{ARC Review+Giveaway} Adapted for Film by Stacey Rourke @Rourkewrites

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{ARC Review+Giveaway} Adapted for Film by Stacey Rourke @Rourkewrites

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Adapted for Film by Stacey Rourke @RourkewritesAdapted for Film by Stacey Rourke
Pages: 168
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on March 9, 2015
Genres: adult, contemporary, Love & Romance, Romantic Comedy
Source: eARC from Author

Aubrey Evans is living every author’s dream; her sizzling romance novel is being turned into a blockbuster film. She would be celebrating this momentous event, if she wasn’t busy fighting over every tiny production detail with the maddeningly cavalier director, Kole Camden.

When news of their heated rivalry hits the gossip columns, drastic measures must be taken to save their sinking project. In an elaborate PR hoax, she is publicly linked to Greyson Meyers, the swoon-worthy star of her movie. A whirl-wind love affair is staged for the couple to mirror the steamy chapters of her own books.

Can the introverted author resist the charms of Hollywood’s sexiest leading man? Or will love find her in the City of Angels?

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

My ThoughtsAdapted for Film is a contemporary romance that works as a standalone. That being said, I would like to pop into this world again and see what Aubrey and the characters are up to. I really dug Stacey Rourke’s writing style and the way she told the story. The book starts out with a famous romance author being interviewed. You initially think the interview is for her book that has been turned into a major blockbuster movie, but you soon find out that the interview is for her upcoming, high profile wedding. But who is she getting married to? We have no idea as the reader. The interview is broken up and spread out throughout the book as she tells the story that has landed her with her fiance, and throughout it all you see the two main guys in the story and you can’t help but go back and forth a couple of times with who it is going to be.

I hesitate to call this a love triangle, because there really only is friendship between Aubrey, Grayson and Kole up until the very end when the mystery guy is revealed, but it is very obvious that it will be one of the two of those guys that she ends up with. It is a cool premise and I had a lot of fun reading this story. I loved the idea of a story within a story. She is an author on the movie set of her book and she falls in love, while the movie is about an author on the movie set of her book that falls in love. It is really cool. And Aubrey has a wicked sense of humor. She cracked me up from page one all the way until the end. Another thing I loved about the book was that the production company making the movie was called Raven’s Claw. That made me smile every time I saw it.

My only minor gripe with the story was that I wanted a little more in the second half of the book. I loved the set up of the friendships and I thought the story line flowed great. But I wanted a little more detail and day to day interaction between Aubrey and the guy she eventually ended up with. I loved them together and I feel like their development kind of coasted after a certain point. But even still, their journey was a very cute romantic comedy set up. I also should point out that even though her book is supposed to be very sexually charged, Adapted for Film was actually pretty tame. It was a nice read, but not racy by any means. I thought it was fitting for the storyline. If you are looking for a quick rom/com type read, Adapted for Film fits the bill.



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About Stacey Rourke

RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013

Stacey Rourke lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. Mark your calendars! Her latest literary adventure, Crane, will release May 26, 2014. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this thrilling Legends Saga, as well as other literary projects.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

15 Responses to “{ARC Review+Giveaway} Adapted for Film by Stacey Rourke @Rourkewrites”

  1. Giselle

    Great review, Michelle! I love the interview style tat sounds like a great way to unravel the story! And I love a book with good humor thrown in, too! 🙂

  2. Sarah

    I love a good enemies to lovers romance, but I confess that I’m rarely blown away by celebrity romance/Hollywood themes… guess it just doesn’t appeal as I am also introverted.. so maybe I’ll like the main character 😀 Anyways, it sounds like you enjoyed it, even though the second half could have been better 🙂

  3. kimbacaffeinate

    Despite not getting all the details you wanted in the second half this does sound like a good read, and I am glad you enjoyed it and want to return.

  4. Anita Yancey

    Loved your review. This book sounds amazing, and I would love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  5. Olivia

    I have seen a review for this one another blog, and it looks appealing to me! I love the idea of this one, of an author who is trying to get her book translated into a film in the best way possible! I am sure a lot of book readers could relate to her doing this, ahaha.

  6. Sabrina

    Sounds really fun! I normally shy away from a love triangle, but from the way you describe it, this one wouldn’t bother me. Thanks so much for the review.

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