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3.89  ·  Rating details ·  122 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Twenty years ago, the movie Hollywood Stardust defined a generation of teens and changed the four actors’ lives forever.

Typecast as the villain both in front and behind the silver screen, Logan Alexander has purposely allowed his star to fade. Now with the 20th Anniversary of the movie on the horizon, he is the only one fit to step into the spotlight, deal with the unwante
Paperback, 380 pages
Published July 7th 2015 by Kindle Press (first published April 30th 2015)
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Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Ivy and Logan!! Typecast is sexy and the story just pulls you in deeper and deeper with every chapter you read and you can't put it down!! Makes me want to actually see the movie if it exists. Can't wait to read Drew's story next.
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hollywood Bad Boy falls for the shy beautiful reporter. What's not to love. Full review to come.
Romance Readers Retreat
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I’m glad to say that book kind of snowballed for me. I found the beginning to be a little rough in terms of writing style with both the narration and dialogue a little staccato in delivery. But the book really picked up and soon I couldn’t put it down. Ivy Vermont starts off a little bland but as the book progresses you see that she’s actually quite a complicated character. When you meet her family and start to see the building blocks of Ivy’s life then you realize how amazing she is a
Michele McMullen
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge fan of Kim's books! She has now given us a Hollywood bad boy and a beautiful journalist that still hasn't found her inner strength.
Ivy has always dreamed of becoming an actress but her own insecurities and anxiety have held her from her dreams. She does do a dynamic job behind the scenes. She has fallen into her dream job. She will be working on an article for one of her all time favorite films...Hollywood Stardust.
Logan has lived his entire life in the public eye since starring in
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a contemporary store. . Hero is Logan . Heroine is Ivy .
We have Ivy Working for a publicity company through the Internet . They do reviews and interviews through the Internet. . We have Ivy picked for a spot that she needs to Interview a character from a movie decades past . They the crew are trying to change Ivy. Hair Makeup and dress.
Logan walks in to the dressing room .. He is the star that Ivy will interview . He tells everyone on the crew that Ivy is perfect . He is saying that be
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Typecast . . . brought me into the world of Hollywood Stardust. A man out of place and time but needs to get back in to set it all to rights. Logan has to step in where he does not want to be. While Ivy wants badly to be in where she was not comfortable. In front of the camera.

With her interactions with Logan behind the scenes Ivy begin to realize that she is open and can freely express herself, but only with Logan. Teen crush aside. Movie idle aside. Sexual chemistry open the door.

Ivy and Log
Karen Branton
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book Ive read by Kim Carmichael and I was completely drawn into the story of Ivy and Logan as there relationship grew stronger ,I was kept on the edge of my Seat with all the secrets and lies with the mystery to what happen 20 years ago. Also the rollercoasters of emotions between Ivy and Logan oh my god up one minute down the next love it can't wait for the next book in this series
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This is a new to me author.
I found this to be a fun, well paced book. The author gave you just enough information to lead you to your own wrong conclusions. AAAGGGHHHH
I enjoyed the story line and characters very much and I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-scout
A romance to enjoy, even for the non-romance reader. What I like about the romance part is that the situations and actions of the characters felt real, not your standard-formula romance plot. I can understand the "trust" issues and the reactions to what feels like betrayal. Secondly, the addition of the screenplay for the story behind the story added a good dimension to the book. The writing is good, the characters are believable, and the plot kept me engaged. Well done.
Theresa Burrow
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: believers in love
Just when I think I have read the best book ever, I read Typecast. This story is for every little girl who covered the walls of her room with her favorite actor. The characters, as usual, are extremely well-written and I had to drag out my kleenex more than a couple of times. If you believe in love or want to believe, you'll want to read this book.
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Typecast by Kim Carmichael
Logan and Ivy are wonderful, I love them both so much. Typecast feels so honest, like a retelling of actual events. I was singing "Stand By Me" the entire time. This is a quick, deep, wonderful read. I cannot wait for more.
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it

