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Love Scene, Take Two

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  668 ratings  ·  156 reviews

Debut author Alex Evansley delivers a sweet summer romance in this inventive novel about a young heartthrob and teen author falling in love.

Teddy Sharpe is kind of famous. He might actually be on his way to being really famous, especially if he'd nailed an audition for the lead role in the movie adaption of the newest bestselling young adult book series. There's just

Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published June 12th 2018 by Swoon Reads (first published December 7th 2015)
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I was lucky enough to read this book in its original form, Between Takes, on Wattpad. I enjoyed it so much because it read kinda like an old fantasy of mine from my earliest writing days, in which my books got made into a movie with Chloe Bennet as the leading lady, and I got to date her. The difference being that Teddy Sharpe and Bennett Caldwell are more like Dylan O'Brien and Alex Evansley, but that's okay. The point is, even though this style of book is normally very much not for me, Alex's
Vicky Again
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit, I loved reading this book on Wattpad (I read it twice there!). Literally so much fun & one of my favorite books on the site.

And I'm really happy to say that even after the revisions the book went through to get published, it still keeps so many of the same things that I loved about the Wattpad version, although geared a little more towards the book community's audience. Actually, it's kind of eerily similar as I can list all the differences on one hand:

- the hook & starting sce
Kath (Read Forevermore)
An arc of this book was sent to me by Swoon Reads (Macmillan) in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

AGH! I binged this book faster than any other book this year.

I quickly fell in love with this story; the witty banter between Bennett and Teddy, the fun, fast-paced plot, the plot!!!! I just adored it so much! The idea of this story is amazing and it was so addicting. I found it just so adorable. As much as it was predictable at times, I just couldn't put this book down! A
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
So just to be clear, I'm absolute trash for Hollywood romance. I don't know why--I guess it's just our culture's (oh yeah, that's right Kay, blame it on someone else) fascination with celebrities--but when I saw the blurb, saw that it was about a famous actor and an author, I was completely hooked. I had to read it.

Anyways, what I noticed right off the bat was that the plot was extremely contrived. To give you the set up of the book real quick: the entire plot basically happens because:

1. Teddy
Lynda Dickson
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 16+
Shelves: new-adult
Teddy is a rising young star who has just auditioned for the movie role of his lifetime – and blown it. On his flight home, he meets Bennett, the young author of the book the movie is based on and somehow manages to get himself invited to stay at her lake house for a few days. While his manager thinks it’s a good opportunity for networking, Teddy finds himself thinking of other things entirely. Throw into the mix a jealous cousin and her star-struck brother, and it’s beginning to look like a fun ...more
Tanya (Girl Plus Books)
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, arc
Get ready to swoon! Love Scene, Take Two is so adorably sweet and swoony, funny and romantic, that you’ll want to read it in one sitting.

After a meet cute on a flight from L.A. to North Carolina, poised-for-acting-stardom Teddy and teen-author-turn-screenwriter Bennett spend a weekend together and make a real connection. Unfortunately bad timing, bad circumstances, and a misunderstanding end things before they can really begin. Months later, they’re thrown together on a movie set and the sparks
Samantha (WLABB)
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, contemporary, romance
After tanking his audition (or so he thought) for the next biggest YA movie franchise, Teddy serendipitously connected with the author of the series, and was invited to her lake house, when his connecting flight was canceled. Sparks flew, and the two seem to be interested in more than friendship from each other, but the weekend ended badly, until fate intervened to give Bennett and Teddy a second take. Would they be able to forget the first take on this romance, and see what the future had in st ...more
Christine Manzari
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a super cute read.
T.H. Hernandez
LOVE SCENE, TAKE TWO is a super cute upper young adult/new adult romance. Sort of famous actor, Teddy Sharpe, is trying out for the lead in the latest young adult book-to-movie adaptation. Bennett Caldwell is a young adult author whose book has been optioned for a movie. Bennett and Teddy end up on the same flight to North Carolina and immediately hit it off, launching a 72-hour romance that ends with hurt feelings, misunderstandings, and maybe a little something more.

When these two inevitably m
KarenJo Custodio
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully charming, adorably funny, and beautifully written debut novel, Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley had me positively captivated. It was just so fun and cute and endearing that I never wanted the story to end. I definitely know without a doubt that this book will be one of my favorite YA contemporary reads this year.

I’m very impressed with Evansley’s writing style that I quickly fell in love with this story. Her writing is genuinely realistic, beautiful, and delightfully engaging.
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Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This novel is d me rooting for Caldwell and Buzz! The first half was much more enjoyable than the last part as some scenes felt rushed---final few chapters, or didn't make sense (why was Buzz acting weird at the hospital?). The language could have been toned down a lot and the dialogue would not have suffered at all. I appreciated that this novel was not sexually explicit. I loved how much family played into the plot. Very plausible storyline and I look to read more by this author. Thank you net ...more
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Totally loved this book from beginning to end!! Bennett has a lot of the same qualities I have like anxiety at social situations and no real basis for knowing a true love setting. But when she’s the writer of a major new YA book franchise, and she’s sitting in on auditions for the first film, she gets the chance to see Teddy Sharpe, and she gets major heart palpitations. Doesn’t help that they get stuck on a flight from LA to North Carolina and she reveals she’s the author of the book he is tryi ...more
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful read. I enjoyed every page of it. It was a picture-perfect romance. You have this famous actor whose auditioning for this movie, and then there's the author of a book that's being translated into a movie, and she witnesses his audition. They get stuck on the same plane, and when the actors plane is delayed for the day, the author offers her house for him to stay in. They spend an extended weekend together, and the actor gets to see the girl's family, and there is an undeniab ...more
Jun 16, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This was a fun read. It starts out with Teddy, who is auditioning for the next big YA film series. He thinks he did a bad job but gets a second chance when he ends up on the same plane as the teen author. He ends up spending the weekend with her and her family and makes a big impression. What comes afterwards is a series of miscommunication, angst, some pining, and great entertainment. Teddy makes a great leading man and is charming, to say the least. I enjoyed reading from Bennett's ...more
Alyssa Gil
To be fair, this is probably more like a 2.5-star, but in the end I just couldn't truly say that I enjoyed this book. Which is sad, because I really wanted to.

