy to get lost in. Well done! I look forward to reading more from Shae Scott!
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this is one of my favorite book ever....really love's a completed story with the Happy ending. ...more
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Shae Scott is a contemporary romance writer who loves to write stories that turn real life into fairytales. She loves a story that makes you believe that real romance can happen when you least expect it.

Shae was born a southern girl and her accent comes out when she’s excited or drinking. Now, she lives just outside of Kansas City with a boy she met on vacation in California, her tiny dog and the

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