Loved the camera stage fright and big movie star coaxing her through it. Interesting storyline. Wonder if I will read the sequel.
Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: Typecast
Series: Hollywood Stardust Book 1
Author: Kim Carmichael
Publisher: Kindle Press
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 381 pages
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

What's your fantasy?
Twenty years ago, the movie Hollywood Stardust defined a generation of teens and changed the four actors’ lives forever.
Typecast as the villain both in front and behind the silver screen, Logan Alexander has purposely allowed his star to fade. Now
Kathleen R.
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Typecast
Author: Kim Carmichael
Series: Hollywood Stardust series, Book 1
Publisher: --
Release Date: July 7th, 2015
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 380 pages
Heat Level: # 4 flames out of 5
Rating: # 4 stars out of 5

What's your fantasy?
Twenty years ago, the movie Hollywood Stardust defined a generation of teens and changed the four actors’ lives forever.
Typecast as the villain both in front and behind the silver screen, Logan Alexander has purposely allowed his star to fade. Now with the
Deneale Williams
You may have heard and read bits and pieces here and there about the book: “Typecast”, because it was something we were all able to vote on, through Amazon and Kindle Scout, and the best part- this book is was one of the Winners!

So firstly, let me begin with a huge congrats to Kim for winning the Kindle Scout contest! Woot! Woot!

Next, let me start with my raving review: Kim still truly inspires me with her story telling ability. I love how this book goes from the “Play writer” to the “Story te
Char Sowers
"Typecast" reminded me the quintessential teen films of my past. "Sixteen Candles, and "The Breakfast Club". In this novel half of the cast of characters are stars of one of those types of films. A film that touched an entire generation of teens - and the cast themselves. The relationship of the movie's cast members is what the Romance orbits around. Kim Carmichael also frames the chapters with scenes "out of the script". Meaning there are references to whether the scene is taking place Interior ...more
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Typecast is a sexy, enticing story that has a mysterious edge to it. The book's plot pulls you in chapter after chapter until you devoured the entire story and know the truth. It is definitely one of the best books I've read yet this year. It was absolutely magnificent.

Typecast is the first book in this new series about the stars of Hollywood Stardust, and it starts off with Logan and Ivy's romance. He is a Hollywood bad boy and she's a budding reporter covering the anniversary of his movie. I l
Desiree Gorman - A Love Affair With Books
4.5 hearts!
Hollywood drama! Behind the scenes of Hollywood's elite is an interesting place to be for sure! Kim Carmichael really mixes up her bag of tricks with "Typecast." I've read them all from her, the bad boys, the sci-fi, the crazy menage but I must say I really liked where she went with this new series. The characters are amazing, the story line had intrigue, drama, romance, humor, everything wrapped up into one.

It's the 20th anniversary of Hollywood Stardust. Logan Alexander was an origi
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books.

Publicity around the sequel to the teen movie of its generation, Hollywood Stardust, was limited to Logan being arrested and the movie cancelled. 20 years later, on the original movie's anniversary, Logan does an interview with Ivy that will change things forever, for everyone. But some stories should never be told, kept secret, buried.

I was really enjoying this and then something changed, I've no idea what, nor can I say when or where i
Kathy Wideman
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I loved this book. I was on a bit of an emotional roller coaster while reading it. Everyone has dreamed of meeting their favorite actor/actress and them falling in love with you. That is what happens in this story. Ivy's family has some Hollywood royalty in it and see longs to be a leading lady but has horrible stage fright. Instead she works at as a fact checker and assistant of sorts. The leading man of her dreams comes in to be interviewed by her coworker Julia. Julia doesn't want ...more
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
✰✰✰ 5 STAR REVIEW ✰✰✰

Sometimes something that might be wrong can feel oh so right.

Ivy Vermont would love to be an actress on the big screen and follow in the family tradition of acting, but small bouts of stage fright seem to keep her behind the cameras. With the 20th anniversary of Hollywood Stardust quickly approaching, the webcast that Ivy works for is looking for the perfect thing to give them the edge over the other entertainment companies.

