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Caden Carlisle is a world-renowned superstar with good looks, million dollar movie deals and women throwing themselves at him wherever he goes. He has it all… but wants nothing more than a normal life without the paparazzi and glitz.

Brooklyn Holloway is an up and coming starlet with a solid head on her shoulders and her eyes wide open. It’s all about art for her and she is
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Paperback, First Edition, 385 pages
Published March 17th 2015 by Telemachus Press, LLC (first published March 15th 2015)
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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Famous (Famous #1) by Kahlen Aymes
4.5 stars!!

“If I needed any more proof that I was in love with him; this unspeakable sadness at losing him, was enough.”


If there is one thing that Kahlen Aymes writes extremely well it is romance and this book has it in spades. Your heart will not be the same after reading this one, it will have that warm and fuzzy feeling, you will have swooned till you could swoon no more but most of all you will be left feeling extremely happy and have a grin from ear to
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✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
Something about movie stars as hero doesn't work for me.
Just not my cup of tea.

D x
Steph
DNF for me!
I tried really really hard with this book, but my reading time is so limited right now that I just can't continue to read a book I am not enjoying...

The book starts with the characters already in love, so we see nothing of how they met or how they fell in love. This lead to (for me) absolutely no connection between the characters at all. I didn't know why they were together or why they were in love.
It just didn't feel believable.

Then there is all the unnecessary drama. There was n
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Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 4.5 Famous Stars ~

If you're looking for that really sweet and romantic love story between two actors who will do just about anything to overcome the obstacles and hurdles that come their way just to be together, then this is the book for you!!

The Remembrance Trilogy is one of my ALL TIME favorite trilogies, so colored me surprised to pick up Kahlen Aymes's newest book, and find out it is about a movie based off of that trilogy. N
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Stacy Hahn
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is fabulous! I did not think I could find a leading man more swoon worthy than Ryan Matthews, but Kahlen Aymes has found him in mega movie star Cade Carlisle.

Famous follows the all-consuming love story of Cade and Brooke, who were cast to play the roles of Ryan and Julia in the film adaptation of the Remembrance Trilogy.

When the filming started there was an instant connection between Brooke and Cade. Their on screen chemistry was like no other. Brooke did everything she could to stop h
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Vanessa
I was hoping for more, but Aymes stayed true to her style in writing and I repsect that. I can say this wasn't my favorite, it felt repetitive with her other stories...it was good, but not great. Full review to come...
Coco.V
Dec 14, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
Caden Carlisle is a world-renowned superstar with good looks, million dollar movie deals and women throwing themselves at him wherever he goes. He has it all… but wants nothing more than a normal life without the paparazzi and glitz.

Brooklyn Holloway is an up and coming starlet with a solid head on her shoulders and her eyes wide open. It’s all about art for her and she isn’t looking to star in blockbuster films. She’s perfectly happy keeping a low profi
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Ivy
Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-series-tbc, ya
From beginning to end I had my struggles with this one.
I love the cover and the idea and story line are good but it was somehow hard to believe that these two Fall for each other this hard this fast.
Cade is 23 and all handsome superstar from London but also charming and smart. Brook is 18, somewhat immature as she’s new to the business.
I loved these two as characters and could feel the chemistry between them but they don’t talk much besides telling each other how much they’re in love.
Still I
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Books Laid Bare
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for unique then Kahlen Aymes really should be one of your first ports of call because she delivers a masterful creation in this the first of her new series.
I loved the whole scenario that surrounds this book, the synopsis that this follows the actors selected to play the main characters from Kahlen’s hugely successful Remembrance Trilogy in a movie adaptation of the books.
The remembrance trilogy is the story of Ryan and Julia and no, I am not going to go into the whole story
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Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
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I loved the cover of Famous and it was the cover that made me pick up the book to read. I didn't read the blurb and went straight to reading this book.

This was my first book by Kahlen Aymes. The cover had me visualizing a movie world romance which is true in this case but I have mixed feelings after finishing the book.

