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But this isn’t a boring story! It’s a fun read filled with flirty moments, some sizzling chemistry, and some laughable moments. It has its predictability (I mean it is a chick lit), but the story line is unique too. And I’m a sucker for these types of stories! A quick sweet shot of YA romance! If i’m being honest I’ve read it more than once already.
The characters are very likable and I just love the story line! It’s cute and touches the girly side of my personality :) Evans did a good job of making sure Ashley stayed true to herself as a character. I like how comfortable Ashley is in her personality. She was very well written and her character bounced-off well with Caz. The chemistry between the two was visible as well. Readers could really see the relationship build between them. It was a slow progression but the chemistry was there from the start.
I also enjoyed the secondary characters. Ashley’s support system of friends and co-workers were quirky and cute. Caz “best friend” was cleverly written as well (and he gets his own story too!).
And what movie set would be complete without drama? Trust me, this movie set had plenty of it! From a “drama queen” actress to an overly ambitious intern, the story has many obstacles Ashley has to work through and over come. But these “instances” and people really help to move the plot. Although the story was mainly about the relationship between Ashley and Caz, it also had its comedic moments on set and explored a father/daughter relationship.
I really enjoyed the setting of this story. It wasn’t a typical ‘falling for a movie star’ romance. It was nice to watch Ashley work on set and learn about the different jobs behind a movie as well as when she was able to assist with things architecturally related. I loved when she got pulled into “acting” jobs on the set and when Caz would annoy her by assisting only she could “help” him. And it was interesting to watch the characters not only stay true to their individual personalities, but also encompass the “Hollywood” personalities their characters would exhibit. Especially with Caz, it was great to see the way Evans made him the one to develop more as a character and let his walls down.
Overall, it was a sweet and fun YA romance. It was a quick read that I enjoyed thoroughly (I mean I did read it twice already!). I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a good YA chick lit! Plus Caz is hot! Sometimes moody, but sorta deep and hello, he is a movie star! Anyway if you’re looking for a great weekend read then I’d pick it up!
While in LA, staying at her dad's house if not very often with her dad, Ashley works each day as an unpaid summer intern for a movie production company. She wants to study architecture in college, and she meets the set design architect and his team, but in general her work as a Production Assistant, and they call her PA rather than her name, involves gophering coffee and tea, coiling electrical cables, helping with makeup, delivering script revisions, helping "Boomer" with the boom mic, and being generally helpful. When the supporting actress shows up unable to work, The director calls for the PA to step in as a body double. I admire the author for achieving a level of realism when she describes the work of a movie set PA -- she must have done research or worked as a PA herself.
There is a romance. It's charming. He's darling, she's darling. It's PG, but refreshingly, it's mostly dialogue. They get to know each other. He's British, alone in LA, living in a tidy trailer on the studio lot, age 18. She's unexpectedly alone a lot, too (since Dad is away a lot.). They both come from parents whose marriages are complicated. He is troubled by his constantly texting mother. She is bugged that she usually has no idea where her dad is (sometimes he leaves the country and does not tell her). The author writes Ashley very well, as a teenager who is not sure which way the wind is blowing a lot of the time but stays positive and keeps trying to make a good go of things.
Enjoy this book for all that it offers. There are some good teen themes here that are well-done, with good characters and a sense of humor.
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