Enter Hollywood Stardust bad boy, Logan Alexander.
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book 1 in the Hollywood Stardust series
This is my first book by this author, and trust me its not my last !!!
This was absolutely NOT what I expected. I'm not really sure what i thought it was going to be .... a Soap Opera, more like a play ??....I went into it very unsure how i was going to feel.
Well, HOLY CRAP !!!
Logan Alexander, MINE MINE MINE
I love this man to pieces. There is so much more to Logan than you imagine when you read the synopsis. I
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ivy Vermont has wanted to follow in her family's footsteps and become an actress, but her stage fright has prevented that and so she works as an assistant for a webcast that is dying to get a new angle on a 20 year anniversary of Hollywood Stardust, a Hollywood blockbuster.

She is the perfect person for the job as she has loved the movie, it's stars and even did a thesis paper on it. So when she meets Logan Alexander, she is star struck. Logan is typecast as the bad boy and he doesn't seem to wan
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Ivy Vermont has one ambition, to be an actress, her family is all actors so naturally she wanted to go down the same route as them into that industry, however, there was one small problem with this plan. Ivy suffered terribly from Stage Fright. Still wanting to be in the industry Ivy found herself working behind the cameras.

Hollywood’s Stardust is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and the company Ivy works for wants to get that certain something that will give them the WOW factor over the other e
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One movie that not only defined Logan as an actor, but as the villain. Twenty years later, Ivy gets to interview this icon, this villain. During this exclusive few weeks before the 20th Anniversary of Hollywood Stardust, Ivy learns more about Logan than anyone else. She digs deep to find the answers, the real answers. Not only has the audience cast Logan as the villain, he's put himself in this role, as well. Learning how to be the real person in public has become tremendously hard. This is wher ...more
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC Kindle Copy for Review

It was twenty years ago when a movie called Hollywood Stardust changed the lives of four actors and a generation of teens.

Logan Alexander was typecast as the villain in front and behind the screen. As the 20th anniversary approaches, he finds himself in the limelight again after he let his star status fade. Now he must again deal with unwanted publicity and things left in the past remain on the cutting floor.

Ivy Vermont has always wanted to be a leading lady bit she suf
Isha Coleman
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I wanted to take a chance on the Hollywood Stardust series because the idea behind it got my attention. Four people who have struggled with the backlash that early stardom had brought to their young lives. Typecast is the story of Logan Alexander. Logan was caught in the cross hairs of a character he helped to create. His burst of stardom from from years ago has affected his career and his life enough that he left it all behind. Now with his starring role bought to the spotlight again he has to ...more
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
All Logan Alexander wanted a career but none of this happen in part to the reputation of being a bad boy in the teen idol movie classic "Hollywood Stardust". With the twentieth anniversary of Hollywood Stardust on the horizon, Logan's job is to be the mouthpiece for his two other co-stars Ryder Scott and Erin Holland. Logan flatly refuses to work with the reporter assigned to him instead he chooses Ivy Vermont. Ivy Vermont has terrible stage fright yet in Logan's presence she doesn't feel that a ...more
Jul 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Typecast has everything you would expect from a romance story set in Hollywood. Drama. Secrets. Sex. Romance. Scandals. Bribery. Cover-ups.

What I loved: The fact that Ivy finally got to meet her childhood crush, Logan, and found out that he wasn’t exactly the bad boy that everyone thought he was. That Logan helped her get over her stage fright. Their chemistry. The truth regarding the scandal that tarnished Logan’s reputation.

What I didn’t love: Sometimes, I lost interest in the book. Sometimes
Vicki  Rose
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent novel by the always-amazing Kim Carmichael! This is the first novel in the Hollywood Stardust series & it follows the show's villain, Logan. Twenty years go by & Logan is needed for an interview.. He is still a bit full of himself & decides he only wants Ivy, a studio assistant, to interview him, as he doesn't like the lead interviewer. The chemistry between Ivy & Logan is near instant.. You can feel it in every word, in every look...Logan is undeniably attracte ...more
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USA Today Bestselling Author, Kim Carmichael, began writing fourteen years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors buil ...more

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