Love Scene, Take Two
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
When these two inevitably m ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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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Love Scene, Take Two is told from two different poin ...more
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...more
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. ...more
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.
✔ 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 ...more
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 ...more