The beginning made me think I was going to love this book. It was cute and funny, and I was interested in both Teddy and Bennett and getting to know them better. Unfortunately, I feel like that never happened.

That's where this book fell flat for me. I know it's meant to be a romance, but I felt like it lacked in substance. I wanted more th
Kristine Cuevas
I. Love. It.
I've always been in love with books starring actors or writers. This time, Alex takes both in one story and I've never been more happier. Definitely recommending it.
Cait (Caitsbooks)
Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4.5/5
Setting: 4.5/5
Writing: 4.5/5
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Love Scene, Take Two is an absolutely adorable, fluffy contemporary romance that you will fall head over heels for.

“There are few things in life of which Teddy Sharpe is absolutely certain, and he’s absolutely certain this audition is going to be a train wreck. ”
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Book Queen
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Characters well written, though female character annoyed me abit, I still enjoyed it. Good, easy read. Would recommend
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fun read.
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Absolutely loved this book. This books deserves FIVE TWINKLING STARS

I am not being biased because I am part of the Wattpad family where this book started because I didn't read it even if it was in my library until the very day the author removed it. So I bought the book and finished it in one day.

Mary Bennett Caldwell is seriously like the girl next door type but she is nothing like girl leads I usually read. She is eighteen, a published writer and though she seems petite but she have a hel

Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: too-cutes
Erin (honeynougats.reads)
YA contemporary romance is one of my favorite genres and this book was perfect. I loved the build of their relationship and the surrounding the growing stardom for both characters. I couldn't put it down! ...more
Erica Mae Campos
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at my blog for Xpresso Book Tours: https://livingahundredlives.wordpress...

Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley is a cozy contemporary read good for summer or even rainy days. This is every teen author had been dreaming about. Imagine you have written a book and it’s going to have a film adaptation! Plus, the director wants your presence during the filming. That would be really cool.

The story started with Teddy’s audition to the Parachutes (the book) movie adaptation.
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let’s get one thing straight: This book is adorable. I fell in love with the book, the writing style, and Teddy Sharpe himself on page one. Just look at this opening line:

There are few things in life of which Teddy Sharpe is absolutely certain, and he’s absolutely certain this audition is going to be a train wreck.

I mean,

✔ A teenage bestselling author
✔ An up and coming actor who isn’t a total jerk
✔ (He’s actually a really good guy)
✔ The cutest pairing ever with totally swoony scenes
✔ Just en
Candyce Kirk
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
A book about a YA book being turned into a movie is something I will always sign up for. This book was great in many ways. I loved that it was spilt and told from both of the character's POVs. The first part from Teddy's and the second part from Bennett's POV. This made the book very special to me. Of course it's rather predictable Teddy meets Bennett on the plane and just happens to get to go home with her when his flight is cancelled, but that doesn't mean I don't love every minute of it. Benn ...more
Kim Owens
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great read! I absolutely loved this book! I am shocked to find out that this is Alex Evansley’s debut novel! This book gave me all the feels!
Teddy Sharpe, kinda famous actor, gets the opportunity to audition for the lead role in Parachutes, a novel being adapted to the big screen.
After basically being dumped by his girlfriend over text, and stranded in a North Carolina airport, he spends the weekend with Bennett and her family, only to find out that Bennett is the author of the novel he
Rachel ☆
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Adorable and entertaining.
Sarah  Bittel
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I adored this sweet romantic read! Teddy and Bennett's story was just a delight to read. Teddy is on the path to becoming a movie star and Bennett has written a best seller that is about to become a movie. After a chance meeting on a plane, Teddy and Bennett's relationship begins when Bennett saves the day after his canceled flight. They spend a weekend together with her family before his reality sets back in. The story then picks up when their worlds collide again and it just is a magically fun ...more
Tara Weiss
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a complete sucker for witty banter and fun, fast-paced dialogue, the story worked for me because I fell for the characters and the story felt real in a perplexing way. Bennett has southern charm mixed with a strong female protagonist who has a lot to learn about love and the movie-making game. And Teddy Sharpe has the allure of a teen heartthrob turned leading man who has all the right moves with the manners and social skills of a Today Show host mixed with a ready for anything skill set of J ...more
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Alex Evansley holds a BA from one school and an MFA from another—neither of which taught her how to maintain a reasonable sleep schedule. LOVE SCENE, TAKE TWO is her debut YA novel.

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