“Between The Lines”

So there’s this website called whatshouldireadnext.com where you type in the book you just read and it generates a list of books similar to the one you just read. Naturally, I typed in “Maybe Someday” because I don’t know what to do now that I have to wait until August for the next Colleen Hoover book. One of the options was “Between the Lines” by Tammara Webber. 

So this story is a dual-perspective from the view of Reid Alexander, a Hollywood heart throb, and Emma Pierce, an un-and-coming actress who landed the starring role in a Pride and Prejudice spin-off opposite of Reid. 

The story is a confusing romance. We can’t decide if Emma likes Reid or her other co-star, Graham. We also can’t decide if Reid’s intentions are pure. The whole story he seems like he just wants to sleep with her, but at the end makes comments about how much her likes her. Super confusing. I didn’t even know who to root for her to end up with. Because you want to see the bad boy womanizer be changed out of love (if you’re into that sort of sappy story…like me) but you also want to see that good guys do always win. You don’t want to see the nice one get his heart broken.

Then there’s this girl named Brooke Cameron, an extremely famous actress who used to date Reid and is always seen with Graham, so we don’t know what’s going on with her. 

I liked the story line, don’t get me wrong. The wording was great, descriptions were easy to visualize, dialogue was perfectly humorous, but the love stories seemed underdeveloped and rushed. It was confusing and right when you figured it out it was over.

Luckily there’s a sequel. It’s actually a four or five book series, I believe. So hopefully it develops a little bit more. 

The only similarity between Tammara and Colleen is their witty characters. Obviously all writers have different writing styles, but I was just hoping for something a little bit more similar, with a slower plot to give us time to love the characters and decide what we want. Something like that.

I would more compare Tammara to Abbi Glines, except less sexual. So if you like Abbi’s writing style but hate how R rated it is, this will be perfect for you. If you want to read a book about Hollywood actors making a movie and falling in love, give it a shot.  

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