Saturday, September 12, 2015

Truly, Madly, Famously by Rebecca Serle

Book Summary
In this romantic sequel to Famous in Love, new Hollywood "It Girl" Paige must navigate love with her co-stars, both on and off screen and all in the public eye.

Lights, camera, love!

After being plucked from obscurity, Hollywood's newest starlet, Paige Townsen, has a hit film to her name and Rainer Devon on her arm. But being half of the world's most famous couple comes with a price, and soon Paige finds herself dodging photographers; hiding her feelings for her other costar, Jordan Wilder; and navigating tabloid scandals that threaten to tear her and Rainer apart-and end her career as quickly as it began.

Rebecca Serle's sequel to Famous in Love is filled with the kind of celebrity drama and swoon-worthy romance fit for the silver screen.

Flo's Review
I loved Famous in Love. The scenes with both the boys were amazing -- because they're both amazing -- and it was just fun to read about a regular girl's rise to stardom. So I was all ready to love Truly, Madly, Famously as well...

...I wanted to love it. I really did.

But...I didn't. This book starts with Paige being a full-blown celebrity. And she doesn't like it. She is so miserable about being famous, that she made me, the reader, miserable too. Now I fully realize that being a celebrity is hard: your whole life is out there, you have no privacy, people believe whatever about you -- regardless if it's true or not. But you know what? I'd still do it. Right now, if you asked me if I wanted to be a celebrity? Yeah! Let's do this thing! Because for the regular Flo who works a 9 to 5 office job, there is glamour in being a celebrity. But all Paige does is hate it. I don't want to escape into a book about, "Oh I'm a multi millionaire and my life is soooo hard! It's so annoying that I have to hide out in this big, beautiful home and spend my days and nights doing what I love" when I crack open this book after a long week of work, bills, home repairs, car troubles, and every day living. Paige was so thoroughly miserable that I had to force myself to open the book and read more about how she had to hide away at a friend's fancy house and how, if she must, she will travel across the world and attend the MTV Movie Awards. 

I thought this might be a duology, but it looks like there will be a third book. I'll be honest -- I don't know if I can do it. However, I do enjoy these boys: Rainer and Jordan. If I see this story through to the end, it will be for them and not for Paige.

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