The starting is slow and didn't engage me at all. Several times, I felt like stopping but still, as is my habit, I persevered. Only later wh
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Stephanie
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a unique and different story I found that I was fascinated with the concept of the story. If you were a fan of Ryan and Julia in the remembrance series you will absolutely love this book. We meet Cade and Brook who are actor's and they are portraying the parts in the first movie for the remembrance series. Cade has been acting since he was 12 and has a name for himself also has tons of fans. But when he meets Brook he is kinda lost in her and they have a unspeakable bond. Brook is just ...more
Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Overall Rating: 4 Rockin’ ★★★★
Kahlen Aymes starts her new series by making her Remembrance series into a movie. This is the first book in her famous trilogy and is Caden and Brooklyn’s beginning. It is the story of finding each other and struggling to find their HEA.

From the beginning Caden cannot deny his feelings for Brooklyn. The more time they spend together working on the movie set and perfecting their parts, the more he wants her to be his. Caden is a superstar, his status as a box office
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BooksandBeyondFiftyShades
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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✰✰✰ 5 STAR REVIEW ✰✰✰



Another amazing story from the great Kahlen Aymes. Famous will have you falling in love with Cade in no time.


When fictional love becomes so real, you will stop at nothing to live love at its fullest. But what if is a forbidden love. Would you work as hard for it?

Brook and Cade became best friends. Filming the great love story of Julia and Ryan has made them see their love and respect for one another in a different level. But th
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Natasha
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kahlen Amyes is the Queen of Romance.

Cade is an actor that everyone wants, he’s sexy, sweet, can play guitar, sing and to top it off he’s British! Yup, the perfect combo. He only has eyes for one woman Brook Holloway his costar.
They might be filming the love story of Ryan and Julia, but this story is all about them. Cade and Brook have this intensity that you can feel from page one. When they are together, life is perfect, they have an undeniable connection. If only love can be that easy ,the
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Shelli
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The story line is unique and original. Its the making of the movie based upon the book series The Remembrance Trilogy. Yes I am a fan girl of Ryan and Julia epic love story. Brook and Cade are cast for the roles of Ryan and Julia. Brook and Cade connection is visible to everyone on set. But there is one problem Brook has a boyfriend. So Brook is fighting the connection but her and Cade are spending so much time together creating an amazing friendship. Cade will take what he can get as long as he ...more
Marialee
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ok, so I have not read the Remembrance Series so I think that is why when I first started this book and the way it started I was like "Wow,
why would it start this way?" I just didn't get it. Yes, I also thought this book started off slow and at first I just couldn't get into it, but I promise, give it time. I ended up really liking this book. If you want a book with a hot British guy that is very romantic and says all the right things to make you swoon just like the woman he is talking to well
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Melissa
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC given for an HONEST review

This book was superbly written. The author pulls you in with gut - wrenching emotional scenes between Caden and Brooklyn, the two main characters. The story itself is very believable. it is a great lead up to the next book in the series. I cant wait to read more. if this is your first introduction to the Remembrance series, don't get discouraged in the prologue and chapter one, you will see where the story is going quickly.
My Girlfriend's Couch Blog
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you have read Kahlen's The Remembrance Trilogy & Before Ryan Was Mine and loved it, then you will LOVE Famous. Cade & Brooklyn are both movie stars who are cast to bring Ryan & Julia to life. During the filming process Cade & Brook end up building the foundations for their own love story.

I have read all of Kahlen's books. This may be my very favorite! She brought the love that I have for Ryan & Julia to life while falling in love with Cade & Brook's story.

