Saturday, June 28, 2014

Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler

Summary from Goodreads:

High school senior Ally Duncan's best friend may be the Vanessa Park - star of TV's hottest new teen drama - but Ally's not interested in following in her BFF's Hollywood footsteps. In fact, the only thing Ally's ever really wanted is to go to Columbia and study abroad in Paris. But when her father's mounting medical bills threaten to stop her dream in its tracks, Ally nabs a position as Van's on-set assistant to get the cash she needs.

Spending the extra time with Van turns out to be fun, and getting to know her sexy co-star Liam is an added bonus. But when the actors' publicist arranges for Van and Liam to "date" for the tabloids just after he and Ally share their first kiss, Ally will have to decide exactly what role she's capable of playing in their world of make believe. If she can't play by Hollywood's rules, she may lose her best friend, her dream future, and her first shot at love.

I am so sad to say this but Behind the Scenes ended up being a disappointment for me. I gave it 3/5 on Goodreads but it's more of a 2-2.5. I was sooo excited to read this book when I randomly discovered Dahlia Adler on Twitter because I love books about famous people and those situations...but Ally, the MC ruined it for me. I tried to ignore her so bad but that's kind of hard to do when the book is about her. Ally is so insecure and whines a lot and was constantly hating on herself which really upsets me. I feel like she still didn't even learn in the anything and everything was wrapped up too easily. Another issue for me was the writing, I think it could've been a little bit better. Overall, I had high hopes for Behind the Scenes, but I was left disappointed and needed a lot more!

Rating: 5/10


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