~ Reviewed b
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Pam
Jun 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Actually 3.5 stars
My love for Ryan and Julia was the reason I wanted to read this series. However, it fell a bit short for me. I feel that there could have been more angst and storyline- I grew tired of reading of how much they loved and wanted each other. To me this did not live up to the remembrance series unfortunately.
TSN
DNF 10%

Not something for me.
Booked  Every Night
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
“I do, I will, I want, I wish, I love you. All of it, I’ll never forget.”
~ Brooklyn

This is my first book by Kahlen Aymes and what a wonderful book. It is so well written and the characters had me feeling. The beginning was a little slow for me and there were some actions I didn’t understand until the age of Brooklyn was revealed and it made more sense to me. I like angst in books but I prefer true love stories. This book had both. There is definitely angst in the beginning but the love between
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Night and Day book blog
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a unique and different story I found that I was fascinated with the concept of the story. If you were a fan of Ryan and Julia in the remembrance series you will absolutely love this book. We meet Cade and Brook who are actor's and they are portraying the parts in the first movie for the remembrance series. Cade has been acting since he was 12 and has a name for himself also has tons of fans. But when he meets Brook he is kinda lost in her and they have a unspeakable bond. Brook is just ...more
Christina
Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Brook is a newcomer to the Hollywood scene, getting ready to wrap on her first major film that will likely send her career catapulting. She’s just turned eighteen and is cast opposite Caden Carlisle, a Hollywood A-lister and known womanizer. There is no denying the sizzling attraction between the two both on and off the set, but her heart belongs to another, David, a man that Brook has known for years and is expected to l
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Dawn Nicole Costiera
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
My review:

Looks like Kahlen Aymes has done it again with Famous!! She has given us another fairy tale love story! I have read all her books and she never disappoints. She makes you swoon through each one. The woman knows how to write romance.

Famous will give you butterflies, keep a smile on your face and make your heart soar. It takes you behind the scenes of the bright lights of Hollywood. Kahlen has incorporated her first series into this one. The Remembrance Trilogy will be on the big screen
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Bethany
Mar 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Cade is the million dollar celebrity with the looks to match. Everything falls at his feet including movie roles and women. On the outside he appears to have it all, except for the one thing he cannot have.

Brooklyn is a star on the rise looking to make her name in the movie world. Her starring role with Cade is just the boost her career needs. This role is also bringing some changes both good and bad. Cade stirs up feelings for Brooklyn. Feelings she has only for him and not her long time boyfr
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Kellie
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This book began a new series by Kahlen but visited a series must loved already by the fans of Kahlen's work. Ryan and Julia from the Remembrance Trilogy are brought to the big screen in a movie with A-lister Caden as Ryan and up and coming newbie Brooklyn as Julia.

This is a completely new concept in Romance for me- never have I seen a storyline for one series carried into a completely new series in this way. I liked the way it was carried out- if you have never read the Remembrance Tr
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Cheryl
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review of Famous (Famous #1) by Kahlen Aymes

Review done for Hooked on Books

4 out of 5 stars

Brooklyn Holloway is an actress staring in one of her first major film projects with the gorgeous and famous Caden Carlisle. He is every woman’s fantasy.

Their roles in the film have them constantly working together both on and off the screen. Brooklyn is beautiful and like no other woman Caden has ever met. She is confident and smart. She doesn’t like him because of his fame.

Caden is smart and talented and
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Nicole Huffman ~ Author Groupies
Famous
Rating: 4 Stars
I loved Kahlen Aymes’ After Dark series so I was very excited for Famous. It is definitely different but still a great read. I have not read her Remembrance Trilogy, which this book is somewhat based off of, however I was never lost. I only was left with wanting to read the series! The book had great flow and keeps your interest the entire time.
The chemistry between Caden and Brook is undeniable both on and off screen. I loved their friendship that they developed. They had s
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Helena Bookhooked
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first book that I have read from this author and I struggled throught the first chapters as the connection betweent the two characters were established already, I soon found myself engrossed.

The relationship or lack of between Brook and Cade already heating up at the start of the book as they are actors playing the lead roles in a movie. Brook found it difficult to deviate from what was real and acting and I think she was right to have taken the path she did when seeking her true fee
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